Sunday, 18 February 2018

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

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


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.


Learn more here http://www.abbeyfloorcare.co.uk/sandstone/sandstone-cleaning-long-eaton-derbyshire/

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

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


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.


Learn more here http://www.abbeyfloorcare.co.uk/sandstone/got-dirty-sandstone-floor-see-restored-sandstone-floor-beautiful-finish/

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

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.




Learn more here http://www.abbeyfloorcare.co.uk/sandstone/sandstone-cleaning-leek-staffordshire/

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

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.




Learn more here http://www.abbeyfloorcare.co.uk/sandstone/indian-sandstone-cleaning-sealing-duffield-belper-derbyshire/

Saturday, 17 February 2018

Wednesday, 10 January 2018

The Difference Between Marble Honing And Marble Polishing In Alcester Worcestershire

Our client was searching for Marble Polishing Worcestershire service for advice on marble restoration.


She saw the Marble polishing and restoration work shown on our site and contacted us for advice on restoring her Marble floor.


The marble floor covered a large area in the entrance hall, washing area, kitchen and dining area.


I could see why the marble had dulled.


Marble floor suffers from soil and grit from pets and walked in grit


  • The family had pets with free access to a big garden, and it was difficult to stop the pets walking soil onto the floor.

  • The front entrance was off a limestone gravel drive; which meant that guests would walk-in harsh grit.

  • They did not use a marble cleaner to clean the floor.

Considering the traffic conditions, and the difficulty of preventing tracked-in soil and grit, I suggested that a honed, mid-sheen finish may be more suitable finish.


Scuffs and scratches are very visible on polished marble. And considering the traffic conditions, the floor would need to be re-polished every 1 to 2 years.


However, a honed finish does not have the shine and reflective qualities that a polished marble has.


Comparison of honed and polished marble


Light scuffs and scratches do not alter the reflective qualities of the marble, which means that a honed finish is more scratch resistant than a polished finish.


Also, the cost for a honed finish is less than a polished finish.


If they did not like the honed, I could return to polish the floor and give it a high shine.


After thinking about my suggestions, the client agreed to test the honed finish, with the option to have a full polish.


We don’t just service Worcestershire, we cover the UK. These marble polishing jobs demonstrate our marble polishing services on different kinds of marble.


Marble Honing Alcester Worcestershire


I started the marble honing by deep cleaning the whole floor, using a rotary scrubbing machine and a marble cleaning compound. The cleaning removed all the ingrained soil from the surface of the marble tiles and the grout.


Next, I progressively diamond honed the marble to a 400 grit, low-sheen appearance.


Finally, I sealed the floor with three coats of high-quality marble impregnating sealer.


Honed marble floor


A few days later, the client contacted me to arrange to have the floor polished to a high shine. My client preferred the beauty of a highly polished marble floor.


Marble Polishing Alcester Worcestershire


I returned to diamond hone the floor at 3,000 grit. I then used marble polishing compounds to give the marble a deep, lustrous shine.


Polished Marble


I explained the importance of regular dry sweeping and damp mopping with microfiber mops and a stone soap based marble cleaner.


Stone soap contains particular chemicals that bind to the surface of the marble to help protect the marble against staining from spills.


If you are searching for a marble polishing service in Worcestershire to restore your marble floor, please contact Abbey Floor Care, I will be happy to help you.




Learn more here http://www.abbeyfloorcare.co.uk/marble/marble-polishing-alcester-worcestershire-b49/

Tuesday, 19 December 2017

Marble Polishing Staffordshire ST9

This marble polishing Stockton Brook project arose after a client had called on our marble restoration services. He wanted to repair damage on marble tiles caused by aggressive scrubbing with a plastic brush.


Our client had used the brush to clean the grout lines, but the cleaning dulled the edges of the tiles.


marble tiles damaged by grout cleaning


This image shows how the edges of the tiles next to the grout have been dulled by the grout cleaning brush.


This plastic bristled brush had been used.


stiff bristled brush used to clean grout


A flat bristle brush is not the right brush for grout cleaning. The brush head is wider than the grout lines and so it will rub against the surface of the marble tiles.


A grout cleaning brush should have a very narrow set of bristles or the bristles should be shaped to a point. example of a grout cleaning brush


This means that only the point of the brush can get into the grout without rubbing the surface of the marble tiles.


It is surprising the amount of pressure can be exerted over a small area using a small grout brush. So it is not difficult to mark marble with such a brush.


Marble Polishing Stockton Brook Project Start


I started the project by cleaning the grout using a rotary floor scrubbing machine with a soft bristled brush and my marble grout cleaner. The soft bristles rub the marble grout cleaner into the grout and remove the surface soil.


I then rinsed the floor to remove the emulsified slurry.


grout cleaning with soft bristled rotary floor machine and marble grout cleaner


I used marble polishing powder to re-polish the damage caused by the aggressive grout cleaning, and the rest of the marble tiles.


marble polishign powder was used to polish the marble tiles


Finally, I sealed the marble and the clean grout with three coats of high-quality marble impregnating sealer.


My client was really happy with my work.


If you have a dull or damaged marble floor, please contact me for a free no-obligation quotation to restore your marble to a beautiful finish.




Learn more here http://www.abbeyfloorcare.co.uk/marble/marble-polishing-stockton-brook-staffordshire-st9/