A Tile Cleaning Revealed the True Colors of the Floors in this Home in Millis, Massachusetts
September 15, 2017
In many cases, layers and layers of dust and embedded dirt cover up the original colors of a tiled surface. White ceramic tiles can appear brownish after years of daily wear and accumulated dirt, for example. When this homeowner hired our tile cleaning services in Millis, MA
to refresh the look of his kitchen and dining room floors, he never suspected the tiles would reveal a brand-new, true color.
This homeowner had moved to his Millis residence with his family merely a few months before. The property had been sitting empty for quite a while, without regular cleaning and maintenance. Nevertheless, it was well preserved and at an excellent price, so the family decided to make it their new home, knowing they will need to have repairs and upgrades done to fix and modernize the place.
Bit by bit, the family made the house their own. The mother remodeled a room upstairs to turn it into a craft room, and the father arranged the home terrace to make it a special place for barbecues. The outside of the house was repainted, rain gutters were replaced, a smart lighting system was installed… gradually, the house lost its ancient style and became a comfortable place for a modern family to live in. One day, while scrolling down timelines on social media, the homeowner stumbled upon a tweet about a restoration of a travertine floor in Newton
, less than 20 miles away of Millis, done by Sir Grout of Greater Boston.
Curious about the procedure, he clicked on the link to read the full story. Once on our website, he found out more about Sir Grout of Greater Boston's hard surface restoration services and looked at more before and after pictures of our previous work. Both him and his wife concluded that hiring these services to repair the floors in their kitchen and dining room would be another great investment to the house. They called the number displayed on our site to schedule a free consultation and quote. We received their request and scheduled the appointment that very minute.
Our team of hard surface restoration experts visited the house on the scheduled day to examine the floors. The ceramic tile the homeowners wanted us to examine had a natural cleft finish and covered a hexagonal room the family used as a dining room. The tiles connected this room to the kitchen, both areas matching in design and style. However, years of foot-traffi and improper cleaning methods, caused the tiles to darken and acquire a brownish shade.
During the inspection, we realized that the kitchen and the dining room were the only rooms in the house with ceramic tiles. The rest had hardwood floors that combined perfectly with the wood cabinetry around the entire house. They had decided to keep the ceramic floors because they liked the contrast between them and the hardwood floors. The homeowner wanted to know if there was a way to make the ceramic tiles more appealing. Our experts offered him a deep tile cleaning plus a sealing service to give the floor a brand-new appearance. He accepted right after we explained how these procedures would transform the surfaces.
We came back to Millis a few days later to start the restoration project, as we settled with the client during our in-home consultation. Our team started the restoration using Sir Grout's non-toxic, tile and grout cleaner with a high-speed yet gentler scrubber to loosen the embedded soil. The floor had so much grime stuck in its surface that it required multiple cleanings for it to go away. As our machinery and our technicians removed the layers of dirt, brand-new-like tiles emerged, and the brownish-black shade in the tiles disappeared. To finish the procedure, we machine buffed the floor for a finished look and applied Tile Armor, Sir Grout's proprietary sealant to protect tiles and make them easier to clean.
After thoughtfully cleaning every inch of the surface, we found out that the tiles were actually blue instead of brownish and gray. Years of accumulated dirt had hidden the true color of the floors, making it look darker than it really was. The client was over the moon when he saw the new colors of his tile floors. His wife was pleased too—she loved the results!
As part of our service, we walked the homeowners through an easy guide to take care of the ceramic tiling before leaving the residence. We suggested the client to use Sir Grout's pH-neutral, soap-less cleaner to clean the floors—a procedure that should be done at least once a week. We recommend our cleaner because it's pH-neutral and won't break down grout. Also, we advised them to always dry the floor with a clean towel or a terry cloth, instead or let it dry alone, this is to prevent dirty cleaner residue from settling into the tiles and the grout lines. To keep their floors looking as good as new, we advised periodical professional cleaning every six months to a year.
If you want to revive your tired-looking floors, at Sir Grout of Greater Boston we offer the best tile, grout, and stone cleaning and sealing services to restore any kind of hard surface, from kitchen floors to bathroom countertops. Call us at (781) 899-0388
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