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You Won't Believe What a Stone Polishing in Manasquan, NJ Did to This Natural Tile Floor


October 25, 2017

Most homeowners don't realize their natural floors could use a touch-up until they compare it with old photographs or with floors from different properties. This client had a beach house in Manasquan, Central New Jersey that he rented out to families for seashore getaways in the southern part of Monmouth County. While taking pictures to update the property's online profile, he noticed the natural stone floors in the living room looked nothing like they used to. The veined, gray tiles had dulled and several white stains covered a few of the tiles.

Before and After Picture of a Tile Floor Stone Polishing Service in Manasquan, New Jersey
Thinking this problem reduced the home's value and aiming to make the place more appealing and beautiful for future guests, this property owner set out to find a solution to bring back the previous sheen of his stone floor. House cleaning was done in the house once a week, so he didn't think that lack of maintenance caused the floor's deterioration. However, procedures such as honing and polishing had never been done on the tile and, according to what he read from his investigation, said services were necessary to keep the floor glossy. In conclusion, he decided that a professional polishing service was the right way to go. Now the problem was to find a reliable company in Monmouth. Fortunately, a friend from the neighborhood suggested us, Sir Grout Central New Jersey, and our stone polishing services in Manasquan he hired a while back to restore the hard surfaces from his home.

Not throwing caution to the wind, the Manasquan resident went online and searched more information regarding the referred company; he found out all about Sir Grout Central New Jersey's hard surface restoration services thanks to our website, where he glanced over our before and after picture gallery of previous jobs. Convinced we were the ones who could help him with his stone floor, he filled out the "Request a Quote" form to schedule a date for a consultation that same week. Our team scheduled an appointment right away to check out the stone tiles.

On the day of the inspection, the homeowner led us straight to the living room at the back of the house so we could examine the stone and determine what needed to be done to fix it. Natural stones are a gorgeous addition to any room, whether they are used for countertops, vanities, or floor tiles in a living room like this one. Nevertheless, they need extra care and maintenance since they tend to lose their original appearance after years of exposure to external agents and daily wear and tear.

It is a fact that when natural stone lacks periodic honing and polishing, they start to lose the finish they used to have. Shiny, high-gloss looking tiles dull overtime without maintenance—that was the case for this Manasquan resident. But it was nothing our team couldn't solve with Sir Grout's restoration techniques! We proposed the client a honing and polishing service to fix the tiles and give it a new sheen—an even glossier one than before. He accepted, and that same day we agreed on a day to start the job.

Later that week, we revisited the beach house to get our hands working on the beautiful tiles. We began the procedure by moving all furniture and household items out of the way so they wouldn't get damaged during the honing and polishing processes; we also cleaned the surface using Sir Grout's non-toxic, soap-less cleaner to ensure the tiles were free of any dust or dirt that could interfere with the upcoming restoration steps.

Once the floor was clean and dry, we covered the baseboards, the door frame, and other adjacent elements with protective tape to keep them out of harm, just like you can see in the picture above. After this, the room was ready for the stone restoration: first, we used diamond honing tools and specialized machinery to bring out a fresh layer of stone while also removing scratches and other signs of damage. Then, we moved on to the next step by polishing the stone using a series of abrasive materials and powders to give it a glossy finish. As a final touch, we buffed on Stone Armor—Sir Grout's proprietary sealer specially designed for natural stone such as this one.

The polished finish we achieved with our procedures was exactly what the client wanted for his beach house! The stone tiles had never been that shiny according to the homeowner, who couldn't wait to take new pictures and show his new living room.

Before leaving, we walked the client through simple maintenance tips to keep his tiles looking beautiful: essentially, we recommended periodic sealing to protect the surface against water, sand, dirt, and other elements that contribute to floor deterioration. Our Stone Armor sealer helps protect natural stone against external agents, yet it is imperative that homeowners don't forget to clean at least once a week with a pH-neutral cleaner and with tools like a terry cloth that won't scratch the surface. The client listened carefully and thanked us for our care, we were just glad another property owner from New Jersey was pleased with his stone floor thanks to our services.

If you think your stone surfaces need professional maintenance, at Sir Grout Central New Jersey, we can help you! We offer the best stone cleaning and sealing in Central New Jersey, as well as grout cleaning and recoloring services. Call us at (732) 551-3737 or fill out the "Request a Quote" form on this website to schedule a free quote today! You can also follow us on Facebook at Sir Grout Central New Jersey, on Twitter @SGCentralNJ, and on Instagram @SirGrout if you want to keep up to date with our promotions.

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