The Colors of This Slate Floor in Sudbury, MA Came Back to Life After a Stone Sealing Service
August 18, 2016When it comes to stone surfaces, there are different types of stone and finishes to choose from. Nevertheless, time and use erode stone surfaces badly, regardless of the type of stone you choose. This homeowner saw how the ravages of time took away the beauty of his slate floor. It had become scratched, dull, and discolored, with very worn and dingy grout lines. The customer had tried to solve the situation by using aggressive homemade solutions and regular cleaning products and techniques, but nothing had seemed to work. He felt stressed over the idea of facing an expensive and annoying remodel.
One day, during a family gathering, this homeowner heard his sister talking about how she had gotten what she called an amazing restoration job for her limestone patio. He immediately asked her for more details, and she highly recommended Sir Grout of Greater Boston as one of the best Sudbury stone sealing companies. She suggested that he visit our website and check out what we do. The homeowner grew confident in our services after watching some of the testimonials on the website, so he got in touch with us by filling out the form.
Our team of specialists went to the customer's home and did the required inspection. The real cause of deterioration was evident to the expert eye. Besides the visibly dingy grout lines and scratches on the tile, they noticed some water marks. Those marks proved that the porous surface of the stone was exposed. The professionals recommended a thorough cleaning, followed by a grout sealing and recoloring service, and an application of a solvent-based sealer to protect the surface of the stone and revive its colors.
Slate can transform any area of your home into a beautiful and stunning space. However, its porous surface allows grime to permeate the surface of the slate, which can result in stains, scratches, and dullness. Sealing the stone surface can prevent water and dirt from seeping in. Therefore, a proper sealing service at the right time could make your slate surfaces water and stain resistant, facilitating the removal of dirt and spills.
The experts performed a cleaning process with pH-neutral products. They also used a high-speed scrubber to remove all the dirt from the grout lines and slate tiles. They even used vapor steam cleaning to remove embedded grime. Even when grout has been thoroughly cleaned, it is possible that the color does not match its original appearance. Color sealing the grout can provide a uniform color and protect the grout from future dirt penetration. That was the objective of our experts for this household. They color sealed the grout, using a light shade that made the slate tiles stand out. Once the surface was dry, they applied a solvent-based sealer to protect and enhance the color of the stone tiles.
A stone sealant is very useful in preserving the slate tiles for a long time. It protects the stone surface from discoloration, stains, and scratches. It also makes it easier for the homeowner to remove spills and dirt. Additionally, some stone sealants can revamp the natural colors of the stone, returning the striking appearance to your slate surfaces.
The homeowner was very pleased with the results. He told the crew how much he appreciated what they had done with his floor. He looked at the floor and asserted it looked as good as new. Our experts recommended him to periodically clean the floor with stone-safe, soap-free cleaning products to prevent grime buildup. They also suggested to regularly check the sealant to see if it was working properly. For this, they advised him to place a few drops of liquid on the surface and see if it beads up on the tile or not. If the liquid beads up on the stone, the sealant is OK. If the slate tile absorbs it, then it needs to be sealed as soon as possible. They prompted him to do same test with the grout lines.
If you live in Sudbury or surrounding areas and need to restore a stone surface, do not hesitate to call Sir Grout of Greater Boston. We offer the best hard surface restoration services, at a fair price. Call us at (781) 899-0388 or fill out the form below.
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