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Natural stone floors, walls, and other surfaces provide a unique and classic appeal because of their high-quality appearance that highlights a variety of designs, patterns, and finishes. It should be noted however that with this unique looks comes challenges when it comes to cleaning them, maintaining them, and overall natural stone care.

Various stone varieties including marble, sandstone, limestone, travertine, slate, bluestone/basalt, granite, terracotta, concrete, concrete render, tiles, pavers, and masonry surfaces are susceptible to moisture damage leading to the corrosion of steel reinforcement, etching, growth of algae, and moss on exterior surfaces.

Quickly Please Cleaning takes pride in being able to service all natural stone surfaces, delivering top-quality service you would expect from a professional natural stone cleaning service provider.

Our team of natural stone specialists from Quickly Please Cleaning are highly skilled and licensed to apply these proprietary cleaning and sealing solutions and guarantee your total satisfaction on every natural stone cleaning and sealing project they do for you.

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Marble Surface Cleaning

Being one of the most beautiful stones available on the market today, marble is largely used in all types of applications. From luxurious and high-end homes and businesses to the regular consumer simply wanting to add a touch of sophistication into his home that only marble can provide.

Known as a non-foliated metamorphic rock, marble does not show any layering and has actually transformed from another material through pressure or heat over time. In the Mohs scale, which determines the hardness of a material where diamond has a rating of 10, marble ranges between 1 and 4.

Because it has the ability to attain a luxurious polish, marble can have a very smooth surface that gleams with a lustrous shine. Its appealing effect is attributed to its slight translucent quality that allows light to penetrate its surface and create a glowing reflection. When polished the natural colors of marble are enhanced and its elegant natural stone qualities more defined.

Recognized as a relative of limestone, also a natural material, marble requires special care because it’s prone to staining and scratching and because of its high value. Because of its porous nature, marble absorbs oils and liquids that can leave stains and unwanted marks under the surface that are difficulty to remove.

Sauces, soft drinks, fruit juices, and other acidic substances around the house coming into contact with marble can etch the stone in an instant or leave a permanent stain on your marble floor or wall.

We can give you an immediate quote over the phone or we can come over and take a look at the problem. If you are happy with the price, we can work right there and then and ensure your total satisfaction. For more information on protecting and maintaining your natural stone surfaces, check out our Protection – Sealers and Coating Solutions section.

Sandstone Surface Cleaning

There is no question that the beauty of sandstone pavers and any sandstone surface—whether it be in your interiors or exteriors—is timeless. Sandstone blocks carved out of the ground have been there since time immemorial.

As a sedimentary rock, sandstone is composed of sand-sized rock grains and minerals. Most varieties of sandstone are composed of quartz and feldspar, considered one of the most common minerals in the planet, next to gypsum, calcite, gypsum, and other iron compound varieties. Just like sand, sandstone comes with a granular texture and in a variety of colours. The most common sandstone colours include yellow, brown, red, tan, pink, grey, as well as white.

As with any surface, sandstone floors and pavers are prone to staining, scratching, and fracturing. Professionals recommend sandstone tiles and surfaces should be allowed to breathe instead of suffocating them with synthetic coatings and sealers. Some of these harmful chemicals and solutions may cause for the natural stone to grow brittle or discolor and eliminate that timeless beauty and elegant look they naturally have.

To maintain the polished and honed appearance of your sandstone surface, professional regular maintenance is required to maintain the honed or polished appearance of sandstone. While some homeowners prefer on getting their sandstone paver or floor on a high shine finish, sandstone looks best with a medium polish or low sheen appearance.

Quickly Please Cleaning provides a complete line of sandstone cleaning, protecting, and sealing services. Our team of professional stone technicians are fully equipped with the latest in natural stone cleaning and sealing paraphernalia and equipment that helps for a faster and more efficient completion of your job order.

Get a quote for your sandstone cleaning and sealing project over the phone or we can always go over your property and discuss your job requirements in details. Find more details about our cleaning and sealing services at our Protection – Sealers and Coating Solutions section.
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Travertine Surface Cleaning

Travertine is a natural stone that offers unmatched appeal and durability. Travertine floors and surfaces provide a stunningly stylish look; and as a building product that’s reliable for long-term use, it offers remarkable aesthetics and functionality.

Whether indoor or outdoors, travertine makes for a beautiful building material both for your floor and walls. Recognized as one of the strongest natural stone tiles available, it has remained a popular choice among homeowners for their pavers as well as surrounding platform for swimming pools.

Because no two travertine tiles are similar, they create a unique and natural look for any indoor or outdoor space you wish to enhance. This nature stone definitely ensures an exciting and interesting style and look that will be ideal to use for your entire residential perimeter other than being a great advantage because of its durability that could last you several generations.

Travertine is a form of limestone and has been closely associated to marble because of its development process. This natural stone has been classified between a limestone and marble as its development runs for over a thousand years where it has been deposited in various sources of water, including hot springs and other mineral springs as well as underground rivers.

Several cleaning and maintenance instructions and methods are available for travertine depending on the kind of finish your stone has or whether it has been sealed or has just been left in its natural condition.

Quickly Please Cleaning stone experts and technicians recommend cleaning and maintaining travertine floors and walls with non-acidic solutions. To maintain and bring up their fresh look and help keep them last long, your travertine surfaces should be given regular pampering from natural stone professionals.

Call us today and our friendly customer service technicians will be happy to discuss with you a practical outline resolving any travertine problems or concerns you may have. More details about this beautiful natural stone can be found at our Protection – Sealers and Coating Solutions page, particularly on how to protect and maintain your valuable travertine floorings or walls.

Limestone Surface Cleaning

Formed at the bottom of the ocean, limestone is a sedimentary rock that is essentially made of calcium carbonate. When it is in its purest state, limestone is coloured white. This means that when you see coloured limestones, they have already been mixed with other materials that brought out a different color in the stone.

The calcium carbonate structure of limestone or calcite primarily comes from the bones and shells of marine organisms. The sedimentation of these materials preserves the marine organisms creating fossils. The heat and pressure over the millions of years brings about a chemical reaction that eventually turns the sediments into limestones.

Like other porous materials, limestone is prone to staining, scratching, and fracturing. Limestone should not be covered by urethane and other synthetic sealers and should instead be allowed to breathe.

Obviously, the most common cause of polished natural stone floors getting discolored or becoming dull is prolonged foot traffic. Walking on stone floors grinds and packs in sand, grit, and dust in them. While the scratching can be minimal in the case of limestone, it could eventually cover the entire surface of the limestone floor. Over time, this could cause the finish to grow dull to the extent where it no longer makes a beautiful reflection of its natural properties.

Professional regular cleaning and maintenance from our excellent team at Quickly Please Cleaning is therefore required to maintain the surface of your limestone floor or wall and keep its honed or polished appearance. Because of its sedimentary properties, limestone looks best with a low/medium sheen or honed appearance; although other homeowners still opt for their floors kept on a high shine finish.

Give us a ring today and our friendly customer service technicians will be happy to talk with you about the available products and services we have to help you with any problems or concerns that you may have with your limestone surfaces. Find more details about this beautiful natural stone at our Protection – Sealers and Coating Solutions section.

Granite Surface Cleaning

Granite is technically molten lava that could not rise above the earth’s surface. Denser than marble, granite is a very hard natural stone. Stone experts describe the natural stone as a metamorphic or igneous rock that is silica saturated.

Other than its density and high level of durability, granite is a popular choice among many homeowners because of its unique and breathtaking beauty that comes second to none. No synthetic materials has gotten close to the excellent quality and elegance granite naturally possess and reflects.

Granite has grown to become the preferred material of choice for modern-day homes and offices for its natural beauty and classic elegance. This popular preference can also be attributed to the natural stone’s property to be easily cleaned adding to its long list of benefits of how it helps enhance the value of your home and property.

As such, granite is used across various spaces in and around the house, such as kitchen countertops, general home flooring, bathroom sinks and basins, wall coverings, and stair treads among many others. This elegant natural stone is readily available in wide selection of beautiful colours and can be shaped, curved straightened into different patterns that virtually match any requirement you may have to create that astounding space for your home or office.

The most common and popular granite tiles come in three colours: kashmir white granite, which is white granite peppered with specks of different colours; black galaxy granite, which is black granite with gold specks; and absolute black granite, which is simply pure black granite.

As kitchens are very prone to spilling of food and liquids and experiences great accumulation of dirt, dust, and grime, granite floor tiles are especially convenient to be used in them as they are extremely durable and very easy to clean and maintain. Granite floor tile cleaning no longer pose much difficulty as granite is capable of handling and enduring any type of damaging activities that occur in the area.

We can give you an immediate quote over the phone on any cleaning, sealing, or maintaining concerns you may have with your granite flooring or walls. Our friendly customer service staff will be happy to share and discuss with you a reasonable quote to ensure your total satisfaction. For more information on protecting and maintaining your natural stone surfaces, check out our Protection – Sealers and Coating Solutions section.

Terracotta Surface Cleaning

Terracotta, which originally means baked in the sun and whose etymology means baked earth is made from natural clay that explains its distinguishing reddish-brown colour. Since ancient times, terracotta has been used for construction, building, and decorative arts across different cultures around the world. This ceramic material offers a classic, old-world style that is often referred to as rustic, Mediterranean, or southwestern.

Terracotta belongs to the rare category of materials that are suitable to use for both indoor and outdoor, as its beauty and durability allows it to be useful across several settings and scenarios in architecture.

Flooring made of terracotta tiles and stones provide a unique look that is simply hard to imitate. When properly sealed, terracotta flooring is largely improved in quality, making it well protected against moisture, stains, and scratches. Unlike its other ceramic counterparts, terracotta floor tiles are not as cold, making them more convenient and comfortable to walk around on.

The professional team of floor experts at Quickly Please Cleaning understand the importance of keeping your terracotta tile floors and taking care of them. It should go without saying that cleaning and restoration is a critical aspect of maintaining the natural beauty and shine of your natural stone flooring, regardless of the material.

Terracotta tile restoration and cleaning from your friendly team at Quickly Please Cleaning offers a holistic solutions for maintaining your floors and other terracotta surfaces at home.

You can count on our technicians’ expertise, experience, and professionalism at Quickly Please Cleaning to guarantee your utmost satisfaction with the condition of your terracotta floor. Check out our Protection – Sealers and Coating Solutions section for more information on protecting and maintaining your natural stone surfaces.

Slate Surface Cleaning

Ideal for use both indoors and outdoors, slate is a very dense material that is soft and can get scratched easily. This foliated metamorphic rock is derived from shale and is composed mainly of quartz and mica.

Depending on its mineral content, slate is commonly found in its grey to black variations and the rock could be purple or red. The surface of this natural stone is generally uneven, where cleft planes can be seen flaked or spalled because of the cleaving of the stone on its layers.

This natural stone has a low to medium rate of absorption of oils and other liquids. As such, slate has to be sealed with a special sealer packed with oil-repellent properties to reduce soiling, prevent staining, and minimize the destructive effects of foot traffic.

Cleaning your home’s slate tiles can prove to be a challenging task. This could be due to the stone having a wide range of varieties and the fact that slate surfaces are generally sealed with topical water or other solvent-based sealing products.

Cleaning processes for slate floors or walls may vary depending on the slate variety that you have. Prior to the cleaning process, you should be able to identify the type of sealer products were used on the slate to ensure that the cleaning product you will be using will not cause any damage or discolouration on your natural stone.

Cleaning products based on alkaline are generally safe for your slate floor tiles, while acid-based cleaning products could potentially damage cause more harm than good on your slate tile surface.

Natural stone technicians and experts from the professional team at Quickly Please Cleaning are knowledgeable and experienced enough to know that if your slate tile appears to have a topical sealer, they will have to strip this off before any cleaning techniques can be applied. They also have to initially figure out the sealer or wax type that your slate tile floor was previously sealed with so they would know the right product or solution to use for stripping.

Talk to us today about your slate tiles cleaning and maintenance needs and we will be happy to discuss a great variety of options for you. Because of slates cleft planes and the strong possibility of spalling in this natural stone, many factors have to be considered when deciding to clean and protect and maintain your slate surfaces. Read more at our Protection – Sealers and Coating Solutions section for more information on protecting and maintaining your slate stone surfaces.

Bluestone Surface Cleaning

Bluestone, also known as basalt, is a volcanic rock that is popularly used both for indoor and outdoor floor or wall surfaces in building and construction. It is commonly used both in residential as well commercial spaces as they provide for hard surfaces that offers great scratch resistance and are thus easy to maintain.

Bluestone is comprised of fine grains brought about by the rapid cooling of lava, making it excellently resistant to slips without comprising that beautiful silky feeling on your foot while walking on it. This natural stone flooring material is finished in several ways, the most popular include being polished, flamed, honed, and sandblasted, making it ideal for a great variety of purposes that will serve both your interiors and outdoors.

While homeowners generally find bluestone to be relatively easy to maintain, over time, there are two things that could happen. One, the grout lines and any profiles or contours on your bluestone floor or wall will eventually collect dirt and dust and grime that will cause buildup and some discolouration over time.

Two, mopping your bluestone tile surface over many years will also come with a gradual buildup of residue from various products that will eventually cause the stone to look smeared or greasy. When both of these occur it will be advisable to seek the help of professional natural stone cleaners like us at Quickly Please Cleaning.

Experts recommend the regular vacuuming and sweeping of your bluestone floors to prevent dirt and dust buildup. If left for a prolonged period of time, dirt and dust buildup will prove difficult to remove due to the tiny holes on your bluestone’s surface.

Our full water capture cleaning technique at Quickly Please Cleaning is the most recommended when it comes to restoring your grout lines and bluestone to their former glory. Acidic cleaners should be avoided at all cost as they can etch the stone’s surface and cause permanent damage. A neutral pH cleaning with a microfiber mop or mild and soapy warm water is ideal for mopping bluestone.

Call us today so we can discuss our bluestone cleaning options for you. At Quickly Cleaning Please, our cutting edge equipment and high-quality cleaning products should bring your bluestone back to the best possible condition at the most reasonable price packages. Check out our Protection – Sealers and Coating Solutions section for more information on protecting and maintaining your bluestone surfaces at home.

Basalt Surface Cleaning

Also known as bluestone, basalt is a popular extrusive igneous rock that has been formed from the fast cooling of basaltic lava very near or exposed at the surface of the planet. This naturally formed stone is defined by its texture and mineral content.

In some cases, physical descriptions of the natural stone without mineralogical context may be unreliable. Basalt is naturally grey to black in colour although it rapidly fades and weathers to rust red or brown brought about by oxidation of its iron-rich mineral content into rust. Technically, basalt is bluestone in Victoria, Australia, and in New Zealand.

The surface of basalt tiles and pavers have small holes on them naturally caused by the various gases escaping during the cooling process. This natural process is one of the amazing features that sets your basalt stone apart from its counterparts. Popularly used on internal flooring and on landscaping applications, basalt has one of the greatest features in that it is naturally resistant to slipping and scratching.

Cleaning your basalt floors and walls is relatively easy and actually self-explanatory. Like its other natural stone counterparts, basalt should be swept and vacuumed as regularly as possible, as your friendly natural stone experts from Quickly Please Cleaning will recommend. This helps prevent the buildup of dust and dirt that could eventually be hard to remove when allowed to stay over a prolonged period of time.

Because of the tiny holes on the surface of the basalt stone, acidic cleaners or any harsh solutions should be avoided at any cost when cleaning. Not only will these harmful chemicals and cleaning solutions etch or cause discolouration of your beautiful floors and walls, they can actually cause permanent damage to it. Soapy warm water or a neutral ph cleaner with a microfiber mop should be enough to do the trick.

Speak to a stone surface expert today. Call us at Quickly Please Cleaning and we can discuss your options for any of your basalt cleaning or sealing project at your most convenient time. For the Protection – Sealers and Coating Solutions for your basalt surfaces, we are happy to inform you that our professional team of natural stone technicians hold a humble experience on the industry.

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