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Learn How a Grout Cleaning Job in New Rochelle Turned This Grimy Slate Floor into a Pretty Sight Again

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November 23, 2017

Having natural stone floors can be one of the best decorative decisions one can make. Natural stone is not only versatile, but it can also change the entire look of what would otherwise be a dull room. That is why natural stone has long been used in many kitchens as both countertops and floors. However, if there is one thing that can ruin the rustic charm of a natural stone floor, it is dirty grout.

Before and After Picture of a Kitchen Slate Floor Grout Cleaning Service in New Rochelle, New York
Our client, a long-time New Rochelle native, had a beautiful Chinese slate floor in his kitchen that despite its allure, had seen better days. The stone looked a bit dull and dingy, but that was nothing compared to the state its grout was in. What used to be a light gray grout 10 years ago, was now a grime trap that looked as black as some of the stone tiles. The grout was deeply stained, and no amount of hard scrubbing yielded the results this homeowner wanted. That is why he decided that the best thing he could do was to contact a reliable New Rochelle grout cleaning service and trust that they would be able to restore his floor to the way it used to look before.

Grout can be quite porous and if it is not sealed properly, it will gradually absorb all kinds of substances like water, soap, and spills, which will cause it to change colors and, in some cases, pave the way for mold growth. This, of course, can be troublesome, but it is nothing that Sir Grout service cannot solve.

To find us, our client simply looked up hard surface restoration services on the internet and soon stumbled upon our website, where he was able to appreciate various samples of our work and see the quality of our services. That, coupled with our credentials and glowing reviews, gave him the push he needed to schedule a free evaluation and quote.

It wasn't long before Tim O'Leary, owner of Sir Grout Westchester, went to the client's home to inspect the kitchen floor and determine the best course of action to restore it. The grout was indeed very stained, and the slate tiles looked dull because the client had been using inadequate cleaning products. But restoring the floor's appearance was nothing Sir Grout Westchester hadn't successfully done before the client trusted our experience and scheduled an appointment.

On the day of the appointment, one of our technicians returned and immediately got to work on the kitchen floor. He started by spraying an appropriate cleaner for the client's specific type of stone in order to break up the grime buildup without damaging the floor. He let it sit for a few minutes before using a high-speed scrubber to remove the dirt from the stone tiles and grout. Then he wet vacuumed all the dirty water and residue. This was a painstakingly meticulous process, but once it was done, the floor was much improved but there was more to be done.

To make the grout look fresh, uniform in color and resistant to stains, our technician applied Sir Grout's proprietary colorsealant. This sealant is water-based and completely non-toxic, so it is safe to use. The team at Sir Grout Westchester uses this sealant because it not only makes your grout impervious to water and stains, but it also protects it from fungi and helps recolor grout lines to a color of your choice. This client chose silverado for his grout, which made his dark slate tiles contrast beautifully. The final step was applying a solvent-based penetrating sealer enhancer to protect the slate and enrich its natural colors.

The client appreciated the results of our hard work. He was amazed that the floor looked like it did when it was originally installed. He was more than satisfied, thanked our tech, and said he would call us again whenever he needed maintenance. He even left a nice review:

Roger G - New Rochelle, NYOctober 02, 2017

Sir Grout cleaned our 10-year-old Chinese slate floor in our kitchen. The stone was grimy and brownish from years of mopping that left a sort of film. Also, the grey grout was stained. The stone cleaning process was amazing, all the color variations in the slate were visible again. And Sir Grout applied a colored sealer on the grout (they successfully matched the original installation color) that they say will not stain. The work was done 2 months ago and grout looks immaculate. A very nice job!


Don't wait until your floors cannot take any more grime and dirt. If you want clean floors, contact Sir Grout Westchester, your hard surface restoration experts. Just call (914) 592-5902 or fill out our "Request a Quote" form to get a free, in-home evaluation. Also, remember to sign up for our newsletter, where you will find info on our latest promotions.

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