Marble is a ‘relative’ of limestone, having been derived from that particular stone. Available in many colours, marble remains a popular choice due to its stunning and unique appearance.
Marble is one of the most outstanding natural stones available for use in the home, so- naturally- it’s one of Tile & Stone Medic Cheshire’s specialities. For years we have restored, repaired and sealed marble in homes and businesses across Cheshire and achieved outstanding results for our many happy customers.
Most often marble suffers from a gradual dulling of its surface due to the build up of micro abrasions. This can be caused by accumulated dirt and debris, or simply by regular footfall. When marble is worn in this way it can be particularly noticable if the surface had previously been polished. Marble is porous and easily stained and is etched by acids. So spilling fruit juices, carbonated drinks or other acid based substances will remove the finished surface from your marble and can cause discolouration. If you’ve noticed dark marks on the surface of your marble floor, chances are you could benefit from Tile & Stone Medic Cheshire’s marble floor cleaning service.
Our extensive experience with marble means we’ll quickly identify the cause of the problem, the extent of the damage and the most appropriate solution. We offer a number of solutions for repairing cracked and badly scratched marble. Whilst we can’t promise a 100% invisible repair, in most cases we’ll be able to reverse the majority of visible damage or wear.
We offer our customers a range of finishes for marble flooring and will always work to accommodate any specific requirements our customers might have. By honing marble, we can take the floor to a satin smooth surface with little light reflection. Alternatively we can play to the strengths of the marble with a polished finish which reflects light and in turn dramatically emphasises the colours and markings in the marble.
Safe and efficient
The process of restoring marble is simple and safe and makes no mess at all. We work with the utmost consideration for the environment around us, always leaving your home in the same or better condition than we found it in. The chemicals that we use will not leave behind any dangerous or toxic residues so your home or business can return to full function as quickly as possible.
Whatever condition your marble floor is in Tile & Stone Medic Cheshire can help you with a one off cleaning and restoration solution, or work with you on a longterm maintenance plan, ensuring your Marble will impress your guests for many years.
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.
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.
Absolutely. If this was not carried out by those who fitted the floor get in touch immediately to ensure that the appropriate protection can be applied as promptly as possible. We would recommend that this is carried out once the flooring is in place as this means the grout, which is generally more porous, will also be protected.
We have a range of high quality Faber products which will help protect your floors from damage. As every type of floor is different and has myriad uses, we will consult with you to work out the best way to protect your investment. We can apply topical sealants which form a protective layer on top of the floor, or if needed an impregnating sealant, which will be partially absorbed into the stone or tiles. There are many variations of these sealants and as each floor type has unique characteristics and vulnerabilities we can work with you to find and apply the the best kind of protection.
Firstly, a floor should always be sealed when it is first laid. Get in touch with us straight away if this hasn’t been carried out already. It will also need periodic sealing in order to protect the floor on an ongoing basis. How often sealing is required depends on a number of factors such as the specific material used for your flooring and the kind of use it has to survive. For example, a bathroom with natural tiles that is frequently exposed to water may require sealing more often than porcelain tiles in a kitchen. Frequent maintenance, such as sweeping and hoovering up the dust and grit that erodes floors when trodden on can help. Once the sealant is worn away, not only will scratches be more likely, the risk of staining or permanent damage from liquids is drastically increased as there is no protective layer to prevent absorption. If in doubt get in touch with our team of friendly technicians who can discuss your needs.
The process we carry out will depend on your specific floor and the use that it gets. There will be variations for different materials and the finish that you wish to achieve. The process will also be impacted by the full scale of work that we carry out, for example which types of cleaning and restoration are being performed. It is not unusual to apply several layers of sealant if this is necessary and appropriate.
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.
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 Marble Floor Cleaning and Restoration service provider, so contact us today for expert advice and tips from our friendly operators.