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Silver Olas: Tile, Grout, and Stone Cleaning based in San Diego, CA

Renew That Original Shine

Refresh the look of your tile and stone floors now with Silver Olas. Our advanced techniques combined with professional technicians mean a more powerful clean that removes serious dirt and grime build up you just can’t tackle with a sponge and some off-the-shelf cleaner. We’ll renew that original shine throughout your home or business and ensure it looks amazing in the months or years to come thanks to our unique sealing process.

Preserve and Protect

Our IICRC certified technicians are trained to help you remove deep stains as well as the normal dirt and grime build up that commonly happens on stone and tile surfaces. Utilizing the safest, toughest cleaning products available, we’ll help to enhance the natural beauty of the materials throughout your home for a healthier look and feel.

Manufacturers Recommend Cleaning Every 12 Months

Manufacturers traditionally recommend tile, stone, and grout be cleaned every twelve months to ensure durability. When was your last professional cleaning?

If it’s been a bit too long, call Silver Olas today. We offer a free written estimate before we ever get started, and once you book your appointment, you’ll start to see the shine almost immediately. With the techniques that will help rejuvenate your tile and stone surfaces, Silver Olas is the name to know when it comes to the maintenance your floors and countertops need most. Contact us to learn more.

Tile and Stone Cleaning

  • Stone Cleaning & Sealing
  • Polishing
  • Procedures
  • Tile & Stone Types

Restorative  Tile & Stone Cleaning  

Tile Cleaning  Stone Sealing , Grout Sealing  Counter-top Cleaning Sealing  Shower Cleaning -Sealing

  Sealing - Steam Clean Floors - Countertops - Walls - Shower Cleaning 

Guaranteed cleaning, sealing and polishing of all types of tile and stones including travertine, slate, marble, granite, and more.Our tile, grout, and stone cleaning package includes machine scrubbing and hand brushing the dirty grout, and high heat , high pressure rinse to give you the best results possible. When requested, we finish our cleaning process with a durable sealant that penetrates deep into the grout or stone to seal for the months to come helping to protect it from spills and other problems Floors, counters, showers – we do it all!

  • Natural stone cleaning and polishing
  • Stone sealing stone safe chemicals
  • Machine scrubbing and brushing ( most tile cleaners do not machine scrub, leaving behind 25 percent more dirt)
  • Truck mounted high heat rinse
  • Final wipe down that will make the surface look amazing 
  • Impregnator sealant applied to repel water or stains

Any San Diego tile cleaning company can call themselves professionals, but Silver Olas means it and were # 1. With a staff full of IICRC Certified Technicians and a dedication to the latest industry standards and ongoing training, Silver Olas is the only company that can offer you professional-grade stone and tile cleaning at a fair price using our special secret ( cimex scrubing machine)

Stone Polishing , Marble Polishing , Travertine Polishing

Isn’t it time to restore your dull, uneven, blotchy finish to its original beauty? Silver Olas Can restore your stone to a full shine or honed finish. We take care to do a great job polsihing and then use a great sealer.

A clean home or office is a healthy environment for everyone, and whether you need a bit of help with your carpets, your tile and grout, or even your stone, Silver Olas offers a broad range of services to businesses and homes in the San Diego area. Fully bonded and insured, we’re the only professional cleaning service you’ll ever need. Get the professional results you deserve with Silver Olas.

Call now for a FREE Estimate. 760-753-0969

Cleaning in All San Diego Tile and Grout Cleaners , Sealing and Polishing.

Step 1 .   Vacuum or broom up loose debris from tile or stone

Step 2.    Spray cleaner and let it soak into dirty tile and grout.

Step 3.    Hand scrub grout in heavy traffic areas.

Step 4.    Machine scrub all tile and grout ( not done by most companies)

Step 5.   Steam clean tile with hot water and rinse / Steam Clean Floor/Floor Steam Clean

Step 6.    Seal  grout and stone with impregnator sealer that penetrates into surface and protects for approx. 5 to 7 years.  ( Stone Pro Impregnator Sealer )

Tile and Stone Types

Tile and stone floors offer cleanliness, durability, and a historical elegance that is difficult to match using any other flooring material. Whether it be with the natural beauty of sedimentary, igneous, or metamorphic cut stone or the versatility of custom tile, these floors are a smart choice for timeless design as well as resale value.

While these floors require little regular maintenance they do need periodic professional cleaning and sealing in order to maintain their long lasting natural qualities. The following are some, but not all, of the types of common tile and stone floors with a brief description and a little insight on their preservation requirements.

Ceramic Tile

Ceramic tiles are durable, easy to clean, and made in a vast variety of custom colors, patterns, shapes, and sizes. Properly glazed and maintained, tile flooring will not absorb odors, support allergens or bacteria nor will it burn or scorch. Ceramic tile can outlast almost any other type of flooring.  As a non-porous material the Ceramic itself does not need to be sealed, but the grout that holds the tile is porous and not only needs to be sealed, but needs proper periodic cleaning with an alkaline and acidic cleaner.

Porcelain Tile

Porcelain tile has many of the same qualities of ceramic tile. The durability, lack of support of bacteria or allergens, as well as the fact that it will not scorch or burn. The primary difference is that ceramic is made of clay and minerals whereas porcelain is fired from fine sand. The end result is a very similar product with the porcelain being denser, harder, and more difficult to install. Properly glazed porcelain is non-porous and yet the grout is porous and must be cleaned with an alkaline and acidic cleaner.


Travertine is a natural sedimentary stone formed by precipitates within underground waterways. It is a smooth porous stone that has many different unique and natural colors and pattern variations. The tile can also be polished or honed whether you want a gloss or flat look. Travertine is only properly cleaned using alkaline and the floors are vulnerable to acidic materials which can "etch" the stone. Travertine and the surrounding grout must be properly sealed and cleaned as a regimen of proper maintenance and installation.


Marble is a natural metamorphic stone where the stone itself is only produced through immense pressure and heat that is experienced by particular rocks beneath the crust of the earth. Like all natural stones it can be polished or honed for a glossy or subdued flat appearance. Marble and its grout must not only be properly sealed, but also cleaned using alkaline. As with all natural stones, marble is vulnerable to acidic substances that may "etch" the stone where exposed.


Granite is an igneous stone that is formed by molten rock that has cooled and hardened. Granite and any grout that is used are both porous, therefore they both must be properly sealed and cleaned periodically. Cleaning should be done using alkaline. The finish on granite can be made glossy or more flat and dull depending upon whether you polish or hone the surface.


Slate is a metamorphic stone that is created under similar conditions as granite and like granite it is porous and therefore must be properly cleaned and sealed. As with all grout, it too is porous and must be properly cleaned. Slate and the grout is cleaned using alkaline and cleaning as well as sealing must be completed periodically to ensure long life and health of the natural stone. Unlike other natural stones slate cannot be polished though it is possible to use finishes that have enhancers or are made to leave a wet look that will bring some gloss to the slate.


Pavers are typically made from concrete, brick, or natural stone and while each of these have different intrinsic qualities, all are porous and therefore must be cleaned with alkaline and though some say sealing is optional, they maintain their beauty longer if sealed. Most pavers are designed to have similar qualities to slate where they cannot be polished, but they can be sealed with special enhanced sealants or other sealants designed to leave a "wet" look in order to accomplish a more polished appearance.  

Mexican Pavers

Mexican pavers are formed from different types of clay with the three main types being Saltillo/Super Saltillo, Lincoln, and Hacienda. All three are porous and therefore should be cleaned with alkaline and sealed. As with most pavers, Mexican pavers cannot be polished, but they can be given a brighter more polished look by using a sealer that has enhancers to give them more of a glazed or wet look.


Terrazo materials are specially manufactured using chips of natural material that are formed together into a single solid surface. Terrazo can be purchased in pre-made sections, tiles, or made on site. By its very nature Terrazo is porous and must be both sealed and cleaned properly using alkaline. Terrazo materials can be polished for a brighter glossy appearance and honed for a more flat and matte look.


Flagstone is a sedimentary rock that is formed over time by sedimentary material. Flagstone can be honed for a flatter matte look or polished in order to make it appear more bright and glossy. Flagstone is porous and therefore vulnerable to outside elements unless properly sealed. Flagstone can be cleaned with alkaline and should be completed routinely. The sealer should be routinely replaced but not necessarily as often as the deep cleaning.


Limestone is a sedimentary stone that is formed by sedimentary animal debris. Limestone is like all natural stones in that it is porous and therefore needs to be periodically sealed as well as routinely cleaned using alkaline. Limestone can be polished to a glossy finish or honed to a flat finish dependent upon the look desired.

Finished Stone Floors

The following are types and methods of finishing stone floors.


Properly polishing stone floors requires a series of increasingly fine polishing tools in order to bring out the natural luster and beauty of the stone and the crystals commonly found within most stone. Polishing is oftentimes used with marble, limestone, and granite flooring.


While polishing uses increasingly finer materials to bring out an ever increasing glossy appearance. Honed is a method that is similar to polishing, yet stops before the finest of the materials are used. This gives the honed floor the same smooth surface yet its appearance is flat and therefore less prone to showing scratches and blemishes. A honed floor typically requires less routine maintenance. It is common for marble, slat, and limestone to be honed


An acid washed surface is not smooth like the polished or honed surfaces. Acid Washed techniques produce a glossy surface and yet leave the imperfections such as tiny pits and small etchings. This is a popular finish for both marble and limestone that produces an antique or rustic appearance. It is not uncommon for granite to also be acid washed in order to bring down the gloss and give the granite a unique look.

Saw–Cut Refined

When a finish is saw-cut refined it is processed in order to remove the primary saw marks that made the stone and yet not the finer saw marks that cut it to its final size. This gives the a stone yet another unique look that is typically found on granite, limestone, or marble. Most saw-cut refined finishes have a flat matte appearance.


This is a unique technique that produces a textured surface that is oftentimes useful in areas where individuals are at risk for a slip and fall. To achieve this finish the stone is subjected to intense heat and then very rapid cooling where it pops and chips leaving the desired texture. This is common with granite.


Split faced finishing is commonly seen on slate surfaces. This technique is oftentimes completed by hand and shows the marks from the tools used. This finish is has a texture to it but not nearly as rough as a flamed finish.


The tumbled finish is literally achieved by tumbling pieces of the stone together which produces a pitted smooth surface stone that has irregular, broken, and rounded edges. Limestone and marble are commonly found with a tumbled finish.


A brushed finish is a technique that is used to give the stone the appearance of having been exposed and worn over time. It is accomplished using repeated brushing of the stone until the desired look is achieved.

Tile Cleaning San Diego and Stone Cleaning and Sealing

Tile can be a beautiful addition to any home, regardless of what surface they happened to be laid. It adds a certain type of depth and character to a room that other types of flooring may not be able to pull off. Indeed, there is something rustic yet elegant about a space that has a floor or countertop covered in perfectly patterned shapes linked together by an outer boundary.

Of course, there is a downside to such beauty. Tiles need extra special care to keep them looking clean and refined. Whether your tiles are made from stone, travertine, marble, or terrazzo, an arrangement of tiles that are properly cleaned and sealed can make a world of difference in maintenance, but the way they look to you and your guests.

We know how important great looking floor tiles can be. We also know that cleaning these kinds of floors and countertops is definitely not a “Easy” job. Stone cleaning is a different animal than travertine cleaning. There’s a difference between countertop cleaning and shower sealing. That is why we offer a wide array of cleaning services to expertly handle your needs precisely how you need them handled.

San Diego Tile Cleaning Services

Regardless of what kind of tile you have, our expert team comes fully equipped to help you handle whatever need that may arise in order to make your home look its best. These services include:


While tile flooring can typically require a minimal amount of maintenance in comparison to other surfaces, improper or irregular cleaning chemicals can allow them to lose their luster over time. This is true across the board: stone; ceramic; travertine; marble. Without a good periodic cleaning, your tiles could fall into a dingy state of appearance, which could ultimately mean that they lose some of their beauty and aesthetic effectiveness. Our team has the know-how and the top of the line tools in order to ensure that each tile is cleaned as thoroughly as possible. What’s more, they do know the subtle differences between stone cleaning and travertine cleaning or floor cleaning and counter top cleaning, meaning that the cleaning process behind each tile is handled as uniquely as possible. Under the guidance of their painstaking, expert care, your tiles will be fully restored to their original beauty; a sight that made you fall in love with them to begin with.

Stone Polishing and Restoration

There is a huge difference between a stone surface that is merely clean and a stone tile surface that shines with beauty with no visible wear patterns. While a clean stone surface will make your floor or countertop look healthy, a set of stone tiles that are properly polished will practically spring to life with its own beauty, thus bringing a deeper sense of refinement into your home. We understand this importance, which is our team carries a wide series of fine polishing tools and equipment to ensure that your stones are polished in a way that maximizes their gorgeous qualities. From honed techniques designed to improve a stone’s glossy appearance to acid-washed methods designed to highlight a stone’s organic imperfections, we will make sure your stones look exactly the way you want them to look.

Grout Cleaning

Even if you have the cleanest tiles in the world, all it takes is a few lines of dirty grout to undo all of their beauty. Indeed, if those gaps in between the tiles are dingy, it can bring the rest of the floor our counter top’s elegance down in a big way. We know how serious this can be, so we treat it with the amount of seriousness it deserves. We use the latest equipment and years of experience to dive deep in between the tiles, making sure the grout looks just as fresh and clean as the rest of the surface.


Not only do you want your tiles to look clean, you want them to stay clean as much as possible. That’s why sealing is so important; it preserves the look of elegant cleanliness for a longer period of time. From grout sealing to travertine sealing and all surfaces and tiles in between, our team has the skills and the resources to make this important part of the tile cleaning process as effective as possible.

The Importance of Clean Shower Tile

It’s obvious that a good, clean tile floor or stone surface will set a lovely aesthetic tone for you and your house guests to enjoy. However, we know that there is one area in the house that, while much more personal, is arguably the most important surface of your home: The shower.

Making sure your shower tile is clean is extremely important. It goes beyond making sure it looks pretty. Because of a shower’s constant exposure to water, dirt, and the chemicals that are inside shampoos, cosmetics, and household cleaning supplies, its tiles and grout can become a haven for germs and bacteria to thrive. As a result, a shower that isn’t properly cleaned and sealed could be a potential threat to a person’s overall health. This aspect of tile cleanliness is important to us, which is why our processes go the extra mile in order to ensure that the shower cleaning and sealing services that we offer is done with thorough efficiency.

Silver Olas Is Here To Serve You

On the surface, our team is here to help get your tiles and surfaces clean, from the stone tile you have in the living room to the travertine sealing you have in the kitchen. However, we offer a little more than just a promise of clean tiles. Ultimately, our goal is to provide you with a fantastic experience from the initial telephone call from the final stone polishing. While our top of the line equipment and efficient practices serve to make your floors, counter tops, and other surfaces look good, it is also just as important that we make you feel good about what your tiles look like along the way.

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Tile and Grout Cleaning San Diego

Stone sealing services can help make your floors last in the months and years to come, and at Silver Olas, we offer stone sealing and much more. A family owned and operated company, we're here to help with all of your floor cleaning needs. Wood floors? We handle those. Tile floors? We're there too. Carpeting? We can offer you a professional clean like nothing you've ever seen before. We even clean rugs and upholstery too. We also offer a 24-hour water damage hotline to help make your home look amazing in the event of an emergency. Learn more or book your appointment with us now.