Amtico Floor Cleaning

Amtico Floor Cleaning Service Derbyshire

Amtico is a tough synthetic material popular in domestic and commercial environments. Whilst durable, it also comes in a range of attractive finishes, but in order to keep it looking its best occasional maintenance is required. Our Amtico floor cleaning service takes the workload off your hands and provides results that last, so you enjoy great looking flooring at even better value.

Common issues

Amtico is extremely durable, but even the toughest hard floor materials eventually show signs of wear and tear. Most common issues with Amtico floor are surface marks which can usually be removed with carefully selected solutions and techniques.

Heavy objects like sofas can leave behind gouges and chips if dragged across the floor. Steam cleaners should never be used since they can cause permanent damage and be wary of vacuum cleaners too, some can leave behind scratches if not used correctly. Spillages of any kind should be cleaned up immediately so as to avoid discolouration and staining. Any seams between Amtico tiles are vulnerable to spillages to ensure these are kept dry.

Our process

Restoring worn Amtico flooring is a fairly straightforward process. Initially the floor is dry swept or mopped to remove surface dust. This is essential to stop the dust from disrupting the rest of the deep clean.

With the floor free of dust, it can be stripped. The stripper is worked into the floor to loosen ingrained dirt from the surface. After the stripper has been allowed to dwell the floor is washed.

With the floor stripped and washed the Amtico is ready for dressing. Dressing Amtico requires a couple of coats, applied at right angles for best protection. Application and drying of both coats generally takes around an hour, but varies depending on the size of the floor.

Once the Amtico floor has been stripped and dressed we can apply a final polish to your specification. If you would like a reflective or glossy finish we can polish and seal the floor to achieve these. We also offer a subtler matt finish or anything in between, just let us know.

Working with us

Rest assured, when you work with Tile & Stone Medic Derbyshire for your Amtico floor cleaning all work will be carried out safely, professionally and thoroughly. Our polite and punctual engineers will arrive on time and endeavour to complete work within the given timeframe. All health and safety requirements and risk assessments will be taken care of and disruption to you and your home will be kept to an absolute minimum.

If Tile & Stone Medic Derbyshire can help you with your Amtico floor cleaning then get in touch today for a friendly chat. We offer our services to both commercial and domestic customers and are happy to discuss both one off cleaning and regular maintenance contracts.

FAQs

Other Hard 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.


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.


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.



Tiled Floor Cleaning & Restoration

Tiled Floor Cleaning & Restoration Derbyshire

The most popular service at Tile & Stone Medic Derbyshire is that of cleaning, restoring and sealing of all tiled floor types. Our many years’ experience in the industry means we have an array of cleaning solutions to suit all different types of man made and natural stone tiles. Our skill in selecting the most appropriate solutions for your tiles means work is handled efficiently but with superior quality results.

Identifying your floor

If you’re unsure exactly what type of tiles have been used for your flooring, take a look at the ‘floor types’ section of our website. Here you’ll find a list of all the varieties of tile use in domestic and commercial settings, together with information and advice about each type. It’s important we know what variety of tile we’re working with in order to tailor our approach and get you the best results possible. Certain products can’t be used on all surfaces and can often cause damage when used incorrectly. If you’re still not sure what type of tiles you have, send over a photo or give us a call, we’d be happy to help. You can rest assured that Tile & Stone Medic Derbyshire will identify the floor type that you have before we decide as to the appropriate solutions that should be used and never risk causing damage.

Our Process

Whatever the condition of your tile flooring, we’ll asses the damage and condition and take the most appropriate action. Where repairs are necessary we’ll discuss these with you and take care to get as close to a match with the rest of the floor as is possible. Please note it may not always be possible to achieve a 100% match, but in most cases we are able to carry out repairs to an outstanding result.

After identifying and applying the relevant cleaning solutions to your tiles, they are worked into the top surface with our cutting edge rotary cleaners. The solutions are then left to dwell for a brief period of time. Once the dwell time has been reached, the floor is then washed with our powerful fresh water extractor systems to ensure complete removal of all old sealers, dirt and other contaminants from the surface of the tiles. The tiles are then washed over several times to ensure that the floor is completely neutralised and free of any soiling. When the floor has completely dried we apply the sealer. The sealers range from impregnating sealers which will not alter the natural look of the tile, to matt, satin or popular high gloss finishes. Tile & Stone Medic Derbyshire are happy to give you advice on the most appropriate sealer to use for maximum effect on your tile floor.

We work to the highest standards of safety and consideration for your environment. Our team create an absolute minimum of noise and will always endeavour to leave as a space in as good or better condition that we found it in.

Advice on cost effective maintenance programmes and products to enhance and maximise the life of your tile floor are available on request. Please call us to speak to an experienced technician today.





FAQs

Tiled 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.


Generally yes, depending on how many have become loose and the condition of the subfloor, we can generally restore loose tiles without issue.


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.


Call Tile & Stone Medic! It sounds like your grout may be contaminated we frequently fix discoloured grouting.


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.


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.



Travertine Floor Cleaning & Restoration

Travertine Floor Cleaning & Restoration Derbyshire

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 Derbyshire offer a full travertine tile floor cleaning and travertine floor restoration service to customers throughout Derbyshire. 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 Derbyshire 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.



Victorian Minton Tile Cleaning

Victorian Minton Tile Cleaning Derbyshire

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 Derbyshire 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.


Terracotta Floor Cleaning

Terracotta Floor Cleaning Derbyshire

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 Derbyshire 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 Derbyshire 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



Stone Floor Cleaning & Restoration

Stone Floor Cleaning & Restoration Derbyshire

We specialise in treatments for for a huge variety of natural stone floors so that you can get maximum enjoyment from this remarkable, long lasting natural material.

Natural stone floors

Over many years we’ve worked with almost all the different types of natural stone that have been put to use in home and business settings. The pros and cons of each type of stone are vastly different, but using our experience, equipment and dedication we always get the best possible results. All natural stone floors are unique investments worth protecting and we aim to help you get the most from your yours.

Common issues

Each different type of stone has its own advantages and challenges, so the best solution for you will depend on your unique material and situation. At the very least, all stone floors suffer some form of general wear and tear. Most commonly we encounter dust, dirt and detritus trodden into the floor and leaving behind marks. Careful dusting and regular vacuum cleaning helps prevent this, but it’s impossible to stop it entirely. Highly polished floors tend to show wear most obviously, where minute scratches in the surface dull the shine.

When dealing with more porous type of rock, or in cases where the sealant has completely worn away, we often encounter liquid damage. Acidity commonly found in food and drinks such as fruit juices, sauces and similar liquids can leave long lasting damage on certain types of natural stone. The use of incorrect cleaning products and solutions can do even more harm.

Most stone floors use grout to secure the individual tiles. Grout is far softer than stone, so is usually more vulnerable to wear than the tiles themselves. Being slightly recessed, the grout can also trap dust and dirt, which can lead to its porous surface becoming discoloured, stained or distorted.



How we maintain natural stone floors

The specific process we use will be shaped according to the type of stone, the state of the floor and the finish that you would like to achieve. Here is an example of our workflow:

  1. Tile and Stone Medic will examine the stone floor that you have so that we can identify the best solutions to be used.
  2. The solutions are applied to the stone floor and left to dwell for a short period of time.
  3. We use rotary cleaners to ensure the cleaning solutions are worked into the surface of the floor fully.
  4. Once the dwell time has been reached, the floor is washed using high tech fresh water extractor systems. This ensures removal of all old sealers, dirt and other contaminants from the surface of the stone.
  5. The surface is neutralised with several washes to free it of any soiling or residue from the previous stages of the process.
  6. Once the floor has dried, the chosen sealers are applied to the stone. The sealers range from impregnating sealers which will not affect the look the stone, to matt, satin or high sheen glossy finishes depending on your preference.

Tile and Stone Medic Derbyshire are happy to advise you on the most appropriate sealer to use for maximum improvement to your stone floor. Advice on best maintenance practise and appropriate products to enhance and maximise the life of your floor is also available on request.


FAQs

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.


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 Derbyshire 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 Derbyshire 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.


Slate Floor Cleaning & Restoration

Slate Floor Cleaning & Restoration Derbyshire

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 Derbyshire 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 loose, 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 Derbyshire? 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.



Quarry Tile Floor Cleaning & Restoration

Quarry Tile Floor Cleaning & Restoration Derbyshire

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 Derbyshire 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 Derbyshire 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 Derbyshire 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 Floor Cleaning & Restoration Derbyshire

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 Derbyshire 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 Derbyshire 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 Derbyshire 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.


Marble Floor Cleaning & Restoration

Marble floor cleaning & restoration Derbyshire

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 Derbyshire’s specialities. For years we have restored, repaired and sealed marble in homes and businesses across Derbyshire 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 noticeable 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 Derbyshire’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 Derbyshire 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.


Karndean Floor Cleaning

Karndean Floor Cleaning Derbyshire

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 Derbyshire 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 Derbyshire 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.



Floor Repairs Services

Do you have ceramic tile or natural stone floors or walls with unsightly chips, holes or cracks? Then look no further, Tile & Stone Medic Derbyshire have the answer for you!

All natural stone and tile surfaces used in the home are bound to encounter some level of wear and tear. Whether hit with the occasional splash, a catastrophic spillage or heavy footfall, we’ve seen floors and walls in almost all states of repair. In most instances, Tile & Stone Medic Derbyshire are able to repair your ceramic tile or natural stone floors and walls and leave your home or business with outstanding results.

Our experience

Each variety of natural stone or tile used in the home has its own maintenance requirements and vulnerabilities. The advantage of working with Tile & Stone Medic is that we have experience with almost all of them. We are completely versed in the intricacies and requirements of these wildly variable materials and will be able to quickly identify the cause of the damage and the solution.

Efficient repairs

Our hard floor and wall repair services are carried out promptly and efficiently so you get the most value for money from your repair. If you’re able to provide images or a description of the issue you’re experiencing, chances are we’ll able to make an assessment remotely and speed up our workflow even more. Few companies are able to offer this level of efficiency and we pass these savings onto you in the form of our extremely competitive prices.



Hassle free

Whenever we carry out floor repairs for a client we always ensure a smooth experience for them. That means Tile & Stone Medic will leave your space in as good or better condition than we find it in, always thoroughly cleaning up after ourselves. Our medics will arrive promptly and in almost all cases complete the job in the allocated time. We will not bring dangerous or oversized machinery into your business or home to complete the repairs and will always follow all relevant health and safety procedures.

Please note, whilst Tile & Stone Medic Derbyshire carry out all repairs to the highest professional standards, no guarantees can be given that the repair will not be seen due to a none exact colour match or uneven flooring. This can be due to many factors out of our control, including age of the tile, wear and tear of the tile, location of the tile and also the general environment the floor/tiles are and have been subject to. It is always worth giving our trained technicians a call to get some informed advice before replacing any floors.

Of course it depends on the extent of the repair work required, but if you have cracks in your terrazzo floor, holes forming in your travertine tiles, a tea ring on your marble table or any other type of small repair required, then contact Tile & Stone Medic Derbyshire. We can give you the answers you need!


FAQs

Floor Repair Service

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.


How much improvement we can make depends on the scale of the damage. Send us over some pictures or talk us through the damage and we’ll find the best solution for you.


Whilst we can’t guarantee an exact match, we are proud of our work and always aim to please. We will endeavour to match repairs to the colour of existing flooring as closely as possible.


We offer practical advice on how to protect your investment in future to keep your repaired floor looking great. We always apply sealant after repairing damaged flooring and this sealer should maintain a protective layer for at least 12 months.


This will vary on a case by case basis but most floors will be fully repaired and ready for use the same day the repairs are carried out.


External Floor Cleaning

External stone cleaning Cheshire

At Tile & Stone Medic Cheshire we don’t just specialise in kitchen and bathroom hard floor solutions, our expertise also extends to outdoor hard floor services too. Whether your driveway is looking worn, your patio has suffered damage or your tiled pathway is harbouring moss we can provide a cleaning solution that will restore your outdoor surfaces to an outstanding appearance. Our powerful yet efficient jet wash systems have no problem cutting through years of accumulated dirt and plant life to revitalise the look of your home, business or garden stone work.

Common issues

Outdoor natural stone surfaces often suffer from the effects of repeated winters. Temperature changes and freezing conditions can take their toll on the appearance of outdoor installations and at worst can lead to cracks and chipping. Areas which do not see a large amount of sunlight can be particularly vulnerable to the growth of moss, lichen and other similar plants. Depending on the particular type of stone used, care must be taken to ensure that dealing with these issues does not do damage to the underlying stone.



Benefits of our external cleaning services

Did you know that refurbishing a driveway can increase the value of your home? Our services can restore tarmac to a stunning condition, which in turn will leave a great impression on visitors to your home. Many customers incorrectly think that an expensive replacement is the only option, but our solutions can provide outstanding results at a fraction of the price.

When properly sealed, outdoor stone and tile surfaces will have the added benefit of a protective barrier against dirt and detritus. This means you benefit from greater value for money and results that last longer. Your outdoor surfaces will also be potentially safer, achieving greater grip under tyre and foot.

Our process

Depending on the specifics of your installation, we will select the best approach. Generally we will wash and remove contaminants from your surface with high quality solutions and equipment. Once the external area is dry, where necessary our technicians will re-sand your block paving or even re-point your patio. We can seal external areas, if required, with a range of different sealers such as matt, satin or gloss. Some of the sealer that we use will last between 12-15 years and not only prevents the areas from becoming stained, but will also inhibit any further growth of moss and lichen.

Call now for advice on the most effective outdoor tile and stone maintenance programmes to suit your needs, as well as specialist products to enhance and maximise the lifespan of external hard flooring.



FAQs

External 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.


Our external floor cleaning services do require driveways and patios to dry out before the service can be completed. For larger areas that are impossible to shield from the weather we may need to plan our work according the weather forecast.


Winter can be especially hard on external surfaces, so we generally recommend a maintenance clean once a year or so. That said, we use the most advanced sealers to protect against moisture, frost and whatever else the weather can throw at your surfaces. Rest assured your results will be of the highest quality.


The jet washers we use aren’t much louder than a running car engine. We’ll always be as considerate as possible to you and your neighbours and we can even schedule our works around your timetable and neighbourhood requirements, such as weekend, weekday out of hours etc.


Yes, our sealers and treatments are formulated to minimise the growth of moss and lichen and other intruders to keep your outdoor stonework looking great for longer


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 – our cleaning solutions and equipment works wonders on outdoor sandstone, we’d be happy to clean your sandstone patio, driveway or ornaments.


Flagstone Tile Floor Cleaning

Flagstone Tile Floor Cleaning Derbyshire

The best flagstone floor cleaning Derbyshire 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 Derbyshire, 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 Derbyshire 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 Derbyshire.




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.



Commercial Floor Care

Commercial Cleaning Services Derbyshire

Apart from our residential work across Derbyshire, 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.