Floor Cleaning and Restoration
Floors. We walk across them everyday, but there seem to be only two times when we really notice them: when they’re brand new and breathtaking, and when they’re in poor condition.
Perhaps you have dullness and scratches from pets and kids tracking in dirt. Foot traffic can really take a toll on floors in commercial and hospitality properties. Your floor may be stained, chipped, cracked, or otherwise damaged. Whatever floor problems and challenges you face, Michigan Stone and Surface Care can repair and restore your floors and help you keep them looking gorgeous all the time.
We service a wide variety of flooring, including marble, limestone, travertine, granite, slate, tile and grout, terrazzo, soapstone, onyx, flagstone, cantera, quartzite, VCT and linoleum, quartz and engineered stone, brick, and pavers. We also provide hardwood floor refurbishing services.
Improper installation or foundational shifts can sometimes result in uneven tiles, or as we call it in the stone and tile restoration industry, lippage. Our lippage removal experts can grind down the stone of these tiles, making them flush with the rest of the floor, and then restore the overall finish to its original appearance.
Natural stone is porous in varying degrees, depending on its type. The more porous the stone, the more susceptible it is to staining. Michigan Stone and Surface Care can seal your stone to help inhibit staining and give you time to clean up.
Sometimes, however, stains happen. We are able to resolve most stains on your granite, marble, travertine or other natural stone floors. We encourage you to consult us before doing more than wiping up the stain with clear water and a plain white towel, as some cleaning agents can actually permanently set stains in certain types of natural stone, while others can cause surface damage.
Scratch & Etch Removal
Etching is part of that surface damage on stone mentioned above. Often people mistake it for “water rings” or “water spots.” Etching is caused by a chemical reaction between the stone and acidic substances such as citrus juice, wine, tomato sauce, and so on. Off-the-shelf household cleaning products can cause etching, as well. We can hone away etching and refinish your floors to their former splendor.
Chips & Cracks
Floors take a beating, no question. Sometimes they develop chips and cracks that diminish their appeal. Michigan Stone and Surface Care can repair and blend most chips and cracks in natural stone so that only you will ever know the stone was damaged. For porcelain, ceramic, and other tile floors, we can carefully replace damaged tiles and repair any missing or cracked grout.
Honing & Polishing
Do you have dull areas? Is the finish of your floor uneven? Or maybe you just want a different look? Michigan Stone and Surface Care can bring back a uniform shine, change a honed (matte or satin) finish to a highly polished one, or vice versa.
Porcelain, Ceramic, and Other Tile & Grout Floors
Most cleaning and janitorial services can manage tile cleaning, but the real challenge comes in cleaning the grout. Unsealed grout is porous and will absorb dirty mop water or whatever is spilled on it, resulting in unsanitary and odor-causing bacteria. Our equipment deep-cleans and sanitizes your grout, removing contaminants that regular mopping alone can’t touch. We can then seal your grout to enhance stain resistance and make daily clean-up much easier and more effective.
Grout Color Sealing
Sometimes grout discoloration cannot be completely resolved, which is one, but not the only reason we offer grout color sealing services. Grout color sealing not only applies a uniform color to all grout lines, but also contains constant acting mildewcides for healthier, more sanitary floors. It can be done in virtually any color you choose, including covering a dark color with a lighter one or vice versa.
Ask about our ongoing floor maintenance services!