This Dull Black Granite Surface Now Has a Wonderful New Look Thanks to Our Hartford Stone Honing Services
August 10, 2021A homeowner from Hartford contacted us because she was having trouble with a natural stone surface in her house. Her kitchen island and countertop were equipped with beautiful black granite. The stone looked gorgeous at the beginning, but as time passed, it began to lose its beauty. Recently, she noticed the surface looked dull and unappealing. Determined to solve the issue, the owner tried using some DIY cleaning routines she found online. Unfortunately, she saw no positive results. Despite her best effort, the condition of the stone didn't improve.
The owner considered all her options, and then, she decided to look for professional assistance. She went online and searched for Hartford Stone Honing services. The top results of the search led them to Sir Grout Hartford's website. After thoroughly browsing our picture gallery, and reading the positive testimonials from our satisfied customers, she was convinced we were the best choice. She filled out the "Request a Quote" form and asked for a free inspection.
Soon after her request, we arrived to assess the condition of the granite surface. We noticed the stone was stained and damaged. We explained that black granite can be difficult to maintain. Upon closer inspection, we learned the surface was unsealed as well. We told the owner it is important to keep the stone fully sealed. This prevents problems like etching and deterioration. When we finished the inspection, we determined that regular cleaning wouldn't work as expected. A successful restoration would require Sir Grout's high-end equipment and professional process. We proposed a stone honing service to get rid of the damages and give the granite a brand-new look. The owner accepted the offer, hired us, and we set up a date for the job.
A few days after the in-home consultation, we returned to begin the stone honing job. To achieve complete restoration, we followed a series of steps. We started by cleaning the surface with our stone-safe cleaner and a high-speed scrubber. Our exclusive product won't cause any damage and offers many other benefits. After cleaning, it was time to address the damages. Honing can successfully remove dull spots, etching, and other signs of deterioration on the stone. For this process, we ran three sets of professional diamond honing pads, each with increased levels of grit. We ground until the black granite was perfect. Once the stone is honed, it acquires a matte finish and a revamped new look. For the following step, we continued with the sealing process.
To add an extra layer of protection and give the granite a new shine, we sealed the surface with a top-notch enhancing sealant. Our product effectively blocks the absorption of liquids and wards off dirt, grime, and other external agents. It makes cleaning routines easy and fast by reducing the need for excessive scrubbing. It also enhances the surface with a beautiful sheen and provides long-lasting results. When we finished, the restoration was a success and the black granite looked great.
Our client was beyond thrilled with the results. She loved the gorgeous new gleam of her surface. Before we left, the owner told us our performance was impressive, and after thanking us, she assured us she would recommend Sir Grout Hartford to everyone.
Granite is a wonderful choice for any surface, but it requires proper care. Black granite in particular can easily show splotches, stains, and etching marks. Following our recommendations is essential to keep this stone looking amazing. To minimize damages, we suggested setting up a weekly cleaning routine. When performing this chore, use only pH-neutral, soap-free cleaners like Sir Grout's Natural Hard Surface Cleaner. Unlike store-bought cleaners, our product won't deteriorate the stone because it doesn't leave any residue. It is also non-toxic and safe for everyone, including pets. We don't recommend using soap-based cleaners or substances that contain acidic properties. These products leave a residue that can harm the granite, causing dull spots, etching, and discoloration.
Keeping the surface dry is also extremely important. Never leave spills lingering for long periods. Dry the stone immediately using a paper towel or absorbent cloths. Don't use abrasive tools like steel wools because they can damage the granite.
As you can see, revamping your damaged natural stone surface can be easy and fast with Sir Grout Hartford's assistance. Our certified technicians know exactly what to do to help you. Using our top-of-the-line stone honing process, our pros can bring back the beauty of any stone. As a leading company in the hard surface restoration industry, we have years of experience providing reliable solutions to countless satisfied customers. Don't hesitate to contact us by calling (860) 781-6480 or by filling out our "Request a Quote" form for a free in-home consultation. If you wish to receive our latest info and promotions, please subscribe to our newsletter.
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