Bring Your Floors Back to Life with Natural Stone Revitalization
Natural stone floors have been popular for centuries, adding warmth, charm, and character to any space. Stone floors, including marble, limestone, travertine, slate, and granite, can last forever if adequately cared for and maintained.
The downside to having natural stone floors in your commercial business is that they are porous and susceptible to wear, damage, and stains, which require special attention to look good and extend their lifespan.
Unfortunately, many commercial businesses often make the mistake of not hiring the right professionals to care for this legacy flooring. Your existing cleaning crew is most likely responsible for your floor's mopping and basic care, but stone flooring needs more than basic cleaning.
To keep your stone floors looking their best for years to come, they must be periodically deep-cleaned and sealed to protect them from the elements that may harm them.
Let's discuss the importance of natural stone maintenance and restoration and the steps to revitalize your floors.
Why Natural Stone Floor Revitalization is Important
Due to the complex chemical makeup of natural stones such as travertine and flagstone, you need to treat your floor with expert cleaning and maintenance methods and work with professionals who have extensive training, the right equipment, chemistry, and expertise to clean and restore natural stone floors and grout without causing any damage.
One of the biggest misconceptions about stone floors is that they are stain-resistant. Many common natural stone flooring materials are porous, which means they can absorb liquids spilled on them.
Using a sealer will penetrate the pores of your stone and help keep it looking newer for longer, minimize stains and scratches, and help reduce dirt and grime build-up. Stone floors must be regularly sealed to keep them looking their best and protect them against elements that may harm them. Sealing and protecting your natural stone tiles is one of the many services that Corporate Care offers.
The stone restoration process involves several steps, including assessing, cleaning, polishing, and sealing.
After assessing the condition and stone type, our dedicated team will perform a deep restorative scrub and wash using a natural, stone-safe cleaner, thoroughly cleaning your floors to remove dirt, grime, and stains.
Next, the floors are polished to remove any scratches, scuff marks, or dullness. Lastly, we'll apply a penetrating sealer and polish for an incredible luster.
Choosing the right restoration method depends on several factors, including the type of stone flooring, the level of damage, and the desired outcome. Some restoration methods are more suitable for deep scratches and stains, while others are better for surface-level damage.
While it may be tempting to have your janitorial team attempt to restore your floors, leaving it to the professionals is the best approach. Professional stone restoration companies have the knowledge, experience, and equipment to restore your floors safely and effectively. Attempting to restore your floors yourself can result in further damage, slip coefficiencies, or void any manufacturer's warranty.
Let our experts design a proactive care plan that fits your needs and budget. All maintenance plans come with an appearance warranty.
- Avoid damage using incorrect cleaning methods
- Extend the lifespan of your natural stone floor
- Remove years of built-up dirt in your grout
- Avoid the cost of replacement – revitalize instead
- Floor slip resistance readings to ensure floors are safe
- Support your janitorial team with stone care training
Maintenance Tips for Stone Floors
Preventing future damage to your stone floors is essential to maintaining their lifespan. Some tips for preventing damage include using furniture protectors, avoiding harsh chemicals, and placing mats at entryways to catch dirt and debris. Regular cleaning and sealing also help to protect your floors from future damage and restore their shine.
When scheduling regular maintenance, it's essential to consider the level of foot traffic and the type of stone flooring you have. Some types of stone flooring require more frequent maintenance than others.
Safely restore your stone flooring for stunning results that last!
As surface care experts, Corporate Care understands the sensitive nature of natural stone, what it needs, what it doesn't, and how to keep it looking amazing. That's why we tailor our stone floor cleaning and maintenance programs to the unique needs of each surface.
Want your natural stone floor to look like new again? Get in touch to book an assessment, and let's discuss the results you want to see!
Want to learn more pro tips and tricks for cleaning your commercial facility? Read “What Is Required to Maintain Commercial Stone Floors Properly?”
About Corporate Care – A sustainability company
Corporate Care exists to improve the appearance, performance, and longevity of every surface in the commercial buildings you manage – reducing capital expenditures, stress, and management burden on facility managers from coast to coast.
As true surface care experts, we understand the unique properties and cleaning protocols every surface needs (or doesn’t) to look amazing and comply with manufacturer warranties. We’re here to support your existing janitorial crew with cadenced deep restorative cleaning and tailored maintenance protocols – performed by IICRC®-certified cleaning technicians.
We are firm believers in restoration over replacement. Let’s reduce waste together!