How to Decide on a Tile Cleaning Service
Tile, stone and marble flooring is breathtaking in most homes and adds an element of elegance and earthiness that would otherwise be lost with carpet or linoleum. However, in the busy world of today, many people are far too busy working, having families or participating in other hobbies and activities to spend hours a week scrubbing your floor on their hands and knees. This is where the glory of cleaning services come in. But which ones do you choose and which do you avoid? How do you know they know what they’re doing, and what kind of services should you sign up for? These questions and so many more are the very reason that some people avoid calling a professional when that is the first thing they should be doing to avoid damage and elongate the life of their tile or stone.
In order to understand what kind of services you should look into you first need to understand what kind of cleaning your type of flooring requires:
* Marble floors are usually offered deep cleanings, scratch removal, polishing and slippage removal for added traction.
* Brick tiles will need tile stripping or deep cleaning.
* Travertine requires deep cleaning, travertine honing, scratch removal, hole filling, slippage removal and polishing.
* Slate tiles will be given the option of deep cleaning, polishing, enhancing and sealing.
Once you’ve determined what kind of services are appropriate for your floors, the next item on your agenda should be deciding on which company to contact. In this case, the internet is an invaluable resource that you should not hesitate to use in every way humanly possible. Researching the company for unbiased reviews, services, pricing and even looking at its better business bureau rating and any listed complaints will help you decide on just how professional and reliable various companies are. Another option is simply to ask your friends what kind of services they have used in the past and their experiences with them; they may even be able to get you the name of a specific worker who has worked with them in the past, or help with a discount if they’re reliable customers with the company.
Quality companies can also provide you with a wealth of knowledge on how to care for your floors after they’re gone. They will not try to sell you needless products or force you into uncomfortable sales positions or take you through the ringer when it comes to pricing. They will give you a predicted price (usually per square foot) and will usually offer some kind of quality guarantee for their services in case any problems arise within the first few days afterward. They will be interested in expanding the customer base and gaining one for life by showing they care about your satisfaction, rather than just worrying about getting in and out in a hurry. These are all signs of quality and professional tile and stone cleaners, do not be afraid to ask questions or say no and you will not be disappointed.