Paver Floor Maintenance

Before

After Maintenance

Paver floor needs maintenance! Every day wear and tear can leave paver floors with less luster. Well maintained paver floors do not always need a full restoration. Paver floor maintenance is the best approach for pavers that do not need a full restoration process. A good clean and seal was all it took to get this paver floor’s shine and luster back!

Ceramic Tile and Grout Cleaning

During Tile and Grout Cleaning
Ceramic floor needs a deep cleaning! Pressure washing through hot water extraction is an effective technique for ceramic tile and grout cleaning. This method reaches areas in your tile floor that everyday items cannot. Tile and grout cleaning with hot water extraction removes ceramic tile’s embedded dirt and grime. No restoration was done and this tile floor is on it’s way to looking like new again!

 

 

 

Dirty Paver Clean and Seal

Paver Cleaning and Sealing Before

After Paver Clean and Seal

Newly installed paver floor in need of shine! With a new paver floor stripping is not always necessary. Paver cleaning and sealing was used to bring this floor back to life. Gently hand-cleaning and sealing this paver floor were the steps taken in this paver restoration process. This floor now looks shiny and new again!

Dirty Stone Fountain Cleaning

Before- Dirty Stone Fountain

After Cleaning

Fountain with dirt and algae build-up needs help! Stone cleaning is an art to bring luster back to many stone surfaces. Pressure washing is the stone cleaning technique used to remove the deeply embedded grime. With proper maintenance this fountain will stay beautiful for a long time to come. Now this fountain looks brand new!

Granite Counter Repair Polishing

Granite Counter Before

Granite Counter After

 

This bathroom counter was recently installed.  The fabricator left it just a little less polished than the owner preferred.  In addition there were several chips in the surface as a result of a falling mirror during construction.  We were able to repair the chipped areas and lightly compound this surface to a high shine.  As a general rule, granite counters rarely need polishing, but in this case it definitely helped.

Dirty Stone Clean and Seal Stone & Grout

This stone is in need of cleaning and sealing.  It has suffered years of abuse.  There is an accumulation of deep down dirt and grime.

This stone floor is in need of a deep cleaning.

 

This is not bad for a first pass of our cleaning equipment.

 

The owner wasn't sure if it really need cleaning???

 

On our way to a clean stone.

 

Clean and ready for a good application of sealer!

Marble Polishing Crema Marfil Bathroom Restoration

Stone restoration including marble polishing – complete crema marfil bathroom

crema marfil acid etch

This bathroom has been repeatedly washed with an inappropriate cleanser. It seems that the housekeeper thought vinegar and marble went well together.

crema marfil bowl cleaner

This is what happens when you spill bowl cleaner on your marble.

 

shower repair

Dull and dirty. The stone feels like sandpaper. Incidentally, the white caulking probably wasn't the best choice.

 

You shouldn't be ashamed if your shower looks like this. Just think of us as your doctor. We've seen it a million times before and worse.

 

Every Crema Marfil surface has some of this eventually. So many products in the bathroom are mildly acidic and cause those "water marks" that can't be washed away.

 

This is spalling. The minerals that makeup the veins of a stone are sometimes weaker and tend to pop like this especially when exposed to moisture.

 

This will be much less evident after this floor is ground flat, honed and polished. Sometimes it will be gone completely. Other times it will still be there and can be filled. If your floor has an abundance of this, plan to see some when we are through unless you wish to spend a lot of dough on the very tedious filling process.

 

This bathroom has it all. These base pieces just fell off when we arrived. Not to worry, by the time we are finished it will be set back in place and look just as good as the rest.

 

How's that for a crack? We could feel this second floor rattle a bit when we were grinding this floor. We think the deflection ratio was a bit low here. Minimum deflection calculations for second floors are often not strong enough for stone floor upgrades.

 

For superior results, faucets should be completely removed. Have your plumber perform this service or we can usually do it at an additional charge. Yes, we can and are well accustomed to working around them - It's just safer for the hardware and often a shadow is left along the edge. Our machinery can only get so close to the hardware without jeopardizing it.

 

Don't be afraid. That ink helps to strengthen this guy so he can hold that 45 lb. machine up all day long. When you gasp at the price for polishing the shower remember this photo. This one took the better part of 3 days to complete.

 

Back to removing the faucets. This is as far as is practical here and will get great results with the right attitude, patience and skills.

 

This machine is actually grinding a very thin layer of stone from the surface. This stone will soon be completely scratch free, etch free and perfectly flat so that we may achieve a mirror like finish. If you look closely on the floor you will see that layer - it looks like milk.

 

Speaking of mirrors!

 

The lighting in this shower isn't the best, but you should definitely notice the reflection.

 

The caulking is gone. We have re-grouted all of the loose and damaged areas.

 

We are sure these tops look better than new. How about yours?

 

The crack is still there but looks a lot better after a little TLC.