Natural Stone Care

Granite Counter Cleaning and Polishing

Have your expensive Granite counter tops lost their shine and luster? Do they look dull and streaky? Are the a disappointment now instead of the center piece of your kitchen?

Granite Counter Cleaning and Polishing

Granite Counter Cleaning and Polishing Is what You Need

Despite what you may have been led to believe – Granite is not totally maintenance free. It requires proper care and cleaning on a daily basis using the correct cleaning solutions. Windex is not made for Granite cleaning!

If your counters are not up to par we can help! We now offer granite counter cleaning and polishing. Just like our grout cleaning and restoration service – we use only the finest products on you expensive granite. We can return that amazing shine that you loved so much when it was brand new!

Granite Cleaning Products

We can also help you keeping them clean with our professional grade in home cleaning products for daily use.

Call us today and fall in love with your Granite again!

Mold On Natural Stone Shower

Mold on Natural Stone Shower Here is a typical situation that many homeowners encounter. They have an amazing shower installed with beautiful natural stone. The one thing they don’t realize is that these types of installations require yearly cleaning and sealing.

Mold Buildup on Natural Stone

As you can see in the picture – this shower was approximately 7 years old. A few months ago it started to get moldy. This was being caused by soap build up as well as skin dander accumulating in the tiles as they are fairly porous. We cleaned this using special soap scum removers designed for use on natural stone. We also used high temperature steam to clean the entire shower. This helped ensure that the mold was dead as well as cleaning the shower.

Mold Stain Removal on Natural Stone

After a thorough cleaning – we applied a mold stain removal to the shower tiles. Once again – the cleaning solution is specifically designed for use on natural stone surfaces.

Sealing Natural Stone

After the cleaning and mold stain removal – we applied a stone sealer to the shower. This will ensure tha the shower will look like new until we return to clean and seal it again.

Slate Cleaning and Sealing

Slate Floors

Sealing Slate

Sealing Slate

Although slate is a fairly tough stone it does require proper care. Cleaning and sealing of slate is extremely important to preserve its look and natural beauty. Many types of slate are porous and can actually stain fairly easily. A cooking oil stain for example can be difficult to remove – requiring  a poultice to draw out the stain.

Special stone soaps are used to properly clean slate. While slate is a pretty tough stone – some can be acid sensitive. Although this is fairly uncommon – we always test just to make sure.

Sealing Slate Floors

Topical sealers are not recommended for slate. After time they tend to yellow and oxidize – causing the slate to lose its natural look. These topical coatings can be extremely difficult and costly to remove.

Here at GROUT 9-1-1 we prefer to use either am impregnating sealer or an enhancing sealer. Impregnating sealers do not change the appearance of the slate while sealing it against stains.  An enhancer will give the slate a deeper look as seen in the above picture.

The proper initial sealing followed by a proper maintenance program will ensure that your slate floor or counters stay looking good forever!

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