At Tile & Stone Medic Cheshire we don’t just specialise in kitchen and bathroom hard floor solutions, our expertise also extends to outdoor hard floor services too. Whether your driveway is looking worn, your patio has suffered damage or your tiled pathway is harbouring moss we can provide a cleaning solution that will restore your outdoor surfaces to an outstanding appearance. Our powerful yet efficient jet wash systems have no problem cutting through years of accumulated dirt and plant life to revitalise the look of your home, business or garden stone work.
Outdoor natural stone surfaces often suffer from the effects of repeated winters. Temperature changes and freezing conditions can take their toll on the appearance of outdoor installations and at worst can lead to cracks and chipping. Areas which do not see a large amount of sunlight can be particularly vulnerable to the growth of moss, lichen and other similar plants. Depending on the particular type of stone used, care must be taken to ensure that dealing with these issues does not do damage to the underlying stone.
Benefits of our external cleaning services
Did you know that refurbishing a driveway can increase the value of your home? Our services can restore tarmac to a stunning condition, which in turn will leave a great impression on visitors to your home. Many customers incorrectly think that an expensive replacement is the only option, but our solutions can provide outstanding results at a fraction of the price.
When properly sealed, outdoor stone and tile surfaces will have the added benefit of a protective barrier against dirt and detritus. This means you benefit from greater value for money and results that last longer. Your outdoor surfaces will also be potentially safer, achieving greater grip under tyre and foot.
Depending on the specifics of your installation, we will select the best approach. Generally we will wash and remove contaminants from your surface with high quality solutions and equipment. Once the external area is dry, where necessary our technicians will re-sand your block paving or even re-point your patio. We can seal external areas, if required, with a range of different sealers such as matt, satin or gloss. Some of the sealer that we use will last between 12-15 years and not only prevents the areas from becoming stained, but will also inhibit any further growth of moss and lichen.
Call now for advice on the most effective outdoor tile and stone maintenance programmes to suit your needs, as well as specialist products to enhance and maximise the lifespan of external hard flooring.
Because all floors require their own individual needs, perhaps different cleaning solutions, strippers and sealers it is impossible to give an average cost. Some areas of floor are very large and again this will have an impact on the costings as they may take longer to restore. Tile & Stone Medic will either arrrange an onsite visit to assess the floor in question, or, if we do not have local cover in that area, we will talk to you in more detail over the phone and perhaps request that you down load some pictures of the floor to us.
Our external floor cleaning services do require driveways and patios to dry out before the service can be completed. For larger areas that are impossible to shield from the weather we may need to plan our work according the weather forecast.
Winter can be especially hard on external surfaces, so we generally recommend a maintenance clean once a year or so. That said, we use the most advanced sealers to protect against moisture, frost and whatever else the weather can throw at your surfaces. Rest assured your results will be of the highest quality.
The jet washers we use aren’t much louder than a running car engine. We’ll always be as considerate as possible to you and your neighbours and we can even schedule our works around your timetable and neighbourhood requirements, such as weekend, weekday out of hours etc.
We apply a sealer to a floor in order to protect it. Different types of floor, both manmade and natural stone, are vulnerable to different sorts of damage. They can all be harmed by chemicals to a certain degree, even by the acid in food and drink spillages, as they will be very slightly porous. As well as this, they can be worn away by physical damage. Even foot traffic can have a big impact if dust or grit has built up on the floor, since it increases abrasions. A sealant will reduce the chance of a spill becoming a stain by reducing the floor’s ability to absorb liquids. It can also help protect the appearance of the floor by forming a protective barrier. A sealant won’t prevent all damage and it will still wear away over time, but it will help your floors last longer, helping protect your investment. Sealants will even help protect your floor from UV radiation which can lead to fading over the lifespan of a high value stone or tiled floor. We can consult with you to find the best sealant for your floor and the type of use it gets to make sure it receives the best form of protection.
We always work in the most considerate way possible. Work will be tailored to your needs and will fit around your schedule where possible. We avoid bringing loud or bulky machinery into your home and when a job is complete we thoroughly clean up after ourselves to leave your space looking as tidy as it did when we arrived.
Whilst we may use specialist chemicals in the course of our work, we can assure you that by the time we leave all residues will be gone and your tile or stone flooring will be perfectly safe for everyone to use. We work to extremely high standards of health and safety, conducting proper risk assessments where appropriate and never putting you or anyone else in danger.
Yes – our cleaning solutions and equipment works wonders on outdoor sandstone, we’d be happy to clean your sandstone patio, driveway or ornaments.
External Cleaning Enquiries
We can appreciate you may not know where to start when cleaning floors and other hard surfaces. Don’t give up! We are your local professional External Cleaning service provider, so contact us today for expert advice and tips from our friendly operators.