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The Best Woodstock Stone Sealing Service Fully Restored This Slate Paver to Its Best Look

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November 24, 2021

A slate patio is an often sure way to add some character to your backyard, but can also make an entire household look worse once the first signs of deterioration start showing up. When used as roofing and flooring outdoors, the stone is subjected to direct sunlight, dirt, foot traffic, and all sorts of environmental changes. The effects this leaves on the hard surface usually make a very shocking revelation. This Woodstock couple experienced that shock first-hand when their efforts to restore the patio floors only made the extent of the damage all the more obvious.

Exterior Slate Floor Before and After a Stone Sealing Service in Woodstock
The stone tiles appeared decades older from the tire marks and severe discoloration marring its surface. It was even more concerning to see the amount of water, mold, and oil that had seamlessly seeped into the surface, completely altering the slate's natural colors and creating several stains all over the floor. The result painted an unattractive picture that made the entire home's façade look shabby and torn. Worried about having to replace the entire flooring, the couple tried looking for Woodstock Stone Sealing companies as a last resort. A single Google search led them to Sir Grout Atlanta and they were blown away by the results displayed in our picture gallery. The couple decided to ask for an in-home evaluation, and we got back to them soon after they filled out the "Request a Quote" form.

On the appointed date, our specialists made their way to the couple's backyard and took their time assessing the damage on the stone. Slate is highly resistant to water and has low absorption capabilities when compared to other natural stones. This is one of the reasons why the clients had gone for slate as the chosen material for their outdoor pavers. These advantages, however, don't mean that the stone is entirely impervious to stains, especially under the relentless effect of UV rays, rainstorms, and dirt buildup. As expected, the assessment revealed that there had been no sealant protection on the slate. Moreover, the clients had relaxed their cleaning criteria since they had expected their patio to sustain some wear and tear without compromising the household's appearance. Our specialists knew that Sir Grout's professional cleaning equipment could get rid of all the marks and went on to explain that a professional sealing job was the only way to protect the stone from all sources of damage.

As per the clients' request, our crew came back to the house a few days later to start the repairs on the slate. First, they cleaned the entire floor using a stone-safe cleaner and a high-speed vertical scrubber. Our pH-neutral cleaner removed the stains and removed the mold that had latched onto the stone without wearing down its surface. Once they had cleared out all the dirt, our specialists were ready to hone the slate, removing etch marks and other visible evidence of damage. Then, they polished the floor until the stone was smooth, with its natural color and details fully restored.

Our crew then applied our signature ColorSeal to the grout lines. Sir Grout's special sealant is harmless to all kinds of hard surfaces and simplifies cleaning practices considerably. It wards off dirt and grime from the grout while bringing out the color and texture of the stone in a very flattering way. To cap it all off, our specialists gave the floor a final buff and applied our signature Stone Armor all over the stone surface. Our sealant was specifically created to provide the best protection against external elements, including water, oil, food spills, and harmful microorganisms. It's the best asset to preserve the stone grain in pavers and other types of external flooring.

We called the couple back out so they could see the results for themselves. They were amazed by their patio's new beauty and thankful for getting such an improvement without having to replace the slate. Our crew took a moment to share important cleaning tips that would surely make things easier in the future. They recommended using pH-neutral cleaners like Sir Grout's Natural Hard Surface Cleaner to enhance the stone's traits without releasing toxic residues that could wear down the sealant's protection on the stone. Our cleaner's formula combines top-quality ingredients to deliver the best defense against mold, grime, and mildew. To scrub off dirt and fluids, clean mops are the superior alternative to leave the floor spotless without leaving scratch marks behind. Other than that, we recommended keeping an eye on the floor at different times of the day to make sure there are no spills pooling on the surface; it's always best to act fast, or removing the stains off the floor will needlessly be more challenging. After seeing how our methods paid off, the couple eagerly welcomed all our recommendations and promised to recommend our services to all their friends and relatives.

Sir Grout Atlanta guarantees the best restoration service to help the maintenance of your home's hard surfaces. Our specialists understand the harm that subpart methods cause on natural stone surfaces, so we apply years' worth of knowledge and the best equipment to ensure long-standing results. You can trust Sir Grout Atlanta to make cleaning and maintenance ten times safer and more efficient. If you want to schedule a free in-home evaluation, call (678) 251-2140 or fill out the "Request a Quote" form on our website. Also, don't forget to subscribe to our newsletter to keep up to date with our latest info and promotions. Rest assured, knowing that the best restoration specialists are always at your service.

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