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Dullness No More: Outstanding Recovery of a Limestone Countertop with a Honing and Polishing Service in Lincoln, MA


November 08, 2016

Every stone surface, despite its durability, is prone to deterioration as a consequence of constant use and time. This is more likely to happen in a bathroom because of water, humidity, organic waste, and various chemical remains from cleaning products. That's what happened to this woman's bathroom. She considered it was one of the most gorgeous and comfortable places in her house - a small but cozy duplex in Lincoln where her family had been living for about 6 years. Since her husband left for military service, she had been taking care of the house and their four kids.

Before and After Picture of a Honing and Polishing Service on a Limestone Countertop
She noticed that their precious bathroom was lacking its usual sparkle – the marble floor and grout lines were dirty and totally stained, and the magnificent limestone countertop was dull and scratched. She wanted to return her bathroom to its former glory, but, at the same time, she was anxiously overthinking the cost and the time it would take to renew it. She decided to search on the Internet for an effective and reasonable Lincoln stone honing company and she found Sir Grout of Greater Boston.

She called our company and scheduled an inspection to evaluate the damage on the countertop and bathroom floor. Our team found that the limestone countertop was severely scratched and had hard water spots and etch marks. They devised a plan to renovate the countertop through a honing and polishing service to recover the glossy finish. Therefore, they suggested a stone and grout cleaning and ColorSealing service to revive the marble floor.

Since the limestone countertop was significantly scratched and stained, our professionals used abrasives to restore it. They also used 50 grit diamond pads to give it a smooth, uniform finish. After eliminating the scratches, they used diamond pads of higher grit until they restored the original color and achieved a perfect luster. They also used our proprietary Stone Armor sealer as a preventative measure against scratches, dirt, and spills.

To renew the marble floor, our experts proceeded to clean the tiles and grout lines with pH-neutral, stone-safe products and a high-speed yet gentle scrubber. For particularly difficult areas, they used vapor steam cleaning to remove the stains from the grout lines. They finished the service by applying a color enhancing sealer on the marble tiles and by ColorSealing the grout lines to help prevent dirt and moisture permeation.

Before and After Picture of a Bathroom's Marble Floor After a Grout Cleaning and Sealing
The homeowner was totally shocked to see how much her bathroom changed thanks to Sir Grout of Greater Boston's service. "I never imagined that I'd ever see my bathroom like this again, it looks amazing! The team gave me an outstanding service. It was fast and I can really see the change… They also advised me on how to keep my bathroom immaculate," she said.

After sealing your stone surfaces, our expert team will give you some recommendations to maintain its new appearance. One of the first things to do is to keep the surface as dry as possible. It is also necessary to frequently clean the surface with pH-neutral, soap-less cleaners. This will prevent further etching. Soap creates a film that traps dirt, resulting in soap scum buildup. Soap-less cleaners will prevent dirt and grime buildup. Also remember to dry your limestone surface with a soft towel to prevent scratches.

Another great tip to take care of your stone floor is to try to prevent spills. If a spill does occur, it needs to be cleaned before the stain can settle into the stone or grout. Sir Grout of Greater Boston's professional ColorSeal leaves liquids beading on the grout line, which makes it easier to clean and protects grout lines from staining. However, it is always advisable to keep your marble floor as clean as possible to prevent damage.

Is your bathroom's countertop or floor seriously deteriorated or do you need help to bring it back to life? You're in the right place! Fill out the form at the bottom of the page or call us now at (781) 899-0388 to receive the best stone honing and polishing service. You can also find us on Facebook at Sir Grout of Greater Boston, and follow us on Twitter @SGGreaterBoston and Instagram @SirGrout. Our specialists are looking forward to assisting you.


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