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This Travertine Kitchen Floor in St Augustine Was Repaired Beyond Expectations by Our Grout Cleaning Experts

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May 25, 2022

For travertine-tiled floors, deteriorated grout is a common occurrence. Dirt getting in the grout, as well as improper cleaning and sealing processes, can cause this problem. When deteriorated grout is ignored for an extended length of time, the structure and appearance of the surfaces deteriorate. Most homeowners ignore the floor grout until it is too late.

Travertine Kitchen Floor Before and After Our Grout Cleaning Services in St Augustine, FL
A homeowner recently hired our grout cleaning services in St Augustine, FL, to restore her once-impressive travertine kitchen floor. Dirt had begun to accumulate in the grout lines and then turned dark as a result. She didn't have much time to clean the kitchen floor, but one day she decided to try and clean it thoroughly. She went out and bought a variety of cleaning supplies and began cleaning the floors but noticed that the appearance of the floor had barely changed. At that point, the grout lines looked awful. Concerned, she went online to seek advice.

The majority of the websites she visited suggested getting the grout lines professionally restored. She discovered that if the grout is not properly maintained, it might lead to structural damage. She then searched for local grout cleaning services and found Sir Grout of NE Florida on the first page of the search results. She was confident we were the best fit for this job after watching video testimonials from satisfied customers and viewing our before and after picture gallery. She requested a free in-home evaluation shortly after.

Our crew went to the homeowner's house on the day of the evaluation to examine the condition of the kitchen floor. It was dirty and the grout lines were deteriorated and grimy. The stone travertine tiles weren't in good shape either. Our specialists asked the client about her cleaning habits, and stated that she had little time to clean her floors and when she did, over-the-counter cleaning products were used. Such products had harmed the grout lines and tiles. If grout isn't properly sealed, most store-bought cleaning solutions will cause deterioration. The homeowner was pleased with the evaluation and hired our services.

We returned on the agreed day to complete the work. Our team began by soaking the surfaces of the floors in a pH-neutral, soap-free cleaner. Our cleaner has ingredients that help reduce the formation of fungi, mold, and mildew. It's also safe for tile and grout. Our experts used a high-speed scrubber to clean the floor's travertine surface after letting the cleaner soak for a few minutes. We utilized a steam cleaner to get rid of any embedded dirt.

After the floors had been meticulously cleaned, we repaired pits and chip damage on the surface using Litokol epoxy grout. The grout lines were then sealed to conclude the multi-step procedure. ColorSeal was used to assure long-term preservation. Our top-of-the-line sealant produces the best results. It protects against dirt, grime, and other external agents, minimizing daily wear and tear. ColorSeal improves the aesthetic of the surface by giving the surface a seamless appearance. The floor looked so much better after we were done.

The homeowner saw the results once our team was finished. She was surprised by what she saw. Dirt could not be found, and the grout was in good condition. The owner also was able to use the kitchen immediately after our services. She thanked us for our work and said she would refer Sir Grout of NE Florida to her relatives.

We gave the homeowner some maintenance advice before leaving. We recommended keeping the kitchen floor as dry as possible. We also advised her to avoid using store-bought products. Most people aren't aware that most of these cleaners contain dangerous chemicals that can ruin tile and grout. A soap-free, pH-neutral cleaner like Sir Grout's Natural Hard Surface Cleaner will effectively clean surfaces and also give them a very neat appearance.

With our unique and effective multi-step procedures, our grout cleaning professionals will provide the best hard surface restorations in Florida. Call us at (904) 420-4141 or fill out the "Request a Quote" form on this page to schedule a free consultation today. If you want to keep up with our latest news and promotions, subscribe to our newsletter.

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