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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.

Restored Stone Staircases Newcastle

By On May 31, 2016 No Comments

There are many things to consider when contemplating a set of stone steps. Many assume that stone stairs are for an external setting, however, they are also well-suited to internal areas. Whether traditional or modern, they are sure to provide an incredible statement and talking point.

Stone Stairway NewcastleStone Stairs NewcastleWhen the stone tiles are being laid you are able to select from more rugged stone or a smoother stone and each will provide a very different appearance. Rougher stone will offers a rustic and textured feel while a smoother finish will deliver a sophisticated and polished effect.

It is likely that the stone type will be dictated somewhat by its surrounding décor. Careful consideration should be taken into the step depths and other details that could affect the success of the end result.

Stone Restoration NewcastleStone Steps Newcastle We were asked to deep clean and restore these stone steps in Newcastle. As with any other staircase, it had experienced general wear and tear over many years. The stone had discoloured and the grout lines were ingrained with dirt.

The steps were beautifully framed by a wooden trim. It is imperative that these areas are protected during the restoration process. The stone swept down the staircase and through to the area downstairs. They had a really rustic appearance but oozed sophistication and homeliness.

We deep cleaned the stairway and tiles beneath with an exceptional result. The tiles were brought back to life and our client commented on the safety aspect of the restored stone. A stone cared for and treated correctly will offer more traction with a better slip resistance. This forms a really important factor when natural stone is fitted as stairs.

Our client was really pleased with the results that we achieved and commented on how our approach offered her instant reassurance. She found us helpful, professional and friendly. Call today on 0808 118 5747.

Tile and Grout Cleaning Durham

By On April 21, 2016 No Comments

We are able to carry out test clean patches for clients looking to see exactly what level of transformation that we are able to achieve with our stone cleaning and restoration services.

Tile and Grout cleaning DurhamWe were invited to complete a test patch in this property in Durham. Our client realised that her stone floor had become ingrained with dirt but said that she could not remember what the floor looked like prior to the deterioration. This is because it occurs over a number of years and can easily fall under the radar.

This image shows the cleaning patch that we completed and our client was absolutely shocked at the level of dirt that stained her stone flooring. She was horrified by the way that they looked and excited to see the work completed.

This particular stone floor had become almost one colour; the natural colouration of the tile had been hidden under layers of dirt and grime. It was almost impossible to differentiate between the tile and the grout lines. It was time for us to get to work!

We completed the stone restoration work and it became clear that the results were going to be incredible. The different tones of the tiles started to show through and the area in the property became brighter.

Natural stone floors DurhamIt is so important to hire a professional when undertaking deep cleaning of natural stone. Why?

  • This type of stone is likely to crack or flake if the correct methods are not used
  • It is likely that the result you achieve will be to a worse standard
  • It will likely take you a lot longer to complete the work
  • It is possible that you will select incorrect product formulations that may result in irreversible damage

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Our client was really pleased with her restored stone floor; the tiles were fully sealed and protected and we discussed our regular maintenance programme to ensure that the build-up did not occur again. Are you looking for a stone floor restorer? Call today on 07976 127 849.

Cleaning Terracotta Tiles Bishop Auckland

By On January 27, 2014 No Comments

This Terracotta restoration job consisted of a series of well thought out connecting rooms.

terracotta restoration County DurhamIn total there was approximately 140 square metres to work on in this beautiful busy family home, located in the Bishop Auckland area.

We used a process of mild to medium strength Terracotta cleaning solution on a low speed rotary and soft to medium pads. When completing Terracotta tile restoration, it is very important not to be too aggressive on the surface. Agitating the areas a bit at a time and extracting the loosened soiling away to leave it lovely and clean, fresh and bright looking.

terracotta cleaning County DurhamOnce completely dry we used several coats of specialist eco-friendly Natural Stone Sealer, allowing enough drying time in between coats. Building up a fantastic protected finish.

We also delivered to the customer an aftercare kit and the knowledge to easily maintain their floors to keep them looking their best for longer.

We have time-served experience with Terracotta floor cleaning and would be happy to discuss your options with you.

Why Choose Absolutely Floor Restore?

We work hard to offer quality restoration results; this is a careful formula of using state-of-the-art machinery, eco-friendly trade products with a constant strive to provide unrivalled levels of customer service.

Cleaning Terracotta Tiles DurhamReliable service; we work hard to answer enquiries quickly. We are prompt and make sure to turn up to scheduled appointments on time. We keep our clients well-informed throughout the restoration process and will always go the extra mile to offer assurance that you are dealing with professionals.

We are independent specialists; this means that we are empowered to provide the best possible, tailored service.

We are not tied to franchises or affiliates so use our experience to dictate the use of products and machinery, inevitably allowing us to achieve superior results.

We invite you to call with any stone cleaning or stone restoration questions on 0808 118 5747.

Stone Restoration County Durham

By On November 26, 2013 No Comments

One of the most exciting elements of our work is the variation of stone restoration work that we get throughout County Durham. Stone flooring is so multi-faceted and having the time-served knowledge to approach each job in a tailored way allows us the opportunity of achieving the best possible stone cleaning results.

The below video shows a stone restoration job that we completed in County Durham. These Victorian-Edwardian mosaic floor tiles were laid in the entrance way of this home and had therefore experienced high levels of foot traffic. This had resulted in dull and tired-looking floor tiles that the owner felt gave an uninviting impression to her home.

We were invited to restore these treasured tiles; a pre-mixed cleaning solution was applied which was then agitated with our rotary machinery. After this process was completed the floor was then rinsed thoroughly and dried with our high-powered drying machine.

The industrial machinery that we use vastly improves the speed to which we are able to restore stone floors; it also provides a superior finish. The tiles were then sealed to improve the longevity of the stone cleaning process and to offer a natural resistance against liquid and mildew.

The end of the video shows how the mosaic floor was restored and the results we were able to achieve. The homeowner was so pleased to have her beautiful mosaics back to their former glory as they provided a brilliant statement on entering the home and were a real feature of this classic property.

We go the extra mile to make sure that each and every customer that deals with our Company has the best customer experience possible with superior cleaning results. Customer recommendations have helped drive our business forward in the County Durham area and has formed part of our business ethos.

If you have any questions about stone restoration or stone cleaning we would ask you to call 0808 118 5747 to find out more.