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Thanks to an Excellent Stone Honing in Upper West Side, NY This 100-Year-Old Foyer Floor Was Restored

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January 26, 2022

The owners of a property in Upper West Side, NY, were not happy with the condition of the foyer floor. It was a 100-year-old natural stone surface that had endured heavy foot traffic. As a result of this wear and tear, the floor looked dull, shabby, and damaged. The owners wanted to solve the problem quickly, but they were too busy. With limited options, they decided it was best to look for a professional hard surface restoration company. Thankfully, they found Sir Grout Manhattan, and we provided the assistance they required.

Foyer Floor Before and After a Stone Honing in Upper West Side, NY
The owners found us with a quick internet search. They typed Upper West Side Stone Honing services on their search engine, and the top results led them to our website. After thoroughly browsing our site and reading the positive testimonials from our satisfied customers, they filled out the "Request a Quote" form and asked for a free assessment.

As the owners requested, we arrived to provide the in-home consultation. They were expecting our visit and quickly showed us the affected surface. We immediately noticed that the natural stone foyer floor was indeed very old. After enduring years of heavy foot traffic, the surface had lost its beauty and shine. Now, it looked dull, dirty, and unappealing. With closer inspection, we learned the stone was unsealed. We explained the surface was exposed to all sorts of external agents. To reduce degradation and prevent other problems like etching, it was necessary to apply a special sealant.

The thorough evaluation gave us enough information to offer a solution. Since we had determined regular cleaning wouldn't work, the restoration would require Sir Grout's high-end equipment and professional process. We proposed a stone honing service to remove the damages. The offer met the owners' expectations and they were happy with the assessment, so they hired us for the job without hesitation.

A few days after the inspection, we returned to the property to restore the foyer floor. For a complete renovation, we followed a series of steps. First, we cleaned the surface with our stone-safe cleaner and a high-speed scrubber. Our exclusive product doesn't leave a residue and it's made with high-quality ingredients, so it won't cause any damage. Once the surface was pristine, the stone was ready for the honing process. To accomplish this task, we ran various sets of our professional hand machines, increasing the diamond's grit level. We continued this procedure until there was no sign of damages or deterioration. After honing, polishing is necessary to give the stone a new finish. For this process, we used a series of abrasive materials and polishing powders, grinding until we achieved the desired level of shine.

For the final step, we buffed the stone with a coating of a protective sealer. Our top-notch product blocks the absorption of liquids and wards off dirt, grime, and other external agents. With unmatched defense, it reduces deterioration from daily use, making cleaning routines easy and fast. It also enhances the surface with a renewed appearance and provides long-lasting results. As expected, our work finished with a successful restoration, the stone had a beautiful gleam, and the 100-year-old floor had been fully revamped.

It was time to show the results to our clients. The owners loved the results of the stone honing job. They were very happy because the floor looked better than they expected and the process had been fast and cost-effective. Before we left, they told us our performance was impressive, and after thanking us, they assured us they would recommend Sir Grout Manhattan to everyone.

Natural stones are a great choice for any kind of surface. They offer style, versatility, and durability. However, constant wear and tear can lead to damages, and these surfaces require proper care. Following our recommendations is the best way to minimize deterioration. To keep the floor spotless, we suggested setting up a regular cleaning routine. Make sure to use only pH-neutral, soap-free cleaners like Sir Grout's Natural Hard Surface Cleaner.

Unlike store-bought cleaners, our product doesn't contain harsh components and offers many benefits. It is also non-toxic and safe for everyone in the house, including pets. We don't recommend using soap-based cleaners or substances that contain acidic properties. These products can leave negative effects on the floor, producing dull spots, etching, and other signs of degradation. To prevent these kinds of damages, it is also important to keep the surface dry. When drying the floor, use a paper towel or absorbent cloths. Don't use abrasive tools because they can damage the stone.

As shown in the before and after pictures, you can't go wrong with Sir Grout Manhattan's professional stone honing services. If you have a dull natural stone floor, don't worry, our certified techs can give the surface a gorgeous new shine. Rest assured, we are a leading company in the hard surface restoration industry, and we have years of experience providing reliable solutions to countless satisfied customers. Don't hesitate to contact us by calling (718) 557-9283 or by filling out our "Request a Quote" form for a free in-home consultation. If you would like to see more, check out our picture gallery, and please subscribe to our newsletter to receive our latest info and promotions.

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