Tile and Stone Cleaning
- Stone Cleaning & Sealing
- Tile & Stone Types
Restorative Tile & Stone Cleaning
Sealing - Steam Clean Floors - Countertops - Walls - Shower Cleaning
Guaranteed cleaning, sealing and polishing of all types of tile and stones including travertine, slate, marble, granite, and more.Our tile, grout, and stone cleaning package includes machine scrubbing and hand brushing the dirty grout, and high heat , high pressure rinse to give you the best results possible. When requested, we finish our cleaning process with a durable sealant that penetrates deep into the grout or stone to seal for the months to come helping to protect it from spills and other problems Floors, counters, showers – we do it all!
- Natural stone cleaning and polishing
- Stone sealing stone safe chemicals
- Machine scrubbing and brushing ( most tile cleaners do not machine scrub, leaving behind 25 percent more dirt)
- Truck mounted high heat rinse
- Final wipe down that will make the surface look amazing
- Impregnator sealant applied to repel water or stains
Any San Diego tile cleaning company can call themselves professionals, but Silver Olas means it and were # 1. With a staff full of IICRC Certified Technicians and a dedication to the latest industry standards and ongoing training, Silver Olas is the only company that can offer you professional-grade stone and tile cleaning at a fair price using our special secret ( cimex scrubing machine)
Stone Polishing , Marble Polishing , Travertine Polishing
Isn’t it time to restore your dull, uneven, blotchy finish to its original beauty? Silver Olas Can restore your stone to a full shine or honed finish. We take care to do a great job polsihing and then use a great sealer.
A clean home or office is a healthy environment for everyone, and whether you need a bit of help with your carpets, your tile and grout, or even your stone, Silver Olas offers a broad range of services to businesses and homes in the San Diego area. Fully bonded and insured, we’re the only professional cleaning service you’ll ever need. Get the professional results you deserve with Silver Olas.
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Cleaning in All San Diego Tile and Grout Cleaners , Sealing and Polishing.
Step 1 . Vacuum or broom up loose debris from tile or stone
Step 2. Spray cleaner and let it soak into dirty tile and grout.
Step 3. Hand scrub grout in heavy traffic areas.
Step 4. Machine scrub all tile and grout ( not done by most companies)
Step 5. Steam clean tile with hot water and rinse / Steam Clean Floor/Floor Steam Clean
Step 6. Seal grout and stone with impregnator sealer that penetrates into surface and protects for approx. 5 to 7 years. ( Stone Pro Impregnator Sealer )
Tile and Stone Types
Tile and stone floors offer cleanliness, durability, and a historical elegance that is difficult to match using any other flooring material. Whether it be with the natural beauty of sedimentary, igneous, or metamorphic cut stone or the versatility of custom tile, these floors are a smart choice for timeless design as well as resale value.
While these floors require little regular maintenance they do need periodic professional cleaning and sealing in order to maintain their long lasting natural qualities. The following are some, but not all, of the types of common tile and stone floors with a brief description and a little insight on their preservation requirements.
Ceramic tiles are durable, easy to clean, and made in a vast variety of custom colors, patterns, shapes, and sizes. Properly glazed and maintained, tile flooring will not absorb odors, support allergens or bacteria nor will it burn or scorch. Ceramic tile can outlast almost any other type of flooring. As a non-porous material the Ceramic itself does not need to be sealed, but the grout that holds the tile is porous and not only needs to be sealed, but needs proper periodic cleaning with an alkaline and acidic cleaner.
Porcelain tile has many of the same qualities of ceramic tile. The durability, lack of support of bacteria or allergens, as well as the fact that it will not scorch or burn. The primary difference is that ceramic is made of clay and minerals whereas porcelain is fired from fine sand. The end result is a very similar product with the porcelain being denser, harder, and more difficult to install. Properly glazed porcelain is non-porous and yet the grout is porous and must be cleaned with an alkaline and acidic cleaner.
Travertine is a natural sedimentary stone formed by precipitates within underground waterways. It is a smooth porous stone that has many different unique and natural colors and pattern variations. The tile can also be polished or honed whether you want a gloss or flat look. Travertine is only properly cleaned using alkaline and the floors are vulnerable to acidic materials which can "etch" the stone. Travertine and the surrounding grout must be properly sealed and cleaned as a regimen of proper maintenance and installation.
Marble is a natural metamorphic stone where the stone itself is only produced through immense pressure and heat that is experienced by particular rocks beneath the crust of the earth. Like all natural stones it can be polished or honed for a glossy or subdued flat appearance. Marble and its grout must not only be properly sealed, but also cleaned using alkaline. As with all natural stones, marble is vulnerable to acidic substances that may "etch" the stone where exposed.
Granite is an igneous stone that is formed by molten rock that has cooled and hardened. Granite and any grout that is used are both porous, therefore they both must be properly sealed and cleaned periodically. Cleaning should be done using alkaline. The finish on granite can be made glossy or more flat and dull depending upon whether you polish or hone the surface.
Slate is a metamorphic stone that is created under similar conditions as granite and like granite it is porous and therefore must be properly cleaned and sealed. As with all grout, it too is porous and must be properly cleaned. Slate and the grout is cleaned using alkaline and cleaning as well as sealing must be completed periodically to ensure long life and health of the natural stone. Unlike other natural stones slate cannot be polished though it is possible to use finishes that have enhancers or are made to leave a wet look that will bring some gloss to the slate.
Pavers are typically made from concrete, brick, or natural stone and while each of these have different intrinsic qualities, all are porous and therefore must be cleaned with alkaline and though some say sealing is optional, they maintain their beauty longer if sealed. Most pavers are designed to have similar qualities to slate where they cannot be polished, but they can be sealed with special enhanced sealants or other sealants designed to leave a "wet" look in order to accomplish a more polished appearance.
Mexican pavers are formed from different types of clay with the three main types being Saltillo/Super Saltillo, Lincoln, and Hacienda. All three are porous and therefore should be cleaned with alkaline and sealed. As with most pavers, Mexican pavers cannot be polished, but they can be given a brighter more polished look by using a sealer that has enhancers to give them more of a glazed or wet look.
Terrazo materials are specially manufactured using chips of natural material that are formed together into a single solid surface. Terrazo can be purchased in pre-made sections, tiles, or made on site. By its very nature Terrazo is porous and must be both sealed and cleaned properly using alkaline. Terrazo materials can be polished for a brighter glossy appearance and honed for a more flat and matte look.
Flagstone is a sedimentary rock that is formed over time by sedimentary material. Flagstone can be honed for a flatter matte look or polished in order to make it appear more bright and glossy. Flagstone is porous and therefore vulnerable to outside elements unless properly sealed. Flagstone can be cleaned with alkaline and should be completed routinely. The sealer should be routinely replaced but not necessarily as often as the deep cleaning.
Limestone is a sedimentary stone that is formed by sedimentary animal debris. Limestone is like all natural stones in that it is porous and therefore needs to be periodically sealed as well as routinely cleaned using alkaline. Limestone can be polished to a glossy finish or honed to a flat finish dependent upon the look desired.
Finished Stone Floors
The following are types and methods of finishing stone floors.
Properly polishing stone floors requires a series of increasingly fine polishing tools in order to bring out the natural luster and beauty of the stone and the crystals commonly found within most stone. Polishing is oftentimes used with marble, limestone, and granite flooring.
While polishing uses increasingly finer materials to bring out an ever increasing glossy appearance. Honed is a method that is similar to polishing, yet stops before the finest of the materials are used. This gives the honed floor the same smooth surface yet its appearance is flat and therefore less prone to showing scratches and blemishes. A honed floor typically requires less routine maintenance. It is common for marble, slat, and limestone to be honed
An acid washed surface is not smooth like the polished or honed surfaces. Acid Washed techniques produce a glossy surface and yet leave the imperfections such as tiny pits and small etchings. This is a popular finish for both marble and limestone that produces an antique or rustic appearance. It is not uncommon for granite to also be acid washed in order to bring down the gloss and give the granite a unique look.
When a finish is saw-cut refined it is processed in order to remove the primary saw marks that made the stone and yet not the finer saw marks that cut it to its final size. This gives the a stone yet another unique look that is typically found on granite, limestone, or marble. Most saw-cut refined finishes have a flat matte appearance.
This is a unique technique that produces a textured surface that is oftentimes useful in areas where individuals are at risk for a slip and fall. To achieve this finish the stone is subjected to intense heat and then very rapid cooling where it pops and chips leaving the desired texture. This is common with granite.
Split faced finishing is commonly seen on slate surfaces. This technique is oftentimes completed by hand and shows the marks from the tools used. This finish is has a texture to it but not nearly as rough as a flamed finish.
The tumbled finish is literally achieved by tumbling pieces of the stone together which produces a pitted smooth surface stone that has irregular, broken, and rounded edges. Limestone and marble are commonly found with a tumbled finish.
A brushed finish is a technique that is used to give the stone the appearance of having been exposed and worn over time. It is accomplished using repeated brushing of the stone until the desired look is achieved.
Tile Cleaning Carlsbad 760-753-0969
Dedication to beautiful tile surfaces. It’s what any grout cleaning Carlsbad service should offer, and Silver Olas goes above and beyond that call. Dedicated to today’s best industry practices and standards, Silver Olas has a staff of IICRC Certified Technicians who regularly undergo training in the newest tile cleaning practices, so you’ll get professional-grade stone and tile cleaning, at a price you’ll love.
What Services Do You Need?
From your floors to your countertops, from your walls to the shower cleaning in your home, only Silver Olas offers guaranteed cleaning, grout sealing, and polishing of every type of tile and stone imaginable. Travertine, slate, marble, granite, and more are our specialty.
Restorative Cleaning Package With More
Every time you call Silver Olas for our Carlsbad cleaning services, you get a tile, grout, and stone cleaning package that just goes a bit further. Each visit includes a hand or machine scrubbing of the grout, as well as the high heat and high pressure rinse necessary to make your surfaces look cleaner than you ever thought possible. If you’d like, we can even finish the process with a unique sealant that works deep into the grout or stone to ensure spills and more are no problem in the coming months.
Here’s an overview of our process:
Each visit includes natural stone cleaning and polishing, machine scrubbing and brushing, truck mounted high heat rinse, and a final wipe down to help ensure the surface looks amazing. If requested, we’ll be happy to include stone sealing safe chemicals and an impregnator sealant to ensure surfaces remain beautiful.
It’s time to restore those beautiful stone surfaces. Dull, uneven, blotchy finishes are no problem when you contact Silver Olas for Carlsbad tile cleaning. We even offer free estimates. What are you waiting for? Create that healthy, beautiful environment in your home or office right now.
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About Carlsbad stone cleaning and Grout sealing
Whether Marble polishing, Travertine Cleaning ,limestone sealing , slate or stone Cleaning , natural stone floors have a special appearance that can enhance the look of a whole room. Bathrooms with stone floors or showers can add much value to the home. Keeping your floors in good condition can sometimes be a daunting task – poor maintenance can lead to the floors becoming permanently stained and quite dull to look at. Stone flooring is a good examples of why timely maintenance is crucial – they may look easy to clean, since spillages can be easily wiped, but these can infiltrate the stone and lead to ugly stains, or etch the finish of the stone. Any acidic chemical ,juice or wines can remove or damage your finish. Only professional polishing can restore these areas. Quality Sealers when applied can help prevent this type of damage. and this will be the scope of this article.
Stone and slate seem like tough surface materials, but the reality is they can be damaged and scratched easily .Typically from dragging furniture or chairs without felt protection on the bottom. Stone and grout both need sealant to protect and keep their appearance and stop stains from absorbing deep in the stone or grout. Since grout is a porous substance – it’s a mix of cement, sand and water – dirt, grease and oil can easily get there and once it’s in, chances to clean it up are slim.
Regular sweeping or vacuuming – at least on a weekly, if not on daily basis – can protect your floor from scratches from dirt or small pebbles or other items. Treat any spillages of grease and oil in the kitchen immediately as they can stain the floor if you don’t deal with them . General cleaning and maintenance no longer is too difficult with the invention of swifters, micro fiber towels , and steam mops (like the shark)Old school mopping no longer work as they just spread dirty water around the stone and grout. From time to time you will have to call in a professional Stone Cleaning Company and make sure to also ask for stone sealer or grout sealer . A good floor restoration company that will help you get your stone tiles back to their previous state can save you money and much time.
A good stone floor is generally not cheap, and an investment to protect it could save you money and lots of hassle in the long run. Using a quality sealant or sealer is a must for almost any type of flooring and also for all surfaces where grout or natural stone is placed, like bathrooms, counter tops or kitchen floors or wherever you have stone , inside or outsied. Sealer protects the stone from wearing as fast or from spills. and should be applied every couple of years to keep your floors in good condition. Think of it like a clear protection barrier that goes over the grout and helps keep water or spills out so that it doesn't begin to mold. It also keeps dirt on top of the surface – it doesn’t sink into the porous grout -- so that you can wipe or vacuum it off easily.
Depending on the type of sealer used, you will have to reapply it after another four to six years. On average, most brands recommend 2-3 years before they need maintenance. Make sure to follow the indications on the bottom of the box if you are applying the sealer yourself and always call in the professionals if you are unsure.