Ceramic Tile vs Natural Stone
Porcelain & Ceramic Tile in Greater Las Vegas, NV
Ceramic Tile is a durable tile that is both scratch and shock resistant. Porcelain is a special type of ceramic tile that is made from a special clay that makes it even more dense and durable. All ceramic tile is man-made in a factory, so the easiest indication of whether tile is ceramic or natural is to look for identical patterns in the tile. If the floor has tiles that are identical in pattern, then the floor is a type of ceramic tile.
Ceramic Tile is an easily maintained tile and flooring option, and is almost always is sealed in the factory during the manufacturing process. Ceramic tile does not need to be sealed, however the grout lines in between the tiles do. Grout is porous and a breeding ground for all kinds of germs, bacteria and contaminates. It is recommended that grout be sealed to prevent being a harborage area for germs and pollutants, as well as to repel accidental stains and damage from exposure to elements. Grout lines in showers and bathrooms in particular must be sealed regularly to prevent moisture from penetrating beneath the surface of the tile. For best results, grout should be sealed only after it is thoroughly and professionally cleaned.
Greater Las Vegas, NV Natural Stone Tile
Natural Stone is harvested from quarries and then crafted into tiles that have a natural grain, pattern and color. This type of tile floor is unique, natural and beautiful. Travertine is the most common type of natural stone that exists and is chosen for Las Vegas floors, but many other types of natural stone are also great choices like marble, granite, slate, limestone, sandstone, quartzite and flagstone. To determine whether tile is ceramic or natural look to see if the floor has a unique pattern for each tile. If it does, it is a type of natural stone.
Natural Stone in Las Vegas, NV is very porous and therefore needs to be completely sealed regularly. Unlike ceramic tile, the entire area must be sealed including the tile and the grout lines. After a thorough and detailed cleaning, Stone & Tile Floor Cleaning & Restoration will seal your tiled area with a high quality dupont sealer to prevent damage and stains from penetrating the surface of the tile.
Greater Las Vegas, NV Professional Cleaning Process
Our truck mounted steam producing equipment and vacuum waste-water tank are located inside of the service vehicles parked on site. Our cleaning technicians will bring two hoses inside the building to provide pressurized steam cleaning as well as vacuum suction for water extraction. The areas to be cleaned are first pre-treated with our special cleaning products and left to sit for a few minutes. Our specialty cleaning tools are attached to the two hoses, and the tiled floor is cleaned with high-pressure steam that safely removes all dirt, grease and contaminates as the vacuum immediately sucks up all of the dirty residual water.
Residential Tile & Grout Care in & Around Las Vegas, NV
Whether you are moving into a new Las Vegas home, or just want to make your existing home look new again, Stone & Tile Floor Cleaning & Restoration can clean the tile and grout surfaces throughout your entire property. We will restore your floors and other tiled surfaces to their original, like new condition. Build-up of dirt, grease, grime and pollutants will be removed, and your surfaces will be restored to their deserved former glory.
We Offer Residential Tile and Grout Cleaning of Kitchens | Countertops | Backsplashes | Living Areas | Floors | Hallways | Bathrooms | Showers | Patios | Courtyards
Greater Las Vegas, NV Commercial Tile & Grout Maintenance
Whether your business needs to maintain a professional and flawless appearance to the general public, or if you simply need to pass an inspection, Stone & Tile Floor Cleaning & Restoration can clean the tile and grout on your business premises. We will restore your floors and other tiled surfaces to their original, like new condition. Buildup of dirt, grime and other contaminants will be removed, and your tiled surfaces will be restored to their former glory. We will help you keep existing customers and attract new clients.
We Offer Commercial Tile & Grout Maintenance of Receptions | Showrooms | Offices | Restaurant Kitchens | Dining Areas | Bathrooms | Work Areas | Lobbies | Halls | Patios
Grout Repair & Restoration in & around Las Vegas, NV
Several factors may contribute to damaged and/or loosened grout. Grout may have been improperly installed or set on an unstable foundation and deteriorate gradually over time or grout may become damaged immediately by the use of harmful, acidic cleaning compounds. It is important to hire an experienced cleaning company who understand and adhere to the principles of grout science. Not only can Stone & Tile Floor Cleaning & Restoration repair your grout to a like new condition, we can also color it to its original color and a brand new color makeover.
We offer Grout Removal | Repair | Replacement | Restoration Patching | Sealing | Color Matching | Re-Color Changing
Greater Las Vegas, NV Grout Coloring & Re-Coloring
At Stone & Tile Floor Cleaning & Restoration, our grout coloring process will uniformly re-color your grout while making it water and stain resistant, as well as mold and mildew resistant. We can color your grout to its original color or one of the 100 grout colors we have to choose from. We can re-color grout on tile floors, walls, showers, countertops and backsplashes. Like all of our products, our grout color sealer is odorless as well as safe for families and pets.
Tile & Grout Sealing in & around Las Vegas, NV
Natural Stone is always porous and therefore needs to be completely sealed before it is used. Ceramic tile on the other hand, is a durable and easily maintained tile option, and it almost always is sealed in the manufacturing process. Ceramic tile does not need to be sealed but even the most beautiful tile can appear dingy if it is surrounded by dirty or stained, uneven grout. Because grout is highly porous, it is also highly absorbent and can easily become stained or discolored when dirt or stain particles seep in. Grout can also be damaged from exposure to elements. Grout lines in showers and bathrooms must be sealed to prevent moisture from penetrating beneath the surface of the tile. As a preventative action, it is essential that you get your grout sealed as soon as it is installed; especially when living in a busy home or office where spills happen often and where there is heavy foot traffic. Existing grout should only be sealed after it is thoroughly cleaned for best results. If your grout is discolored and needs to be sealed or re-sealed, contact Stone & Tile Floor Cleaning & Restoration to be of assistance!