Our Experts Renewed the Appearance of a Ceramic Floor Thanks to a Tile Sealing in Marana, AZ
October 30, 2020Most people choose ceramic tile for their kitchen flooring because it's easier to maintain. This line of reasoning is what led a Marana resident to choose ceramic tile for his kitchen floor. Beautiful light-colored ceramic tiles gave the kitchen in his home the hygienic appearance he always wanted. Over time, he noticed the appearance of the floor began to change. Frustrated, he tried different cleaning products and methods on the floor. Even though the surface initially looked cleaner, it would quickly return to poor condition.
Seeing that none of his attempts yielded positive results, the homeowner decided to look up the problem online. He found that the most common cause of deterioration is improper maintenance. In addition to cleaning regularly with tile and grout-safe products, it's important to keep hard surfaces in high traffic areas sealed to avoid unnecessary expenses. Most websites he came across, suggested contacting hard surface restoration specialists to prevent further damage. This prompted the homeowner to search for Marana Tile Sealing experts. He found our website in the top search results. After reading about our services and browsing the before and after gallery, he called to request a free in-home evaluation.
A few days later, our experts arrived at the client's residence to assess the floor and determine the source of the problem. They immediately noticed the tiles were coated with dirt. Some of the grout lines had discolored, which changed the overall appearance of the surface. After they tested the sealant by pouring some water onto the grout lines, our techs confirmed the sealant had completely worn out, leaving the grout exposed to spills and other external agents.
Our crew asked the client about his cleaning routine. The homeowner explained that he cleaned the floor once a week using a damp mop and store-bought products. When our techs inspected the products, they learned most of them contained acidic properties. These cleaners can harm tile and deteriorate the grout lines, so it's best to avoid them completely.
Fortunately, the damage on the floor wasn't severe. Our team explained to the homeowner that even though ceramic tile floors are considered easier to clean, it's necessary to take extra measures to ensure they remain in good shape. With this in mind, our specialists offered the client a tile and grout cleaning service to restore the floor. They also offered to seal the grout lines with our proprietary sealant ColorSeal. Both procedures would help keep the floor protected from harm and ease its maintenance. Feeling reassured, the homeowner agreed to the service.
Later that week, our experts went back to the customer's home to perform the service. They first soaked the floor with our pH-neutral tile and grout cleaner. Not only is this cleaner completely safe for tile and grout, it also contains enhanced properties that can help inhibit the growth of bacteria, fungi, mold, and other microorganisms. Our techs then used a high-speed scrubber to remove the embedded dirt from the tiles and grout lines.
Our crew dried the floor and made sure none of the grout lines were cracked before they moved onto the final step, the application of our flagship sealant ColorSeal. This is a high-quality sealant that is both waterproof and stainproof, protecting grout against spills, water, stains, and grime. It also comes in many desired colors, which in this case was white as requested by the customer.
After they finished, our team let the client see the results. The homeowner was thrilled. Not only had our techs managed to restore the kitchen floor, the grout lines now matched the color of the tiles. The entire surface now had a pristine appearance. The customer thanked our experts for the service and said he would recommend Sir Grout Tucson to anyone in need of hard surface restoration.
Before leaving, our professionals gave the homeowner some tips to keep the kitchen floor in good condition. They recommended using a pH-neutral cleaner that is safe for both tile and grout like Sir Grout's Natural Hard Surface Cleaner. They also suggested avoiding store-bought products because most of them contain acidic substances. These products will likely wear out tile and grout. Additionally, they advised him to wipe away any spills with a dry cloth as soon as they happened. Kitchens are constantly exposed to food spills and excessive moisture, so it's best to keep the floor as dry as possible.
When looking for tile and grout cleaning professionals in Marana or nearby areas, make sure to contact us. At Sir Grout Tucson, we have the necessary tools and expertise to live up to your expectations. Call us at (520) 918-0500 or fill out the "Request a Quote" form at the bottom of this page to set up a free in-home evaluation today. Also, do not forget to subscribe to our newsletter to keep up with our latest news and promotions.
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