8 Step Natural Stone Cleaning Process

Step 1:

Pre-Inspection

All Natural Stone cleaning and restoration as well as sealing jobs must be preceded by a thorough pre-inspection. Here we determine a customized care plan to meet your specific needs for your specific stone.

Step 2:

Area Preparation

Because your home is important to you, it is important to us; we will take the necessary precautions to protect all areas surrounding your stones.

Step 3:

Cleaning

Cleaning Processes vary from floor to floor, many variables include make-up, maintenance, soiling conditions, traffic, use, etc… When cleaning any stones, we use the most scientifically advanced cleaning products and the stone is then machine or hand scrubbed and brushed. Finally we will rinse the stone with a rinsing tool, connected to a truck-mounted hot water extraction system, achieving maximum soil removal and best overall cleaning results.

Step 4:

Diamond Grinding

Stone that is etched, scuffed, and scratched can be restored only by the use of mechanical abrasives underneath a rotary machine. Diamond abrasives resurface/remove a slight amount of stone (just enough to get below the etch marks and scratches). All diamond grinding is performed with the use of water to contain dust. The surfacing procedures that follow will determine the desired surface sheen.

Step 5:

Honing

Stone is mechanically resurfaced using diamond abrasives and water to achieve a uniformly honed surface sheen. In some cases, polished marble, granite, travertine or limestone can be mechanically honed to remove pre-existing surface polish.

Step 6:

Polishing

Stone is mechanically finished to produce a high gloss shine. Very light etches, scuffs and scratches may be removed with the polishing process, but diamond grinding is needed if the stone surface has medium deep etches, scuffs and scratches.

Step 7:

Sealing

This will be the last step in the stone cleaning process. Depending on the sealer chosen, we will use a heavy duty professional grade sealer to protect your stones.

Step 8:

Post-inspection

We will do a walk through inspection of the areas before we leave the home and give you some tips on how to maintain your stones.

You Can Depend On Us For:

Premium Carpet Cleaning
Carpet Repairs & Stretching
Upholstery Cleaning
Fiber and Fabric Protection
Hardwood Cleaning and Re-coating
Tile & Grout Cleaning , Sealing & Coloring
Natural Stone Cleaning & Sealing
Marble Polishing & Sealing
Dust Mite & Bed Bug Treatment

SERVING ALABAMA OVER 30 YEARS!!!

“When Your Carpets are Soiled and Your Grout is Looking Mean, You Need a PROFESSIONAL… Call Colorclean!”

Inside:

Travertine

Travertine

Grout Coloring

Grout Coloring

Color sealing is an affordable way to seal and re-color your grout.

Tile Cleaning & Sealing

COLORCLEAN has cutting edge technology that will produce cleaning results on your tile and grout like you’ve never seen. When cleaning any stone floor, we use the most scientifically advanced cleaning products, no acids, no strippers, and no harsh chemicals. The floor is then machine or hand scrubbed, Finally, the new SX-1 2 floor cleaning tool, connected to a truck-mounted hot water extraction system, is used achieving maximum soil removal and best overall cleaning results.

Limestone
Flagstone and Travertine Can also be Cleaned & Sealed

Limestone and Travertine are so porous that it’s hard to tell how dirty they are until cleaned. COLORCLEAN can clean both filled and unfilled Limestone and Travertine. Once cleaned, COLORCLEAN can apply a sealer that will not affect the appearance of the stone. The sealer will help the home owner keep the floor cleaner longer and lasts 3-5 years depending on traffic levels.

GraniteGranite Countertops

Granite
Granite Countertops

Granite counter tops can be cleaned and protected for longer stain free life.

PolishingMarble Polishing

Polishing
Marble Polishing

Stone is mechanically finished to produce a high gloss shine. Very light etches, scuffs and scratches may be removed with the polishing process, but diamond grinding is needed if the stone surface has medium deep etches, scuffs and scratches.