Pat Roque of PatsCarpetCleaning.com does stone cleaning as well. Today he showed us photos of the entire process, it goes like this:
- The floor was made of large, deeply pitted Travertine tiles. The pits in the Travertine tiles had collected dirt and grime over time and really needed a thorough cleaning. Pat first treated the floor tiles with a chemical solution that would loosen the accumulated dirt and grease but not harm the Travertine floor tiles themselves. He let these sit for 10 – 15 minutes.
- Next he used his spinning brush to deep clean the floor all the way down in to the vacancies that are common with Travertine stone floors.
- The super powerful truck-mounted stone cleaning machine that Pat uses produces plenty of steam and the 54 horsepower engine has more suction than any other machine out there. Pat has used his jet ski racing experience to modify the motor on his truck-mounted system for maximum output.
- Finally, when the floor is dry, Pat applies a sealer that protects the floor as much as possible from future staining and dirt accumulation. After cleaning and shining Travertine shines brightly and is much easier to keep clean.