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This Slate cleaning Matlock Derbyshire project arose because my client was searching for advice on cleaning Slate floors in their kitchen and dining area.
They found our Slate restoration service online and contacted us about the best way to keep their Slate floor clean.
They had tried some different cleaning methods, including a steam cleaner. The steam cleaner worked fine for a while, but gradually the slate floor became more difficult to clean.
Also, they had areas of lost grout in the kitchen area
I explained that they were not alone in finding their slate floor challenging to clean.
The tiles have an uneven finish that is difficult to mop and the riven nature of the finish makes cleaning even more difficult.
I explained that I could clean the floor, restoring the finish to an as-new condition. However, the tiles would need sealing. Otherwise, it would quickly soil again.
I recommended that the floor is finish sealed with an impregnating sealer, followed by several coats of surface sealer.
The impregnating sealer helps stop the first layers of surface sealer soaking away into the stone.
The surface sealer makes the finish smoother, making it easier to clean.
After discussing my proposal, they decided to proceed with my Slate cleaning and sealing proposal.
Slate Cleaning Matlock Derbyshire – Stage 1
I started the cleaning process by coating the floor with a heavy-duty Slate cleaner. The cleaner was left for around 20 minutes to start working on the soil.
I used a rotary scrubbing machine to agitate the cleaning solution into the surface of the Slate to help break the ingrained soil away from the pores of the Slate.
My pressurised water rinse and capture equipment did an excellent job of rinsing the emulsified soil out of the Slate, into a solution tank.
I grout filled the areas of lost grout with a slate coloured grout.
Slate Sealing Matlock Derbyshire – Stage 2
I applied a coat of impregnating sealer to help prime the tiles and prevent the surface sealer soaking away into the floor.
When the impregnating sealer dried, I applied four coats of mid-sheen surface sealer.
Our client was delighted with her floor.
If you are looking to clean a soiled Slate floor, contact us now for a free, no-obligation Slate restoration quotation.
You will be delighted with the results.