Cleaning of Tile, Grout, and Stone
Some of the least maintained floorings in homes today include ceramic tile, grout, and stone floors. The maintenance on these hard surfaces is simply tedious and laborious. Some people may reminisce on the dreadful memories of trying to get results by scrubbing on their hands and knees.
There are solutions; Clean Pro Cleaning & Restoration has advanced methods for cleaning these surfaces. We restore surfaces in bathrooms, kitchens, and anywhere else you may have these surfaces. Our services eliminate soil, stubborn stains, embedded bacteria, and harmful germs. Our technicians strive to return tile, grout, and stone to pristine condition.
Diamond Polishing for Natural Stone
In order, to achieve the deep shine adored on natural stone, the stone is polished with a series of abrasives. The series begins with a more coarse abrasive and progressively leads to a very fine abrasive. When the series is complete, the remaining scratches are microscopic, which makes the stone is high reflective. The best abrasive to use is diamond because of the unique degree of hardness. The techniques employed to accomplish such a high degree of smoothness requires specialized training and knowledge. Technicians at any reputable company should conduct a test spot and plan prior to undertaking any polishing job.
There are many types and styles of tile and stone on the market, we take special care in cleaning your tile to provide you many years of beauty.
Tips on General Maintenance of Ceramic Tile and Stone
How to Care for Your Ceramic Tile
Most important is to sweep your ceramic tile floors frequently with a good quality dust mop. This is especially important for new installations because the grout has not fully cured, which means the grout is vulnerable to absorb contaminates. Dirt and sand tend to wear or etch hard surfaces under heavy foot traffic. Dirt collecting carpet mats should be placed in frequently used entrances and shaken out weekly to prevent damage. We do not suggest the use of floor waxes on ceramic due to the difficultly of removal and uneven deterioration.
Sealing floors, opposed to waxing, will deem waxing unnecessary. Showers and tub enclosures should have proper ventilation to prevent stagnant water, which breeds stain causing mildew and fungi. The tile should be mopped or sponged down two or three times a week using a mixture of one capful of dishwashing liquid per gallon of hot water. Then, mop up excess water and allow approximately half of an hour to dry. After it is dry buff with a dry towel will help to reduce spotting from mineral deposits.
How to Care for Your Marble and Natural Stone
Natural stone has been used as flooring material since the Greeks and Romans. The two civilizations maintained their flooring by removing dry soil with the occasional application of water. Interestingly enough, a few fundamentals remain from thousands of years ago, such as simply removing abrasives that cause etching. Sand is the most common abrasive, and can be minimized by placing mats or area rugs inside and outside entrances is the best preventive measure. This measure will help to minimize the sand, dirt, and grit that can scratch stone floor. Be sure that the underside of the mat or rug is a non-slip surface. Studies reveal, under normal conditions it will take a person approximately eight steps on a hard surface to remove sand or dirt from the bottom of shoes.
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