Tile & Stone Cleaners

Granite Tile Cleaning

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Granite tiles are a durable and visually appealing option that are often used in kitchens and bathrooms. They can be used as flooring, wall coverings, or countertops, and are a highly sought after material for both homes and offices. The natural beauty and timeless elegance of granite make it a preferred choice over synthetic materials. With a diverse range of colors and the ability to be cut into various shapes and designs, granite tiles can be customized to fit the unique style and needs of kitchens, vanities, and bath areas.

The three most sought-after colors of granite tile are Absolute Black, Black Galaxy, and Kashmir White. Absolute Black is a pure black stone with no other colors, Black Galaxy has black tiles with flecks of gold, and Kashmir White features white tiles with speckles of various colors. These tiles are highly elegant and require relatively low maintenance compared to other natural stones. They are versatile enough to be used in various parts of homes such as kitchen floors and slabs, bathroom wall coverings, patios and other areas, as well as in office spaces such as meeting rooms and walls.

What is Granite?

Granite is a natural stone that forms from molten lava that never reached the surface of the Earth. It is a dense, hard rock that is composed primarily of silica, and is considered an igneous or metamorphic rock. With a rating of 7 on the Mohs scale of hardness, granite is denser and harder than marble and only a few materials can scratch it. The mineral quartz is formed when silica combines with oxygen. It is a durable and beautiful material that can be used in many areas of a home, such as flooring, stair treads, countertops, wall coverings, sinks, and basins. Its natural beauty and high-quality make it a preferred choice over synthetic materials, and its ease of maintenance and ability to increase the value of a home make it a practical choice as well.

Sealing Granite Floors

There are two primary types of sealers that can be used on granite tiles:

  1. Deep Penetrating Impregnating Sealer – this type of sealer is applied to the surface and soaks into the pores of the granite, providing a transparent or color-enhancing finish.
  2. Topical Sealer – this type of sealer is applied on the surface of the granite tile and provides a glossy, satin, or matte finish.

Both types of sealers are designed to protect the granite tile from staining, scratches, and other forms of damage, while also enhancing its appearance.

A deep penetrating impregnating sealer is an effective way to protect granite tiles and grout from water and oil-based stains. The sealer chemically reacts with the surface pores of the stone to create a breathable barrier that protects against absorption of stains. It also makes the cleaning and maintenance of the surface much easier.

Tile and Stone Cleaners are certified applicators of premium sealers that are specially engineered for denser surfaces such as granite and are based on the latest fluoro-bond technology. These sealers penetrate the pores of the stone without altering its appearance and enhance the resistance against chemical attacks and contamination.

Sealing your granite tile is an essential step in protecting your investment against stains. The Tile and Stone Cleaners experienced technicians are experts at applying all types of sealers. They will ensure that your granite tile looks its best. In some cases, a topical sealer may be applied to create a high-gloss, satin, or matte finish to the surface, or to hide certain types of damage. Topical sealers have a lifespan of around 3 years.

Granite Tile Care Tips & Advice

Here are some tips and advice for maintaining and caring for your granite tile:

  • Keep the surface free of dust by regularly dusting it.
  • Regularly sweep or vacuum the floors to keep them clean.
  • Use only the recommended stone care products when cleaning your granite tile.
  • Clean the tile with a small amount of neutral cleaner, stone soap, mild liquid dishwashing detergent, or warm water.
  • Use a clean rag or cloth to wipe down the tile.
  • Place coasters or gliders under furniture to protect the tile from scratches.
  • Avoid using any products that contain acids, as they can etch the surface.
  • When using a soap solution, make sure to rinse the surface thoroughly afterwards.
  • To avoid heat damage, do not place extremely hot pans directly on granite slabs.
  • Taking good care of your granite tile will help it to last for many years.
  • Before installation, it’s important to consult with a stone restoration contractor for the proper materials and methods for installation.

Granite Stone Care Warnings!

Here are some warning to keep in mind when caring for your granite stone:

  • Avoid using vinegar, soft scrub, Windex, or other common household cleaners, particularly in shower areas.
  • Never mix bleach and ammonia, as it creates a dangerous and toxic gas.
  • Do not use powders or creams that may scratch the surface of the stone.
  • Be careful not to use too much cleaner or soap, as it can leave a film and cause streaks on the granite.
  • Use a vacuum with a soft brush attachment to avoid scratching the stone surface.
  • Do not drag heavy objects across the stone floor, as it can cause scratches and damage.

Don’t hire an inexperienced contractor

It is important to hire an experienced contractor when it comes to the care and maintenance of your property’s surfaces. Our company offers a wide range of services that can greatly enhance the appearance, market appeal, and overall value of your property. We provide comprehensive solutions for issues related to tiles, grout, natural stone, and masonry surfaces. Choose us as your go-to contractor to ensure that the job is done right.

Tile and Stone Cleaners® Granite Services

Granite Stripping and Sealing

Tile and Stone Cleaners® offers professional striping, cleaning, and resealing services for your granite tiles, no matter where they are located. Whether it is in the kitchen, shower, bathroom, around a swimming pool, in the backyard, outdoors, or in any hard-to-reach indoor areas, we have the expertise and equipment to clean and reseal your granite tiles for you.

Granite Cleaning and Sealing

If your granite surfaces have lost their shine and are not showing their natural color, or if you have recently installed new granite tiles and need to protect them, Tile and Stone Cleaners® Cleaning and Sealing is the right choice for you. Our professional cleaning and sealing services can effectively and efficiently restore the beauty of your granite tiles and protect them against future stains and damage. Contact us to get the expert care your granite tile needs.

Granite Tile and Grout Cleaning

Cleaning tile and grout effectively requires the use of specialized equipment and powerful cleaning products. Our company uses a combination of specially formulated solutions and high-pressure, truck-mounted cleaning equipment to deliver exceptional results for your tiles and grout. With our advanced tools and expertise, we can ensure that your tiles and grout are cleaned to the highest standards.

Granite Tile Sealing

Sealing is an essential step in protecting porous tiles such as granite against staining. It creates a barrier on the surface of the tile that helps prevent and reduce the absorption of stains. It also protects the tile from chemical attacks and deterioration, making it more resistant to contamination. Seal your granite surfaces to ensure they are protected from stains and maintain their appearance.

Granite Stripping

Our technicians specialize in stripping, scrubbing and cleaning to remove old sealant residue, and restoring the original appearance of the floor. With proper equipment and skills, our team can provide an extensive service for surface stripping on your granite tiles. We can strip and reseal any type of hard surface flooring, as well as wall tiles, to give them a fresh and new look.

Granite Grinding

Grinding is a process that can smooth out any imperfections and reveal a new layer on the surface, allowing for the creation of a high-quality honed or polished finish. This technique can remove deep scratches, stains, and other contaminants from your granite, resulting in an even and smooth surface. Additionally, grinding can address lippage, which is the unevenness of tiles that may occur after installation.

Granite Honing

Honed granite surfaces have a smooth and velvety texture, with a satin-like feel to the touch. This finish is often more suited for casual and comfortable environments as opposed to the formal and glossy look of polished surfaces. By honing your granite floors, you can achieve a beautiful stone finish in your home or business, while also greatly reducing the need for frequent maintenance.

Granite Polishing

Our technicians at Tile and Stone Cleaners® have the expertise to re-color or change the color of badly stained or unsightly grout. Our grout color sealing service is tailored to revitalize dirty and aged grout, and give it a brand new appearance. Whether you want to match the grout color to the tile or change it to a completely different color, we can do it for you. Trust us to refresh the look of your tile floors and walls.

Efflorescence Treatment

Efflorescence is the accumulation of salt deposits on or near the surface of tile and grout. To effectively remove efflorescence, Tile and Stone Cleaners® technicians use specialized equipment and chemical solutions. They are equipped with various tools and treatments to safely and effectively remove efflorescence both inside and outside of your property. Trust us to give your tiles and grout a fresh new look and keep them well-maintained.

Minor Tile Repair

Do you have cracked, chipped, loose, or discolored tiles on your walls, floors, stairs, or around the swimming pool? Are you in need of replacement tiles from a previous installation? Tile and Stone Cleaners® can help. Our team includes professional and experienced tilers who can assist you with repairing or replacing your indoor and outdoor tiles. Whether it’s a small crack or a broken tile, our team will be able to fix it and help restore the beauty of your tile surfaces.

Grout Colour Sealing

Our technicians at Tile and Stone Cleaners® have the expertise to re-color or change the color of badly stained or unsightly grout. Our grout color sealing service is tailored to revitalize dirty and aged grout, and give it a brand new appearance. Whether you want to match the grout color to the tile or change it to a completely different color, we can do it for you. Trust us to refresh the look of your tile floors and walls.