Tile, Stone and Grout Cleaning and Polishing in Santa Cruz
Don’t let your investment in your granite counter tops go to waste. Oil and stain absorption can ruin your stone in no time at all if not kept properly sealed . Have us professionally clean, polish and seal your stone to retain that “like new” look. We offer a complete line of clear and colored sealers for your stone and grouted areas. We guarantee in writing that you’ll be thrilled with our results!
A Brief Explanation Of Our Process
Here is a sample cleaning we did for a couple with two Golden Retrievers living on a Limestone tile floor. They had not seen the true color in 13 years. Dirty mop water is the number one source of this type of extreme soiling.
Tile & Grout Sealer FAQ’s
Q. Why is it important to have my Tile & Grout floor sealed? A. Sealing your Tile & Grout floor (and walls,) is the only way to protect your investment from water-based and oil-based stains. A sealer prevents a spill from penetrating into the porous surface of the floor, and gives you time to clean it up. And clean-ups are a snap! Simply blot fresh spills with a clean cloth or paper towel. The sealer continues to protect, even after repeated cleanings.
Q. How does a sealer protect my floor? A. The penetrating sealer is absorbed by the pores of the Natural Stone or Ceramic Tile & Grout. It fills up the nooks and crannies so that wet stains cannot get below the surface, and soil sits on the surface until it is swept or wiped away.
Q. How is a sealer applied? A. First, the floor is professionally cleaned, neutralized, and fully dried. Then, the sealer is applied using professional equipment and allowed to soak into the flooring material for twenty to thirty minutes. Finally, the excess sealer is buffed off the surface and allowed to dry.
Q. Why is it necessary for a professional to apply sealer? Can?t I do it myself? A. We have the training, experience, tools, and a wide variety of sealers for all types of natural stone, tiles, and grout. Professional application ensures complete protection for the entire surface of the floor. Improper sealing can leave a sticky residue on the surface of the floor that is difficult, if not impossible, to remove.
Q. Does a sealer alter the appearance of a Tile & Grout floor? A. No. Our sealers protect without changing the original color, texture, feel, or appearance of the surface. However, we also offer color-enhancing sealers for interior natural stone, marble, granite, limestone, and masonry surfaces.
Q. Do you have different sealers to choose from? A. Yes. We have a wide assortment of sealers, designed for a variety of surfaces and conditions. Some sealers are designed for interior use only, others for exterior use. Some protect against water only, others against oil and water. And some are designed specifically for floors with high porosity, such as limestone, slate, brick, and concrete. We will help you select the most suitable sealer. We are also accredited applicators for Dry Treat brand permanent sealers and enhancers.
Q. Will my floor ever have to be professionally cleaned and sealed again? A. Yes. We can provide periodic maintenance cleaning and re-sealing to keep your floors in top condition. The frequency will depend on the amount of traffic on them, frequency of spills, etc. Sealers make maintaining your floors much easier and more effective, yet not maintenance free.
Wood Floor Cleaning
Whether you have Solid, Engineered, Parquet, Laminate or Veneered, from Oak to Bamboo to Cork, we can clean them all! Let our mechanical DEEP cleaning process renew your floors like no hand and knees method can. We also offer an application of gloss or satin refinishes. This coating will bring back the luster of your worn wood flooring and provide protection from soil, water and foot traffic. For a free quote and assessment of your flooring please call our office to set an appointment. (Our system does not involve sanding so deep stains, scratches and damaged areas will remain.)