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Manhattan Homeowner's Antique, Hand Painted Tile Floor Requires Sir Grout of Manhattan's Delicate Touch

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April 01, 2015

Thanks to their many years of experience in the tile and grout, stone, and wood restoration business, our technicians have each compiled their own personal arsenal of knowledge on how to properly make any floor type look just like new again. Their knowledge frequently comes in handy, especially as it enables us to provide the exact results our customers are looking for, time and time again.

As an example of one such case, we were recently put in contact with a customer who had been seeking the assistance of professional Tile and Grout Cleaners in Manhattan, but, due to the unique nature of her floor, had been having trouble finding a company willing to take on the challenge. As beautiful and unique as her hand painted, one-of-a-kind tile floor was (see picture below), it would be just as complicated to clean. One wrong move and the delicate floor could easily become damaged in addition to dirty.

Limestone Floor Makeover

Eventually, the customer found a company willing to do the job. However, soon after the workers showed up at her home, they were quickly kicked out since they had brought with them a truck mount hose system which would be way too powerful for use on the fragile floor tiles.

This is when she decided to call Sir Grout of Manhattan. She informed us of her dilemma and before scheduling an appointment with us made certain that any products, tools, or procedures we would be using were mild enough to not be of concern. She was satisfied with our response and asked us to pay a visit to her Manhattan home later that week.

When we arrived, we examined her grout lines and hand painted tiles. As can be seen in the before and after picture, the floor's grout was a primary area of concern. Over time, its porous composition had allowed dirt and grime to accumulate, resulting in the whole floor looking less than its best. We determined our gentle, non-toxic methods to be exactly what was needed in order to transform the floor back to its original state of beauty. The job would primarily entail our tile and grout cleaning and sealing procedures. Cleaning the floor would make it look much brighter, and then sealing it would help it maintain its newly refreshed look.

Now it was time to get to work. Our first step was to apply our non-toxic, pH-neutral cleaner. When cleaning hard surfaces, we stick to using pH-neutral cleaners because cleaners with pH levels that are too high or too low can be damaging. Our next step was to use a high-speed, yet gentle scrubber to remove any excess dirt. By the end of this process, the floor was looking much better - but we weren't done yet! Now we needed to seal it. To do so, we used Sir Grout's proprietary Tile Armor: a non-toxic, family- and pet-safe product that protects against stains and spills. After the floor had been sealed, the project was complete.

Upon seeing her freshly restored floor, the customer was thrilled. The grout lines were cleaner than ever before, and the beauty of the hand painted tiles became even more striking. Sir Grout of Manhattan had come to the rescue once again!

As this story shows, when it comes to restoring hard surfaces we're always prepared to provide the ideal solution. We know that every floor type needs to be treated with specialized care, which is why Sir Grout has developed its own line of products, such as the Tile Armor product used in this story, as well its own distinctive procedures for delivering the best results possible.

If any of your tile and grout, stone, or wood surfaces need to be restored, give us a call! We're sure we can provide the perfect solution for them, too.

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