Spotless and Sparkling Are the Best Adjectives to Describe This Travertine Floor After a Stone Polishing in Sugar Land, TX
November 01, 2016
This young man had recently moved to the new home his parents had bought for him as a wedding gift. It was a beautiful property in Sugar Land, TX. He was dazzled by the gift, since it had all the characteristics he had ever wanted in a home. It was spacious, modern, and stylish, with extensive green areas where he could engage in his favorite outdoor activities. He was so happy with his new home that he didn't notice the deteriorated travertine floor at first, as there were greater things that caught his eye. It was his wife who drew his attention to the worn-down floor. She thought it was a matter of cleanliness, so she tried to erase the scratches and etches and attempted to achieve a glossy shine by using cleaning products from the supermarket, but they didn't work.
The couple invited some friends over for a housewarming party. The homeowner's wife told a friend that was at the party about the floor's state and her failed attempt to restore it. Her friend told her that she had dealt with a similar problem and that a neighbor had recommended her, what she called, the best
stone polishing company in Sugar Land
. The homeowner's friend took out her phone and sent her a link to Sir Grout Houston's website. The homeowner told her husband about the company, and they both browsed our website the day after. They decided to contact us to request a free quote.
Our team of professionals arrived at the scheduled time and date to assess the floor. Thanks to their level of expertise, they knew what to do as soon as they saw the travertine floor. The crew told the homeowner that the stone floor had deteriorated due to normal wear and tear. They mentioned that, even though the stone floor was more damaged in areas where foot traffic had been heavier, it was necessary to renew the entire floor to achieve an even finish throughout all the rooms. The team also explained that they were going to perform a three-stage procedure – deep cleaning, honing, and polishing – to obtain the desired results.
The experts began by cleaning the surface with pH-neutral, stone-safe cleaning products that, combined with a high-speed scrubber, removed all the grime from the floor. Then, they honed the stone, which removed the etch marks, resulting in a smooth yet matte surface. The final stage of the procedure consisted of refinishing the stone surface. For this purpose, the experts used a series of higher grit compounds that made a deep shine blossom forth from the stone as they polished the tiles. By the time they finished the service, the surface was glossy and attractive.
Travertine is a kind of limestone that is highly porous. It can easily be etched by acidic cleaning products or by acidic spills. On the other hand, using soap-based cleaning products can leave residues that trap dirt on the surface. This fine layer of grime needs to be removed as soon as possible, since walking on dirt can cause scratches. For this reason, the team recommended to periodically clean the floor with stone-safe, soap-less cleaning products. They also advised the couple to immediately wipe up any spills that could occur.
When the team finished the job, they let the owners in, who stood in awe while looking at the results. The couple thanked the team for the service and the maintenance recommendations. They said they couldn't believe how appealing and elegant the home looked now that it had such a beautiful stone floor.
If the stone surfaces in your home look dull and scratched even after you have cleaned them, and you live in Sugar Land or surrounding areas, do not hesitate to contact Sir Grout Houston for stone polishing services. Fill out the "Request a Quote" form on this page or call us at (713) 856-9586
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