This Slate Floor Goes Through a Complete Transformation Thanks to Our Weddington Stone Cleaning Crew
December 20, 2021
A resident of Weddington, NC, contacted Sir Grout Charlotte to work through the marks imprinted on his home's slate floor. The floor combined different shades of brown that beautifully complimented the layout of his living room, but the surface had been damaged to the point that it looked dull from all angles. The homeowner initially tried scrubbing off some of the stains with regular cleaners but worried about scratching the stone when the embedded soil didn't budge. This was the final straw that led him to hire professional restoration services from the best Weddington Stone Cleaning
Hoping to find a method that could go as far as to remove the scratch marks on the stone, the homeowner went online looking for help. He found our website soon after and was immediately impressed by the results in our picture gallery
. When he saw the option to request an in-home evaluation, he didn't wait to fill out our "Request a Quote" form. That same week, our specialists were at the homeowner's doorstep.
Upon evaluation, our techs checked the entire floor, paying special attention to areas where the marks were more prominent. Some parts of the stone had suffered severe discoloration; others looked particularly battered because of all the scratch marks collected on their surface. The owner explained that he had made sure to clean after spills and dirt traced from outside, and that's how we discovered that multiple soap-based products had been part of his regular cleaning routine. Natural stone surfaces are relatively porous, and they can absorb liquid very quickly when they're not sealed. The best course of action was cleaning the floor with Sir Grout's top-notch equipment and applying a sealant on the slate.
Following the owner's request, we went back a few days later to properly begin the restoration process. First, we cleaned the floor with a pH-neutral cleaner and removed the loosened soil with a high-speed scrubber. Our cleaning formula can be safely used on stone because it's free of harsh ingredients that could stain or damage the surface. When all stains were gone, we moved on to the scratch marks on the floor. To remove them, we honed the surface using low grit pads and gradually worked our way up to mid grit before working through all the spots. Then, we polished the floor until it acquired a nice finish.
With all the repairs done, all that was left was to protect the stone from further damage. We applied our signature sealant all over the slate to keep water, soil, mold, and other fluids from seeping into the grain. After a final buffing, the whole floor glowed, leaving all the stone's qualities on display and enhancing the slate's lively colors once again. The client marveled at the results when we invited him back to the room, gushing about the stone's shine now that there were no marks marring its surface.
We left him with a few tips to make cleaning more effective in the future. To clean the floors without worrying about fluids seeping into the stone, we recommended using pH-neutral products like Sir Grout's Natural Hard Surface Cleaner
. It's the best protection against fungi, mold, mildew, and other substances, leaving no residues behind and being the overall safest choice for a regular cleaning routine. Additionally, we recommended clearing out spills fast and letting fresh air into the room to avoid moisture buildup. Hard surfaces are overall more resistant to deterioration and discoloration when kept dry. Using a mop or a fresh cloth to clean stains and liquid residues goes a long way into preserving the effects of the sealant on the stone. At the end of the day, the client was thankful for our recommendations and happy with our services, to the point that he planned on recommending Sir Grout Charlotte to the people he knew.
Sir Grout Charlotte offers everything you need to simplify your hard surface maintenance, from the latest restoration equipment to the most knowledgeable professionals in the field. We know what to do to preserve the beauty and quality of your surfaces, as shown by all the jobs we've conducted in Weddington, NC, and its surrounding areas. Just call (704) 626-6866
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