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Advice for Restoring Stone Floors

By On February 9, 2018 No Comments

There are many elements to consider when cleaning your stone floors. These may vary depending on whether it is routine cleaning or restoration that is being completed.

Stone floors offer exceptional durability and will offer a brilliant surface for many, many years. Routine cleaning is straightforward when you are well-informed in relation to the correct products to use.

Correct product selection will offer great cleaning results with minimal effort. Poor product selection can do exactly the opposite. Incorrect products can require a lot of effort and yield unsatisfactory results. These unsatisfactory results can even result in damage to your stone tiles. Don’t make the mistake of assuming products will clean your tiles, whatever type they are.

Travertine Tiles Cleaning StocktonWhen routine cleaning is continuing to offer less-than-satisfactory results you may need to call on the assistance of a stone restoration specialist. The surface of the tiles need to be sealed and over time, this will deteriorate. Once deteriorated the surface of the stone can become damaged, dull and will need expert help to be deep cleaned and re-sealed.

The good news is that once the stone floor is re-sealed that it will go onto offer many more years of service, while looking great.

Cleaning products need to be placed onto the floor and agitated with specialist stone cleaning rotary machinery. Working with this machinery, we are able to offer guaranteed results. What is the key? The key is remaining on top of your stone floor care and not letting them deteriorate to a state where they need regular restoration.

Don’t forget your grout lines. Grout lines suffer because the dirt from the surface of your stone tiles gets pushed into these recessed groves. Grout is a porous product and so will absorb this dirt and discolour as a result. Forward thinking and removal of dry particles will reduce this when you are completing regular cleaning with wet mops.

Stone floors can be transformed with our stone restoration services; this is both cost-effective and will come accompanied with our second-to-none customer service. Call 0808 118 5747 to find out more.



Sanding Oak Parquet Floors

By On January 29, 2018 No Comments

We put together the following video to showcase an oak parquet floor that was restored recently. This provides information and detail about our dust free sanding provisions for County Durham, Middlesbrough and the surrounding areas.

Do you Deserve The Best? Absolutely!

The first image shows the deteriorated state of the wooden floor when we arrived. It is often at this point that it is a challenge to imagine what the floor will look like, once restored. The vision of damage caused over many years or hidden under carpets can often overshadow any of a restored floor.

This is the point where it is our responsibility to discuss the expected finishes with our clients. This allows them to envision what it will look like. It is also an opportunity to discuss any limitations to the anticipated work.

Following on from this, the sanding process begins. This already shows what the natural wood underneath looks like under all the old surface coatings. It is, at this point, that natural grain pattern really shines through. The large sanding machines are used in a continuous motion to remove the top layers.

Different sanding machines are used around the edges of the rooms; although this process requires time and patience, it is imperative to ensure a seamless finish and reduce damage to the surrounding skirting or surrounds.

Once the sanding process is completed the wood finish can be applied. Did you know… that this process works to protect the natural wood underneath? Without completing this process, the wood floor is likely to get damaged quickly and will not be able to withstand usage.

A wood finish can alter the appearance of the wooden floor; this parquet floor is transformed with its durable wood finish. Have you got a floor that needs to be restored? Call us today; we are expert floor sanders and we will be happy to arrange a survey for your floor. Call 0808 118 5747.

 



Sanding Oak Parquet Floors

By On January 18, 2018 No Comments

We recently showcased a floor sanding project that we completed. The oak parquet floor was in a terrible state when we arrived. Our client wanted the floors to be fully sanded and restored as part of a home improvement project.

We put together the following video that takes you through the process from start to finish. The parquet floor is almost unrecognisable at the point where the job is completed. Not only is the floor now seamlessly smooth but it is well protected against further wear and use.

Why is our provision important?

Here’s why..

Appearance

A newly restored wood floor is smooth, sleek and looks incredible. The beautiful grain pattern is the thing that shines through and not the fact that it looks worn and tired. Improved appearance does so much for your home. No longer do you have to be embarrassed about the wood floor that once looked great.

Cost Effectiveness

Our wood floor restoration services are a cost-effective solution. The top layers of the surface are sanded back, which enables us to remove dents, scratches and unsightly dull areas. Wood finishes are then applied which further protects the floor. This is incredibly durable and long-lasting and therefore offers a cost-effective service. Our provision is also accompanied by details of how best to care for your wood floors. Our service doesn’t end when the job does; we continue to offer advice and work to earn your custom for life.

Regular Care

Caring regularly for your wood floors and using the right product will make sure that they are long-lasting. Any floor within your home is an investment and we all want to get the most from our investments. We are able to offer valuable details of how to maintain your floors and keep them looking at their best. This will elongate the times between full restoration.

Do You Deserve The Best?    Absolutely! Don’t delay and call 0808 118 5747 to arrange a no obligation quotation.



Aftercare for Amtico

By On December 14, 2017 No Comments

We deep clean and restore Amtico flooring. Why might Amtico need our attention? Although it is a durable and hard-wearing flooring alternative it is susceptible over time to yellowing. It will also experience day-to-day usage so will inevitably suffer from wear.

stone floor cleaning durhamThis shows in the surface coatings being worn down or even removed. Once this is the case, the vinyl underneath is likely to be damaged more easily. This is where our specialist Amtico cleaning techniques offer great reward. Once your floors are fully restored they will be left looking great and fully protected.

This offers you peace of mind and allows you to enjoy your beautiful and luxurious flooring. The following information has been put together to inform our clients of how best to care for their floors after our cleaning.

Once your Amtico floors have been cleaned and sealed they will require routine cleaning. This cleaning becomes much easier once they have been appropriately sealed.

What is required?

  • Make sure to regularly hover dust and particles away from your floor. If this can be done daily it will mean that particles are not left to deteriorate the surface once again. As you can imagine even the smallest particles can act like sandpaper on your newly applied surface coating.
  • Getting into good habits with cleaning floors is always beneficial. Get your family helping! Delegate the task or build up a shared routine.
  • Use only the products that we suggest as these will be sensitive enough not to damage the floor sealer but will keep it looking great. Harsh chemicals can dull the surface of the floor and leave it looking unsightly.
  • Do not use scrubbing brushes to clean up stains or spillages. These will only scratch away at the grain pattern of your floor.

Is your Amtico looking like it could benefit from our cleaning services? Call today on 0808 118 5747.



Sanding Parquet Floors County Durham

By On December 4, 2017 No Comments

Parquet floors are seeing a real resurgence at present. Why could this be? Parquet flooring really does add character to any room. Its interesting patterns and geometric shape means that it creates a statement. The wood finish applied can then completely transform its appearance.

Sanding parquet floors DurhamThere is also a huge range of commercial parquet floors. Whether they are school halls, village halls or other places with large spaces, parquet is hugely popular. We recently restored this parquet floor in County Durham. When we arrived, it had layers and layers of finish that needed stripping back.

The floor was regularly used so had also been scratched and damaged through this use. All surface coatings needed stripping back so that the process of restoring it to a better appearance could begin. The finish when we arrived was very dark and really offered a drab and unappealing look.

The wood floor was fully sanded with our dustless sanding machinery. This provides an exceptional and seamless finish.

Why is experience important when floor sanding?

There are many things that can go wrong in the floor sanding process. The machinery needs to be constantly moving when on to offer an even finish and to not over sand particular spots or areas. Different machines need to be used to cover the entire space and the application of wood finishes needs knowledge of how best to apply it.

Restored parquet flooring DurhamWith our experience we are able to offer the best-available service and finishes for all types of wooden floors. This ensures that a brilliant finish is achieved and that it is long-lasting and will remain looking great for as long as possible.

A natural finish was applied to the commercial wood floor and, as expected, it completely transformed the entire space. Our clients were really pleased with the result. They couldn’t believe the beautiful grain pattern of their floor as this had been masked by the previous wood finish and damage.

Are you looking for a wood floor restoration specialist serving County Durham and Middlesbrough? Call Absolutely Floor Restore today on 0808 118 5747.