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Our Techs Revived a Marble Floor in Queens With Their Stone Honing Services

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February 09, 2024

Marble floors are known for providing beauty and sophistication, but their porous surface may bring unexpected challenges to your cleaning routine. A homeowner in Queens worked hard on the care of her kitchen floor, but she could also tell when it was time to leave the marble surface in the hands of a professional.

Kitchen Floor Before and After a Stone Honing in Queens
She started looking for stone honing services in Queens a few days after she found the first scratch marks on the tiles. Despite all her care, there was no way to avoid foot traffic in that part of the house and regular cleaners couldn't help once the floor started showing signs of etching.

It only took one Google search for the homeowner to find the perfect solution. Sir Grout Queens filled all the boxes in her checklist, and our picture gallery sealed the deal for her. The homeowner filled out our online scheduler and our techs visited her home a couple of days later, per her request.

Their evaluation revealed many details that needed to be addressed during the restoration. While there were no stains to be found on the tiles, the marble had lost most of its natural sheen, making the etch marks all the more noticeable. Most of the embedded dirt was located on the grout, with several black spots that clashed against the white grout lines. It was obvious that the floor saw a lot of activity during the day, but the client was surprised to learn that traditional cleaners had also added to the problem.

As our experts explained, the surface was exposed to harsh ingredients that weakened the sealant and dulled the stone's color. Luckily, the homeowner didn't waste any time to contact our crew, so all the issues could be resolved in a single visit. Our specialists offered to return at a later date with the necessary equipment to hone and seal the surface and the client gladly accepted the offer.

On the agreed-upon date, our experts returned to her house for the restoration. They prepared the surface and soaked the floor with a stone-safe cleaner. Then, they ran a high-speed scrubber to catch all the specs of dirt remaining on the floor. The whole process was done in minutes and the floor was ready for honing.

Our specialists ran three sets of diamond pads on the floor, making several laps and increasing the level of grit as they made progress on the tiles. When they were ready to polish, all the etch marks had disappeared and the marble had taken a nice matte finish. Our techs applied special polishing powders for full effect before they started working on the grout.

They applied ColorSeal to all the grout lines on the floor, using a grey sealant that was a few shades lighter than the tiles. Sir Grout's signature sealant helps you showcase your grout's full potential because it recolors the surface to match your setting and repels external elements for months at a time. This way, grout surfaces won't get stained with mold, grease, mud, or food residue.

The restoration was almost complete and the grout matched the tiles' new beauty. Our experts buffed the entire floor with stone sealant to strengthen the marble's resistance to wear and tear, and the effect was a sight to behold. The homeowner was impressed by the tiles' look and praised our work after seeing the grout's transformation up close. She couldn't wait to tell her friends and family about Sir Grout Queens.

Before leaving the client's home, our techs went over some important steps to help the household's cleaning routine. First, pH-neutral cleaners can replace generic products and ensure better results. Sir Grout's Natural Hard Surface Cleaner removes embedded dirt without weakening the sealant's protection, so the dirt that lands on the grout lines doesn't have to become a permanent stain. Homeowners can use our cleaners on their kitchen surfaces and not have to worry about toxic fumes spreading to other parts of the room. Our product helps you maintain a safer environment and keeps your floors looking flawless at all times.

Other recommendations focused on avoiding the effects of moisture buildup. Poor ventilation makes it easier for dirt to become embedded between the tiles, on top of increasing the risks of mold and mildew. If you keep a healthy flow of fresh air, you'll have fewer stains on your kitchen surfaces and a hygienic environment where your family and guests can feel at ease.

You can always count on the specialists at Sir Grout Queens to deliver the most amazing results. We specialize in different restoration services to preserve residential surfaces in the long run, and our skills are just what your kitchen needs to look its best. Just call (718) 524-3351 or schedule a free quote online to request an appointment. Our crew will be happy to assist you! Also, don't forget to subscribe to our newsletter so you don't miss our latest promotions and updates.
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