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Tile Cleaning Do’s and Don’ts

By On October 17, 2017 No Comments

We thought this an appropriate topic due to the fact that cleaning stone floors and tiled floors really is a science. The use of incorrect product formulations can mean the difference between a beautifully cleaned floor and a damaged one. What’s made worse is that this damage can be, in some cases, irreversible.

Therefore, we have put together the following advice that briefly summarises some of the do’s and don’ts when cleaning your tiled floors:

Floor Cleaner DurhamDO

  • Seek the assistance of a local professional to deep clean and restore your tile floor
  • Make sure that the cleaning product that you have selected can be used on your particular type of tiles or stone
  • Test patch an area so that you are confident of the results you will achieve
  • Regularly remove all dry particles and dirt from your stone floors
  • Invest time cleaning the grout lines; this may be an arduous task but it is really important

Floor Cleaners DurhamDON’T

  • Use steam cleaners that can damage the surface protective layers of your stone floor
  • Rush the process as time invested in the use of the correct techniques can pay dividends to the end result
  • Leave dirt and particles to damage the surface of your tiles
  • Scrub areas as this will likely damage either the surface coatings or the tiles themselves
  • Use bleach products as these will likely cause damage

Cleaning tiles can sometimes feel like a losing battle. If you feel like this, it is likely that your stone floor needs re-surfacing anyway. You may be expending effort that can be saved with our stone floor restoration process.

Once completed, the cleaning of your stone floors becomes easier and more straightforward again. You start to see the results that you remember achieving straight after the floor was installed. Call us today on 0808 118 5747 to arrange a survey.



Why Natural Stone Floors Need Specialist Care

By On September 19, 2017 No Comments

Natural stone tiles are hugely popular as they offer a sophisticated appearance. As stone floor restoration specialists, we can help tile floors longevity and appearance with specialist knowledge and experience.

This means that we hold the key to keeping your stone floors looking great. After your tiles are completely restored, it is then our job to ensure that you are equipped with the necessary information in order to maintain routine cleaning.

What does this mean?

It means that you are then educated in the best products and techniques to keep your floors looking at their best.

It is undeniable that natural stone flooring is an exquisite and stylish floor covering alternative. The range of alternatives include granite, marble, limestone, slate, sandstone, travertine, flagstone and quarry tiles. This range in options means that individuals are empowered to find a floor that looks both individual and offers incredible functionality.

Natural stone floor’s popularity stems from their range, durability and investment potential. Stone tile floors can enhance any space where they are fitted.

Stone floor tiles are used both inside and outside of the home and vary in grades. This natural product has been used for centuries and continues to be linked with high quality and sophistication.

While stone floors look great it is important that you are equipped with a range of knowledge of how best to care for them prior to installation. The second the tiles are installed they are hit with a barrage of deteriorating factors.

This means that you will be able to deal with these in a way that will ensure they remain looking great. And this is where we can offer our help. We have created the following in order to help you understand why professional assistance offers the key to great looking stone floors.

If you would like to find out more please call today on 0808 118 5747.



Quick-Fire Floor Restoration Questions

By On September 12, 2017 No Comments

There is no question that floor restoration techniques can transform your aged floor. However, there is a wealth of information that we hold that will likely astound you if you are considering contacting a floor restoration specialist.

As well as the fact that each job is individual, it is important to remember that each of our clients are individuals. Some will have more questions than others and some are more intrigued about the process of restoring floors. Either way we have come up with a few quick-fire questions that we are regularly asked:

Are you able to restore more than one type of floor?

Yes. We have invested heavily in being the best at restoring all types of floors. We currently offer services for the following types of floors:

  • Stone flooring
  • Wooden flooring
  • Vinyl Floors (including Amtico and Karndean)
  • Carpets

Each floor cleaning job is approached in a tailored way and we are passionate about delivering exceptional results. We are well-equipped to take on all types of floor cleaning and are happy to discuss this in further detail if required.

How long will the process take?

Floor Care County DurhamThe answer will depend on the type of work required and the size of the space. It will also take into account the deteriorated state of the floor prior to work starting.

We realise that this information is important to our clients so will always offer further detail of the anticipated timescales once the initial survey is complete. This allows our clients to appropriately plan for the work.

When floor sanding, is a lot of dust created?

Traditional methods of floor sanding did create a lot of dust. However, advancements in technologies have now allowed us the opportunity to offer dust free floor sanding services. The sanding machinery has a filtration system which makes the process virtually dust free.

With any of our work we put a lot of care and attention into protecting the surrounding areas of your home or business. This is all part of our superior service. Call today on 0808 118 5747.



Valuable Wood Finish Advice

By On August 29, 2017 No Comments

When seeing wood floors laid, it is clear that they offer a real boost to any space. Not only are they functional and practical but they look great and offer a timeless appearance. They work in both traditional and modern properties and can even add value to homes.

Part of continuing this process and not letting their look deteriorate is routine care. Although wear and tear is inevitable and unavoidable, it is important to ensure that your wood floor is cared for. One way of doing this is regular removal of dirt and particles that collect on the surface. Another is to ensure that the wood finish laid is offering adequate protection.

Restoring Oak Floors HarrogateHow might you tell that the surface layers need restoring? Your floor may start to look dull or scratched. It might even start to absorb liquid spillages. This is detrimental to your floor as damage will be caused. Your floor will start to age, it will warp and even discolour.

To try and restore your floor once it has got to this point is, of course, a larger job. Therefore, it is important to relay your surface finish on a regular basis with our help. With our help, you will be left with a beautifully-looking, hard-wearing wooden floor.

When restoring your floor, the surface layers will need to be sanded back. Wood floor sanding does require in-depth knowledge, both in the process and the intricacies of particular wood types. When the surface has been sanded, the natural material is primed and ready to be re-finished.

Wood finishes need to be applied in the appropriate way. Specific tools and techniques support the correct application and avoids errors or mistakes in the process. This is again another example where experience allows a better finish to be achieved.

These products are available in two different categories including penetrating finishes and surface finishes. Whether you are looking for an oil, wax, varnish or lacquer, we will offer all information necessary to enable your informed decision. Please call us today to arrange a quotation on 0808 118 5747; we are experienced floor sanders serving County Durham and Middlesbrough.



All About Amtico

By On August 24, 2017 No Comments

Amtico flooring recreates the appearance of other types of flooring. That is, that they look the same but have been manufactured to offer superior durability. What more could you want?

We can offer the information and advice needed to achieve this through the proper and correct cleaning routine. Without this detail muddy footprints, paw prints, moving furniture and many other deteriorating elements will get the better of your Amtico floor.

Amtico Floor Cleaning DurhamIt is important to take a realistic approach to cleaning your Amtico floors. If you were able to wave a magic wand and mysteriously restore your floor, that would be great. However, there is no such magic wand and it is only knowledge and understanding that confidently equips individuals with the essential tools to maintain their Amtico.

Firstly, there are key precautions to ensure that your floors are adequately protected. This starts with the fact that there are floor-specific cleaning products. There are specifically formulated in order to keep Amtico looking at its best. The right product selection is a sure-fired way to ensure your floors are as long-lasting as possible. It will also reduce the requirement for strenuous cleaning.

Secondly, ensuring that you have the correct cleaning routine from the very start will also help to maintain your floor. Once your floor is laid it will immediately start to encounter deteriorating factors. These are unavoidable and a routine cleaning plan will leave you with a clear and concise cleaning approach.

Thirdly, alongside routine cleaning is a carefully considered yearly stripping. Routine cleaning is easily managed by home owners. It is also important to completely strip back the surface coatings. We are on hand to help with this process as it requires in-depth understanding, equipment and products.

Are you looking for help to restore your Amtico floor? Call Absolutely Floor Care today on 0808 118 5747. Do You Deserve The Best?    Absolutely!