You Won't Believe How a Stone Honing Job Restored the Beauty of This Natural Stone Floor
September 23, 2016This homeowner from Weston, Massachusetts got worried as she started to notice how her bathroom floor had a different color than when it was installed, and her shower walls and floor were looking grimy and dull. The shower was stained, and the bathroom floor was a lot darker than before. She searched the web to learn what could be done to fix the problem and realized she needed the help of professionals, but she had no idea what company she could call. According to the information she found, her shower floor needed a professional honing service, so she turned to the Internet again and searched for Weston Stone Honing, and that's how she found Sir Grout. After reading about the services we provide, watching a couple of testimonial videos, and seeing how many positive reviews we had, she decided to give us a call.
We set up an appointment to do a free evaluation the next day. When we arrived, she was very upset about the state of her shower and thought little could be done to fix it. She was worried that getting her old bathroom back would require a wearisome and costly renovation – she could feel the stress of it all just by thinking about it! We checked the state of the bathroom and explained what was wrong and what we could do to help her floor and shower recover their original appearance. The team explained to her that as natural stone ages, it becomes dull and scratched, which makes it lose its natural shine. They mentioned that water exposure can also give it a dirty, stained look if the stone was not properly sealed after it was installed. We assured her that it was not the worst case we had seen and that there was plenty of hope for her natural stone tiles. The bathroom floor looked drab due to heavy foot traffic, while hard water deposits and mold were responsible for the grimy looking shower. We agreed to do the job the next available date.
To fix her problem, we used a pH-neutral cleaner to pre-treat the stone and then proceeded to thoroughly clean the bathroom floor and the shower walls, tiles, and grout with our state-of-the-art soft brush vertical scrubbing system. This system was specially designed for deep cleaning stone surfaces. Once the stone was properly cleaned, we used ColorSeal to protect the grout lines and give them a brand-new color.
In the case of the shower floor, we started by honing the stone's surface to make it smooth again and remove all the mineral deposits, stains, and scratches. After all of it was removed, we applied Tile Armor, which is a waterborne polymer sealer that provides lasting protection and makes the stone surface easier to maintain.
The final results were amazing. The shower looked like new, and, of course, the client was more than pleased with the job we did. She had to pinch herself to make sure it wasn't a dream. She thanked the team and told us she would recommend us any day of the week and twice on Sunday! It is always a pleasure to see a customer's smile once we are done working on something they thought was a lost cause.
If you have natural stone surfaces that need a little care, don't hesitate to contact us. Our Sir Grout of Greater Boston team of expert technicians can restore stone surfaces to like-new condition and protect them against future damage. You can call us at (781) 899-0388, or send us a message using the form below. If you want to receive information about promotions, blog posts, and news, you can subscribe to our newsletter.
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