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Stone Floor in Manhattan, Gained a Glossy, Flat Finish After a Stone Polishing Service

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April 07, 2017

While house hunting, a couple new to The Big Apple came across an old yet gorgeous property at a fair price in Manhattan. The house had been well-maintained overall, despite being built decades ago. It had good foundations, proper electrical wiring, and no telltale signs of water damage. They chose it not only for its cleanliness, but it was also located in the area they wanted to live. However, some details needed fixing, like the master bathroom's floor.

Before and After Picture of a Stone Polishing Service in Manhattan
The brownish bathroom floor lacked the appealing sheen that properly maintained stone surfaces always have. Instead, the tiles looked faded and unappealing. The edges around the tiles were sharp and several corners of some tiles had blatant differences in height. The couple found the floor unappealing and uncomfortable to walk on, so they went online and searched for a stone polishing company in Manhattan that was easy to reach and could restore the floor's shine and level out the tiles.

When browsing the Internet for stone polishing professionals, the husband found Sir Grout Manhattan's website among the first search results it was the exactly kind of company they were looking to hire. They filled out the "Request a Quote" form on the website to schedule a free, in-home evaluation for the same week.

Our team, as scheduled, went to the residence that week to take a look at the bathroom's floor and meet the residents. After a thorough inspection of the browned tiling, they noticed that the floor's sealant had been worn down a long time ago, making the tiles vulnerable to stains, foot traffic, and harmful cleaning procedures; as a consequence, the tiles were dulled and colorless. On the other hand, the difference in elevation between the tiles is called lippage and was probably caused by poor installation.

The homeowners were worried the floor was too damaged for restoration, but we assured them that our stone polishing services would help level out the stone tiles in the bathroom and refresh the floor's appearance in no time. They agreed without a second thought and scheduled the start date for the cleaning process that same week.

Before beginning the restoration and polishing process, our team masked all the adjacent areas as a protectant. To make the tiles even, our hard surface restoration team grinded the floor flat with a special equipment just for that task. After the lippage removal process, the team honed the floor to remove all stains and etches from the surface. Then, they applied polishing powders with a buffer to bring back the floor's sheen. The polishing procedure ended with a final buff for a glossy finish and a sealing service to protect the stone from future damage.

The homeowners were amazed when they saw the results, especially when they didn't feel any difference in height between the stone tiles. What's more, the polishing process repaired and restored the stone tiles the bathroom floor looked totally new. Before leaving, our hard surface restoration team gave the clients some care tips to maintain the bathroom's new look. Essentially, they advised the couple to always clean up spills (shampoo, chemical products, etc.) immediately to prevent stains and to use a terry cloth for cleaning instead of a steel wool or any other abrasive tools to prevent scratches.

Do the tiles in your bathroom or any other stone surface look faded or are uneven? A Sir Grout Manhattan's stone cleaning service might be exactly what you need; we offer restoration services for natural stone, wood, or ceramic surfaces. Call us at (718) 557-9283 or fill in the "Request a Quote" form on this website for more information about our services. To keep up to date with our promotions, you can subscribe to our newsletter.

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