Granite Counter Polishing

This bathroom counter was in pretty good shape but had lost a little luster and had a few chips in the edge.  A light compound polishing brought the surface to a high glossy shine and adhesives were color matched to correct the chipped areas.  Sometimes all you need is a stone maintenance, not a full restoration.  This job took about an hour and what a difference it made for our customer.

Clean Tumbled Travertine Floor

This is a travertine floor that we cleaned using our pressure washing system.  No restoration was done – only removal of the dingy deep down dirt that no brush or mop can reach.  This tumbled travertine floor is cleaner than the day it was installed.

Marble Polishing Stone Restoration

BEFORE Marble Polishing

AFTER Marble Polishing

This is a cost effective resurrection of a marble floor.  A simple diamond marble polish can complete restore your marble floor in only a few hours.  Notice the clarity of the reflection of the recessed lighting.  Count on us for professional stone restoration!
Paver Stripping

BEFORE Paver Stripping

AFTER Paver Stripping

This paver floor is brand new, but the contractor had trouble with the final finish and this is how it looked after they tried to strip the botched paver sealer.  We had to completely strip the rest of the stain and sealer from the pavers.  Afterwards, a new stain and topical sealer was applied.  The owners elected to take this opportunity to improve the final color also.  Be sure to have a professional handle the sealing of your paver installation and get it right the first time and avoid having to strip pavers.

Slate Floor Stripping

BEFORE Sealer Stripping

AFTER Sealer Stripping

This slate floor has obviously been waxed for a few years and is in need of stone refinishing.  It looks as though whoever waxed it forgot to clean it first? The owner has had enough and wanted to strip and re-seal this beautiful slate.  We used a high pH stripper…a couple of time to remove all of the old coating and resealed the floor with a high quality topical stone sealer.  The key is to fully remove all of the existing coating and thoroughly clean the floor prior to applying a new floor finish.

Concrete Sealing

DURING Concrete Cleaning

DURING Concrete Cleaning

First Coat Concrete Topical Sealer

DURING Concrete Sealer

AFTER Concrete Sealer

We just completed concrete sealing for this local historic building.  The owner wanted nothing changed with the floor, refusing to allow us to grind, hone or polish the concrete.  He liked the idea of leaving all of the years of paint, stains and damage in the surface, but wanted a concrete floor that would be more easily maintained in a retail environment.  We quickly scrubbed and pressure washed the floor and then applied a high quality solvent acrylic concrete coating.  Yes, there are much better products to use, but this is a cost effective product that will fare fine in a residential or light commercial environment – at least with some education.  In the end it looks pretty good too!

Tile Cleaning

Today, we performed a basic tile cleaning service.  This tile has not been professionally cleaned in 12 years and there was a deep down grime in the grout lines.  We used an industrial strength high pH cleaner and of course our high pressure, hot water extraction wand.  This process is performed quickly and without stress or damage to the surrounding baseboards, walls or carpet.  We were able to complete  about 600 sq. ft. of this flooring in less than 3 hours from start to finish.  Call NuTech Floor today for the best tile cleaning service.

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Granite Counter Sealing

This is dedicated to all of those who believe that granite sealing is required every year.  If you have a polished granite counter, you may be surprised to hear that it may not need sealing.  It is true that there are many stones that need to be stoned, but a polished granite counter may survive for many years with no sealer at all.  Keep in mind not all granite is created equal – if yours is susceptible to being porous you should definitely seal it, however in many cases, especially in some of the darker stones, a polished granite top will have a natural surface tension that will not allow water or other contaminates to penetrate.  Test your granite counter be letting water set on it for an hour.  After an hour does it still bead like it would on a freshly waxed car?  If so, wipe it away.  Is there a dark spot or any other indication of absorbency?  If not, you may elect to leave your granite counter tops unsealed.  Seal Granite tops when they are absorbent or porous!

Stone Cleaning

Didn’t think you needed stone cleaning?  Here’s a job that we cleaned recently.  The pebble stone really didn’t look that bad until we started blasting.  Just goes to show you what is really living on your floor.  Try doing that with a brush!  Professional high pressure steam cleaning is the solution.

Marble Cleaning

Marble cleaning services are most commonly performed on honed or tumbled stones as these stones tend to hold more dirt within the surface than polished surfaces.  A honed or tumbled surface is a bit rougher and as a general rule of thumb will require more periodic cleaning than a polished marble or other polished natural stone.

On the other hand a polished marble or other polished natural stone may require polishing long before you will be concerned about any deep down professional cleaning.  Some limestone, travertine and marble surfaces can be quite soft within the stone world and may dull or suffer from micro abrasion.  The only way to recover the beautiful polish for these stones is to perform a marble polishing service.