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Our Stone Cleaning Team Revived This Travertine Floor in Grapevine, TX

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June 07, 2024

Most people agree that natural stone tiles can bring an air of elegance to any home. This line of thought is exactly what led a Grapevine resident to install travertine floor tiles on the floors of her new house. At first, the natural stone flooring succeeded at making a strong impression on her friends and family. But wear and tear took a toll over time, giving the once beautiful tiles and grout lines an unappealing appearance. The owner tried using several store-bought products to get the floor back in shape, but none of them seemed to work.

Before and After Picture of a Stone Cleaning in Grapevine, TX
Feeling frustrated, she contemplated replacing the flooring with hardwood for a short while. She knew, however, that a renovation would disrupt the entire household and she was still fond of her stone floors, so she asked her husband to help her find an alternative solution instead. Fortunately, the husband found Sir Grout's stone cleaning service in Grapevine after a quick online search. The homeowner was a little skeptical, but her opinion changed once she got to browse our website on her own. Feeling confident in Sir Grout Dallas Fort Worth's ability, she called to schedule a free in-home evaluation and our live agent gladly cleared all her doubts.

On the scheduled day, we visited the client's home to assess the travertine floors. Most of the surfaces had dirty tiles, and the grout lines were discolored. The latter was especially true in the kitchen. According to the customer, the grout on the kitchen floor had gone from white to pitch black over the years, meaning that the grout lines hadn't been sealed in a long time. Upon closer inspection, we noticed some of the joints had severe cracks and seemed to be on the verge of falling apart.

To solve the problem, we offered the homeowners a thorough stone cleaning and sealing procedure. First, we would clean the floors using our proprietary products. Next, we would coat the travertine surfaces with stone sealant to enhance their natural shine. We would also repair the grout lines in the kitchen and seal them with ColorSeal. The customer agreed to the service and scheduled an appointment for later in the week.

On the day of the job, we went back to the client's home with all the necessary equipment. We repeated the same cleaning procedure on each one of the surfaces the client wanted us to restore, thoroughly cleaning the travertine tiles and all the grout lines on the floor. To do this, we began by soaking the floor with a stone-safe cleaner and, once the product had enough time to act on the floor, we ran a high-speed scrubber multiple times to eliminate all traces of dirt. The kitchen floor proved to be more difficult to clean, so we further sanitized it with a steam cleaner.

Now that the grout was clean, we confirmed our initial suspicions. The grout lines in the kitchen had taken the brunt of months of wear and tear. To protect the grout lines long-term, we coated them with ColorSeal, an acrylic-based sealant that shuts off the grout's pores, protecting the surface against water, spills, dirt, stains, mold, and mildew. The client chose beige to give the room a hygienic appearance and the result made the floor look pristine.

Once we finished restoring the kitchen floor, we applied stone sealant on the tiles. This is an impregnating sealant with unmatched protective qualities that also enhance the appearance of the stone tiles, giving them a nice, fresh look.

When we finished, we showed the customers the results. The travertine floors in the client's home looked gorgeous once again, and the homeowner was thrilled with the outcome. She thanked us for a job well done before promising that she would recommend our services to their friends and family.

Before leaving, we gave the client a few care tips to keep her natural stone surfaces looking great. We first recommended cleaning the floors once a week using a stone-safe pH-neutral formula like Sir Grout's Natural Hard Surface Cleaner. Not only will this cleaner keep the surfaces clean, it also won't wear out the floor's sealant after repeated use. We also suggested wiping away spills and excess moisture from both surfaces. This practice helps prevent long-term damage and reduces the chances of mold appearing around the corners. To finish, we advised the customer to keep an eye on every surface to ensure the sealant is working. To do this, she should place a few drops of water on the tiles. If the water seeps in, the surface must be re-sealed.

When your natural stone surfaces have lost their shine, make sure to contact a knowledgeable stone cleaning expert. Sir Grout Dallas Fort Worth has the necessary tools and expertise to fulfill your expectations, as shown by countless success stories from both homeowners and commercial establishments. Call us at (972) 457-3116 or schedule a free quote online to request an appointment. Last but not least, don't forget to also subscribe to our newsletter to keep up with our latest news and promotions.
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