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Manhattan Stone Honing Pros Gave the Counter of One of the Oldest Bars in NYC a Modern Look and a Wonderful New Shine

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December 13, 2021

The owners of an old town bar in Manhattan, NY, had a problem with one of their surfaces. The property had a beautiful natural stone counter, but after enduring years of heavy use, the surface had lost its shine and beauty. Now, it looked shabby and unsightly. The owners were not happy with this situation and they wanted to improve the condition of the surface to attract more customers. After discussing and considering their options, they decided to hire a professional hard surface restoration company. Thankfully, Sir Grout New York was there and we were able to provide timely assistance.

Counter Before and After a Professional Stone Honing in Manhattan, NY
With a quick internet search, the owners found us. They went online and typed Manhattan Stone Honing services on their search engine, and the top results led them to Sir Grout New York's website. After thoroughly browsing our picture gallery, they were convinced we were the best choice. Hoping to solve the problem quickly, the owners filled out the "Request a Quote" form and asked for a free assessment.

As requested, we visited the bar and provided the consultation. The owners happily welcomed us and showed us the affected surface. With a quick glance, we saw the problems on the counter. Years of wear and tear had left the stone dull, unappealing, and damaged. Because of this, the surface had a lackluster appearance and it looked run-down. As we continued the evaluation, we learned it was necessary to seal the surface. We told the owners it was essential to keep the stone fully sealed to prevent further damages.

After reaching a satisfactory conclusion, we had enough information to offer a solution. We informed the owners that regular cleaning wouldn't be effective, so this job would require Sir Grout's top-notch process and professional equipment. We offered a stone honing service to rectify all the damages, give the stone a brand-new finish, and improve the counter with a complete overhaul. To prove the efficacy of our methods, we tested our products on the surface. The awe-inspiring results convinced the owners to hire us.

We returned to the property on the appointed date to begin the restoration. Our process is a thorough multi-step procedure that ensures the best results. First, we cleaned the surface with our stone-safe cleaner and a high-speed scrubber. Our exclusive product won't cause any damage to the stone because it doesn't leave a residue and it's made with high-quality ingredients. When the counter was completely clean, it was time to hone the stone.

For this task, we prepared our diamond honing pads. To rectify the damage, we ran three sets, each with increased levels of grit. We continued grinding until there was no sign of deterioration. After honing, polishing is necessary to give the stone a new finish. Since the owners wanted a glossy surface, we ground using a series of abrasive materials and special powders. With this procedure, we achieved the desired level of shine.

To finish the job, we applied a coating of a protective sealer. Our top-notch product blocks the absorption of liquids and wards off dirt, grime, and other external agents, greatly reducing deterioration. It also makes cleaning routines easy and fast by reducing the need for excessive scrubbing. The sealed surface receives a full enhancement and a renewed appearance. Our work yielded a successful restoration, the counter had been completely revamped, and the stone had a beautiful shine, giving the place a stylish, elegant look.

With the goals of the stone honing job accomplished, we called the owners and showed them the results. Our clients loved the gorgeous gleam of the surface, and they were beyond thrilled because now their old bar had a modern look. Before we left, the owners told us our performance had been impressive, and after thanking us, they assured us they would recommend Sir Grout New York to everyone.

Natural stones offer style, beauty, and durability, but these surfaces are susceptible to damages and require proper care. Following our recommendations is the best way to minimize deterioration. We suggested cleaning the surface regularly. When performing this task, use only pH-neutral, soap-free cleaners like Sir Grout's Natural Hard Surface Cleaner. Our product doesn't contain harsh components like bleach or ammonia and offers many other benefits. It is non-toxic and safe for everyone.

We don't recommend using soap-based cleaners or substances that contain acidic properties. These products can harm the stone, causing dull spots, etching, and other damages. It is important to keep the surface as dry as possible. To prevent staining and deterioration, remove spills as soon as they occur. When drying the stone, soak the liquid with a paper towel or an absorbent cloth. Don't use abrasive tools because they can leave scratches.

As you can see, giving your old natural stone surfaces a revamped appearance can be easy and fast with Sir Grout New York's assistance. Rest assured, you can't go wrong with our stone honing services. As a leading company in the hard surface restoration industry, we have reliable solutions that are effective in any environment, including commercial settings.

Don't hesitate to contact us by calling (718) 514-6016 or by filling out our "Request a Quote" form for a free consultation. To learn more about our commercial stone services, click here. Discover what our maintenance program can do for your business. If you wish to keep up to date with our latest info and promotions, please don't forget to subscribe to our newsletter.

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