Why is stone restoration necessary? Stone is mistakenly assumed to be “stain-proof”. However, all stone is porous and delicate to some degree. If natural stone is not properly treated with a high-quality protective sealer, water, oils or other liquids can easily penetrate the surface, leaving stains that could become permanent. In addition, if the wrong maintenance products are used, they can cause major damage as well. With the use of advanced stone restoration methods, Kelly Cleaning in Ventura uses protective sealers, impregnators and enhancers that penetrate all types of stone, tile and grout, protecting your surfaces from staining.
Stone restoration can be a challenging cleaning process. Although each stone or tile surface presents a unique challenge, all stone restoration and tile cleaning jobs are easy and highly effective. We use specially-formulated cleaning products that remove stubborn grease and soils with advanced cleaning technology. Greases and residues can penetrate stone deeply, and carefully selecting the best cleaning substances is key to eradicating stains and discolorations. Naturally, all of our stone and tile care products are safe for all types of natural stone, masonry, ceramic tile, porcelain tile and grout. We also carry a full line of natural “green” cleaners, as well as conventional cleaners to maintain the natural beauty of all your stone surfaces.
Tile grout cleaning is a tricky process which is why it is important to use a professional cleaning service. Not all grout is created equal. Sanded grout contains sand in the mixture and is used in many jobs to prevent grout from retracting as it sets. Unsanded (or non-sanded) grout doesn’t contain sand in the grout mixture. The absence of sand makes unsanded grout more pliable and easier to apply into tighter gaps and spaces. A good indicator of whether grout is sanded or unsanded is the space it is filling. Very fine lines and small spaces typically uses unsanded. Unsanded grout will naturally feel smoother to the touch (in most cases). Sanded grout, as you would expect, has a more coarse texture, and generally occupies larger gaps between tile or stone.
Each type of stone, tile, and grout is a unique surface. The type of stone, the type of grout, and the color of each will help to determine which cleaning or restoration process should be use. There are many variables in each cleaning or restoration job; type of tile or stone, type of grout, color of each surface, color staining, material which caused staining, type of stone or tile damage, etc. Due to the various possibilities, there is not a universal restoration solution. Treating stone and tile surfaces with the wrong cleaners or the wrong method can have adverse effects. We’re the best solution in Ventura County for stone and tile restoration and cleaning.
Scratches and wear on marble, limestone, travertine and terrazzo can be removed with our honing, polishing and shining powders. We can safely renew all stone surfaces, floors and counters.