Messy Mosaic Tiles in Upper West Side Recover Their Original Vintage Beauty with a Grout Cleaning and Recoloring Service
March 23, 2016One of the most desirable and lovely neighborhoods in New York is, without a doubt, Upper West Side. The most distinctive features about Upper West Side are the historical brownstones and apartment buildings that date back to the 19th century. Today it is considered one of the best neighborhoods in New York due to its diversity and its impressive architectural and historical features, which are actively preserved by its residents. Because homeowners in Upper West Side appreciate and respect the vintage look and feel of their homes, they need a company with the right expertise to rejuvenate the look of the mosaic tiles in their bathrooms without having to restore them entirely. One of these residents had already found out about Sir Grout of Manhattan's hard surface restoration services through Facebook and was impressed by the high quality of service provided to both maintain and restore tiles. Several neighbors that needed the same service agreed that Sir Grout of Manhattan was the best choice for renewing the vintage mosaic tiles in their homes.
The first homeowner that the team visited had tried to clean the grout and tile in her bathroom using an acid-based cleaner as well as other household cleaning agents that had soap in them. This left behind a build-up of excess dirt and discolored the surface, which made her very concerned. Even though tiles are one of the most low-maintenance floors, she couldn't make them look like new again with any cleaning product. Therefore, she decided that a professional Upper West Side grout cleaning service was her best chance at preserving the appearance of the old-fashioned mosaic tiles in her bathroom. Thankfully, the team at Sir Grout of Manhattan had the know-how to professionally revive grout lines.
The team knew they would be working on approximately 20 homes in Upper West Side that needed the same service. When the team arrived at the first home, they inspected the homeowner's bathroom and recognized the classic mosaic tile floor that is very common in Upper West Side homes. One of our technicians immediately assessed the situation and determined that the old and dirty grout was the perfect candidate for ColorSeal, our proprietary sealant used for Upper West Side grout recoloring jobs. However, the tile and grout would need to be cleaned first, so the team applied a pH-neutral cleaner and then used a high-speed gentle scrubber and a vapor steam cleaning to remove the remaining dirt.
Unfortunately, bathrooms are one of the areas where grout is more susceptible to becoming dirty, and our customer had already considered that the grout would need more than just cleaning. It had become extremely dirty over many years of foot traffic and moisture, and the grout lines were stained from that dirt. Even if the tiles were thoroughly cleaned, the difference wouldn't be noticeable if the grout lines didn't match the rest of the floor, which made the homeowner think it would need to be completely restored. She was very excited to hear that her grout could be recolored without destroying her beautiful tile. In addition to that, clean-up would be even easier because the polymer is stain-, mold-, mildew-, and most importantly, water-resistant. She was impressed by how easily the techs were able to match ColorSeal with the exact color she wanted from her pre-existing grout!
Our client was thrilled with the results. Her floor looked like the beautiful antique it truly was, and the color of the grout accentuated the beautiful mosaic tiles. She was so glad that the floor did not need to be entirely restored since she cherished its classic appeal.
Our highly-qualified technicians were able to save this floor by providing excellent grout cleaning and sealing services. Moreover, they prevented further problems for this client in the future. Given that grout is porous, if it is not sealed after installation, it becomes susceptible to all sorts of damage. After it's sealed, it needs to set for about 48 hours to ensure that the grout is fully protected against stains, cracks, dirt, and mold. This can save your floor from a costly renovation and conserve its appearance in the long-run.
Does your grout look weathered, dirty, or discolored? If so, it might be time to hire professional grout cleaning and recoloring services before it's too late to save your floor. If you live in Upper West Side or surrounding areas, don't hesitate to call our local phone number or fill out the form below to schedule your free evaluation!
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