Company is Coming: Preparing Your Stone Floors for the Holidays
The holidays will be here sooner than it seems. You don’t have much time to get your home ready for the influx of visitors you are about to get, from neighbors to friends to co-workers and family. You’ll be hosting get togethers, cookie exchanges, and White Elephant parties. You might even be hosting the main event at your house.
With all those people and all that entertaining, you want to make sure that your home looks great. One thing that your guests will notice right away is your floor. If it looks dingy and old, it will make the whole space seem darker, dirtier, and less inviting. That won’t exactly make for a Merry Christmas.
While you are trimming the tree and getting the rest of your house ready for company, make sure you give your floors some attention. Here are a few things you need to do to get ready:
Clean them Well
When was the last time you really cleaned your floors? No, we mean really cleaned them? Sliding a mop over them in a hurry every few months doesn’t really count. That’s not going to get them clean. Dirt and other debris will build up on the surface and settle into every nook and cranny.
You need to do a good spring cleaning to make your floors look their best. Use an appropriate cleaner for the type of stone you have, and get into every corner with it. Do a good sweep and follow up with a thorough mop or steam clean. Get down there with a scrubber on your hands and knees if you need to get that gunk that adds up along the edge of the wall or in the corner.
Hire a Professional
Sometimes, even your hardest work won’t get your floors clean. The dirt may have set in and caused the floors to become stained or discolored. You might not even realize the extent of the problem since there can be a layer of dirt covering the entire surface, making all the tile appear dull or dark. You may not remember how bright or colorful your floors actually were until some of that staining is removed.
A stone floor cleaning company in Phoenix can lift out those set-in stains to restore the floor’s true colors. You’ll see that your floors were actually terra cotta, not brown. Or you’ll get to see the brighter, deeper hue of the floors, even if the color wasn’t changed. Your floors will seem to come to life again.
Seal the Tile and Grout
Sealing your floors can protect them from staining and water penetration that can breed bacteria. Right after you clean your floors and get them looking all shiny and new again, make sure you have them sealed. Otherwise, all that hard work and money you spent will go right down the drain.
You are going to have a lot of foot traffic in your home during the holidays, and with all the drinking and merry-making, there’s a good chance someone will spill a glass of wine or drop some dip on the floor. Sealing your floors will protect them from staining from a simple accident like that.
Repair and Restore Them
You may not have noticed, but you may have a few broken tiles or cracks in your floor. They may be over in the corner somewhere or even under a piece of furniture, which makes it easy to overlook them. Now that you’re getting your floors cleaned and making sure they look great for the holidays, go ahead and invest in some restoration.
Our professionals can replace broken tiles, fill cracks, buff out scratches, and more, depending on the type of damage and the stone. Doing so can save you a lot of money. For example, marble restoration and repair can cost a lot less than replacement, and it will preserve the beauty of the stone.
Sure, the holidays may be about spending time with family and friends and sharing the love you have for one another. But it’s also an opportunity to entertain, and you likely want your home to look its best. Taking care of your floors can set the tone to make sure your home looks great.
Call Arizona Stone Care in Phoenix to find out what the professionals can do to restore your stone floors and make them look great for the holidays. We are the experts in stone floor cleaning, and we can bring out the natural beauty of your floors again. We also specialize in marble restoration and repair, as well as restoration of other stone types. Call us in Phoenix today to get an estimate for your floors or to discuss your specific concerns.
Arizona Stone Care
Mesa, Arizona 85203
Phone: (480) 232-6264