Tile and Grout are Tough to Clean
Tile and grout are usually laid in areas of your home prone to high traffic, which get dirtier, faster. Perhaps you've tried cleaning your tile and grout yourself and gave up because, face it, you just can't get it clean yourself. The Steam Team uses high pressure steam to dissolve and force the dirt out of the uneven texture of the tile and grout. When we're done, you'll think you've got a new floor.
Natural Stone Cleaning
If everyday wear and tear has removed the luster from your floor it's time to call The Steam Team. Terrazzo, Saltillo, Slate, Granite and Limestone are beautiful stones. Cleaning products and techniques vary depending on which material and what kind of finish you are looking for. The Steam Team knows special techniques and can restore your natural stone. Trust us, it's much cheaper than replacing dull soiled natural flooring. The Steam Team can remove scratches, enhance and seal your floor today.
We are able to clean:
- Sandstone & Flagstone
- Terra Cotta & Clay Products
- Concrete & Masonry
- Ceramic & Porcelain
Classified as a "rough" material with a low absorption. Slate can be found both an interiors and exteriors, and rarely have a high polish unless a coating is placed on it. Slate can be a problem for it's high content of clay, especially in wet areas, and can develop efflorescence easily. A good quality silicone impregnator sealer can protect the stone and generated more durability. A color enhanced can be applied also in this type of floor, to create a colorful look of the stone.
The appearance of the terrazzo is more uniform than most natural stone, and is available in tile forms or by pouring application on the slab. Terrazzo is a mixture of Portland cement and Marble chips. These chips can range in size from a fraction of an inch to as large to several inches. The very good side about Terrazzo is it can be ground, honed and polish just like Marble and can be easily mistaken for Granite.
Granite is an extremely hard natural stone with low porosity, normally given a polished finish. Granite is formed by volcanic action, and is an acid and scratch resistant as well. Granite paving is not usually treated; in this case waterproofing the material is recommended, especially if is laid in places such kitchens or bathrooms.
Essentially limestone that has been formed in hot springs. Water movement caused the erosion of the stone creating numerous holes of varying sizes. A polished travertine will have its holes filled with color-matched Portland cement filler. These fillers do not take a high polish and therefore the overall polish tends to look blotchy.
Flagstone is the term given to almost all-stone material cut into thin, irregular shapes. Found extensively on sidewalks, foyer entrance, pool decks, etc..., flagstone can be almost any material but is commonly the SANDSTONE type. Flagstone should not be ground and should only be cleaned and sealed.