Our first stop on our world travels is Mumbai. They know how to “do” stone, and how to upkeep it in the more expensive hotels. Take for example. The Trident Hotel. The main lobby has a beautiful limestone floor, with a beautiful polish, and no wax:How do they keep them so beautiful? By…Details
Our around the word adventure officially starts today. Our first stop is the Pittsburgh International Airport. They have a newly installed terrazzo floor that is quite spectacular. Next time you are a little early for your flight, take a look around the edges of the concourse hub. You will notice inlays of Heinz Field,…Details
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The first step is protecting the walls and baseboards and any surface that could even get a drop of unwanted water or cleaning product on it. This very important step is the one most cleaners today totally skip. We never take short cuts when it comes to keeping your home looking great. Some jobs…Details
Rust can be a common problem especially on many white stones. Many stones naturally have iron as a major component. With iron, you guessed it, comes rust! But can it be fix? The answer is maybe. In the photos below notice the rust spots on the marble. The two stains are from a different source.…Details
Many time we receive calls about hard water spots. I thought it might be good to show you just what hard water damage on stone or ceramic tile looks like. This example is a porcelain tile that looks like a Emperador marble. This tile is affected by hard water. In the before photo on the…Details
Below is our recommendations for cleaners, and tips for cleaning too: For Natural Stone Showers: Kit: Soap Film Remover, Mildew Remover, & Natural Stone cleaner (mb-5): Instructions for regular weekly cleaning: Walls (from floor to about chest-level) and floors should be sprayed with the soap film remover, and scrubbed with a non-abrasive brush. Then rinse…Details
This marble vanity had become dull and etched from uses and acidic spills. The home owner was told that it was not possible to repair the top. We had all ready restored the marble floor. I asked them if they wanted the top done as well. They we’re excited with the news it could be…Details
Cleaning your tile floors and the grout is a lot of work. Don’t ruin your weekend. Take it easy and have clean interiors clean your grout and tile in your Pittsburgh home!
We here this all to often, from homeowners and installers alike. “We asked the tile shop what grout to use with natural stone and they recommend sanded grout.” There seems to be endless confusion or just a general lack of concern about grout. Until there is a problem. The simple solution is just to always…Details
This granite floor in Washington Pa is just breathtaking. But no matter how hard the homeowner and staff tried they just could not get it to look clean. After a deep cleaning from clean interiors, and a special process just for granite this floor turned out amazing. The floor has a polished granite, honed granite,…Details
This project was a diamond light restoration. We have a Roho Alicante (the red stone) and a Negro Marquina marble (the black stone on the boarder) The combination of two different types of marble can present challenges in restoration. Years of experience has lead to ANOTHER marble floor In Fox Chapel that has had a…Details
After 108 years of use, the limestone floors in the Carlyle building’s main entryway have been restored! This 1906 neo-classical building was originally the Union National Bank Building.
This floor received a diamond light restoration. With a diamond light we can’t remove all the scratches but it is more economical and less time consuming than a full diamond restoration. The light restoration does a great job removing minor scratches and restoring the gloss back to the stone. This floor was still in ok…Details
This floor was very dirty and need the tile and grout cleaned for sure. We used old fashion agitation and our truckmount that can produce extreme heat to clean this floor.
Before we do a large marble floor in Pittsburgh we like to do a sample tile. This home owner gave us a old extra stone that was laying around in the garage. We like to do this so you can have a vision of how the floor will look when it is finished. This sample…Details
If you have ever been to the fox chapel golf clubhouse you know what a amazing facility it is. They pride themselves on keeping everything from the original construction of the club as possible. Since its founding, Fox Chapel Golf Club has been known for its tradition of excellence. The Georgian-style Clubhouse, was designed by…Details
Many people are confused about sealer. They are over sold on its value or even what protection it really provides. They are not sure what type of sealer to use. So if your planing on sealing your grout and tile yourself how do you do it? What sealer should you use? In this post we…Details