The first step is for the professional to determine the most efficient and safest cleaning method for the surface. Should a more abrasive or a gentler method be used? Does a topical coating need to be removed? Now the prep work begins to protect furnishing and the surrounding areas. This may require application of painters tape to protect wood trim, covering nearby carpet, or carefully moving furniture out of the way
The technician will proceed to remove excess soiling through use of specialty cleaning solutions. When faced with stubborn stains, the technician may use a special poultice to penetrate below the surface.
Once cleaned the stone and tile are optionally sealed with impregnating sealers or topical coating to protect against future damage. When the sealer is applied, the technician begins by applying it around the edges. This ensures that the sealer is not misapplied onto surrounding surfaces. A sprayer may be utilized in the center to get an even coat of sealer. Professional cleaning and maintenance using these methods can protect these surfaces, and even restore their natural beauty if they’ve been neglected.