Restoration of Tile, Stone, Concrete, Carpet Floors for Coachella, Palm Springs, Palm Springs, Rancho Mirage, Palm Desert, Indian Wells, La Quinta, Indio and for the rest of the Coachella Valley.
IT'S NOT ABOUT MOPS AND BUCKETS! CLEANING IN THE NEW MILLENNIUM.
Brilliant Floors has a new and improved way of cleaning and revitalizing your surfaces. Our trained technicians are using a new approach to cleaning surfaces that are diverse and difficult, textures born of nature thousands of years ago and tough modern laminates.
Some floors and tiles are more textured and impossible to clean well using traditional methods. Grout is an on going challenge. Even vinyl sheets and laminates sustain micro scratches that trap dirt well out of reach for mops or scrubbers. Brilliant Floors can solve and or prevent the unsightly appearance and unsanitary odor that accompanies dirty grout, or rebuild the long lost shine to laminates.
Most hard surfaces have porosity (even granite and polished porcelain). These micro pockets hold the biggest challenge to keeping a high standard for indoor environments The textures in most flooring varies but it is the absorbing surface that makes it so difficult to restore and keep to any acceptable level. Most customers we service appreciate the tough durable surface of tile but quickly learn to dislike the grout.
The grout being a surface quite different than the cleanable tile is secures. Our system using the turbo force had been designed to effectively remove all that is possible from the surface without damaging the grout itself. Most of our customers haven't a clue that this solution exists, they have given up and accepted the prevailing "New Color" there grout has taken on.
Others we have seen have scrubbed large areas getting the gross deposits off using a brush and a lot of sweat finally giving up, sealing over the remaining dirt and grime with some clear acrylic or other product calling it good enough. Olson's can now deliver the best solution where others can not even come close.
MARBLE AND IT'S HISTORY
As a transformed, recrystallized limestone, the formation of "true" marble is a result of geological evolution. Intense heat and pressure give it the hardness and durability for long term where. The different colors in marble comes from water containing minerals and dissolving vegetation which seeped through the stone and into minute fissures and cracks when it's bed was shifted, there by producing veining or distinctive overall coloration.
That is why the Travertines, Onyxs, Serpentines, and some of the dolomitic Limestone and non transformed stones are identified as "Marble". Marble comes from the earth in the form of blocks weighing 15-16 tons. It is then cut into slabs. These slabs are placed on a polishing table.
Although many city marble shops still use hand operated rotary polishing machines, almost every factory now has computer controlled automatic bridge polishers, with several rotary polishing heads. "Bricks" containing successively finer abrasives work back and forth over the slab until a honed finish is achieved.
The final, high gloss shine is actually a chemical reaction produced by intense heat combined with the application of tin oxide putty or oxalic acid in the "bricks" or felt finishing discs. Once the shop applied finish is worn off, it is rather difficult to put it back on. But it can be done left in the hands of professional technicians, such as the technicians at Brilliant Floors. We specialize in maintenance and restoration of all your stone surfaces, be sure to maintain and protect your investment.
KNOW YOUR STONE - DEFINITIONS
This material is frequently characterized as more resistant to damage (e.g. staining, etching, etc.? Harder and more uniform than marble, travertine, onyx, limestone or slate. Yet is still porous and will stain.
Travertine and Ivory to golden brown
colored limestone formed over a
period of about 600,000 years by
precipitation in hot mineral
springs. It comes out of the ground
"relatively" soft compared to
marble, but hardens with age and
exposure. It has sponge-like texture
with up to 1/2" holes, formed from
water flowing through the stone..
These cavities are frequently filled
with a matching Portland cement.
NO SANDING HARDWOOD FLOOR & CABINET
REFINISHING. DOES YOUR FLOOR
NEED TO BE REFINISHED?
Brilliant Floors uses a refinishing process that is completely dust free, quick to accomplish and is a lot lest expensive than sanding refinishing. Our trained technicians will restore your hardwood floors to their original beauty. With our program It is completely dust -free.
You will not be cleaning up dust for months later or having to move out of your home for a couple of days as is the case with the sanding process. Our system is Odorless, non toxic and dries in about an hour. You can walk on your floor in your stockings at that time.
Furniture back in about 4 hours, and
shoes and normal walking after 24
hours, at that point your new finish
is hardened and ready for normal
use. The same concept is used on
cabinets. This system will not work
if the floors are damaged beyond
repair. Our trained technicians will
be happy to look at your floors to
give their expert opinion if this
process is right for you
It is imperative to know the exact type of stone that is to be maintained. Stone is Natural and may have adverse reactions to certain cleaning products and procedures. Most stones are also natural Alkalis and so are dirt and soil; therefore, stone and dirt are attracted to each other which often makes cleaning very difficult.
The best prevention is regular cleaning. Dry mop floors frequently to sweep up dirt and girt. Wash regularly with neutral soap and soft water. Then rinse and hand buff. Wipe down walls, wash them with neutral soap, rinse and shine them. Polished marble has a glossy surface that reflects light and emphasizes the color and marking of the marble.
Normal maintenance involves only periodic washing with clean water and mildly alkaline cleaners. "Soapless" cleaners are recommended because they minimize streaking and filming. Marble surfaces should first be wet with hot water. Then using the cleaning solution (following manufactures instructions), wash in small overlapping sweeps (from bottom up, if the surface is vertical).
Rinse thoroughly to remove all traces of soap or cleaner solution. Change the water in the rinse bucket frequently. Dry with a soft cotton or flannel. Wipe off counters as frequently as possible. Marble is an alkaline substance, and most food and beverages contain acids, which chemically attack marble surfaces.
Tend to spills immediately, soda, juice, wine, coffee, tea, and alcohol can quickly mark stone surfaces. The best advise is to treat marble in the same manner you would care for fine furniture. Marble lasts longer when properly cared for. Avoid cleaners that contain grit or are highly alkaline in composition. Grit scratches polished marble.
Never use vinegar or harsh cleaners these will react chemically with many stones and finishes, causing loss of luster and etching. Never use waxes or One step acrylics, these products result in temporary gloss, but over time, can cause serious damage and discoloration. Avoid the use of cleaning products that have distinctive colors.
These used over a period of time tend to impart their own character into the marble. Remember most stones are porous and really absorb liquid and moisture. Materials like limestone are extremely absorbent, whereas granites and serpentines (green marbles) are denser, but will still absorb liquids that are allowed to remain in contact with them for extended periods of time. Even a sealed surface can be stained if spills are left for a period of time.
The use of natural stone continues to increase in popularity, it adds a subtle elegance and tranquility. Brilliant Floors realizes that natural stone products are being installed with very little information given as to their care. Our goal is to help select the proper maintenance & restoration procedure best to suit your needs. We will help you establish an individualized program and provide our expertise of products and Procedures to restore and maintain the brilliance of your natural stone.
For more than 20 years, Brilliant Floors has proudly provided the greater Coachella Valley Area quality cleaning services and restoration of all stone surfaces. Utilizing the latest techniques and state-of-the-art equipment at affordable prices, Brilliant Floors specializes in natural stone restoration including marble, granite, terrazzo, sand and limestone.
Our extensive cleaning and restoration service covers the full spectrum of stone care. We offer everything from re-grinding, polishing, and honing dull, scratched and unsightly surfaces, to maintenance programs to preserve the beauty and sophistication of your marble, granite, limestone and terrazzo.
Our schooled staff will evaluate your damaged surface and determine the most effective process necessary for refinishing, whether it be hot water Rotary Extraction, High Speed Chemical Polishing, or the Diamond Pad Method.
Our services include the restoration
of interior and exterior natural
stone surfaces such as slate, sand
and flag stone, stamped and colored
concrete, and raised aggregated used
for floors, walls, vanity tops,
lobbies, and driveways.
Other Brilliant Floors services include; No Sanding Harwood Floor Refinishing, as well as Hot Water Extraction Cleaning of ceramic tile and other hard surfaces. In addition, Brilliant Floors has all the products necessary for cleaning, sealing, and refinishing of all marble, stone and tile surfaces. A long list of satisfied customers can attest to our proficiency and professional expertise. Call us today for a no-obligation consultation, We will be happy to answer any questions you may have about any of our services.
Our schooled staff will evaluate your damaged surface and determine the most effective process necessary for refinishing, whether it be hot water Rotary Extraction, High Speed Chemical Polishing, or the Diamond Pad Method. Our services include the restoration of interior and exterior natural stone surfaces such as slate, sand and flag stone, stamped and colored concrete, and raised aggregated used for floors, walls, vanity tops, lobbies, and driveways.
Brilliant Floors features special products to protect those areas that are exposed to high traffic. The elements, or moisture. these products used are a unique system of world class innovative chemical technologies specifically designed for superior protection, care and maintenance of natural stone, ceramic tile, grout, and masonry surfaces.
Other Brilliant Floors services include; Hot Water Extraction Cleaning of ceramic tile and other hard surfaces. In addition, Brilliant Floors has all the products necessary for cleaning, sealing, and refinishing of all marble, stone and tile surfaces. A long list of satisfied customers can attest to our proficiency and professional expertise. Call us today for a no-obligation consultation, we will be happy to answer any questions you may have about any of our services.
Please contact us for a free inspection and professional quotation.