A Marble Shower in St. Johns Looks Stunning Thanks to Our Stone Cleaning Crew
July 25, 2022A homeowner in St. Johns County had taken care of her marble shower for almost a decade. With a unique design and a beautiful dark marble floor, the shower had always brought an aura of luxury and high class. Sadly, it only took a few weeks for that effect to disappear when the tiles started collecting soap scum, and no cleaner could get rid of the stains. The grout didn't go unscathed, with stains that ran from the floor all the way to the walls.
Understandably, the homeowner despaired at seeing her beloved shower in such a state. It was especially frustrating because she'd been able to scrub off the efflorescence in the past without issue, so she was at a loss when all her methods no longer seemed to work. The possibility of hiring a professional restoration service had been at the back of her mind, but she'd held some hope of being able to solve the issue on her own. She would not be satisfied until she secured the best stone cleaning service in St. Johns, Florida for her shower, and that's what she found in Sir Grout of NE Florida.
Soon after reaching our website online, the homeowner was in awe of our services after looking through our picture gallery. She contacted our specialists via the "Request a Quote" form on our website and asked for an in-home evaluation. As expected, our crew was at her place just a few days later.
During the inspection, our specialists looked at each part of the shower area, including all the corners and all the narrow spaces where mold usually thrives. They checked the shower joints to see which areas needed fixing and took stock of all the stains running around the floor and walls. It was evident that the soap scum had stripped the marble of all its shine. Later, they talked to the client and went over all the damage that generic cleaners can cause on natural stone. Most of these products have pH imbalances that open the pores on the surface and trap the dirt within, prompting discoloration on the stone after constant exposure. As they told the client, the best approach was to perform a deep cleaning service on the shower, replacing the grout that had come loose. They also needed to seal the grout and the tiles to stop the appearance of new stains. After hashing out all the details, the client scheduled a new appointment for the restoration.
Our specialists returned a few days later and started cleaning the shower right away. For this, they soaked all the surfaces with a pH-neutral cleaner and ran a high-speed scrubber after letting the cleaner sit for a few minutes. Our stone-safe product loosens all the dirt, helping remove stains, efflorescence, mold, and mildew without subjecting the stone to minutes of harsh scrubbing. To complete the cleaning process, our specialists steam cleaned the shower area, paying special attention to all the harder-to-reach areas.
For the next step, they removed the old grout from the shower joints and used a resistant epoxy grout to make the seams more resistant to external elements. Then, our specialists light honed the stone with high-end diamond pads and polished the shower surface after removing all the marks from the tiles.
Now that the marble had regained its color and shine, our specialists had to seal the grout lines. They applied a coat of ColorSeal all over the walls and the floor until all the grout matched the color of the tiles around it. Specifically, they used grey to recolor the grout on the walls and black to make the grout lines on the floor blend with the tiles. Our sealant drastically improves the grout's aesthetic while preventing the absorption of water, fluids, and product residue. As a result, the grout lines stay free of stains for years because no external elements can slip into the pores to cause discoloration.
The client was delighted when she saw the end result. From the marble to the grout lines, the whole shower looked as elegant as ever. She promised to recommend Sir Grout of NE Florida to everyone she knew in St. Johns County and enthusiastically thanked our techs for their services.
Our specialists offered some additional advice to help the client's cleaning and maintenance, and she was eager to hear what they had to say. First, they recommended using pH-neutral cleaners like Sir Grout's Natural Hard Surface Cleaner on the shower and other stone surfaces. Our product guarantees the best results, removing all the stains and stickiness without causing discoloration or wearing down the sealant. It's also free of chemicals, so homeowners don't have to worry about releasing toxic fumes into the air. Their next recommendation was to keep the shower dry with proper ventilation and wipe out stains, water pools, and product residue. These surfaces are particularly prone to mold and mildew, so it's best to get rid of all the dampness on the walls and floors. A clean towel, a terry cloth, or a squeegee are also good options to scrub off any stains stuck to the surface.
There's a safe way to restore the beauty of a stone shower. Sir Grout of NE Florida brings the most thorough method to leave stone surfaces as good as new even after months of deterioration. You can count on our specialists to make the necessary repairs, always taking into account the requirements that come with each surface. If you want to know more about our services or if you want to schedule an in-home evaluation, don't hesitate to call (904) 420-4141 or fill out the "Request a Quote" form on our website. You can also subscribe to our newsletter to learn more about our latest info and promotions.
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