We like to rejuvenate all these hard surfaces by stripping old bad sealers, cleaning them, re-sealing them or polishing if applicable. Included also are saltillo tile, terra cotta tile, terrazzo floors, brick floors or planters. Just remember our service is not designed for everyone. It is custom tailored for people who care about their hard surface, want to take care of it.
Right inside the window reflection on the marble floor you can see what an etch mark or etching looks like, an acid or citrus based product or cleaner of some kind accidentally got spilled, the moment it lands on the marble or travertine surface and most limestones it starts to burn or dissolve the surface (removing a super thing layer) just enough to get rid of the super smoothness on the surface of the stone and with out the smoothness the stone can’t not reflect light therefor turning the spill area dull. A honing and re-polishing is recommended for this type of stone problems.
In today’s home decor, hard surface flooring is playing an increasingly important role. Examples of popular flooring materials include stone, concrete, ceramic/clay, wood, resilient and specialty flooring. These materials appear to be easy to clean, maintain and restore, however, soils on hard surface flooring have a tendency to build up progressively, resulting in erosion. Sooner or later, it’s necessary to clean beyond routine dusting and damp mopping; that’s the time to call in a certified professional for help.
Certified technicians have the specialized training and experience it takes to select the proper cleaning chemicals, equipment, tools and materials in conjunction with the proper methodologies for maintaining or restoring hard surface flooring to its original beauty. Certified technicians can offer advice on how to clean and maintain the appearance of hard surface flooring and how to maximize your investment and extend your beautiful natural stone life.
Everyone else will have their own personal standards that will only accommodate their own benefit not your as a consumer.
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Picture 1 at the top shows what normally happens over time (6 months to maybe a year and half) to acrylic based or low VOC sealers if they are exposed to the UV light from the sun for several hours through out the day now if floor is covered or inside the home the sealer will last several years looking great. Picture 2 shows that is it possible to strip or remove a bad sealer off natural stone (see the difference). Picture 3 is a sample of what the stone floor will look like ofter is sealed, nice right?
No and Yes, it depends on the type of scratching tool or material. Granite is usually tougher than several metals but it is not impossible to put a scratch in it.
Yes they will work just make sure your paver floor does not have any type of topical sealer or waxes on it and completely make sure it’s very clean. And like any other thing in life they do make good better and best.
In this video you’ll see us bringing this tile floor back to life.
Yes, it is possible to strip or remove old acrylic sealers and reseal with a new one to make your floor look nice again.
At every door entry that is used to go inside the house there should be an outside door mat that is rough enough to remove mud and other dry sandy debris. Plus an inside door mat that is really absorbent. The outside door mat should be able to withstand the elements and have some place for dirt to drop into so that it does not get contaminated and starts to do the opposite of what it was intended to do.