Need A Dirty Travertine Floor Cleaning – See This Project In Balderton Newark – Brilliant

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This Travertine cleaning project was in the village of Balderton, Newark NG24

Our client found our Travertine cleaning and restoration services online and contacted us about our Travertine restoration services to because their floor had scratches, dirty grout and lots of dirt-filled holes.

soiled travertine tiles in newark

The floor was over 10 years old and the original surface finish had worn away, leaving a dull, porous finish. There were also lots of holes filled with soil.

Dirty Holes In Travertine Tile Floors

Dirty holes are a common problem with honed and filled Travertine.

Travertine has a honeycomb structure, much like cinder toffee. The honeycomb structure means that in some places the holes are very near the surface ad the covering can be as thin as an eggshell.

As the tiles wear, these thin areas can collapse to reveal the underlying hole. The holes fill with soil, and eventually, there are dirty holes all over the floor.

travertine tiles in balderton newark with holes filled with soil

 

Dirty grout is a common problem with tile and stone floors. The grout gets dirty because sand based grout has a rough surface like sandpaper. The rough finish can be tough to clean.

Mopping with a cotton mop adds to the problem because the mop moves dirty slurry into the grout. The dirty sludge starts to damage the grout, making it porous.

Stage 1 – Travertine Cleaning Balderton Newark Project

I started cleaning the floor using a strong Travertine cleaner and a rotary scrubbing machine. The cleaning was followed up with pressurised water rinse equipment to lift the emulsified soil away from the floor. The cleaning also removed any loose filler that was likely to fall away in the coming months.

Filling Large Holes In Travertine Tiles

I cleaned out any damaged filler from the larger holes with a diamond burr.  Then filled these holes with hard Travertine filler.

travertine tiles in balderton newark filled with hard filler

The Travertine filler is a two-pack process with a filler and a chemical hardener. Once the filler had solidified, we ground the filler smooth with the surface of the stone.

Grout Filling Small Holes In Travertine

Small holes are too small and too numerous to fill with a hard filler. So I filled the remaining holes and any areas of lost grout with a fine jasmine coloured grout.

travertine tiles in balderton newark with grout filled holes

Once the grout dried, we removed any grout haze off the tiles ready for sealing.

Stage 2 – Travertine Sealing Balderton Newark Project

I sealed the floor with a water based impregnating sealer, followed by 4 coats of an acrylic mid-sheen surface sealer.

travertine sealing balderton newark abbey floor care

The sealer sits on top of the stone, acting as the wear layer, protecting the surface of the tiles from damage. The sealer also makes the grout lines and grout filler much easier to clean.

Maintenance Cleaning Travertine Tiles

We recommend dry sweeping a Travertine floor once or twice a day, using a dry microfiber flat mop.
Then daily damp mopping with a specialist Travertine cleaner that contains a small amount of sealer, helping maintain the finish.

With correct maintenance, the finish can last four years. You can extend the life of the finish by topping up the sealer every 6 to 12 months with a new layer of sealer.

For Help With Your Travertine Floor

If you need your Travertine looking clean and beautiful again, please contact Abbey Floor Care for a free no-obligation quotation for Travertine restoration.

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A Dull Slate Floor In Matlock Derbyshire Cleaned Re-Grouted Sealed By Abbey Floor Care

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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.

slate cleaning service matlock derbyshire

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.

dirty slate floor in matlick derbyshire

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.

deep cleaning slate floor in matlock

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.

pressure rinsing slate floor in matlock derbyshire

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.

Looking For Help Cleaning Your Travertine Tile Floor | Check Out This Project In Selby

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This Travertine cleaning Selby project arose after my client searched for advice on cleaning the Travertine floor in her kitchen.

She found about our Travertine service while searching online and contacted us for help.

The Travertine floor was around ten years old. They had cleaned and resealed the tiles a couple of times. However, the floor had got progressively soiled, and they could not get it clean again.

soiled travertine floor Selby North Yorkshire

I recommended that the floor needed to be deep cleaned with scrubbing equipment to remove the ingrained soil and then sealed with a Travertine Surface Sealer.
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After considering my advice, they decided to proceed with my Travertine cleaning and sealing proposal.

Travertine Cleaning Selby

I started the cleaning process by coating the floor with a heavy-duty Travertine cleaner. The cleaner was left for around 20 minutes to start working on the soil.

Applying Travertine Cleaner to soiled Travertine floor in Selby North Yorkshire

I used a rotary scrubbing machine to scrub the cleaning solution into the surface of the sandstone to help break the ingrained soil away from the pores of the sandstone.

My pressurised water rinse and capture equipment did an excellent job of rinsing the emulsified soil out of the sandstone and the dirty grout

There were a number holes in the floor, where the filler had come away. I filled the holes with a Jasmine colour grout and left the grout to dry

Travertine floor after deep cleaning and pressurised water rinsing

Travertine Sealing Selby

I applied an impregnating sealer to help prime the stone. Then I applied five coats of a mid-sheen surface sealer to give a beautiful, easy to clean finish.

Travertine Sealing Selby North Yorkshire

My client was delighted with the results and commented that my work exceeded her expectations.

If you are looking to clean a soiled Travertine floor, contact us now for a free, no-obligation Travertine restoration quotation. You will be delighted with the results.

Got A Dirty Sandstone Floor | See How We Restored This Sandstone Floor To A Beautiful Finish

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This Sandstone cleaning Long Eaton project arose because my client was searching for advice on cleaning sandstone floors in their home.

They discovered our Sandstone restoration service online and contacted us about the best way to keep their soiled sandstone floor clean.

sandstone cleaning long eaton dirty sandstone floor

They had tried some different cleaning methods, including an orbital steam cleaner. The steam cleaner worked fine on a smooth tile floor, but could not clean the sandstone.

I explained that they were not alone in finding their floor challenging to clean.

The tiles have a rough, sandpaper-like 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 a solvent based surface sealer. The surface sealer makes the rough finish smoother, making it easier to clean. However, I emphasised that floor would never be as easy to clean as a smooth-finish floor.

After discussing my proposal, they decided to proceed with my sandstone cleaning and sealing proposal.

Sandstone Cleaning Long Eaton – Stage 1

I started the cleaning process by coating the floor with a heavy-duty sandstone cleaner. The cleaner was left for around 20 minutes to start working on the soil.

sandstone cleaning long eaton derbyshire scrubbing cleaner into floor

I used a rotary scrubbing machine to agitate the cleaning solution into the surface of the sandstone to help break the ingrained soil away from the pores of the sandstone.

My pressurised water rinse and capture equipment did an excellent job of rinsing the emulsified soil out of the sandstone, into a solution tank.

sandstone cleaning long eaton derbyshire to remove ingrained soil

I then left the floor for a few days to allow it dry, ready for sealing.

sandstone floor cleaning long eaton derbyshire - sandstone floor after cleaning

Sandstone Sealing Long Eaton – Stage 2

Sandstone is a porous stone, so 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 two thick coats of solvent-based surface sealer.

sandstone sealing long eaton derbyshire - applying surface sealer

Our client was delighted with her floor.

sandstone sealing long eaton derbyshire - wonderful finished sealed floor

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Got A Dirty Sandstone Floor | See How We Restored This Sandstone Floor To A Beautiful Finish

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This Sandstone cleaning Long Eaton project arose because my client was searching for advice on cleaning sandstone floors in their home.

They discovered our Sandstone restoration service online and contacted us about the best way to keep their soiled sandstone floor clean.

sandstone cleaning long eaton dirty sandstone floor

They had tried some different cleaning methods, including an orbital steam cleaner. The steam cleaner worked fine on a smooth tile floor, but could not clean the sandstone.

I explained that they were not alone in finding their floor challenging to clean.

The tiles have a rough, sandpaper-like 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 a solvent based surface sealer. The surface sealer makes the rough finish smoother, making it easier to clean. However, I emphasised that floor would never be as easy to clean as a smooth-finish floor.

After discussing my proposal, they decided to proceed with my sandstone cleaning and sealing proposal.

Sandstone Cleaning Long Eaton – Stage 1

I started the cleaning process by coating the floor with a heavy-duty sandstone cleaner. The cleaner was left for around 20 minutes to start working on the soil.

sandstone cleaning long eaton derbyshire scrubbing cleaner into floor

I used a rotary scrubbing machine to agitate the cleaning solution into the surface of the sandstone to help break the ingrained soil away from the pores of the sandstone.

My pressurised water rinse and capture equipment did an excellent job of rinsing the emulsified soil out of the sandstone, into a solution tank.

sandstone cleaning long eaton derbyshire to remove ingrained soil

I then left the floor for a few days to allow it dry, ready for sealing.

sandstone floor cleaning long eaton derbyshire - sandstone floor after cleaning

Sandstone Sealing Long Eaton – Stage 2

Sandstone is a porous stone, so 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 two thick coats of solvent-based surface sealer.

sandstone sealing long eaton derbyshire - applying surface sealer

Our client was delighted with her floor.

sandstone sealing long eaton derbyshire - wonderful finished sealed floor

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The Best Sandstone Cleaning Service In Leek Staffordshire – Abbey Floor Care

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This Sandstone cleaning Leek project arose after a restaurant in Leek, Staffordshire was searching online for advice about cleaning a sandstone floor in their bar area.

sandstone cleaning leek staffordshire - dirty floor

They came across our Sandstone restoration service and asked for help with cleaning the Sandstone tile floor.

They had cleaned the floor many times using a large steam cleaner. However, the results were less than satisfactory as there was a lot of residual ingrained soil.

They had tried vacuuming off the dirty slurry, but they could not get all the dirt off the floor.

I explained that the problem with steam cleaning was the lack of a detergent to break the soils away from the stone and no way of rinsing the dirty slurry off the floor.

The best way to remove ingrained soil in Sandstone is by using powerful detergents to emulsify the deep-rooted soils and fats, followed by pressurised rinse water to carry away the emulsified soil.

With this information, they decided to hire our sandstone cleaning services to clean the floor.

Sandstone Cleaning Leek Project – Deep Cleaning

I started the restoration work by applying a Heavy Duty Sandstone Cleaning Solution.
letting a heavy duty sandstone cleaning chemical emulsify ingrained soil
The cleaner was left on the floor for around 20 minutes to soak into the surface of the tiles.

scrubbing heavy duty cleaner into a sandstone floor

A rotary scrubbing machine scrubbed the chemical into the stone, lifting the soils away from the pores in the surface of the sandstone tiles.

Sandstone Cleaning Pressure Rinsing

I used pressurised water, rinse and capture equipment to remove the slurry and embedded soils from the stone.

pressurised rinsing sandstone floor to remove emulsified soil

The client was very impressed with the results and commented that they had never been able to get the floor as clean before.

beautiful clean sandstone floor in leek staffordshire

I advise the client of the importance of sandstone sealing to protect the floor from water and oil spills. However, they declined this service.

If you are looking to clean a soiled sandstone floor, contact us now for a free, no-obligation Sandstone restoration quotation. You will be delighted with the results.

Transforming Dull Indian Sandstone In Duffield Into A Beautiful Clean Vibrant Floor

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Indian sandstone is a favourite stone for flooring. The mixture of earth colours makes for an exciting and colourful floor. However, soil and dirt hide the colours leaving a dull soiled appearance.

This Indian sandstone cleaning sealing Duffield project was in an old farmhouse kitchen and dining area. The floor suffered from a lot of tracked-in soil off the cobbled courtyard from pets and children.

Indian sandstone dirty and dull hiding natural beauty

The homeowner searched online for advice on Indian Sandstone cleaning sealing and came across our website.

We discussed the options for cleaning and sealing, and I assured the client that I could clean the floor to an as-new condition.

The client had difficulty mopping the floor because the mop dragged on the rough sandy surface. She wanted the restored sandstone to be more comfortable to clean if possible.

I advised that an acrylic surface sealer will help because it sits on the surface of the tiles, making the finish smoother and easier to maintain.

Indian Sandstone Cleaning Sealing Duffield – Stage 1

I started the sandstone restoration work using our Heavy Duty Indian Sandstone Cleaning Solution.

The cleaner was allowed to sit on the floor for around 20 minutes so it could soak into the surface of the tiles.

scrubbing indian sandstone floor

A rotary scrubbing machine scrubbed the chemical into the stone, lifting the soils away from the sandstone tiles.

Finally, I used pressurised water rinse and capture equipment to remove the slurry and embedded soils from the stone.

pressurised water rinsing indian sandstone floor to remove ingrained soil

Stage 2 – Indian Sandstone Sealing

Indian sandstone is a porous stone, so I applied a coat of impregnating sealer to as a primer for the Surface Sealer.

Finally, I applied four coats of Mid-Sheen Acrylic Surface Sealer.

indian sandstone sealed with acrylic surface sealer

The client was so happy with her floor. She particularly appreciated the range of colours in the stone and how the finish was more comfortable to mop and clean.

If your Indian Sandstone floor is dull and difficult to clean. Click here for a free, no-obligation quotation to restore your floor to a beautiful, easy to clean finish.