Whats on your floor?
Tile, Granite, Marble,
These flooring surfaces require specific cleaning methods. Some are almost bulletproof, and others your could scratch with your fingernail.
So what do we do with which floor?
It can be difficult to know what the right thing is to do. Certain types of stone can be easily and permanently damaged by simply using the wrong cleaning product. All of these surfaces can become a nightmare when improper maintenance procedures are used. Gold Standard can clean all of these surfaces, and bring them back to looking new again. After we clean your floors we will give you instructions on how to keep them looking good for a long time to come. I have found that in almost all situations poorly made cleaning products, coupled with inadequate knowledge of proper cleaning procedures are to blame for dirty floors. Let us teach you how to keep your hard floors looking sharp year around.
Do I mop it, do I vacuum it, do I need to seal it, and where did that gallon of milk go?
What is it?
Epoxy aggregate is small pebbles coated with a commercial epoxy and applied directly you your existing floor.
How do I clean it?
Epoxy aggregate is very porous and will quickly drink up as much liquid as can be applied to it. So it is imperative that any liquids that are applied before and during the cleaning of an aggregate floor must be removed. Any dirty water left will sink to the base of the floor and stagnate causing a larger problem. Therefore you must choose a company that has the proper equipment to clean this type of floor effectively.
Travertine cleaning. What you need to know.
Travertine is a type of limestone that is found near hot springs. It is very soft and extremely porous. If fact travertine in its natural state looks quite a bit like swiss cheese. It is full of holes, this is due to the water from the hot springs bubbling up through the stone to the surface. As a result, there are two types of travertine available for purchase as flooring. Unfilled and filled. Unfilled travertine will have many holes in the stone (like swiss cheese). Filled travertine, on the other hand, will have its holes filled with an epoxy product designed to match the color of the stone itself. The filled travertine is much more common in homes today. However, keep in mind that the filler can sometimes come loose and will need to be repaired. If that is the case with your travertine please let us know and we can help you with the repairs before we clean your travertine.
Travertine cleaning first do no harm.
The first thing to know about travertine cleaning is that this stone can be damaged very easily by the wrong type of cleaning product. In fact, you may have noticed that if you happen to spill a drink like lemon or orange juice on your floor it will leave a dull spot. That is damage left due to the acid content in the drink. It is a permanent condition that can only be repaired using diamond polishing machinery so be careful when you spill and clean it right away.
This can happen as well when an inexperienced cleaner attempts to clean travertine using typical tile cleaning products. many of these products are acidic and will do permanent damage within seconds of there use. So it is critical that your cleaning professional is experienced with travertine cleaning.
Do you need to seal travertine?
Remember travertine is a soft porous stone. As a result, it will soak up liquids like a sponge. These liquids can be your spills from daily use of cleaning products use to try to clean the stone. These things will enter the pours of the stone and get lodged inside the sone causing staining that may not come out. So it is critical that travertine is sealed with a high-quality sealer at the time of each cleaning to prevent staining from occurring.
Gold Standard Floor Care has been performing travertine cleaning in Fresno for many years and is well qualified and certified to clean and seal your travertine floors properly.