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Marble Polishing Oxford
Over time, Marble will become matt and loose its surface. The dullness is brought on by minute marks on the surface of the stone where it was walked over. The only way to revive the initial finish is through polishing the marble.
We use industrial diamond polishing to re-surface the tiles and restore the initial finish.
In the event that tiles are not really, even this condition is named “lippage”. The only way to make a marble floor flat is by grinding away the lippage and uneven edges of the tiles. You must have specialized machinery and many years of grinding and polishing to grind, hone and polish a marble tile floor, nevertheless the final result is spectacular.
After grinding, the marble tiles and grout are at exactly the same level. The floor will look like just one piece of marble.
It is much simpler to maintain a smooth marble than an uneven floor. There are no uneven grout deressions to hold soil. Hole cracks and chip repairs in many cases are part of the marble restoration service. We can recommend the correct restoration process.
Travertine Cleaning Oxford
A Travertine floor is unique with its honeycomb structure, with lots of holes. Travertine floor tilescan be supplied in several finishes, including polished, honed and tumbled. As the stone wears, the hole filler falls out, and the holes fill up with unpleasant dirt and soil.
Working to the highest standard, restoration Companies use specialist machinery and cleaners to remove the soil and old sealers on a Travertine floor.
After cleaning, the Travertine floor is often grouted to refill any open holes. Finally, we apply specialist sealers that will last for many years to protect the Travertine floor.
Limestone Cleaning Oxford
In the long run, Limestone will become dull and loose its appearance. The dull appearance is caused by minute scratches on the surface where it is often walked over. Ultimately, the tiles will have to be re-polished. We utilize specialist machines and diamond tooling to hone and polish the Limestone.
Almost all Limestone floors are uneven since the Limestone tiles are not installed level. The only way to make a Limestone tile floor perfectly smooth is by grinding off the lippage and jagged edges of the tiles. You require specialist equipment and several years of grinding and polishing to grind and hone a Limestone tile floor, however the final result is fantastic. The floor will appear like an individual piece of Limestone.
Following grinding, the grout sits is level with the Limestone. Cleaning a ground and polished Limestone floor is similar to cleaning just one bit of glass. A smooth floor does not have grout lines to hold dirt. If your Limestone has cracks and chips, we can repair them using resin fillers, closely colour matched with the Limestone. After we have assessed the Limestone floor, we can advise the best Limestone restoration process.
Terrazzo Polishing Oxford
Terrazzo is made by mixing chips produced from marble, granite, quartz, or glass chips into a cement or epoxy base . Terrazzo ultimately loses the original finish. The change in the finish is caused by microscopic scratches on top where it’s been walked on.
Eventually, the Terrazzo will need to be polished to the highest standard. We use diamond polishingto revive the original Terrazzo shine. After cleaning and polishing, we apply specialist Terrazzo sealers.
Granite Polishing Oxford
Granite is widely used in both home and commercial interiors. Granite is a really hard stone flooring and resistant to surface damage from scratching and staining compared to other stone such as marble and limestone. Granite flooring is harder wearing when compared with some other stone, like marble or limestone. Granite is so hard, that many companies do not have the gear or knowledge to restore it. Our Company will restore all forms of granite flooring. to the highest standard.
Sandstone Cleaning And Sealing Oxford
Sandstone is manufactured out of highly compressed sand, which includes a variety of minerals including quartz and feldspar. The voids between the sandstone grains trap dirt that can be hard to remove. We use a mix of machine scrubbing, hand scrubbing and pressure rinsing to eliminate all traces of old soiled coatings and clean the floor to the highest standard. Then we apply a long-lasting sealer that makes your sandstone floor more straightforward to clean. The specific restoration needed should be dependant on the healthiness of your floor.
Slate Cleaning And Sealing Oxford
Slate is a remarkably adaptable material which can be protected with many different finishes including rough texture, smooth honed or polished finish.. We are commonly called to restore slate when it suffers form layers of old coating with ingrained dirt, and so the appearance looks dull and dirty. There are specialist sealer removal treatments and scrubbing devices to remove the layers of old sealer. After our professional cleaning is completed , we leave the floor to dry, then apply a durable, easy to maintain sealer. Some slate floors can be ground to a smooth finish.
Terracotta Cleaning And Sealing Oxford
Terracotta provides a unique coloring and a rustic feel in the home, but needs careful maintenance to keep it looking its best. Conventional Terracotta sealers need to have frequent upkeep and re-application, if they are not cared for, the top will quickly get soiled and porous. Sealer residues, soil and marks could be removed with rotary scrubbing and sealer removers. Whilst we can seal Terracotta with Linseed oil and wax, we advise a tough synthetic sealer which will work for years, with minimal maintenance.
Victorian Minton Tiles Cleaning And Sealing Oxford
Many Victorian and Edwardian hallways could have floors made of Geometric Encaustic tiles. The tiles have a matt finish and acquire their colour from the clay utilized in their manufacture. Along with the variations in interior decor, these floors get underlay from carpet, lino, bitumen and additional sticky remains. The primary concerns with victorian floor tiles is to remove decades of polished, oils, waxes, dirt and grime without causing damage to the floor. A colour intensifying sealer is used after cleaning, to revive the initial colours when you look at the tiles. Topical sealers and waxes will give the floor a sheen or glossy finish.
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Cleaning Quarry Tiles Oxford
Quarry tiles were a common fixture in cooking areas and for indoor flooring for many years. One common problem is existing coatings of sealer that have to be taken off. A specialist clean and reseal is usually enough to restore a quarry tile floor. When the quarry tiles have been cleaned they may be sealed to provide years of life.
Porcelain Tiles Cleaning And Polishing Oxford
Porcelain is classified as a ceramic, but made with alternative materials than standard ceramic tiles. Quality Porcelain has really low porosity, this means less stains, less water damage, much less need for sealing. If the blend of ingredients is not correct, the surface of the tiles could be porous. just like natural stone floors. The minute surface pits make it tough to remove this soil. We can remove embedded soil using equipment made to enter into the microscopic pits holding the soil. After cleaning, we use specialist Porcelain sealers to avoid this problem. If you have a solid colour Porcelain, we could re-surface the tiles by Grinding and re-polishing.
Ceramic Tile And Grout Cleaning Service Oxford
Professional cleaning of Ceramic floor tiles is typically a bit less complicated than stone floors cleaning and restoration. The glassy finish is simpler to clean and restore. Nevertheless, specialist tile and stone cleaning and restoration will provide a better finish. After cleaning and restoration we put on a specialist tile sealer. Tile sealing avoids spills turning into stains, making cleaning and restoration more effective.
Natural tone floor cleaning is rarely cleaning alone, there is often extra restoration needed. Natural stone floor restoration involves a number of treatments. All natural stone floors have problems with wear and surface damage. In most cases, dirt, spots and traffic scuff marks harm floor’s finish, subsequently the need for stone restoration. A polished granite or marble floor shows wear faster because traffic wear that will start to damage he polish and weaken the luster. A surface sealer does not avoid permeable stone and tiles like Limestone, Sandstone and Terracotta eventually struggling with wear and spill damage.
Grout is usually the most sensitive element of a stone or tile installation. Grout is usually a little bit concave, which means that the grout draws in more dirt than the stone itself. Cracks, chips and hole repairs are commonly part of the restoration process.
Grinding and honing gets rid of damage from etching and surface marks.The good thing about natural stone is that it could be resurfaced, to show a new fresh finish.
In the long run your natural stone can appear flat and loose its appeal and glow. The loss in luster is due to traffic marks and surface damage. The only way to bring back the original finish is by polishing the stone.
On marble, Granite, Terrazzo, Polished Limestone and Polished Travertine floors, the highest standard diamonds are used to eliminate the surface wear and recover the original gloss. The finish on Clay, Honed Travertine, Sandstone, Honed Limestone & Slate tiles is established using a high gloss sealer. The old, dull sealer is removed and a new gloss film-forming sealer is used to generate the high shine.
The correct natural stone sealer will take care of and lengthen the life of the stone floor finish. Penetrating or impregnating sealers are utilized when diamond polishing. Hybrid or surface sealers are used on rough stone or tiles.
Older cement-based grout can be extremely porous, hence grime and fat swiftly sinks deep in to the cement grout The grout lines dip down below the tileshence grime gets dragged into the grout during cleaning. Specialist grout cleaning and restoration will make your stone and tile floor and the rooms look awesome again. Grout sealing is essential to attempting to keep the new restored grout appearing stunning.
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