This Home Was Renewed with a Stone Polishing and Grout Recoloring Service in Punta Gorda, FL
August 23, 2016
When most homeowners dream of having a lavish, elegant home, there is one material that immediately comes to mind – marble. This natural stone has captivated architects, sculptors, and homeowners alike for its unique beauty. However, it is as high-maintenance as it is beautiful. Marble can easily become scratched, etched, and dull if not taken care of. This homeowner's marble countertop and bathroom floor no longer looked shiny and beautiful. Instead, the stone surfaces were dull and scratched. This wasn't the only thing that worried her, since her shower floor was also beginning to lose its beauty. The shower's grout lines were dark and unappealing, which made the surrounding ceramic tile look just as bad.
The homeowner grew more and more concerned after trying every cleaning tip she knew. She was beginning to seriously consider the possibility of replacing her marble surfaces, but she decided to try one last thing. She asked her co-workers if they knew of a company that could solve her problems. One of her co-workers told her about a great experience she had with Sir Grout SW Florida's stone polishing services in Punta Gorda
. She also mentioned that we could possibly help her with her shower floor as well. So, she searched for us online and called to schedule a free quote.
Our team of hard surface restoration specialists arrived on the agreed date and began their inspection. They took a look at the customer's marble surfaces and discovered that the homeowner had been using vinegar and other harsh cleaning products to regularly clean her marble countertop and floor. This, of course, explained the appearance of the stone – vinegar, lemon, and other cleaners containing acid can dissolve and etch marble, causing it to lose its luster. The team also took a look at the shower and found that the grout lines on the floor and walls looked dark and dirty. Over time, soap-scum buildup and moisture can easily discolor and stain grout lines. The shower clearly needed a deep cleaning service. As for the marble surfaces, they would need to be honed and polished. The homeowner set her hopes on the team, and they promised she would not be disappointed.
The team returned to the home, ready to restore its surfaces. They started out by honing the marble countertop to create a smooth finish and remove any scratches and stains, giving the stone a much more uniform appearance. To recover the shine of the countertop, the team proceeded to use a stone powder and special buffing tools to give it a lovely glow. They repeated this procedure for the marble bathroom floor. Now, it was time to get to work on the shower. The first step was to perform a thorough cleaning procedure by using a pH-neutral cleaner and a high-speed scrubber to extract the dirt from the tile and grout. They also used vapor steam cleaning to make sure it was absolutely spotless. The last step was to apply our proprietary grout sealer, ColorSeal, on both the walls and floor in the shade Sand Dune.
The homeowner was eager to look at the end results, so you could imagine how happy she felt when she saw that her surfaces looked as good as new. She was so relieved to see that it was no longer necessary to replace her precious marble countertop and floor, since they were now in mint condition. She thought the shower looked beautiful as well, and told the team they had exceeded her expectations, which was wonderful to hear.
Before leaving, our specialists gave the homeowner a few tips for maintaining her marble. They told her how important it was to stay away from any cleaning products that had acid in them to prevent etching and recommended her to use Sir Grout's proprietary stone-safe cleaner for future maintenance. If your home's surfaces are in need of a stone polishing or grout cleaning service, don't hesitate to contact the specialists at Sir Grout SW Florida. To schedule a free quote, you can call us at (239) 322-3984
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