Our Stone Honing and Polishing Experts in Franklin, TN, Made This Limestone Floor Shine Once Again
September 20, 2018One of the most common choices when flooring a house is natural stone. One of the many factors to consider when installing this type of surface is the durability that it provides in the long term. Having stone floors gives versatility to a homeowner because of its exclusivity and because there are no two pieces alike, making each surface unique. Marble seems to be the stone of choice, but there are others too, such as travertine, slate, granite, and limestone.
Our next customer, a Franklin resident, hired Sir Grout's stone honing and polishing services in Franklin, TN, to recover the glossy appearance of her limestone floor. She had a beautiful home in a great neighborhood and she loved the gorgeous natural stone floor in the house's foyer.
After years of living in the beautiful city, the woman made many friends. Her home was usually the place where everyone gathered to spend time together. Months earlier, she had a friend from work over to her house, and since he had been there several times before, he noticed the natural stone floor in the foyer looked dull. He mentioned this fact to her, but she really didn't notice any change on the surface. In fact, she believed it was impossible the limestone was colorless. She kept a strict cleaning routine that she did every week using acidic-based products that one of her relatives had recommended to her.
Weeks later, the homeowner was in the middle of the weekly cleanup session when her cousin stopped by the house to give her some things. He also mentioned that the natural stone floor was not as shiny as he remembered. She immediately grew concerned since he was not the first person to mention this. In desperation, she tried to clean the floor using different cleaners, but with no positive results at all. Since she was afraid she might damage the stone, she decided to look for professional help right away.
The woman didn't have any idea how to restore the foyer floor. She asked around for recommendations. Almost everybody she asked told her that hiring a reliable, professional company was the perfect solution, so she searched online for 'stone professionals in Franklin, TN.' Among the results, she found Sir Grout Nashville. While browsing our website, she saw many photos of different stone jobs we had completed, and she was amazed with the results. Also, she saw that our services are provided in other cities, which convinced her we were good for the job. She placed a call to schedule a free in-home evaluation.
On the day of the assessment, our stone professional arrived at the client's home to examine the natural stone. Once he entered the house and saw the floor, he noticed the limestone had a dull appearance and asked about the products she used to clean the surface. When the expert heard she used acidic-based cleaners, he knew why the stone looked so bad. He offered a stone honing and polishing job to recover the shiny look of the limestone. The homeowner accepted the service and scheduled a date for the service.
On the day of the appointment, our technician went back to the house to work on the stone floor. He began the process by applying our proprietary pH-neutral cleaner and letting it soak for a few minutes. Our expert told her that Sir Grout's cleaning products now contain ingredients that can leave the surfaces spotless for an extended period of time after applied. He used a state-of-the-art soft brush vertical scrubber to remove the dirt and grime accumulated on the surface.
When the floor was clean, he had to hone the natural stone. To do so, our expert used a low-number grit pad to eliminate the etch marks and scratches from the limestone. He continued honing and progressively increasing the number of the grit pad until the limestone began to look glossy again.
The final step was to apply our proprietary StoneArmor to prevent future damages on the surface. This product is a solvent-based sealer that blocks the pores of the stone.
The stone professional invited the woman to see the outcome. She was amazed with the brand-new look of the floor in the foyer. The stone was shining like when it was first installed. The owner thanked us for the incredible job and mentioned she would recommend our services to anyone experiencing this kind of problems.
Before leaving, our technician gave some recommendations to keep the surface looking glossy. He told her not to use acid-based cleaners in her routines because they damage the stone. Instead, he suggested stone-safe products. He also suggested removing spills as soon they occur using a squeegee or a piece of cloth.
Are you tired of trying to clean your stone surfaces and achieving no positive results? Do not worry, Sir Grout Nashville is here for you. Our specialists understand that having natural stone surfaces represents a significant investment. With our techniques, we can restore the stones to a glossy appearance. Contact us by calling at (615) 649-6767 or by filling out the "Request a Quote" form on our website. To learn more about our services and our latest promotions, subscribe to our newsletter.
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