Limestone can be fashioned into some truly stunning interiors, but its spectacular appearance comes at a price. Maintaining limestone can be a real challenge, it’s a soft, easily damaged and porous, particularly vulnerable to wear from liquids. If you have limestone flooring in your home or business and are interested in a refurbishment or maintenance service you are in the right place. We are proud to have achieved great results on limestone floors for many years and would be happy to help.
Since limestone is a soft rock, surface marks are often the first sign of wear to appear. Small scratches will eventually build up and dull the surface of the stone. These scratches can also harbour dirt and dust which can become embedded and difficult to remove. The surface of the stone is especially vulnerable to liquids, particularly acids such as fruit juices which are common in the home. Where acids have affected the limestone you’re likely to notice dark marks on the surface of the tiles.
DIY solutions can often make matters worse for this sensitive stone. The wrong products or those used incorrectly can even damage the stone beyond repair so proceed with caution to avoid this. Rest assured that the products we use are always the best possible fit for the task at hand and will never risk harm to your limestone floor.
If you’ve found that your limestone floor is becoming difficult to clean or its appearance has faded, the sealant may have failed. This is normal and occurs over time, mainly due to foot traffic. A great deal of work can be saved with a top up of the sealer as it takes the brunt of daily wear and tear on behalf of the limestone.
How we maintain limestone flooring
Our high grade polishing equipment creates wonderful results on tarnished limestone floor. Where surface marks are apparent and have dulled the appearance of the stone we can vastly reduce their appearance with a gentle polish. Surface dirt and grime will also be dislodged during this process, leaving the limestone ready for sealing.
The choices of cleaning solutions and sealer used on the limestone are very important. Based on our extensive experience we are able to quickly choose the most appropriate solutions to achieve the best results. Having the knowledge to select the right products is vital, but so is understand the best way to use them. This is where you feel the benefit of our many years in the industry.
Will repairing my limestone floor cause disruption
Maintaining limestone can be a tricky and time consuming job, but that doesn’t mean we’ll drag lots of noisy machinery through your home or create an awful mess doing it. We aim to be as considerate as possible towards you and your environment and will always clean up after ourselves. Our technicians take pride in leaving your home or business in as good or better condition than it was when they arrived and will take all necessary precautions to keep the surrounding areas clean and free of soiling. We work safely and efficiently, carrying out risk assessments where necessary and never cutting corners.
If you think your limestone floor might benefit from our restoration or repair services then reach out to Tile & Stone Medic today for a no obligation chat about what we can do for you.
We do carry out minor repairs whilst refurbishing floors. As a softer rock, limestone is particularly vulnerable to chips and flakes. Generally, we are able to deal with this as part of a refurbishment. For more info please send over some pictures of the floor and we’ll advise on how we can help.
Our specially formulated cleaning solutions are far more effective at removing stubborn dirt from limestone floors than general off-the-shelf products. You will be amazed at the difference we can make to a dirty limestone floor.
Yes. Our specially formulated limestone sealers are perfect for protecting limestone floors from moisture damage. Do make sure to wipe up all spills quickly to protect the integrity of the seal and keep your limestone floor stay looking great for longer.
Limestone Floor Cleaning and Restoration 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 Marble Floor Cleaning and Restoration service provider, so contact us today for expert advice and tips from our friendly operators.