Limestone Polishing Stoke On Trent Stockton Brook St9

Limestone Polishing Stockton Brook ST9

This is a limestone polishing Stockton Brook project. The work arose after a client had called on our limestone 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.

Limestone Polishing Stockton Brook Stoke On Trent Staffordshire St9 Abbey Floor Care 00002

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 limestone 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.

Limestone Polishing Stockton Brook Project Start

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

I then rinsed the floor to remove the emulsified slurry.

Limestone Polishing Stockton Brook Stoke On Trent Staffordshire St9 Abbey Floor Care 00010

I used limestone polishing powder to re-polish the damage and the rest of the limestone tiles.

Limestone Polishing Stockton Brook Stoke On Trent Staffordshire St9 Abbey Floor Care 00019

Finally, I sealed the limestone 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 limestone floor, please contact me for a free no-obligation quotation to restore your limestone floor to a beautiful finish.

Scroll to Top