Awesome Transformation! See How This Floor in Rye Got a Complete Makeover Thanks to a Grout Cleaning Service
May 22, 2017
When people think about replacing or installing floors, they usually debate whether to use tile, natural stone like travertine or marble, or many other decorative options, but rarely do they stop to think about the grout that will fill the seams. Not taking the time to think about grout is a mistake as it can greatly alter the complete appearance of a floor. Let's say a homeowner has a beautiful floor installed, but wants to save some money and skimps on sealing the grout. With the passing of time, foot traffic, spills and other factors, turn what used to be an elegant light colored grout into awful muck-colored lines that ruin the looks of your flooring.
Our client was having this problem in her guest bathroom. She initially had installed a striking set of white tiles, which were tastefully complemented by equally white grout. However, as time passed, the grout became dark considering she completely neglected doing any maintenance and she didn't consider sealing it. She didn't even notice it was her grout at first; she wondered how, despite the sparkling clean tiles, her bathroom still looked dingy. When she finally realized that the grout used to be white instead of the brownish color, she did everything and anything to clean them, but no amount of scrubbing was sufficient. However, she was not ready to give up on her bathroom floor. There had to be a local Rye grout cleaning
company that could help her bring back the original whiteness of her grout.
She went online and searched through Google for a reliable and efficient grout cleaning company that serviced the Rye community. She followed a trail of good reviews to Sir Grout Westchester's website. Feeling excited, she carefully went through our credentials and extensive grout cleaning and restoration portfolio, and decided we were the company for her. She placed a call and quickly set up an appointment for a free assessment.
On the scheduled day, our team of experts arrived at her residence to evaluate the problem and offer the most fitting solution. Her grout was the color of coffee and depreciated the look of the tiles. Our crew offered Sir Grout Westchester flagship treatment, a complete grout cleaning service, assuring our client that it would soon look as if her grout had never been stained. Trusting our team's ample experience and expertise, the client agreed to the service and scheduled the appointment.
When our crew returned, we got to work right away. We started by spraying a strong cleaner and allowed it to soak into the floor surface for a few minutes to stir up the dirt that was embedded in the grout. After, we used a high-speed scrubber to clean as much of the grout as possible. For really resilient dirt and difficult spots, our team used a steam cleaner. Once done scrubbing, the team wet vacuumed the entire floor.
With the grout clean at last, our team proceeded to use our proprietary ColorSeal, a water-based nontoxic sealer that makes grout lines impervious to water and other staining substances while making them mold and mildew resistant. ColorSeal also helps recolor grout lines and it comes in a wide variety of hues to choose from. Our client chose a lovely white color; it took about three coats for the grout to look just right.
Once the crew was finished, they showed the results of their hard work to our client. The difference was clear and left her shocked. After a moment, she profusely thanked our team for their professionalism and the exceptional quality of their work. She said that she wanted her bathroom to have the same finish all over, so she re-hired our team on the spot and set another appointment for later work.
Grout is a very porous material and if you don't make sure that it is properly sealed, it can lay exposed to all kinds of substances that will stain it. To take care of your grout, forgo all soap-based detergents, as soap tends to leave a sticky residue that attracts grime and easily stains grout. Instead, use a pH-balanced cleaner to keep your floors and grout clean without wearing out the sealer, as some acidic or ammonia-based detergents tend to do. Seal your grout every year and remember to choose a high-quality one that will last.
If your grout is ruining the appearance of your floors and you need expert grout cleaners to make them look great again, look no further than Sir Grout Westchester. Our years of experience have trained us to turn a dingy floor into a home feature to be proud of. Contact us at (914) 592-5902
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