Natural stone floor polishing, cleaning & restoration services
Stone Floor Cleaning & Restoration. Natural stone includes things like marble worktops and granite flooring. These are durable and tough surfaces that look amazing. But occasionally, they can run into problems. This is when you need an expert in natural stone restoration to help.
There is a reason so many business and homes use natural flooring, it can look stunning if cared for correctly. We offer a professional service that ensures your floors and worktops stay looking exceptional for longer.
When you have natural stone flooring, worktops or even outside areas such as patios or driveways, it is important that you have an expert to handle problems. Using the right cleaning products or systems is key to restoring the stunning look of the stone and ensuring it continues to do its job for years to come.
Common natural stone problems
- Wear and tear – constant use can lead to wearing of the material, no matter how tough and this can create uneven areas or wear through protective seals
- Damage to seals – most materials have seals on them that act as an extra protective layer but using the wrong cleaning materials can erode this or remove patches
- Stains – stain removal is one of the most common issues that we face because no matter how tough, almost all materials can be impacted by stains if they are left untreated
- Grout issues – grouting is the stuff between tiles and is a potential weak spot that can cause discolouration or even break up and lead to slight movement
Handling these problems is something that needs to be done by an expert. It will often involve stripping, polishing and sealing the floors as well as careful stain removal to ensure the flooring is restored to its former beautiful condition.
Stone Floor Cleaning & Restoration
Perhaps the best way to look at the different kinds of stain removal and restoration work that can be done is to look at some of the most popular types of natural stone floor and what solutions work best for them.
Marble floor restoration
Marble creates a stunning look for natural flooring, but there are a few problems that you could encounter. The majority of these have simple ways to solve the problem when you know what to do.
One of the most common issues is that marble attracts dirt and soil easily – this applies to both flooring and worktops. This can sometimes be due to incorrect seals or polishes being added during the finishing process. Or sometimes these have been removed during regular cleaning. The restoration process will involve removing the old seals and adding new ones.
Chips or cracks in marble may seem like a catastrophic issue, but there are ways to restore this. There are lots of reasons why marble can chip or crack from being laid on a floor that was not completely dry to something heavy being dropped on them.
Limestone floor restoration
Limestone brings a timeless look to kitchen floors and is relatively easy to maintain. There are a few common issues that can occur and need attention to keep it looking its best.
Dull spots and etching are two of the most common problems with limestone floors. This happens when chemical abrasives and acidic cleaners are used and etch into the limestone. However, experts in natural stone flooring can quickly remedy the problem and restore the look.
Stain removal with limestone needs to draw out the cause of the discolouration from the stone and allow it to look smart again. Sometimes renovation work will include adding a new seal to the surface to help protect against future stains.
Travertine floor restoration
Travertine is a type of limestone that is usually white, cream or tan coloured, occasionally coming in rusty shades. It offers a classic and timeless look to a room but faces issues that are similar to those of limestone floors.
Top of the list is attracting soil and dirt easily, which can lead to discolouration of the lovely shade of the flooring. Restoration will involve removing the stains and applying a new finish to it to ensure the colour stays as it should be.
Granite floor restoration
Granite is a very hard rock that is more stain and scratch-resistant than even marble. This means it can withstand a lot of frequent use which makes it an excellent material for flooring and also for things like worktops or even outdoor areas.
There are a few issues that granite can experience. A simple one is where people use a regular water-based floor finish on the stone that doesn’t allow it to ‘breathe’ and over time, creates a milky white powder on the surface. Having the right cleaning products and an expert to do it for you is always the best approach.
Slate floor restoration
Slate floor tiles has been used inside and outside homes for centuries. It is a common material for worktops and floors. It is very strong and durable with a range of natural colours and requires little in the way of specialist maintenance.
Occasionally, seals added to slate to further protect it can deteriorate, and this can allow dirt and soil to be attracted. In this case, the best option is to strip the old seals entirely and reseal the floor or worktop.
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