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Townsend Stone Sealing Pros Gave This Dull Natural Stone Countertop a Beautiful Shine and Resilient Protection

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January 16, 2022

A homeowner from Townsend, DE, had a natural stone countertop in her house. She loved the surface, but recently, she noticed it had lost its charm and beauty. Due to wear and tear, the stone had acquired an unsightly appearance. The owner was not happy with this situation and she wanted to find a quick solution. However, her options were limited because she was too busy with work. After some consideration, she decided to look for a professional hard surface restoration company. Thankfully, Sir Grout of New Castle County was there to provide the assistance she required.

Image of a Kitchen Countertop Before and After a Stone Sealing in Townsend, DE
The owner found us with a quick internet search. She went online, typed Townsend Stone Sealing services on the search engine and our website was displayed in the top results. After browsing our picture gallery, she filled out the "Request a Quote" form and asked for a free in-home evaluation.

As requested, we performed the in-home consultation a few days later. The owner was expecting our visit, so she quickly showed us the affected surface. We immediately noticed the problems on the countertop. The natural stone looked dull and unappealing. We explained improper cleaning methods, spills of acidic substances, and using harsh products can cause these kinds of damages. Upon closer inspection, we learned the surface needed sealing. It is important to keep the stone fully sealed to help prevent problems like etching and other signs of degradation.

With the thorough assessment, we had acquired the insight to offer an effective solution. Since we had determined regular cleaning wouldn't work, the restoration would require Sir Grout's hard surface expertise and professional process. We proposed a stone sealing service to address all the issues, rectify the damages, and give the stone a brand-new finish. The offer met the owner's expectations, so she hired us for the job.

On the appointed date, we returned to restore the countertop. After preparing the equipment, we proceeded with the multi-step process. First, we cleaned the surface with our stone-safe cleaner and a high-speed scrubber. Our exclusive product won't cause any damage because it doesn't leave any residue and it's made with top-quality ingredients. Once we finished cleaning, it was time to hone the stone.

To remove the damages, we ran three sets of professional diamond honing pads, each with increased levels of grit. We continued this procedure until there was no sign of deterioration. Honing gives the stone a matte finish, so polishing is necessary to achieve a glossy surface. Since the owner wanted the counter to glow, we continued grinding until we reached the desired level of shine. The final step was the sealing process.

For this task, we applied a coating of a protective sealer. The product we used blocks the absorption of liquids and wards off dirt, grime, and other external agents. It minimizes degradation and makes cleaning routines easy and fast by reducing the need for excessive scrubbing. It also enhances the stone with a renewed appearance and provides long-lasting results. The stone cleaning job yielded the expected results, the stone gleamed beautifully, and the counter had been fully revamped.

With our goal accomplished, we were ready to show the results to our client. The owner loved the gorgeous glimmer of the surface. Impressed with our work, she said our performance had surpassed all her expectations. Before we left, she thanked us and assured us she would recommend Sir Grout of New Castle County to everyone.

Natural stones offer style, beauty, and durability. However, these surfaces are susceptible to damages and require proper care. Following our recommendations is the best way to prevent damages and decay. We suggested setting up a weekly cleaning routine. When performing this chore, use only pH-neutral, soap-free cleaners like Sir Grout's Natural Hard Surface Cleaner.

Unlike store-bought cleaners, our product won't deteriorate the stone and offers many benefits. It is non-toxic and safe for everyone in the house, including pets. We don't recommend using soap-based cleaners or substances that contain acidic properties. These products can harm the stone, causing dull spots, etching, and other signs of deterioration. It is also important to keep the surface dry. If a spill occurs, soak the area using a paper towel or absorbent cloths. Never use abrasive tools because they can leave scratches.

Sir Grout of New Castle County always delivers remarkable results. If you want to enhance your dull stone surface, you can't go wrong with our stone sealing services. Rest assured, our certified technicians know exactly what to do to help you. As a leading company in the hard surface restoration industry, we have years of experience providing reliable solutions to countless satisfied customers. Don't hesitate to contact us by calling (302) 450-1447 or by filling out our "Request a Quote" form for a free in-home consultation. If you wish to receive our latest info and promotion, please subscribe to our newsletter.

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