Serving Phoenix MEtro + East Valley

Natural Stone Cleaning

Cleaning Processes vary from floor to floor, many variables include make-up, maintenance, soiling conditions, traffic, use, etc… When cleaning any stone floor we use the most scientifically advanced cleaning products and the floor is then machine or hand scrubbed and brushed. And the care put into your floor cleaning will clearly show!

All Natural Stone cleaning and restoration as well as sealing jobs must be preceded by a thorough pre-inspection. Here we determine a customized care plan to meet your specific needs for your specific floor.  We will take the necessary precautions to protect all areas surrounding your floors with 24” plastic sheets and blue tape.

Our natural stone cleaning services include soil, debris and stripping of sealers, waxes & topical sealants. Sealing will ensure longevity of your stone. Stone polishing helps to restore old or worn out floors (especially in high traffic areas).

Pre-Inspection
All Natural Stone cleaning and restoration as well as sealing jobs must be preceded by a thorough pre-inspection. Here we determine a customized care plan to meet your specific needs for your specific floor.

Preparation
Because your home is important to you it is important to us; we will take the necessary precautions to protect all areas surrounding your floors with 24” plastic sheets and blue tape.

Cleaning
Cleaning Processes vary from floor to floor, many variables include make-up, maintenance, soiling conditions, traffic, use, etc… When cleaning any stone floor we use the most scientifically advanced cleaning products and the floor is then machine or hand scrubbed and brushed. Finally the Rotovac with hard surface head and a Gecko floor cleaning tool, connected to a truck-mounted hot water extraction system is used, achieving maximum soil removal and best overall cleaning results.

Diamond Grinding
Stone that is etched, scuffed and scratched can be restored only by the use of mechanical abrasives underneath a rotary machine. Diamond abrasives resurface/remove a slight amount of stone (just enough to get below the etch marks and scratches). All diamond grinding is performed with the use of water to contain dust. The surfacing procedures that follows will determine the desired surface sheen.

Honing
Stone is mechanically resurfaced using diamond abrasives and water to achieve a uniformly honed surface sheen. Filler within travertine stone that looks cloudy, splotchy or dirty becomes uniform with our finishing techniques. If desired, polished marble, granite, travertine or limestone can be mechanically honed to remove pre-existing surface polish.

Polishing
Stone is mechanically finished to produce a high gloss shine. Very light etches, scuffs and scratches may be removed with the polishing process, but diamond grinding is needed if the stone surface has medium deep etches, scuffs and scratches.

Natural Stone Maintenance

General floor cleaners should not be used for natural stone or tile because they are not not specifically formulated for stone or tile.  General floor cleaners; store bought or even commercial cleaning solutions can be harsh and breakdown the sealer.  They remove its protective properties and making the stone and tile grout vulnerable to stains. Yes, I  said the word “vulnerable”.  

Worse yet, many cleaning products, including those that contain lemon, vinegar, bleach or ammonia can etch away the polish, discolor the surface, or even scratch your stone.  Now, your beautiful stone does not need this kind of abuse.

Many cleaners have what is called a chelating agent in them. This agent breaks down and dissolves minerals in hard water. Since all stone is made up of minerals, these types of cleaners will dissolve and cause streaks over prolonged use.

Not to worry.  I have listed below some recommendations for specific stone and tile.  Please read below.  If you have questions, email info@eliteclng.com

Limestone
Limestone is similar to marble in that it is sensitive to acids and household cleaners containing chelating agents. It varies in hardness and sometimes will have fossil imprints. Elite Floor & Furniture Cleaning offers cleaning, honing, polishing, and sealing of limestone. For best results, have your limestone sealed and use a neutral stone cleaner.

Marble
Marble is softer and more porous than most stone; it not only scratches easily, but also etches easily. Marble is sensitive to acids in many different food items (including citrus products, sodas, etc.) and the chelating agents in household cleaners. See the section marked maintenance for more on chelating agents. Elite Floor & Furniture Cleaning offers rust and stain removal as well as cleaning, polishing, and sealing of marble floors and countertops. For best results, have your marble sealed and use a neutral stone cleaner.

Travertine
Travertine is limestone that has been formed by hot springs. Water movement caused erosion of the stone creating numerous holes of varying sizes. Travertine is similar to marble in that it can be polished, and is sensitive to acids and household cleaners with chelating agents. Elite Floor & Furniture Cleaning offers cleaning, honing, polishing, sealing and enhancement sealers for Travertine. For best results, have your travertine sealed and use a neutral stone cleaner.

Slate
Slate is a fine-grained metamorphic stone usually black, gray or green. Slate is not acid sensitive but prolonged use of household cleaners with chelating agents can cause streaking and dullness. Elite Floor & Furniture Cleaning offers slate cleaning, sealing or enhancers that bring out the deep rich natural color of slate. For best results, have your slate sealed and use a neutral stone cleaner.

Granite
Granite is an extremely hard natural stone and is not as porous as other natural stones. Though not acid sensitive, prolonged use of household cleaners with chelating agents will cause streaking and can be a homeowner’s nightmare. Elite Floor & Furniture Cleaning offers cleaning and sealing of granite countertops and floors. For best results, have your granite sealed.

Terrazzo
Terrazzo appears more uniform than most natural stones and is available in tile form or by a pouring application on the slab. Terrazzo is a mixture of Portland cement and marble chips; these chips can range in size from a fraction of an inch to as large as several inches. Elite Floor & Furniture Cleaning offers Terrazzo cleaning, polishing and sealing. For best results, have your terrazzo sealed and use a neutral stone cleaner.

If you need help cleaning and maintaining your natural stone, we are here to help. Contact us today for a FREE quote for professional natural stone cleaning.

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We genuinely care about each and every client. Our commitment to customer service is reflected in the many positive online reviews we've earned. Read what our clients are saying about their experience with us at their home or business.

"We had a terrible pet urine smell in several rooms of our house. Both major nationwide carpet cleaning companies came and failed to remove the smell. Justin and his crew came and completely removed the smell. If you need this kind of work done, don't waste your money on the national advertisers. Call Justin."
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Tony L.
Gilbert, Arizona
"Justin did a tremendous job cleaning our carpet and tile.  The care he took prior to cleaning "manicuring" our carpet via scissors and cleaner made our carpets look brand new when he was finished.  Our tile grout has returned to a color we've never seen since buying our home.  It has been a joy to walk around our home the morning after the cleaning.  I will strongly recommend him to my friends and strongly urge those who find him on the web to give him a call."
Jamie K.
Phoenix, Arizona
"Two new dogs and a new urine problem to go with it.  I called Justin at Elite Floor and he came over & worked so hard and got our carpet and a chair all fixed up again.  Thank you Justin.  You do great work!  Phew."
Susan M.
Mesa, Arizona
"Justin returned to do a different room. He saved us so much money. I thought we would have no choice but to replace an animal stained carpet. But he proved us wrong.  He is professional and courteous and a pleasant person to have in the house. He didn't give up on the carpet although we had. He has many tricks for addressing complex problems. All environmentally sound."
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Eleanor C.
Tempe, Arizona
"Justin at Elite Floor is excellent and truly goes above and beyond, his attention to detail is impeccable. I have had Justin clean the carpets in my house, as well as my folk's carpets. He is happy to schedule appointments to do spot cleaning for pet related incidents and makes everything look new again. I recommend him wholeheartedly and without reservation."
O. Roth
Chandler, Arizona
"Justin came to my home today and did a spectacular job!  As a woman home alone I felt very comfortable with Justin in the house and my dogs just loved him.  He even had treats for the puppies.  I am super impressed with the job he did and I will certainly be using them again!"
Stephanie R.
Tempe, Arizona
"I sold my restaurant and as part of the contract I'm responsible for providing a space that passes all inspections to the new tenants.  Building inspector said I need to provide a kitchen floor that is "clean, washable, and free of any cracks or crevices."  I used Yelp to find several flooring professionals, and I explained that I wanted the floor cleaned, patched, and re-painted with the typical Garage Floor primer & paint.  But every company wanted to do some sort of extreme makeover with grinding the floor and then doing an epoxy coating to the tune of about $4,000-5,000!  Yikes!...  [Justin] power-washed and scraped off the old grease & paint.  He patched what was necessary.  He primed, and painted.  Job well done, and for 1,000 square feet I paid $1,500... not $4-5k.  He did what I asked him to do, and you know what, I think it looks great.  Thank you Justin!"
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Tony L.
Gilbert, Arizona
"Our floors at the intake room at our Thrift Shop hadn’t been touched in 3 years!  I was pretty sure the dark streaks wouldn’t come out. They worked nonstop and when they finished, the floor looked brand new,  I was so impressed and excited about the results, I couldn’t believe it!"
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Bonnie D.
"I have a rental property that has decent carpet but had a horrible smell.  Elite Floor & Furniture Cleaning came out and pre-treated the carpets then cleaned them.  I could tell the instant I walked back into the home the smell was gone and the carpets were cleaned.  
Thank you for saving me from replacing the carpets....Super Happy!!!"
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Carrie L.
Tempe, Arizona
"The company I work for left a water pump on and our office flooded. It was a lot of water and of course it started to smell. Justin came out promptly! He was very professional and he did an amazing job on the carpet. It looks brand new. If you are looking to get your carpets done he is your guy! Thank you so much for taking care of us! Will use you anytime we need our carpets done "
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Tk Mezz
Phoenix, Arizona
"I needed my carpets cleaned prior to a renter moving in.  I contacted Justin at Elite Floor & Furniture Cleaning and he responded immediately. He even had someone out the very next day.  The work was done quickly, professionally, and the carpets look great!  Excellent work!  Thanks for the great job and quick turnaround.  I will definitely be using you again."
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Phoenix, Arizona

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