Stone – Marble Restoration Derby
Welcome to Abbey Floor Care Derby, for professional, safe, reliable stone cleaning, polishing and sealing service on all popular stone types in Loughborough.
We have the equipment and experience to bring the original finish back to worn, dull domestic and commercial stone floors in Derby.
As a starting point, get your free advice from David Allen our Marble and Stone Expert
We Have The Equipment, Knowledge and Experience To Transform Your Stone Floors
As well as looking beautiful, your floor will be so much easier to clean. High-quality sealers and finishes make your stone highly water and soil repellent, which means that they are easier to clean.
Our technical experts will also give you a stone floor care, showing you:
- how often you should clean your floor
- the best way to clean your floor
- the best equipment to use
- the right floor cleaners that will help protect your floor rather than damage it.
Finally A Beautiful Stone Floor That Will Stay Cleaner For Longer
The before and after photos below demonstrate how we can transform dull, scratched ugly floors into beautiful, shiny floors that make you proud.
From removing old surface coatings from quarry tiles and marble to re-surfacing dirty limestone, travertine, granite and sate.
Four Simple Steps To Make Your Stone Floor Look Beautiful Again
1. Contact Us By Email Or Phone
Call 0800 6795 0180 or click right here to contact us.
2. Tell Us All About Your Problems
Our contact form gives you the opportunity to tell us all about the issues with your floor. A picture speaks a thousand words, so please send photos of your floors highlighting the issues. We may call you to have a chat about your floor to understand your problems.
3. Receive A Free Of Charge Cost Estimate
We can give you an estimate of the costs included in any restoration.
We sill send you full documentation, detailing;
- The costs.
- There'll be no hidden costs or surcharges, our rates will be completely up front.
- The work involved.
- We will include details about similar work we have done so you can get an idea of what's involved and the finish you will get.
- The timescale.
So you are armed with all the information you need to make a considered, informed decision.
4. Set Up A Date To Start The Work
If you feel that the estimated cost is within your budget, we'll organise an appointment to start the work. A couple of days prior to your job, if you prefer, we can give you a call to confirm that is ok and validate the details.
We will show up on the agreed date and at the agreed to start work.
Get In Touch
You can always phone us on 0800 695 0180 or just complete the simple contact form below for a free quotation.
We Specialise In Cleaning, Polishing and Sealing Natural Stone Restoration And Tile
Marble, travertine, terrazzo, limestone, granite, sandstone, flagstone, quarry tiles, minton style clay tiles, porcelain, ceramic tile, dirty grout
We Also Service These Areas Around Derby:
Alfreton, Belper, Bullbridge, Denby, Duffield, Heanor, Idridgehay, Kilburn, Milford, Ripley, Stretton, Swanwick, Tibshelf, Turnditch, Wessington
Aston-on-Trent, Barrow-on-Trent, Derby, Elvaston, Horsley, Kirk Langley, Melbourne, Muggington, Ockbrook, Quarndon, Radbourne, Shardlow, Stanton by Bridge, Swarkestone, Ticknall, Weston Underwood, Weston-on-Trent
Alport, Alstonefield, Ashbourne, Ashford in the Water, Bakewell, Baslow, Beeley, Birchover, Bonsall, Bradley, Brailsford, Brassington, Calver, Clifton, Crich, Cromford, Darley Dale, Edensor, Elton, Eyam, Fenny Bentley, Foolow, Great Cubley, Great Longstone, Grindleford, Hathersage, Holloway, Ilam, Kirk Ireton, Kniveton, Little Longstone, Longford, Mapleton, Marston Montgomery, Matlock, Middleton, Milldale, Monyash, Osmaston, Parwich, Pilsley, Rowsley, Sheldon, Shirley, Stanton-in-Peak, Stoney Middleton, Thorpe, Tissington, Wetton, Winster, Wirksworth, Yeaveley, Youlgreave
Dale Abbey, Ilkeston, Long Eaton
Biggin, Bradwell, Buxton, Castleton, Chapel-en-le-Frith, Chelmorton, Cressbrook, Earl Sterndale, Edale, Flagg, Flash, Glossop, Great Hucklow, Hartington, Hollinsclough, Litton, Longnor, New Mills, Taddington, Tideswell, Warslow
North East Derbyshire
Ashover, Clay Cross, Mapperley, Morley, Smalley, Stanley
Boylestone, Castle Donington, Church Broughton, Marston-on-Dove, Milton, Sudbury, Sutton-on-the-Hill, Swadlincote, Trusley, Tutbury
Derby is situated at the lowest point along the Derwent Valley, where it was possible to ford the river. In pre-historic times, there was an important crossing point at the Causey, near where the Old Silk Mill is located. However, there is little evidence of any settlement close to where the centre of Derby is now to be found, although tools used by Iron Age man have been discovered at Litchurch, Normanton and Little Chester.
The Romans were the first recorded settlers, when the army set up a fort in AD50 at Strutt’s Park, to protect the river crossing on the western side of the Derwent. They remained there for at least 30 years before establishing a large new fortified settlement, across the river at Little Chester, which they called Derventio. This fort not only protected the river crossing, but also stood at the junction and gave protection to five Roman roads. The most important was Ryknield Street, which connected Gloucester and the West Country with Yorkshire and the North East.
Little remains at Little Chester today, apart from two Roman wells, one on Marcus Street and the other in the garden of the vicarage of St Paul’s Church. However, a series of excavations in the last fifty years have established both its importance and prosperity, including the discovery of an underfloor heating system on Parker’s Piece and an abundance of coins.
The Roman occupation did not limit itself solely to the fort and the area directly outside. Recent excavations have revealed the existence of an industrial site on the edge of the Old Derby Racecourse and other scattered finds, including a farm at Willington.
Although the fort remained garrisoned until the mid fourth century, by then the Roman Empire was starting to crumble. The final break came in AD410, when Rome decided that its most northerly province could not be defended. This ended a period of considerable importance in British history.
Historians usually refer to what followed as the Dark Age, because so little is known about what took place. What we do know is that the Anglo-Saxons settled at Northworthy, where precisely that was is unknown; some historians have speculated that it may have been near to the present day Industrial Museum, but others differ.
The Anglo-Saxon occupation was ended by the arrival of the Vikings, in AD875, who after capturing Repton turned their attentions on Northworthy. After gaining control of the Anglo-Saxon settlement, they settled in Derby. Exactly where the settlement was located is uncertain, although some historians think; it may have been at the old Roman fort. What is certain is that they called their settlement Deoraby, a name that with some modification in spelling has survived to the present day.
At the time of the publication of the Domesday Book, Derby’s population had declined from about 1,100 people before the Norman Conquest to approximately 630, with over one hundred dwellings vacant. The number of mills had also been reduced from fourteen to ten. Houses were mainly of wooden construction with a few of the better-off living in stone built properties. The decline in the population may have been the result of men dying in battle, but the town slowly recovered.
In medieval times, Derby grew in importance as a busy centre of trade, attracting people from other towns and outlying villages. Henry III granted the town, in 1229, a charter to run a weekly market on Thursdays and Fridays and to hold fairs at Easter, Whitsuntide and Michaelmas. A century later, the scale of market trading had broadened with weekly produce markets held on Monday and Wednesday.
This information first appeared on http://www.derbyshire-peakdistrict.co.uk/derbyhistoricalnotes.htm
If you are looking for more information on the history of Derby, please visit their site.