Altro Safety Floor Cleaning

Altro safety floor Cleaning Services Cheshire

As well as our work for homes in Cheshire and the North West, we also provide professional floor care services to commercial customers including schools, hospitals, offices and public buildings. In many of these buildings, specialist flooring is required to reduce the risk of dangerous slips and falls. Altro safety flooring remains one of the most popular choices for this, but in order for its non-slip performance to continue to function, the flooring requires specialist cleaning and maintenance. Tile & Stone Medic Cheshire offer an Altro safety floor cleaning service to customers throughout the region, drawing on our many years of commercial floor care experience to maintain optimal non-slip performance on floors in even the most demanding of environments.

Benefits of our Altro safety floor cleaning service

  • Professionals with over 10 years of experience cleaning and restoring hard floors of all types.
  • Extensive experience working with commercial customers;  we are more than comfortable with dealing with the demands of these environments.
  • Our floor technicians carry all of the necessary insurance for working in commercial spaces, guaranteeing professional and considerate conduct at all times.
  • Knowledge of proper health and safety procedure means that each job we take on is completed in compliance with all regulations and in complete safety.
  • We carry out risk assessments before starting work in a commercial spaces.
  • We transport all of our equipment ourselves, display appropriate signage whilst working and always clear up completely after work has been finished to our clients’ satisfaction.


Commercial Altro safety floor cleaning in Cheshire

Often, when working in commercial environments, it is impossible to service safety flooring or other hard flooring during normal office hours. Having worked with commercial partners for many years, we understand contractors need to complete their work with as small an impact as possible on the operation of the business. For this reason, we offer a round the clock service to our commercial customers. Simply let us know when the most convenient time to complete your Altro safety floor cleaning is and we will endeavour to complete our work during that window. We understand that an ability to meet deadlines is vital to avoiding delays which could affect the smooth running of the business, so we make realistic assessments of the time it will take to complete a job and keep our customers informed at every stage of the process.

Our hard floor cleaning experience

Tile & Stone Medic Cheshire have built up a considerable stock of high grade cleaning equipment for hard floors, which means that whatever the environment we work in we’re equipped to deal with it. You can rest assured that maintenance of your non-slip flooring will be completed to the highest standards using state of the art equipment and specialist cleaning solutions designed specifically to preserve your floor’s performance for longer.

Does your business utilise Altro safety flooring or other non-slip specialist flooring? Book our specialist restoration service from Tile & Stone Medic Cheshire today, or give us a call to discuss our regular maintenance plans to ensure your floor always performs at its best.

Some examples of our commercial work.



FAQs

Altro

Once we have spoken to you in more detail we will be able to give you an idea of the time allocation required to restore your floors to a high level.

Absolutely! we are always happy to show you our insurance certificates or down load them to you if so required.

Yes, ideally if you want the job done to the best of our ability, then all furniture, kick plates in kitchens etc should be removed. However, don’t worry we will help you manage this.

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.


Most of the time yes, it can be polished and restored to much improved state. Synthetic floors tend to be quite hard-wearing so will stand up to the kind of polishing that will cut through the dirt.


Ceramic Tile Cleaning

Ceramic Tile Cleaning Cheshire

Ceramic remains a popular choice for flooring material, as well as offering an attractive appearance, it is relatively cheap and hardwearing. There are many different varieties of ceramic, but tiles are generally made from combinations of natural elements including sand and clay. This mixture is then hardened by being fired in a kiln. Ceramic floor tiles are generally finished in a glaze. Although this glaze is not compulsory, it provides a level of protection which makes maintenance cleaning easier and helps prevent staining. Ceramic tiles differ from porcelain tiles in that they are less dense and more porous. Because of this, ceramic tile floor cleaning and maintenance requires a little more work than some other floor type. At Tile & Stone Medic Cheshire we offer a full range of ceramic tile floor cleaning services, from simple polishing to full cleaning, restoration and resealing.

Common issues with Ceramic tiles we can resolve

There are some common issues with ceramic floors which are worth checking for if you suspect your ceramic may need a bit of maintenance.

  • Scratches and surface marks; can be buffed out using our professional polishers
  • Damage and wear to glazing; if tiles appear dull and lifeless we can apply specialist solutions to restore gloss and shine to the tiles
  • Loose tiles; we can rejuvenate grouting to re-secure loose tiles
  • Moisture damage; we can buff out marks resulting from spills
  • Discolouration; where ceramic tiles have discoloured we can apply coatings to restore its original lustre
  • Small chips and cracks; whilst restoring your ceramic floor we can take care of small repairs

Repairs & replacement of ceramic tile floors

Whilst ceramic floors are strong, they’re not invincible. With big impacts such as dropped kitchen equipment, tiles can crack or loosen. Replacing or reseating individual tiles is a common and inexpensive fix in these situations. It’s also worth keeping an eye on the grout between tiles. Since it’s a softer surface it can absorb water and distort over time, this can be particularly noticeable if a light colour has been used. We’d advise cleaning up any spillages on ceramic floors or grouting as soon as possible to get the maximum lifespan out of your floor.



More information about Ceramic: Types of ceramic tile

There are some specific types of ceramic tile floor which generally take their names from the designs which appear on their surface, rather than their constituency. Victorian Minton is a popular style associated with the Minton tile manufacturer of the victorian era, these are also known as Edwardian tiles.

Installation of ceramic tiles

Installing ceramic tile flooring remains relatively straight forward as they can be laid on a range of surfaces. In some cases there may be concrete or sand under a ceramic tiled floor, but they can even be laid on top of existing tiles. They are fully compatible with underfloor heating systems too, so if you’re considering underfloor heating they’re a great option! They’re generally held in place with adhesive and, if installed properly, are unlikely to come unseated during their lifetime. Whilst it’s important to clean ceramic tiles fairly regularly to avoid staining, the grout between the tiles tends to be the area most susceptible to showing dirt.

Ceramic tiles are often found on kitchen floors, but can also be used on kitchen walls, bathroom floors, bathroom walls and even to build entire wet rooms. Whilst we specialise in floor cleaning and repair, our equipment and expertise can also be applied to bathrooms and wet rooms.

If you think your ceramic floor might need a bit of attention then why not get in touch? At Tile & Stone Medic we have extensive experience working with ceramic tiling of all shapes and sizes and can generally get it looking good as new. Get in touch today for a chat about how we can help.




FAQs

Ceramic Tile Cleaning

In many cases we can, although it depends on the type of tile and how serious the damage is. Let us take us a look at your floor and we’ll make an assessment.


In many cases yes, it’s one of our specialities. We’ll need to take a look at the amount of staining to make a proper assessment.


Absolutely, we stock a range of high quality sealers which we can use to make your tiles shine like new.


Yes we can, securing loose tiles is a simple job for a professional and we’d be happy to help



Porcelain Tile Cleaning

Porcelain tile cleaning Cheshire

Porcelain is a variety of ceramic used for many years for various homewares such as mugs, bowls and crockery. Porcelain makes for an attractive flooring material. Tiles are formed from a combination of clay and fine sand, which are then kiln fired at high temperatures. Porcelain floor tiles are both durable and inexpensive. The typically small tiles mean that if damage does occur replacements are cheap and easy to install. Since they’re hard wearing, typically porcelain tile floors last for many years. Porcelain tiles offer excellent water resistance, which is why it is so often used for crockery and why they are generally the first choice for swimming pools. When used in flooring it also works well with underfloor heating, which has become popular in recent years, making porcelain a great choice for all seasons.

Cleaning porcelain tile floors

  • Polishing
  • Small repairs to cracks and chips
  • Sealing & moisture protection

Despite its durability and water resistance, porcelain tile floors require regular maintenance in order to ensure they continue to look great and remain free from damage. Porcelain tile floors can be both polished to a high sheen or finished in a more muted, matt style. Each variety of finish requires a different cleaning and maintenance approach. Having been providing tile cleaning and restoration services for many years, you can rest assured that porcelain cleaning services from tile and stone medic will be carefully matched to your unique floor type in order to achieve the highest standard of finish.

We use some of the best equipment available to clean porcelain tile floors, meaning we can provide effective restorations on textured and highly polished tiles. When working with a polished porcelain tile, we finish our restoration with a coat of high quality sealer to protect the finish and ensure the shine lasts for as long as possible. Our polishers can restore the shine of even the dullest of porcelain floors.

Care must be taken to not use certain types of cleaning solution on porcelain. Solutions with a low PH can be particularly damaging. Where inappropriate cleaning solutions have been used in the past, discolouration can occur. This type of damage can be treated by Tile & Stone Medic depending on how severe it is.



Maintaining porcelain flooring

Regular dusting and vacuum cleaning is essential in order to protect the polish of porcelain tile, just make sure that your vacuum cleaner doesn’t have hard plastic wheels as these could scratch the finish of the floor and wear at the seal. Over time, however, dirt will naturally become ground in to the tiles. Whilst the tiles themselves are highly durable, their surface shine will naturally become more dull over time. A professionally applied, high quality sealer is the best way to protect your porcelain tile. This is a service we have carried out hundreds of times over the years so you can rest assured you’ll get the highest quality finish. We can also help restore and repair when damage has occurred to the grouting that secures your porcelain tiles.

Porcelain looks great and is highly durable, if you look after your porcelain floor you’ll get the maximum possible lifespan from it. Need any help with keeping it sealed and maintaining its shine? Get in touch, we’ve got all the equipment necessary to make it good as new and would be happy to advise on the best precautions to take in order to keep it that way.



FAQs

Porcelain Tile Cleaning

In many cases we can, although it depends on the type of tile and how serious the damage is. Let us take us a look at your floor and we’ll make an assessment.


In many cases yes, it’s one of our specialities. We’ll need to take a look at the amount of staining to make a proper assessment.


Absolutely, we stock a range of high quality sealers which we can use to make your tiles shine like new.


Yes we can, securing loose tiles is a simple job for a professional and we’d be happy to help


Flagstone Tile Floor Cleaning

Flagstone Tile Floor Cleaning Cheshire

The best flagstone floor cleaning Cheshire has to offer

Flagstone is an excellent material for flooring, offering a durable, attractive finish and a rustic, farmhouse feel. Flagstone has many benefits as a flooring material, combining both a great natural appearance with the kind of toughness normally associated with man made materials. Flagstone is a versatile stone, suited to a number of both indoor and outdoor settings in walls as well as floors. Flagstone cleaning requires carefully selected solutions and equipment in order to preserve and protect the floor from damage in the long term. At Tile & Stone Medic Cheshire, we have many years of experience getting the best out of flagstone floors and we would be happy to help you maintain yours.

Common issues with flagstone flooring we solve

Whilst flagstone is a highly durable material, like all flooring it does require a degree of maintenance in order to prevent common issues from developing into more serious problems.

  • Grouting repair and maintenance to secure flagstone tiles
  • Moisture protection with professionally applied commercial grade sealer
  • Polishing and buffing to restore shine
  • Restoring natural colours
  • Small chips and cracks

Flagstone floor grouting and subfloor maintenance

Flagstone requires a sturdy subfloor to support its heavy tiles. If the subfloor is not up to the task, the individual stones can become loose and uneven. Loose flagstone could become a trip hazard so should be fixed promptly. If left untreated, loose flagstones could eventually crack. Whilst we can repair minor damage to tiles as part of our flagstone floor cleaning service, major cracks in flagstone may require replacement tiles. If grouting has been used, wear here can also be a cause of instability. We can repair and reseal grouting and even offer a variety of colour options to match your flagstone tiles more closely to your grouting.

Prevent moisture damaging flagstone

Moisture poses a threat to flagstone if not dealt with quickly. Over time, exposure to moisture will leave liquid marks on the surface of the stone. These are not only quite unsightly, detracting from the appearance of the floor, but are also damaging to the structure of the flagstone. Regular spills and splashes can lead to a softening of the surface of the stone, making it increasingly likely to crack, chip or flake as a result of an impact.



Sealing flagstone floor tiles

Professionally cleaning flagstone and sealing its surface should leave it looking stunning, but over time the effect will be reduced as a natural consequence of wear and tear. Regular footfall, pet claws, spills, dust and dirt all create microscopic abrasions in the surface of the flagstone, wearing at the seal and finish of the floor and eventually leaving it dull and lifeless. The process happens very gradually, we generally find that a professionally cleaned flagstone floor requires a maintenance clean roughly every 6-9 months, depending on the use the floor gets. We stock some of the best sealing equipment available to restore worn or tired flagstone flooring to a wonderful, attractive finish.

How we clean flagstone flooring

One of the most commonly used cleaning services we provide for flagstone flooring is buffing and polishing. Polishing the flagstone tiles can reduce the visual impact of ground in dust and dirt, as well as light liquid damage. Polishing can reach deeper into the stone too, by using carefully selected agitation chemicals formulated for use on flagstone floor tiles we can loosen deeper and more engrained dirt. Our expertise means we can restore even very dirty flagstone floors which have been neglected for many years.

Flagstone is a porous material, meaning that without protection it will naturally absorb moisture from dropped food, wet feet and spillages. We regularly seal flagstone floors to create a barrier against moisture damage. We professionally seal flagstone floor with top quality sealant as a key part of our restoration process, we find this is the best way to protect the finish of a cleaned or refurbished floor. We stock a range of sealers suitable for flagstone which we can use to create a variety of different finishes, from the popular ‘wet-look’ finish through to a more subtle, matt-sheen. We always clean a flagstone floor before sealing it to ensure the best possible adhesion between the tile and the sealer, dust must be carefully removed first or the seal integrity will not hold.

We can carry out minor repairs to cracked or chipped flagstone during our cleaning, depending on the extent of the damage. If you have any questions about this part of our service please send over a description or preferably some photographs of the damage.

Cleaning flagstone floor without disruption

We are often able to complete our flagstone floor restoration work in a day, but of course this varies depending on the condition of the floor and the size of the area to be cleaned. Regardless of the amount of work required however, all of our customers receive the same high level service. All work will be carried out in a considerate and careful way, keeping noise and bulky equipment to a minimum. Any chemicals used will be washed and completely neutralised before work is completed, leaving a safe, clean floor ready for use.

If you have a flagstone floor in your home or office, Tile & Stone Medic Cheshire can help your restore it and ensure it remains protected. Get in touch today for a quote or to find out more about our professional floor cleaning services in Cheshire.




FAQs

Flagstone Floor Cleaning

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.


Yes, we can provide the same high level stone cleaning service on outdoor stone floors including flagstone patios.


Yes, we stock a range of specialist sealers than offer a shiny ‘wet-look’ that looks great on flagstone floors.



Travertine Floor Cleaning & Restoration

Travertine Floor Cleaning & Restoration Cheshire

Travertine is one of the most attractive natural materials used for flooring. Being a derivative of Limestone, one of the most porous and sensitive types of rock, means travertine requires special care. A professional travertine floor cleaning service is vital to make sure this sensitive stone achieves the longest possible lifespan and avoids damage from spills, wear and tear. Tile & Stone Medic Cheshire offer a full travertine tile floor cleaning and travertine floor restoration service to customers throughout Cheshire. We take care of everything, from repairing minor damage to full restorations, including stripping, cleaning, polishing and sealing travertine floor tiles.

Common issues when cleaning travertine floor

A number of issues are common with travertine floor, the vast majority of which can be completely mitigated by hiring the services a professional travertine floor cleaning company. We’ve been refurbishing hard floors for many years and have developed a range of techniques that can effectively rejuvenate worn travertine floor tiles, leaving them looking stunning.

  • Etching: A common problem, most often the result of a spill. Many common kitchen items, things like fruit juice drinks, vinegar and wine, are strong enough to cause this.
  • Dull and dark appearance: the result of general wear and tear, professional buffing and polishing can restore the shine.
  • Chips, cracks and loose tiles: usually an issue with grouting or subfloor. We can take care of minor repairs in the course of a refurbishment.
  • Moisture protection: our professional sealing service includes application of a moisture resistant coating, specially selected to prevent moisture from damaging travertine.

Resealing travertine flooring

Travertine floor tiles should be sealed with an appropriate sealer at all times. This is the number one way to protect the floor from the damaging effects of dust and moisture. A layer of sealer acts as a barrier against wear and tear in order to preserve the look and condition of the stone beneath. Once or twice a year, depending on the amount of use the floor gets, a travertine tile resealing service should be booked with a professional company. This is because the seal will naturally wear down from daily use.

Our process for travertine floor cleaning and refurbishment

When servicing a travertine tile floor we initially need to take stock of the condition of the floor. Where surface damage such as scratches and etching has occurred we’ll examine the extent of the damage before selecting the best tools for the job. Using high specification floor buffers we are able to drastically reduce, if not entirely remove, the majority of surface markings on travertine tiles. This equipment is specially designed to treat the surface of stone floors without creating additional wear and tear on sensitive rock.

When travertine tiling has lost its colour and reflectiveness a thorough clean and polish is usually the fix. Ideal a couple of times a year a professional travertine tile clean should be arranged to prevent dirt from taking hold in the cracks and crevices of the tiles. The tiles can be polished and taken to a range of finishes from high sheen to matt depending on the cut of the stone and the wishes of our customers.

After any cleaning work is carried out is it vital to professionally seal travertine tiles. Having been in the professional cleaning business for many years we have tested all the leading sealing products on the market in order to be confident that we only use the very best on our customer’s stone floors. We always carry a range of top quality sealers which can be used to enhance the look of travertine tiling. We apply multiple layers of sealant to be sure of a finish that will hold for many months.

We do repair small damages to travertine floors during the course of our cleaning and refurbishment work and are always happy to help our customers where possible, but please bear in mind we are not a repairs company and may be unable to repair large cracks and more serious damage.

Cleaning travertine tiles without disturbing you

When carrying out any floor cleaning or restoration work we always aim to minimise any possible disruption to our surroundings, be they homes, businesses or public spaces. We do not use large or excessively noisy equipment to restore travertine tiles and always clean up our workspace when the job is completed. Any chemicals used to treat the floor will be completely neutralised before work is completed, leaving the floor safe for use by everyone.

Tile & Stone Medic Cheshire can help maintain and restore your travertine floor to ensure it continues to look great for years to come. Get in touch today to discover how we can transform your travertine.





FAQs

travertine floor cleaning

Once we have spoken to you in more detail we will be able to give you an idea of the time allocation required to restore your floors to a high level.

Absolutely! we are always happy to show you our insurance certificates or down load them to you if so required.

Yes, ideally if you want the job done to the best of our ability, then all furniture, kick plates in kitchens etc should be removed. However, don’t worry we will help you manage this.

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.



Karndean Floor Cleaning

Karndean Floor Cleaning Cheshire

Karndean is one of the more common types of synthetic hard floor we encounter in homes and businesses. For this reason we offer a specialist Karndean floor cleaning service to take the burden of cleaning and maintenance off your hands. This is a great way to breathe new life into your flooring, extend it’s lifespan and reinvigorate your rooms.

Common issues we address when cleaning Karndean flooring

Karndean is one of the most durable types of hard floor material, but still requires a degree of care to maintain its look. Perhaps you’ve noticed some of these common issues with your Karndean floor? If so why not reach out to one of our highly skilled team today and discover more about our great value Karndean floor cleaning services.

  • Dark marks – wear and scuffs from footwear
  • Scratches and gouges – marks resulting from dust and debris abraision
  • White marks – damage from spillages of corrosive chemicals  including solvents and wines
  • Lack of shine – the result of regular wear and tear, our professional polishers can restore that ‘like-new’ sheen

All equipment we use is carefully selected to ensure no damage is caused. If in doubt, get in touch with Tile & Stone Medic Cheshire for an expert opinion.

Our process

To begin restoring Karndean floor we must remove all surface dust and debris. A dry sweep and mop are used to achieve this. We need to ensure the floor is completely free from contaminants in order to get the best results from the clean. With the floor clean, we can set to work removing scratches and scuff from the surface of the floor. These are buffed and polished out gently.

The floor can then be carefully washed with a specialist PH neutral cleaning solution. The solution is diluted to the right consistency then applied across the floor and left to dry. Once the Karndean is dry, it is ready for use. It should not be washed again for at least 24 hours.

Where the wear to Karndean is more serious, we’d recommend and strip and refresh once a year. If your Karndean has lost its satin sheen, this will be the service you require. We apply a stripping solution to the floor and allow it to dwell before working in a refresher solution to restore the satin finish. Both chemicals are specially chosen and designed to work together to achieve a great looking finish.

Our standards

Tile & Stone Medic Cheshire want to provide an outstanding service. Disruption to your home or workplace will be kept to an absolute minimum at all times whilst we clean your Karndean floor. Our polite, punctual technicians will clean up after themselves and always carry out work safely. Where risk assessments are needed they will be carried out and all health and safety legislation will be followed. If you have special access requirements please discuss these with our team and we would be happy to accommodate you.

If our Karndean floor cleaning service sounds as though it may be helpful then reach out to one of our friendly team today for a chat.

FAQs

Karndean

Once we have spoken to you in more detail we will be able to give you an idea of the time allocation required to restore your floors to a high level.

Absolutely! we are always happy to show you our insurance certificates or down load them to you if so required.

Yes, ideally if you want the job done to the best of our ability, then all furniture, kick plates in kitchens etc should be removed. However, don’t worry we will help you manage this.

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.


Most of the time yes, it can be polished and restored to much improved state. Synthetic floors tend to be quite hard-wearing so will stand up to the kind of polishing that will cut through the dirt.



Terracotta Floor Cleaning

Terracotta Floor Cleaning Cheshire

Terracotta is a wonderful tile suitable for flooring throughout any home. Although kiln-fired, is still requires maintenance in order to endure the effects of normal wear and tear. If the terracotta tiling in your home in need or restoration or repair Tile & Stone Medic Cheshire have provided professional solutions for years and would love to assist.

Common issues with terracotta flooring we solve

  • Marks from footfall, drops and other impacts.
  • Discolouration from ground in dirt.
  • Moisture damage
  • Loose tiles
  • Cracks and chips in tiles

If not regularly maintained, terracotta flooring will eventually show marks from footfall and other impacts. Surface scratches and abrasions are usually the result of high footfall, particularly from shoes with hard soles. Footfall can also press dust and dirt into the surface of the tile, slowly grinding microscopic particles which create abrasions. Over time these micro-abrasions will develop into large scratches, swirling and marks.

Terracotta tiles are both unglazed and porous, so they are especially vulnerable if not properly sealed. In fact, terracotta actually becomes more porous with time, so care should be taken to ensure your tiles are professional sealed from day one. Signs that your sealer may need reapplying include fading and lack of vibrancy to the colour on the surface of the tiles and dark marks which seem difficult to remove.

If the tiles have been laid on a poor or unsound subfloor major problems can occur. Terracotta is particularly effected by moisture which gets underneath the tiles if the subfloor is not damp proof. If moisture penetrates the tile from underneath it can weaken or even destroy the entire tile before the damage becomes visible on the top layer. Keep an eye on your grouting and ensure that no tiles show any signs of movement, these are telltale signs that the subfloor may need servicing.



How we maintain terracotta flooring

Terracotta requires a degree of maintenance to keep it looking its best, but if damage or excessive wear has occurred it can move often be solved simply by selecting the right solutions and equipment and carefully applying them. If tiles have become scored or marked, a thorough buff and polish can vastly diminish the visible damage and get them looking great again. A heavy buff can do wonders to reduce the impact of staining if not necessarily remove it completely.

We use strong, quality sealer, thoroughly applied to protect from daily wear and tear. The sealer creates a barrier against dirt and spillages, taking the brunt of the impact from footfall and the like to protect the terracotta tiles. In our experience a new coat of sealer once a year maintains best protection from staining and damage.

If issues with the subfloor have caused damage to the terracotta then repairs may be needed to ensure a longer term fix. If tiles are broken and need replacement we are happy to assist with sourcing these.

Will repairing my terracotta tiles cause disruption?

We work to the highest standards of professionalism, always being conscious that our work should not excessively disturb or disrupt your environment. We get our work done quickly and efficiently, but this doesn’t mean cutting corners. Maintenance of terracotta does not require any dangerous or corrosive chemicals, nor heavy or noisy machinery. Any chemicals used will be thoroughly removed and neutralised before work is declared complete. All relevant health and safety procedure will be followed and risk assessments will be carried out where necessary.

If you have terracotta tile flooring in your home and are interested in our restoration services, general repairs, or anything else, we are here to help. Call Tile & Stone Medic Cheshire today for a no obligation chat about what we can do for you.




FAQs

Terracotta Tile Cleaning

In many cases we can, although it depends on the type of tile and how serious the damage is. Let us take us a look at your floor and we’ll make an assessment.


In many cases yes, it’s one of our specialities. We’ll need to take a look at the amount of staining to make a proper assessment.


Absolutely, we stock a range of high quality sealers which we can use to make your tiles shine like new.


Yes we can, securing loose tiles is a simple job for a professional and we’d be happy to help



Synthetic & Safety Floor Cleaning

Synthetic & Safety Floor Cleaning Cheshire

If you have a hard floor made from any sort of man made material which is showing signs of wear and tear you may benefit from our hard floor cleaning services. We provide restoration solutions for all types of synthetic hard flooring, so even if you’re not sure what you have simply reach out for a friendly no obligation chat about how we can help.

Our work

Natural stone and tile is our speciality, but that’s not all we are capable of servicing. Our cleaning solutions do wonders for vinyl, linoleum, amtico, karndene, marley, resin, altro type safety floors and many others. Having been providing successful hard floor cleaning solutions for many years, whatever your situation we’re confident in our ability to deliver results.

Man made flooring materials differ in their maintenance requirements from natural stone. They can, in some cases, be easier to treat than natural materials since they often do not have the sort of vulnerabilities that rock and stone have. We start with an initial assessment to understand the amount of wear to the floor and how best to repair it. Where damage is particularly bad replacement flooring can be required, but often when clients have thought they needed replacement flooring we’ve been able to get years more life from their existing hard floor.

Our experience

Because we’ve been cleaning hard floors for years, you can rest assured that we’ll always identify the best possible solution for you. Every different material and installation has its own challenging and it takes experience to know how best to deal with each situation. Whether making spot repairs, removing marks from the surface or treating nicks and scratches, you’ll be safe knowing that we are applying the best solution possible. Off the shelf products claiming to be suitable for use on all flooring types can sometimes even damage flooring further, so beware of DIY solutions and, if in doubt, speak to one of our technicians.



The finish

We want you to get the best value from our services, so we use our industry leading equipment to provide a quality finish that will last. We work with a range of professional grade, high quality sealers that resist wear and protect your hard floor from spillages and future damage. We select products based on the specific circumstance of each floor, but can also tailor the finish to your specification. We can finish floors with a shiny, reflective seal, or with a flatter satin or matt look depending on your preference. Just let us know what you would like and we will tailor our work accordingly.

Our standards

No matter how big or small the task, we take pride in working to the highest standards of professionalism. This means we work quickly and efficiently without cutting corners. All relevant risk assessments will be thoroughly carried out and all work undertaken will follow all regulations with respect to health and safety. Our polite, conscientious technicians will arrive on time and, barring any unexpected challenges, will complete work within the given timeframe. Any chemicals used will be completely neutralised before work is completed and spaces will be left as clean or cleaner than they were when our technicians arrived.

If you’d like help maintaining your hard floor we would be delighted to provide the maintenance or repair service you need. Whether you’re looking for a one off spot clean or a regular restoration programme, reach out today for a friendly, no obligation chat.


Thermoplastic floor tiles before

FAQs

Synthetic floors

Once we have spoken to you in more detail we will be able to give you an idea of the time allocation required to restore your floors to a high level.

Absolutely! we are always happy to show you our insurance certificates or down load them to you if so required.

Yes, ideally if you want the job done to the best of our ability, then all furniture, kick plates in kitchens etc should be removed. However, don’t worry we will help you manage this.

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.


Most of the time yes, it can be polished and restored to much improved state. Synthetic floors tend to be quite hard-wearing so will stand up to the kind of polishing that will cut through the dirt.


There are lots of different types of hard floors, and even more names. In almost all cases we can help you improve the appearance of your synthetic floor. Get in touch to find out what we would recommend for your specific needs.


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.


Limestone Floor Cleaning & Restoration

Limestone Floor Cleaning & Restoration Cheshire

Limestone is one of the most attractive natural materials to use in the home, however it is also one of the most challenging. At Tile & Stone Medic Cheshire we have many years experience finding the best cleaning and restoration solutions for this wonderful stone, so if you have some in your home and would like help with maintenance then why not reach out to one of our friendly technicians today to find out how we can help?

Common issues when cleaning limestone floor tiles

  • Marks from water damage
  • Staining from corrosive substances
  • Dull appearance lacking in shine
  • Chips and flaking from impact

Since Limestone is one of the softest natural stones available it can begin to show signs of wear more readily that some alternatives. When used as flooring in the home even heavy footfall can wear away at the surface if it has not been properly treated. Hard soled shoes like heels can be particularly damaging. Limestone is also highly vulnerable to liquid damage, particularly from common kitchen items such as fruit juices and sauces. If not promptly cleaned up or if the floor is not properly sealed these will quickly stain the surface of the rock.

Be wary of DIY solutions and off the shelf cleaning products. Limestone is highly unique and many products that might claim to be suitable for use on natural stone are in fact damaging to Limestone. Only specialist products are suitable and even then only if they are used properly. Staining and flaking will happen otherwise, so if in any doubt consult one of our professional team.

When the top surface of a Limestone floor appears to lose its finish or sheen it is usually a sign that a fresh coat of sealer is required. Without a proper layer of sealer on the surface dirt and dust will cling to the contours of the stone. It will become more difficult to clean and will discolour. If you have noticed fading on your limestone tiles then chances are you need a polish and reseal.



How we maintain limestone flooring

No matter what sort of wear has become visible on your limestone Tile & Stone Medic Cheshire have the experience to provide the best solution. We’ve worked with limestone for years and can quickly identify the issue, the probable cause of the damage and the best solution.

Where a limestone floor is beginning to show scratches, abrasions and swirling on its surface we would generally use specialist polishing tools to gently buff out the damage, being especially careful to not wear away the soft surface of the rock. Where dirt and dust appear to have impregnated the surface of the rock we apply mild detergent to remove it. We work with a range of solutions depending on the level of soil on the floor, but you can rest assured that any and all the chemicals we do use will be absolutely suitable for use on limestone and will not cause any further damage.

Sealer is vitally important to finish the job, so after all detritus, staining and scratches have been removed we apply a protective coat. This is quite straightforward and dries quickly. We can tailor the finish to your specification by using different products, so do let us know if you’d like a shinier finish or would prefer a matt look.

Will repairing my limestone floor cause disruption

Whilst maintenance of limestone floor is a challenging process, it does not require large, bulky, noisy or otherwise inconvenient machinery to be dragged through your home. Our aim is to provide the best possible service with the minimum of disruption to your environment. All chemicals used will be completely neutralised before the work is completed and all practical work carried out will be done to the highest standards of health and safety practice. Our engineers are punctual and polite, arriving on time and completing work within the given timeframe providing there are no unexpected challenges or extraneous circumstances.

If you’d like to find out more or book our limestone floor restoration and repair service, pick up the phone for a chat with Tile & Stone Medic Cheshire today.



FAQs: Limestone Cleaning

Limestone Floor Cleaning

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.


Slate Floor Cleaning & Restoration

Slate Floor Cleaning & Restoration Cheshire

Slate is a classic choice for tiling floors and other surfaces around the home. It’s certainly a tough type of stone but it requires work to keep it looking its best. Could your slate floor benefit from a restoration? Tile & Stone Medic Cheshire are here to help!

Common issues

Slate doesn’t stands up well to day-to-day scratches and is also water resistant. It doesn’t generally suffer from the level of surface marking as other floor tiles. It does, however, chip and flake, which can be worrying. But if you’ve noticed small chips to your slate it may not actually be a big problem. Especially after recently being installed, it is quite normal and contributes to its unique look. If you’re concerned that the flaking seems excessive and the floor has become uncomfortable underfoot, it’s likely in need of restoration.

Some slate floors can become duller in appearance over time. Once gleaming tiles may that brightened up a room, eventually dampen. The shine can disappear entirely if the slate isn’t well maintained. This happens when sealant wears away and is especially noticeable with wet-look sealer.

Grouting between tiles will wear down over time too. It’s not as water resistant or tough as slate, so this can be a bit of a magnet for dirt and warping. When grout fails tiles will become loost, cracked tiles can occur when aged grouting stops holding tiles in place.



How we maintain slate floor tile flooring

Most commonly with slate a good clean and topping up or reapplying the sealant is all that’s required. Particularly when applying a fresh coat of wet look sealer, a top up can restore an amazing amount of shine back into a once dull slate floor. In some cases a professional job can leave it even better than new. We have a range of sealant products to offer so if a reflective finish isn’t what you’re looking for there are many other variations to pick from. Of course, removing all built up dirt from the top of the slate tile is essential before any sealant can be applied. For this we would apply one of our many specialist cleaning solutions depending on the cleanliness of the slate.

In cases where tiling has badly chipped or shattered, replacement slate will be needed for a full restoration. We can help find suitable replacements where necessary. If your grouting needs some maintenance we can provide a range of solutions to ensure you get the longest lasting and most resilient solution for your floor.

Will repairing my slate floor tiles cause disruption

Slate is so strong that, unless large areas of tiling need to be replaced, restoration is generally simple and not disruptive. No loud or heavy machinery is necessary and any chemicals used will be perfectly safe for application in the home. We take health and safety very seriously and always work to the highest possible standards.

Is your slate floor in need of repair or restoration? Why not get in touch with Tile & Stone Medic Cheshire? We offer an outstanding value service and have the experience needed to deliver you stunning results, every time.


FAQs: Slate Cleaning

Slate 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.

Once we have spoken to you in more detail we will be able to give you an idea of the time allocation required to restore your floors to a high level.

Absolutely! we are always happy to show you our insurance certificates or down load them to you if so required.

Yes, ideally if you want the job done to the best of our ability, then all furniture, kick plates in kitchens etc should be removed. However, don’t worry we will help you manage this.

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, we have a range of fillers we can use to repair chipped or dented stone.


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.


While slate is relatively good at resisting water (why it’s often used in roofing), it is still somewhat vulnerable to liquids, especially the acids found in food and drink. We would strongly suggest that a sealant is periodically applied to your slate floor. This will also help protect against scratches, to which slate is much more vulnerable. We’d suggest that you regularly and carefully sweep and vacuum to remove any dirt or grit that accumulates on the floor as this can leave scratches when trodden on. A sealant can create a protective layer, meaning that this barrier gets worn down by such erosion, rather than the stone itself. We can consult with you to find the best sealant for your slate floor.


Slate can come in many types of shapes and sizes as well as different textures. In all cases, we can work with you to find the best solution for your slate. We can clean and restore slate that is riven, or semi riven, where the tile has been made by splitting the naturally occurring rock down a seam. We also work with other types of slate, such as those that have been honed or polished to a smoother finish. Regardless, get in touch to discuss how we can find the best cleaning and restoration solution for your needs.


Yes, of course. Because slate is less porous than most natural stone it is not uncommon to see it used in bathrooms and even wetrooms. Such use places high demands on the slate, with the material being frequently exposed to water, as well as cleaning products, which can leave undesirable marks such as efflorescence. Not only can we carry out thorough cleaning and restoration work in these situations, we can apply the most appropriate sealants to help protect your investment too.



Herringbone pattern quarry tile after clean and seal

Quarry Tile Floor Cleaning & Restoration

Quarry Tile Floor Cleaning & Restoration Cheshire

Quarry tiles have been a common fixture in kitchens and interior flooring for decades. So much so, in fact, that they’re often concealed underneath other layers of flooring. Perhaps you’ve uncovered some in your home, or simply need help cleaning or maintaining your current quarry tile floor? Tile & Stone Medic Cheshire are here to help.

Common issues when cleaning quarry tile floor

Quarry tile floors were once a proud feature in terraces and farmhouses across the country, but many of these floors have since fallen into various states of disrepair. Uncovering preserved quarry tiles from beneath tiling or carpet which has been laid on top is a common job. Depending on what type of adhesive has been used to hold the layered tile or carpet in place, removal can be challenging and should be handled by a professional to avoid damage to the quarry tiles. Strong adhesive can be particularly tough to remove with without the right tools.

  • Engrained dust and dirt requiring a deep clean
  • Dull, lifeless appearance requiring polishing and sealing
  • Scratches from debris requiring buffing
  • Cracks and chips requiring repair

Since quarry tile flooring can be many years old, often it simply needs a full professional clean to bring it back to life. Years of ground in dirt can lead some people to think their tiling is beyond repair, but that’s often not the case. Whilst the tiles may appear dirty and discoloured, they’re surprisingly resilient and can look as good as new after a proper clean.

Surface damage like scratches and other abrasions can occur if the tiles haven’t been properly sealed or the seal has worn out. Grit and dust can be trodden into the floor and over time can leave lasting damage. A professional polish, buff and reseal is usually enough to remove it. Where the damage is particularly bad tiles may need to be replaced.

Cracks can occur when quarry tiles haven’t been laid on an appropriate subfloor. The top surface of quarry tiles is water resistant but the underside can be damaged by liquids. Water seeping through the subfloor will weaken the strength of tile, making it more likely to become loose or shatter under impact. Cracked and shattered tiles require replacements.



How we maintain quarry tile flooring

Tile & Stone Medic Cheshire work with a range of cleaning and repair products suitable for quarry tile floor restoration. Adhesives and marks from floors which have been placed on top of quarry tile flooring are easily removed with these. Once the residue has been identified it’s usually just a case of picking the most appropriate cleaning product and applying it to the quarry tiles.

After any surface glue has been removed we would typically give the quarry tiles a thorough clean. Since quarry tiles are pretty hardwearing, removing grease and dirt is rarely a problem. You may be surprised at how colourful the tiles are once we’ve gotten rid of the surface dirt!

Once the tiles have been properly cleaned we’ll be able to properly identify any damage. Any marks to the surface of the tiles can be buffed out and in cases where replacement quarry tiles are needed we’ll help source them.

Finally, when the quarry tiles have been cleaned and polished, we finish the restoration with a tough coat of sealer. Though quarry tile floors are remarkably hard wearing, professional sealer will keep them protected and ensure they stay looking great for as long as possible.

Will repairing my quarry tiles cause disruption

We work around you and tailor our approach to suit your requirements. We always avoid causing inconvenience, working as speedily and efficiently as possible so you get the best value for money.

Generally, restoration of quarry tile flooring is complete in a few hours. In cases where flooring has been placed on top of quarry tiles and first needs to be removed the job can take a little longer. We would need to at least move around, if not remove entirely, any fixtures and furniture which might prevent us from uncovering the tiles.

The chemicals we use for restoration of quarry tile floors are always safe for use in the home, we do not use chemicals which would put you at risk.

If you need a hand getting your quarry floor tiles looking great again, don’t hesitate to get in touch. With years of experience working with all type of hard flooring, Tile & Stone Medic Cheshire would be glad to assist you.




FAQs

Quarry tile

Once we have spoken to you in more detail we will be able to give you an idea of the time allocation required to restore your floors to a high level.

Absolutely! we are always happy to show you our insurance certificates or down load them to you if so required.

Yes, ideally if you want the job done to the best of our ability, then all furniture, kick plates in kitchens etc should be removed. However, don’t worry we will help you manage this.

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.



Limestone Floor Cleaning & Restoration

Limestone floors

Limestone is a stunning naturally occurring stone which makes for some wonderful interiors. Maintaining limestone can be tough, it’s a soft and porous stone vulnerable to wear. If you think you might need some help restoring the limestone floor in your home of business why not have a chat with Tile & Stone Medic Manchester today? With years of experience you can be confident you’re in safe hands.

Common issues

The soft surface of limestone can mean wear and tear shows more easily than on alternative floor types. Erosion from heavy footfall or damage from impacts is common. If the top of the stone was once smooth and has become uneven or worn then it may need repair. Limestone is particularly sensitive to acidic liquids such as fruit juices. Spillages are often the reason for tired-looking limestone floor.

Occasionally we see limestone floors damaged by abrasive cleaning chemicals used in error. Due to its chemical sensitivity and a lot of misinformation on the internet it’s easy to pick up a product that will actually make things worse for this sensitive stone. Using the wrong products on limestone may actually leave more staining and discolouration on its surface.

Even if the right products have been used, their protective seal can rapidly degrade if they have not been professionally applied. If you’ve noticed fading to the surface of your limestone floor this could be the case. Worn or poor quality sealant also means dirt and dust will cling to the surface of the limestone more than usual, darkening its appearance and making it near impossible to keep clean.



How we maintain limestone flooring

With years of experience behind us, we are confident we have the specialist knowledge needed to professionally restore limestone floor. Where rubbing and marks have appeared on the surface of the stone we gently buff it using specialist equipment until the marks fade. We work carefully so as to avoid additional wear to the soft rock.

All chemicals that we use are tried and tested, chosen specifically because they will not harm the sensitive surface of the limestone floor. We may work with different chemicals depending on how worn the limestone is, but all will be entirely safe.

Sealer is essential for limestone, it’s needed to preserve the finish once the stone has been fully cleaned. Like all specialist cleaning chemicals we use, the sealer is carefully chosen and applied in order to ensure the best looking and longest-lasting finish.

Will repairing my limestone floor cause disruption

Whilst limestone floor requires a bit of maintenance to keep it looking great, that doesn’t mean we’ll bring loads of heavy, noisy machinery into your home or workplace. All our restoration services are carried with an absolute minimum of disruption to your environment and as considerately as possible. The chemicals we use to restore limestone may be specialist, but they will always be totally safe for use. You can rest assured we apply only the highest standards of health and safety.

If you’re concerned that your limestone floor needs repair or restoration, pick up the phone for a chat with Tile & Stone Medic Manchester today. Working with us you’ll get the results you’ve been looking for.



FAQs: Limestone Cleaning

Stone Floor Cleaning

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.

Once we have spoken to you in more detail we will be able to give you an idea of the time allocation required to restore your floors to a high level.

Absolutely! we are always happy to show you our insurance certificates or down load them to you if so required.

Yes, ideally if you want the job done to the best of our ability, then all furniture, kick plates in kitchens etc should be removed. However, don’t worry we will help you manage this.

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.


Almost certainly. Send us a picture or a description and we’ll identify your stone. We always assess a surface before work starts in order to pick the most appropriate solution.


Usually we are able to stabilise stone flooring where it has become loose. We can repair grouting and make spot repairs to the subfloor where necessary.


Yes, we have a range of fillers we can use to repair chipped or dented stone.


We are happy offer advice on best practice to look after your flooring, but it depends on the type of floor you have. Once we’ve had a look at it we’ll be able to help.


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.


Victorian Minton Tile Cleaning

Victorian Minton Tile Cleaning Cheshire

Victorian Minton tiles are often hidden under years of grease and grime, forgotten, sometimes even completely re-covered by subsequent floor installations. If you have aged or worn Minton tiling in your home and would like help restoring it, Tile & Stone Medic Cheshire can help.

You may be stunned at how much of an improvement a complete professional clean and restoration can make to aged Minton tiles. We have many years of experience restoring Minton tile floors in all kinds of states and have found often they can be made to look good as new. If you’re thinking of disposing of your old Victorian tile we’d suggest first considering a restoration. Minton tiles are attractive, unique pieces and restoration offers a cheaper and often more attractive finish than modern alternatives.

Have you recently discovered some Minton tiling in your home? Why not ask a professional to take a look, or send over some photos in an email?

We can restore:

  • Discoloured tiles
  • Cracked or chipped tiles
  • Moisture damaged tiles
  • Unsealed tiles
  • Loose tiles
  • Tiles with glue, plaster or other materials stuck to the surface

In some cases we’ve seen carpets or tiling glued down to the surface of Victorian floors with strong adhesive. Trying to remove them without the right tools and chemicals can damage the surface of the Minton tiles, sometimes beyond repair. Colours fade over time and Minton tiles can be very old, so finding replacement tiles that match the existing Minton pieces can be a bit of a challenge.
Once Minton tiles have been fully uncovered, we have plenty of equipment and modern chemicals to use to cut through the years of grease and accumulated grime sitting on the surface of the tiles.

Our process

Using only the most appropriate solutions, we remove all detritus from the tiles without damaging the pieces themselves. After all dust and debris has been removed we advise applying a water resistant sealant. We carefully choose the most appropriate sealant for your Minton tiles, being careful to bring out the colour of the original tile as much as possible whilst ensuring long-lasting protection. We are able to achieve a range of finishes based on your preference, from a wet look sheen to a flatter matt look and anything in between. Proper professional sealant is a great value solution because it resists spillages and stains whilst also maintaining a freshly cleaned look for months afterwards.

All chemicals and equipment we use when restoring Minton tiling are completely safe for use in the home. Any specialist chemicals used during the clean will be completely neutralised afterwards. You can rest assured all work will be carried out to the highest standards of health and safety and your home or business will be left looking as good, if not better, than before our technicians arrived.

Maintenance

Once Victorian Minton Tiles are restored the only maintenance required is occasional hoovering and dusting. Sealant usually only needs a top up once a year. We are more than happy to discuss regular maintenance plans if they are of interest. The rest of the time you can put your feet up and enjoy the wonderful Victorian patterns that were once buried!

Get in touch today for a chat about our Victorian Minton tile restoration service and find out how we can help you!





FAQs

Victorian Minton Tile Cleaning

Once we have spoken to you in more detail we will be able to give you an idea of the time allocation required to restore your floors to a high level.

Absolutely! we are always happy to show you our insurance certificates or down load them to you if so required.

Yes, ideally if you want the job done to the best of our ability, then all furniture, kick plates in kitchens etc should be removed. However, don’t worry we will help you manage this.

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 work with a network of suppliers who can help. Get in touch to discuss your needs.


Whilst we can’t guarantee a 100% exact colour match, on many occasions we have successfully replaced Minton tiling and our customers have been extremely satisfied with the results.


Yes we can, securing loose tiles is a simple job for a professional and we’d be happy to help


We stock a range of advanced sealers that are designed to protect from everyday wear and tear such as spillages and allow for damp mopping of paw prints or claw marks. Eventually the sealer will break down and need to be reapplied, but it should provide a high level of protection for at least 12 months or so.


The only way to know for sure is to take up a small part of the floor in an inconspicuous area. If you don’t feel confident in doing this we suggest you get help from an experienced pro.


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.


Commercial Floor Care

Commercial Cleaning Services Cheshire

Apart from our residential work across Cheshire, we pride ourselves on our specialist services to the commercial sector. This type of work entails, by law, adherence to health and safety issues, risk assessments- and more- which we always comply with. We understand that deadlines are often a critical factor in the commercial sector, whether it’s a music venue, conference centre, office block, hotel, sports hall, public house or any other facility. Our site visits will always be scheduled around you and your opening hours to ensure your requirements are met. We carry portable and heavy duty vehicle mounted equipment to any location and always leave areas tidy and safe for use.

Benefits of our commercial floor cleaning service

Many floor cleaning companies will claim to have the correct insurance to cover commercial work, but with several years’ experience behind us you can be sure that all work undertaken by Tile & Stone Medic will be comprehensively covered and completely safe. Whatever work we carry out will be done in accordance with proper health and safety regulations. We take this aspect of our work extremely seriously and we pride ourselves on our efficiency and professionalism.

With the various deadlines and pressures that commercial environments face, we understand the value of efficiency and flexibility in our work. For commercial jobs we are available at all hours of the day to facilitate the smooth operation of the business and to cause an absolute minimum of disruption to the environment around us. Where businesses have specialist requirements we will endeavour to accommodate these.



Our experience

We’ve built up a considerable array of cleaning equipment and tools over the years, which means that we can achieve great results for commercial businesses in the shortest amount of time possible. Our high grade polishers and buffers mean that we’ve often been able to save businesses the cost of an entire replacement floor. Our equipment achieves results many businesses simply don’t realise are possible for aged and worn flooring. We’ve also worked with businesses of many different descriptions, from schools and offices to country estates. Whilst all businesses and commercial spaces are different, our history working with clients in this sector means we’re likely to have some familiarity with the requirements of a job and are sympathetic to the challenges of the environment.

Since we’ve worked with almost all variations of man made and natural hard floor materials we’re able to quickly select the best tools for the job. Every floor is different and every material has its own advantages and challenges. With our specialist knowledge and experience you’ll be happy knowing that your business will enjoy the best possible results, bound to impress clients, the public and staff who spent time in your commercial space.

If you think your business could benefit from out commercial floor cleaning services get in touch today for a chat and a free no obligation quote. If you’re interested in a long term maintenance plan please get in touch for more information.

Some examples of our commercial work.



FAQs

Commercial Cleaning

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.

Once we have spoken to you in more detail we will be able to give you an idea of the time allocation required to restore your floors to a high level.

Absolutely! we are always happy to show you our insurance certificates or down load them to you if so required.

Yes, ideally if you want the job done to the best of our ability, then all furniture, kick plates in kitchens etc should be removed. However, don’t worry we will help you manage this.

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, please call us to discuss. If your business has specific needs and access restrictions we will work to accommodate them.


Complete replacement floors are generally outside the scope of our work, but we would love to work with you to find a solution you’ll be happy with. In many cases our restoration service can make a floor nearly good as new at a much lower cost than a full replacement. If you have had a new floor fitted we would certainly recommend that you have it sealed to ensure its longevity.


Absolutely, keeping you and your customers safe is a top priority.


We’ll need a bit more information in order to make a proper assessment, things like how many stories, the approximate floor size and how much furniture is in the building. We always work as quickly as possible without compromising quality.


Maintenance programmes are available on request, please contact us to see how we can best meet your requirements


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.


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.


Stone Fireplace Restoration

Stone Fireplace Restoration and Cleaning Service

Using a unique specialist renovation product that removes years of muck, soot damage and soiling, Tile & Stone Medic Cheshire can restore your fireplaces back to a very high standard. Once restored our technicians will then seal the stone to protect it from future soiling and staining, making your investment last longer.

Fireplaces are an absolutely delightful addition to any home, often made from wonderful natural materials and forming a centrepiece in the room they occupy. Even when used infrequently however, they can quickly become soiled by soot and ashes. Our fireplace restoration and cleaning service means you don’t have to worry about dealing with these difficult leftovers, so you can spend more time enjoying your unique fireplace.

Our process

At Tile & Stone Medic Cheshire we understand natural stone. Each type of stone has it’s own cleaning requirements and can only be worked on with specific solutions. We also need to ensure that the solutions we use eliminate the soot and dirt which accumulates on fireplaces. By working with us you get the benefit of our many years experience, meaning we know which solutions to use to cut through the dirt but to also leave the natural stone underneath looking stunning.

We always perform our work in the most considerate way possible, taking great care to minimise disruption to you and your environment. When working on fireplaces it’s important to protect the surrounding area from soot to avoid it working its way into any nearby flooring and carpets. We’ll always use sufficient sheeting and protection to prevent this from happening, so you can rest assured we will not leave any mess, spray or dust behind.

Our standards

Our aim is to leave your home or business in as good, if not better, condition than we found it in. We take health and safety very seriously and follow all relevant protocols. Our fireplace restoration service does not rely on any large, bulky or noisy machinery and in most cases can be completed in under a day. We take great pride in our work and believe this is evident in the professional way we conduct ourselves.

If your fireplace is in need of restoration please get in touch today to discuss your options. We are happy to perform both one-off cleans and to discuss regular maintenance plans.



FAQs

Fireplace Restoration

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.

Once we have spoken to you in more detail we will be able to give you an idea of the time allocation required to restore your floors to a high level.

Absolutely! we are always happy to show you our insurance certificates or down load them to you if so required.

Yes, ideally if you want the job done to the best of our ability, then all furniture, kick plates in kitchens etc should be removed. However, don’t worry we will help you manage this.

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’ll make a thorough assessment before work begins and will only use safe, tried and tested techniques to restore your fireplace to make sure that your fireplace is kept in the best possible condition.


Certainly, we have a range of fillers and sealers to repair minor damage up to an unbeatable standard.


Yes. We stock a variety of solutions which can remove stubborn soot marks from fireplaces in most cases.


Marble Floor Cleaning & Restoration

Marble floor cleaning & restoration Cheshire

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.

Common issues

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 solution

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.



FAQs: Marble Cleaning

Marble Cleaning

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.

Once we have spoken to you in more detail we will be able to give you an idea of the time allocation required to restore your floors to a high level.

Absolutely! we are always happy to show you our insurance certificates or down load them to you if so required.

Yes, ideally if you want the job done to the best of our ability, then all furniture, kick plates in kitchens etc should be removed. However, don’t worry we will help you manage this.

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.


Absolutely! This is one of the most common issues with marble since installations are typically taken to a high level of sheen. Our rotary polishers will have no problem restoring the shine.


Yes, if you’re looking for a less reflective or matt finish we can take care of this.


No, typically these veins run all the way through marble, so removing abrasions from the surface has little to no effect on the amount of veins in the stone.


Yes certainly, this is one of our key services.


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.