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May 30, 2022

What's better than welcoming the summer with a party at your home's lanai? This is exactly what a family in Winter Park, Florida, had in mind when they discovered that the usual cleaning methods weren't working on their patio floor. Despite the family's combined efforts to follow their regular maintenance, there was no way to keep up with the elements at all times of the day. The result was a heavy layer of discoloration all over the floor.

Marble Floor Before and After a Stone Cleaning in Winter Park
The tiles, made of black Marquina and orange marble, had accumulated weeks' worth of damage, from storms to wear and tear. There was no way the family could host a party with the floor sporting such a poor condition, so the homeowners went online searching for a stone restoration company in the area. Soon after they found Sir Grout Orlando, the couple knew that we could deliver the best Stone Cleaning in Winter Park, so they didn't wait any longer to reach out to us via our "Request a Quote" form.

On the appointed date, our specialists went to the clients' house. The damage on the floor was hard to miss. There were stains, etch marks, and footprints all over the patio's surface. Moreover, the stone's rundown looks completely ruined the pattern made by the tiles, taking away any shine even in the middle of the day when the sun is hitting most of the floor. Our specialists took their time inspecting each part of the lanai's surface until they made sure that no part of the stone needed to be replaced. Then, they shared their assessment with the clients.

In short, outdoor surfaces are no stranger to deterioration, with the damage exacerbated by their constant exposure to sunlight, water, soil, etc. Unsealed stone can easily absorb soil and other outside elements, while generic cleaners fail at removing the dirt in full. With the floor's current state, only our professional equipment could remove the marks without scratching the stone in the process. They needed to polish and seal the tiles afterward to avoid further incidents throughout the household's social activities. Given the amount of damage and the expanse of floor we had to get through, the restoration would span around three days, with a thorough cleaning, polishing, and sealing process that would ultimately bring back the tiles' original look. The clients expected this assessment and immediately scheduled a new appointment with our crew.

Our specialists returned to the house right on schedule to start with the restoration. They used a pH-neutral cleaner and a high-speed scrubbing machine to clean the patio's floor of all stains and residue. Our product represents the perfect solution to clean stone more effectively without risking gradual damage to its porous surface. It's enriched with high-quality ingredients that remove all kinds of stains marring the floors, loosening the dirt to the point that it can be removed without harsh scrubbing.

From then and through the next two days, our specialists meticulously went over the process of honing and polishing the stone until it they got rid of all the etch marks. They ran high-end diamond pads all over the surface, increasing the level of grit as the marks disappeared. Once the stone had a nice matte finish, they polished the floor to recover all its lost shine. When they were done, the tiles had regained their glossy appearance, and the colors were as vibrant as ever.

For the last step of the process, our specialists applied a coat of protective sealant all over the floor. Our sealant works as a layer that wards off external elements, including water, grime, mold, mildew, soil, and even UV rays. Because it prevents most of the dirt from getting embedded into the surface, it's the best protection for outdoor stone floors and an asset to simplify cleaning as a whole.

When the couple and the rest of their family came out to see the results, they were in awe. The floor looked better than ever. The black tiles looked impressive, and the details in the orange marble took the clients' breath away. After weeks of worrying over their upcoming party, the homeowners couldn't wait to show the results to their friends. They all thanked our specialists for doing such a fantastic job and promised to recommend our services all over Winter Park.

While getting ready to leave the house, our specialists shared additional cleaning tips with the family. Natural stone makes any space look beautiful, but its limitations become evident when it's exposed to harsh chemicals on a regular basis. With this in mind, our specialists recommended using pH-neutral products like Sir Grout's Natural Hard Surface Cleaner over bleach and acidic cleaners.

Our product's formula is completely safe for stone surfaces. Homeowners can use it for their weekly cleaning without worrying about causing long-term damage to the stone or weakening the sealant. It's the simplest way to clean spills, mud, and any dirt that people could carry outdoors. When it comes to cleaning tools, our specialists recommended using a mop, a towel, or a terry cloth to rule out the chances of scratch marks on the tiles. Patios and other outdoor surfaces can collect more dirt than a bedroom floor, for instance, but they have the advantage of receiving fresh air at all times, reducing the chances of mold and mildew growing around the corners. Still, it's important to keep an eye out for any spills or humidity during hot weather. Following these routine steps, the homeowners knew they could ensure the long-term beauty of their outdoor surfaces.

The specialists at Sir Grout Orlando have no match when it comes to stone restoration. We provide the best results in all parts of the house, using the latest equipment to make our results last for a long time. If you're interested in our services, call (407) 409-8787 or fill out the "Request a Quote" form on our website to schedule an in-home evaluation. And be sure to subscribe to our newsletter to learn more about our latest info and promotions.

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