Need Tile Repair in Eastern Massachusetts? Want Your Floor to Look This Good When it’s Done?

Recently a fairly famous local restaurant called us for a ‘semi-emergency’ tile repair and refinishing. They’re a local Boston legend in fine dining circles and were nearing the end of their renovation, which had to provide a true ‘first class’ experience.

But one of their dining rooms just wasn’t working out right. The floor was a magnificent old handmade Mexican Saltillo tile. And it had been worn down from foot traffic and needed refinishing. Plus, one tile had come loose and it was not going to be possible to find a suitable replacement – these tiles were somewhat unique in size and color.

Oh, and the job needed to be done by this weekend, as in, done and finished by Monday morning, along with a lot of other tile cleaning, tile repair and general cleaning to make the restaurant look good as soon as possible for an inspection.

If you give this job to someone who doesn’t know any better, he can actually ruin the floor. That’s because Saltillo is soft and can dissolve under heavy abrasion. Literally disintegrate!

So we used strong but safe cleaning liquids, minimal abrasion and commercial strength floor finish along with some hand scrubbing and TLC. Results? Monday morning the floor was ready to host a party and easily passed inspection.

If you have a Mexican handmade Saltillo tile floor or any tile you need repaired in the Boston/Cambridge/Eastern Massachusetts area, feel free to call us at 617-838-0795 or fill out the form below for a free price quote. We’ll take your work seriously!

Towns where Act One does marble polishing, granite polishing, diamond honing, marble honing, ceramic tile cleaning and grout line color sealing, regrouting, tile installation, and tile repair: Boston, Back Bay, Beacon Hill, Financial District, Waterfront,Brighton, Brookline, Milton, Wellesley, Newton, Weston, Wayland, Dover, Carlisle, Concord, Acton, Lincoln, Lexington, Bedford, Westford, Cambridge, Somerville, Arlington, Winchester, Belmont, Brighton,Woburn, Waltham, Ashland, Framingham, Sherborn, Holliston, Hopkinton, Medway, Millis, Norfolk, Walpole, Norwood, Westwood, Sharon, Stoneham, Foxborough, Foxboro, Canton, Stoughton, Needham, Ashland, Chestnut Hill, Waban, Newton Corner, West Newton, Thomsonville, Newton Centre, Newton Center, Natick, Sudbury, Maynard, Stow, Watertown, Dedham, West Roxbury, Roslindale, Jamaica Plain, Randolph, Weymouth, Braintree, Holbrook, Quincy, Rockland, Hanover, Hingham, Medway, Franklin, Medford, Malden, Everett, Revere, Bedford, Burlington, Reading, Lynnfield, Wilmington, Middleton, Wenham, Hamilton, Essex, Manchester, Gloucester, Topsfield, Boxford, Boxborough, Boxboro, Rowley, Georgetown, Andover, North Andover, Haverhill, Carlisle, Billerica, Ayer, Harvard, Lawrence, Methuen, Peperrell, Westford, Salem, Beverly, Salisbury, Marblehead, Amesbury, Newbury, Newburyport, Harvard, Lancaster, Bolton, Franklin, Mendon, Newtonville, Hopedale and Milford

Is Your Boston Area Condo Hallway Marble Looking Worn and Faded?

One thing I like about living in an older town like Boston is the original marble floors that were built in the common areas of apartments. Many of these are now condominium hallways and their marble floors were kept to convey luxury and style. Sometimes they’re only in the lobby, but sometimes all the stairs are made of thick chunks of marble, and even the walls.

Unfortunately, after a lot of wear and tear, marble floors start to look ‘beat up’. They attract soil that just can’t be cleaned, no matter how much liquid detergent the cleaning company uses. At some point, they need to be re-honed to sand away the scratches from foot traffic and expose fresh stone.

That’s not a job for an amateur – your cleaning company is wise to pass on it.

Give us a call and we can get it done for you. It involves using diamond honing pads to gently remove a paper-thin layer of the stone. Then we apply clear penetrating sealer to protect the marble.

Frequently, we also caulk or grout the edges of the stairs so the whole job looks fresh and new.

Condominiums can gain value from a stunning looking common area – or they can lose value if it looks beat up and neglected. Make sure you keep the value of your investment high and enjoy your marble the way it was meant to be experienced!

The pictures in this post are from a building in the Brookline area. The owners wanted the marble floor on the steps and lobby to reflect the care they had put into the renovation and restoration of the property. The job was done on a fairly tight schedule, on budget and the results speak for themselves. In this case, they didn’t want a polished, shiny finish – just a clean and honed look and a smooth edge treatment with white caulking.

Give us a call for a free estimate at 617-838-0795 or fill out the form below for a free stone care estimate. The list of towns we service is also below, mostly Eastern Massachusetts.

Towns where Act One does ceramic tile regrouting, cleaning and grout line color sealing, re grouting showers, marble regrouting, and tile repair: Boston, Back Bay, Beacon Hill, Financial District, Waterfront, Brighton, Brookline, Milton, Wellesley, Newton, Weston, Wayland, Dover, Carlisle, Concord, Acton, Lincoln, Lexington, Bedford, Westford, Cambridge, Somerville, Arlington, Winchester, Belmont, Brighton, Woburn, Waltham, Ashland, Framingham, Sherborn, Holliston, Hopkinton, Medway, Millis, Norfolk, Walpole, Norwood, Westwood, Sharon, Stoneham, Foxborough, Foxboro, Canton, Stoughton, Needham, Ashland, Chestnut Hill, Waban, Newton Corner, West Newton, Thompsonville, Newton Centre, Newton Center, Natick, Sudbury, Maynard, Stow, Watertown, Dedham, West Roxbury, Roslindale, Jamaica Plain, Randolph, Weymouth, Braintree, Holbrook, Quincy, Rockland, Hanover, Hingham, Medway, Franklin, Medford, Malden, Everett, Revere, Bedford, Burlington, Reading, Lynnfield, Wilmington, Middleton, Wenham, Hamilton, Essex, Manchester, Gloucester, Topsfield, Boxford, Boxborough, Boxboro, Rowley, Georgetown, Andover, North Andover, Haverhill, Carlisle, Billerica, Ayer, Harvard, Lawrence, Methuen, Pepperrell, Westford, Salem, Beverly, Salisbury, Marblehead, Amesbury, Newbury, Newburyport, Harvard, Lancaster, Bolton, Franklin, Mendon, Newtonville, Hopedale and Milford

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Grout Repair: Regrouting Tile Makes Your Tile Look Like New!

 

Floor grout repair Hingham MA
Floor grout repair Hingham MA

Ugly Grout Ruining the Look of Your Tile?

Tried everything to clean it, but it still looks old and worn? Is it cracked, broken and missing in places? Are you thinking of tearing out the tile because it’s looks so bad? Is your shower leaking because of missing grout or caulking?

You don’t need new tile!! It’s the grout that’s ugly and stained! All you need is grout repair and restoration to make it look perfect again!

You can have:

  • Grout repaired
  • Tile showers deep cleaned and regrouted
  • Edges and corners caulked
  • Old, cracked dirty grout restored, cleaned and sealed like new
  • You can even change the color of your grout if you don’t like it.
  • Broken or cracked tiles replaced and repaired if needed
  • No slow jobs! In most cases it only takes one day to go from drab to stunning
  • Save money – restoration costs only a fraction of a new installation

Doesn’t matter if it’s a wall or a floor, marble or ceramic, shower or dry area – we have the right procedure for each type of tile. And if you need tile repair also, that’s no problem – we can do both at the same time. We cover all of Eastern Massachusetts from Boston to Route 495 – full list of towns is below.

So save your beautiful tile and get the look you want – all you do is call us at 617-838-0795 or just fill out the form below and we’ll get you an emailed quote right away so you can see all your options. We’re tile restoration fanatics and we won’t be satisfied until you are! You can see from the before and after photos on this page that it makes a dramatic difference (even if we are pretty bad with camera skills!)


 

Some recent job photos:

Before and after regrouting green tile tub Boston

 

Before and after re grout Winchester shower pink and black

Before and after re grout Winchester shower pink and black

Towns where Act One does ceramic tile regrouting, cleaning and grout line color sealing, re grouting showers, marble regrouting, and tile repair: Boston, Back Bay, Beacon Hill, Financial District, Waterfront, Brighton, Brookline, Milton, Wellesley, Newton, Weston, Wayland, Dover, Carlisle, Concord, Acton, Lincoln, Lexington, Bedford, Westford, Cambridge, Somerville, Arlington, Winchester, Belmont, Brighton, Woburn, Waltham, Ashland, Framingham, Sherborn, Holliston, Hopkinton, Medway, Millis, Norfolk, Walpole, Norwood, Westwood, Sharon, Stoneham, Foxborough, Foxboro, Canton, Stoughton, Needham, Ashland, Chestnut Hill, Waban, Newton Corner, West Newton, Thompsonville, Newton Centre, Newton Center, Natick, Sudbury, Maynard, Stow, Watertown, Dedham, West Roxbury, Roslindale, Jamaica Plain, Randolph, Weymouth, Braintree, Holbrook, Quincy, Rockland, Hanover, Hingham, Medway, Franklin, Medford, Malden, Everett, Revere, Bedford, Burlington, Reading, Lynnfield, Wilmington, Middleton, Wenham, Hamilton, Essex, Manchester, Gloucester, Topsfield, Boxford, Boxborough, Boxboro, Rowley, Georgetown, Andover, North Andover, Haverhill, Carlisle, Billerica, Ayer, Harvard, Lawrence, Methuen, Pepperrell, Westford, Salem, Beverly, Salisbury, Marblehead, Amesbury, Newbury, Newburyport, Harvard, Lancaster, Bolton, Franklin, Mendon, Newtonville, Hopedale and Milford

 

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Refinishing and Color Sealing Boston Hotel Slate Floors

Recently we completed a challenging project refinishing the stone floor of a large hotel lobby and dining area. The stone was not marble – it was a slate that was smooth on the surface, unlike some of the rough texture slate tiles.

The main problem was that the grout lines had not been installed correctly, so the grout color was inconsistent. In order to fix the situation, a previous contractor had done a colorsealing job on the grout lines, but it had not covered the grout uniformly. So the grout had a patchy, inconsistent look. NOT what you want in the main lobby of a hotel!

This is a close up of the grout they didn’t like and the overall look in a corner:

Boston Hotel Lobby Floor Before Colorseal Close Up Discolored Grout

Boston Hotel Lobby Floor Before Colorseal Close Up Discolored Grout

 

Boston Hotel Lobby Slate Floor Before Color Sealer

Boston Hotel Lobby Slate Floor Before Color Sealer

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Polishing and Regrouting Marble Shower

Polishing and regrouting marble showers is not as easy as polishing marble floors or counter tops. The vertical surface makes the work tougher, but the results can still be very gratifying.

We recently did a job in Winchester Massachusetts. The homeowners weren’t happy with the etching and water stains. The grout also needed to be replaced.

If you have a marble shower and want it to look great again, feel free to call us at 781-318-8132. We’ll get you a detailed quote in writing ASAP, and no obligation. All the towns we serve are listed at the end of the post.

You can also fill in the form below and we can get in touch with you. The before and after photos are below.

 

Winchester marble shower polish and regrout stains - before. Grout needs work

Winchester marble shower polish and regrout stains - before. Grout needs work

 

Winchester marble shower polish and regrout stains - before

Winchester marble shower polish and regrout stains - before

 

Winchester shower marble polishing and regrout before low angle

Winchester shower marble polishing and regrout before low angle

 

Winchester marble shower after polish and regrout overall view

Winchester marble shower after polish and regrout overall view

 

Winchester marble polishing shower after regrout

Winchester marble polishing shower after regrout

 

Winchester shower marble polishing and regrout after low angle

Winchester shower marble polishing and regrout after low angle

Towns where Act One does marble polishing, granite polishing, diamond honing, marble honing, ceramic tile cleaning and grout line color sealing, regrouting, tile installation, and tile repair: Boston, Back Bay, Beacon Hill, Financial District, Waterfront,Brighton, Brookline, Milton, Wellesley, Newton, Weston, Wayland, Dover, Carlisle, Concord, Acton, Lincoln, Lexington, Bedford, Westford, Cambridge, Somerville, Arlington, Winchester, Belmont, Brighton,Woburn, Waltham, Ashland, Framingham, Sherborn, Holliston, Hopkinton, Medway, Millis, Norfolk, Walpole, Norwood, Westwood, Sharon, Stoneham, Foxborough, Foxboro, Canton, Stoughton, Needham, Ashland, Chestnut Hill, Waban, Newton Corner, West Newton, Thomsonville, Newton Centre, Newton Center, Natick, Sudbury, Maynard, Stow, Watertown, Dedham, West Roxbury, Roslindale, Jamaica Plain, Randolph, Weymouth, Braintree, Holbrook, Quincy, Rockland, Hanover, Hingham, Medway, Franklin, Medford, Malden, Everett, Revere, Bedford, Burlington, Reading, Lynnfield, Wilmington, Middleton, Wenham, Hamilton, Essex, Manchester, Gloucester, Topsfield, Boxford, Boxborough, Boxboro, Rowley, Georgetown, Andover, North Andover, Haverhill, Carlisle, Billerica, Ayer, Harvard, Lawrence, Methuen, Peperrell, Westford, Salem, Beverly, Salisbury, Marblehead, Amesbury, Newbury, Newburyport, Harvard, Lancaster, Bolton, Franklin, Mendon, Newtonville, Hopedale and Milford

Polishing Green Granite Counter Tops

Of all the requests we get for refinishing and polishing granite counters, green and black granites and marbles top the list.

Why?

Because the stone itself doesn’t carry a shine as well as some other colors. Even brand new factory polished countertop slabs in green are not as glossy as other colors. And black granites can have problems with some etching, water spots and color variations (not ‘black enough’ in some spots)

So we get more than our fair share of these extra challenging colors. To get them to shine, we need to go through some extra hoops and use more powerful sealers than usual.

These photos are from a recent job we did in a suburb north of Boston. The cat was so curious it was hard to find a photo where he wasn’t ‘inspecting’ the work!

If you’d like us to polish your granite or marble counters and you live in the general Boston area, including any of the towns listed below, feel free to fill in our form below or just call at 617-838-0795 and we’ll be happy to get you a no obligation quote in writing.

Green granite counters water spots before polish near sink - Boston suburb

Green granite counters water spots before polish near sink - Boston suburb

 

Green granite counters after polish sun view with cat in sink

Green granite counters after polish sun view with cat in sink

Towns where Act One does marble polishing, granite polishing, diamond honing, marble honing, ceramic tile cleaning and grout line color sealing, regrouting, tile installation, and tile repair: Boston, Back Bay, Beacon Hill, Financial District, Waterfront,Brighton, Brookline, Milton, Wellesley, Newton, Weston, Wayland, Dover, Carlisle, Concord, Acton, Lincoln, Lexington, Bedford, Westford, Cambridge, Somerville, Arlington, Winchester, Belmont, Brighton,Woburn, Waltham, Ashland, Framingham, Sherborn, Holliston, Hopkinton, Medway, Millis, Norfolk, Walpole, Norwood, Westwood, Sharon, Stoneham, Foxborough, Foxboro, Canton, Stoughton, Needham, Ashland, Chestnut Hill, Waban, Newton Corner, West Newton, Thomsonville, Newton Centre, Newton Center, Natick, Sudbury, Maynard, Stow, Watertown, Dedham, West Roxbury, Roslindale, Jamaica Plain, Randolph, Weymouth, Braintree, Holbrook, Quincy, Rockland, Hanover, Hingham, Medway, Franklin, Medford, Malden, Everett, Revere, Bedford, Burlington, Reading, Lynnfield, Wilmington, Middleton, Wenham, Hamilton, Essex, Manchester, Gloucester, Topsfield, Boxford, Boxborough, Boxboro, Rowley, Georgetown, Andover, North Andover, Haverhill, Carlisle, Billerica, Ayer, Harvard, Lawrence, Methuen, Peperrell, Westford, Salem, Beverly, Salisbury, Marblehead, Amesbury, Newbury, Newburyport, Harvard, Lancaster, Bolton, Franklin, Mendon, Newtonville, Hopedale and Milford