Slate Cleaning Sacramento
Slate is a metamorphic rock stone derived from shale-type sedimentary rock. Slate is soft and susceptible to scratching. It can usually be identified by the uneveness of the stone. Each tile will have varying thickness and therefore can be more difficult to keep clean, especially in showers. Natural slate has a matte finish but we often see clients who add a topical seal to make it shiny. We do not recommend topical sealers for your slate as it will greatly increase the cost every time it’s cleaned and sealed. If your slate is dirty or dull-looking don’t replace it! SacSurfacePro specializes in slate cleaning in Sacramento. See what our cleaning, restoration, and protection services can do for your slate.
Over the years high traffic areas will become dirty and soiled due to everyday abuse. Because slate is soft, it’s susceptible to scratching from tracked-in grit or even pet claws. Slate is a very unique stone and is very different than marble or granite. If you have slate floors that need professional attention, they should not be entrusted to just any company. If your slate is dirty or has a fake sheen built up on the surface, schedule through our online booking option or give us a call to restore the original look.
Often when slate cleaning in Sacramento we are asked to clean 10 year old limestone floors which have never been professionally cleaned. Most of the time we find residue from cleaner build up creating a false sheen on the surface of the slate. Once cleaned the look is somewhat changed because the stone has gradually changed to its current state.
Professional Slate Cleaning
Slate should be professionally cleaned every 1-3 years depending on the amount of abuse it takes on a regular basis. If cleaned regularly, the odds are increased it will clean up better than if you wait years to address it. We do recommend you pre-vacuum the floor to remove large particles prior to our arrival.
✔ We start with a highly effective, non acidic cleaner to loosen up the soil
✔ The we pre-scrub the grout lines to break the soil free and leave it ready for extraction
✔ We extract the dirt with our high powered equipment and over 200° water
Slate Sealing Sacramento
After cleaning, we seal the slate with HydroShield to increase the stain resistance. Many slates have a wide variety of colors in the stone. On slate with lots of coloring, we do offer a sealer which will enhance the natural coloring within the stone. It will keep the natural matte finished look and will not make the stone look “wet”. We have used HydroShield and HydroShield Enhancer to seal slate since 2005 and these high quality sealers will help keep your stone floors looking like new assuming the stone and grout is regularly cleaned and sealed. If you’re looking for a stone cleaning and sealing specialist, choose SacSurfacePro for slate sealing in Sacramento.
✔ We apply HydroShield to the slate and let it absorb into the stone and grout
✔ Once the sealer has absorbed we wipe down the entire floor so residue is not left on the surface