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Our Pearland Stone Polishing Specialists Work Wonders on This Travertine Floor

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September 24, 2021

A couple residing in Pearland had worked to secure their dream house for a long time and spent years after that making their home a welcoming space for visitors and loved ones. As such, it was hard for them to have their floors become dull and drab despite all their constant care. If anything, cleaning was far from a chore when they could see their travertine floors lighting up the whole room at the end of the day, so they were at a loss when their regular cleaning products failed to bring the expected results.

Before and After Stone Polishing of  Travertine Floor in Pearland
They discovered that their problem was nothing new after talking to their colleagues, some of which had gone through similar problems at home. It was one of these acquaintances who first recommended contacting Sir Grout Houston to get the best Pearland Stone Polishing service. Despite their colleague's recommendations, the homeowners wanted to know more about our services before making a decision, so they went online to browse our website. They read about all our areas of expertise and checked many of our success stories, so they decided to give us a call. After asking for more information about restoration methods, the couple requested an in-home consultation, so we set up a date to visit their house.

On the appointed date, our specialists started assessing the floors. Soon enough, they realized that the stone had been worn down, giving the floor a lackluster finish and altering the original color of the tiles. Travertine surfaces are durable and can infuse any room with an air of sophistication, but they are also very delicate when it comes to their regular maintenance. For one, constant foot traffic can play a part in damaging the tiles, making most daily habits a source of concern. Cleaning products with acidic properties can also chip away the stone's shine, turning many off-the-counter products into a long-term issue.

Once we explained the situation to the clients, we described the restoration process. The floor would have to be polished to bring back its shine, and the surfaces needed sealing to ensure long-lasting results. The clients were happy knowing that there was a straightforward solution to their problem and requested an appointment for the floor's restoration.

Our crew came back to the home soon after, ready to begin the process on time to cover the 2500 ft. of travertine on the floor. Before polishing, the surface needed to be cleaned with our signature pH-neutral cleaner and a high-speed scrubber. Because there are no acidic ingredients in its formula, our cleaner doesn't wear down the stone, so there's no need to worry about dull spots appearing on the surface after repeated use.

To polish the stone, they honed the floors using low-grit diamond pads. At this point, they started grinding the surface to remove all residue and clean all the spots on the tiles, increasing the level of grit on the pads until all signs of damage had been erased. The crew used a high-grit pad to smooth out the surface and buffed the entire floor to preserve the unblemished finish in the long run. By the end of the polishing process, the whole floor looked dazzling.

Lastly, we sealed the grout lines using Sir Grout's special ColorSeal. Our high-end sealant is the best protection to preserve stone surfaces against gradual deterioration, preventing the absorption of grime, mold, mildew, fungi, and other external elements. It also makes the grout lines more visually appealing because it's available in a variety of colors to ensure that the grout always matches the tiles. As a result, the floors looked highly refined. The clients were pleasantly surprised at the result. While they expected a sophisticated finish, they had not known that travertine could reach such a level of shine. They planned on recommending our services to all their friends and acquaintances, knowing that many people would welcome our cost-effective approach if it delivered such wonderful results.

We left the couple with our final recommendations. We suggested using soap-free products during their cleaning routine, like Sir Grout's Natural Hard Surface Cleaner. We expanded on the damages that soap-based products create on travertine tiles and the unnecessary risks they pose on people and pets. We also recommended maintaining good ventilation in all parts of the house to prevent humidity and all the pesky problems that go with it.

With the latest equipment and the most experienced professionals in the field, Sir Grout Houston guarantees the best restoration services to revamp your hard surfaces. We have serviced countless clients in both residential and commercial settings, so we know how to use our resources to achieve the best results without risking the integrity of your floors. To learn more about our services and schedule a free in-home consultation, you can call (713) 856-9586 or fill out our "Request a Quote" form. Also, be sure to subscribe to our newsletter to keep up to date with our latest info and promotions.

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