Restoring Floors vs. Replacing
Tile floors are popular because they are as durable as they are beautiful. They aren’t prone to water damage like hardwood floors, and they don’t trap dirt and odors like carpets (a big problem for Arizona homeowners with all the sand!). Yet tile can discolor and become dull and unsightly over time – especially if it is not cared for properly.
When your tile floors become dirty, stained, and discolored, it can be difficult to enjoy spending time in your home. If the floors in your business become similarly stained or unsightly, it can actually drive away business. Your customers or clients may see those floors and develop a generally negative impression of your brand, or they may actually interpret the unkempt floors as a sign that you apply the same poor standards to the work you do.
After scrubbing away at your tile floors with no results, you may think that you have only one option: Get new tile floors in Arizona. As you may already know from getting your tile floors the first time, that can be an expensive proposition. Fortunately, there is another option: Professional tile cleaning or tile floor restoration.
Tile and Grout Cleaning
Professional tile and grout cleaning in Arizona can often be enough to make your tile floors look great again. The professionals have access to the tools and materials that you don’t, and have the training to get results that you just can’t get on your own. And if you own a business, your regular cleaning service is not going to have these tools or training, either. Only hiring a professional service that specializes in PHX tile and grout restoration is going to get you these results.
Professional cleaning can strip away years of dirt and staining to reveal the beautiful, natural color of the tile below. It can refresh the grout, as well, without damaging it in the process, which is a big risk when you try to do the work yourself or you use harsh cleansers.
Sometimes, the tile and grout need a little more than a powerful cleaning. In such cases, tile and grout restoration near Tempe can get results.
Restoration goes a step further than cleaning. It can include staining or painting the grout or tile to cover up stains that are unable to be removed, and it includes sealing the tile and grout to give the floors a polish and protect them against future damage and staining. Restoration can also include replacing individual tiles that have become cracked or chipped.
The cost of restoring your tile floors is significantly lower than the cost of replacing them. The larger your square footage, the more significant the difference. You can spend around $1,000 to restore the tile in an average home, compared with as much as $3,000 to replace the tile. If you multiply that multiple times to cover the typical square footage in a business, you’d be looking at a savings of thousands of dollars if you choose tile and grout restoration in Phoenix over replacing your tile floors.
Other Factors to Consider
Poorly maintained floors can also become a liability. Say you have a few tiles that have cracks in them. Those cracks can widen or cause the tile to loosen. Someone could step on the tile and slide or stumble, landing hard and becoming injured. You are now liable for those injuries, which can put your insurance at risk and potentially cost you a lot of money.
Such incidents can also cost you lost relationships. If you’re a homeowner, the incident could cause arguments and tension with your friend over what you are paying for and what insurance is paying for, and that could strain or permanently damage the relationship. If you own a business, any injuries on your property could cast a negative light on your operations. Your reputation could suffer, which could cost you future sales.
Don’t let the cost or burden of replacing your tile floors keep you from doing something about your old or damaged floors. Talk to a professional about PHX tile and grout cleaning or restoration to make your floors look as good as new.
Arizona Tile and Stone Specialist offers tile floor restoration, as well as professional tile and grout cleaning. We work with all types of stone, including granite, travertine, marble, and ceramic. We clean both floors and walls, and we can breathe life back into your tile. Call us in Chandler to learn more about our services or to schedule an estimate.
Arizona Tile and Stone Specialist
3215 N. Arizona Ave Suite B-08
Chandler AZ 85225
Posted: January 3, 2018