First we scrub grout lines with a pre-spray. Then we extract dirt and grime from the stone using a high-pressure rotary wand. Finally, our 3-step polishing process uses a series of buffer pads to polish your stone, removing etching and light scratches.
We offer in-home demonstrations of our stone cleaning process so you can see it for yourself before you book a cleaning.
An application of Stanley Steemer’s clear sealant or color sealant protects your stone and creates a stain-resistant surface.
Natural stone is a porous material that absorbs soil and spills, just like carpet. Applying a sealant creates a protective barrier, making it easier to clean up spills before they soak in.
If your grout has deep, stubborn stains, we recommend our premium color sealant to restore it to a uniform color while offering all the benefits of our clear sealant. You can even choose a completely new color to transform the look of an entire room.
Avoid household cleaners that contain vinegar or acidic agents, which can damage your natural stone floors.
Cover high-traffic areas of your stone with floor mats to protect from dirt and damaging debris.
If you spill on your natural stone, wipe it up quickly before it can be absorbed into the pores of your stone.
Once you’ve scheduled a stone cleaning, your job is almost done. We’ll handle moving most pieces of furniture. We only ask that you remove fragile or valuable items from the rooms being cleaned and that you secure your pets.
Upon arrival, we’ll inspect the rooms to be cleaned, and discuss the whole stone cleaning process with you. Then, after carefully moving your furniture, it’s time to begin cleaning.
We’ll scrub the surface to release contaminants before using our rotary wand, which forces hot water and cleaning solution deep into the pores of your stone. Then our vacuum equipment extracts all the dirt and allergens. Next, we polish your floor to remove light scratches and add a beautiful sheen. Finally we’ll apply a sealant if you would like. Afterward, we’ll put your furniture back exactly where we found it.
Before leaving, we’ll complete a final inspection to make sure you’re happy with your stone floors. Any sealants will need 30 minutes to dry before walking on them and 24 hours to cure completely.