Hard-surface flooring is a popular choice and is replacing wall-to-wall carpet as the leading seller in new flooring, in the United States. It is a really good choice when combined with soft textures such as wall-to wall carpet, area or Oriental rugs and sofas, which all need professional cleaning annually. But does tile and natural stone tile such as travertine or marble need professional cleaning? If so, how often? Who should you select to do the job, and what credentials should they carry?
The grout needs professional care after several years of normal use. Of you have pets maybe sooner. If the grout lines are much darker where you walk than they are near walls and/or under furniture or area rugs, then you need professional service.
The best system used cleaning tile and grout or natural stone- (which is different from honing and polishing)-
- Your tile and grout is pre-treated with a special cleaning agent to break down oils and to brighten your grout. Then we use either a hand- brush or rotary brush machine to work it in or to pre-clean soiled tile surfaces.
- Your tile is rinsed with very hot water which is pressurized to 100 PSI through a special rotary tool. This will extract all of the water into a recovery tank in our truck-mounted machine. Nothing sprays outside of the machine- there is no mess in your home.
- This professional tile cleaning system removes ALL soil, greasy oils, and normal residues that have built up or soaked into the grout. If you have a grout stain or tile soil problem, this cleaning system will give amazing results. However, after cleaning there may be some permanent stains in the grout or the tile, or imperfections in the grout from when the grout was installed. We do highly recommend that you have the grout sealed as part of the job, after cleaning. Our grout sealer is superior to ones found in stores because it protects for years against that porous material soaking up soiled water during mopping, and oils from animals’ fur and feet.
NOTE: DO NOT EVER APPLY GROUT SEALER YOURSELF WITHOUT THOROUGHLY CLEANING THE GROUT.
Travertine, marble and other natural stones can be professionally cleaned with this same system. Also- our polishing process goes way beyond a cleaning to actually remove scratches and bring back the original shine with diamond pads and powders.
Finally, make sure that the company you hire is reputable, local, and a certified firm with the IICRC because you should not trust their training of their technicians if they are not an IICRC Certified Firm.
At Four Seasons Rug and Upholstery Care Camarillo, we have well- trained and industry- certified professionals in ceramic tile and grout cleaning AND Natural Stone polishing for Ventura County, including Oxnard, Ventura, Camarillo, Newbury Park, Thousand Oaks, Simi Valley, Santa Barbara and Malibu. Call 805-985-6031 for a quick estimate