Terrazzo Cleaning & Restoration

Terrazzo

Terrazzo is a man made material which offers some of the benefits of attractive materials such as of marble and quartz and combines them with the strength and consistency of cement. Despite being a seriously tough floor type, eventually it will suffer wear. Fortunately, Tile & Stone Medic Manchester are here to help.

Common issues

Terrazzo is extremely strong and is also pourable. When in tile form, individual tiles are generally larger than alternative options. Whilst less likely to crack or smash than other choices, there are nevertheless some common issues to be aware of.

Due to its hardwearing nature, terrazzo is often used in high-traffic public areas such as airports and supermarkets. Most commonly it becomes discoloured as a result of trodden in dirt and rainwater in these high traffic areas. This is easy to spot, look out for dark spots and shadowy patches on the surface. If these marks look particularly bad, it may be the case that the terrazzo has become stained. Terrazzo is also vulnerable to etching from acid-damage, which includes spillages of common fruit juices and household items. This damage will also discolour the surface.

When first installed, terrazzo typically has a polished, reflective finish. It’s natural that this will wear down over time, leaving the floor looking dull. On its own this is a simple issue to treat, however the problem can sometimes be made worse if unsuitable products are used to try to clean the floor and restore the shine. If this is the case you’ll notice discolouration to the surface of the terrazzo.

Terrazzo can be damaged by moisture, particularly if it has impregnated the subfloor. When subfloors haven’t been properly laid, or have suffered significant liquid damage this can cause distortion to the terrazzo tile. At worst, this can appear as blistering on the surface of the floor.



How we maintain terrazzo flooring

In heavy traffic areas where the terrazzo is showing dark blotches and staining, a heavy buff and polish is often enough to restore it. If the staining is serious, various specialist products can be used to reverse the effect. Often we are able to remove stains entirely, depending on how extensive they are. Where floors have simply lost their shine we deploy a range of polishing techniques to restore its reflective finish.

Where damage has occurred through the subfloor, more extensive repairs may be needed. In these cases we must first asses the damage and, if necessary, help you get in touch with a specialist who can replace the damaged flooring.

Will cleaning my terrazzo floor cause disruption

Our aim is to restore your terrazzo flooring with the least disruption possible. We listen to your requirements and work around your schedule where we can. If your terrazzo flooring is in a high traffic public area we may be able to offer our services outside of normal business hours by arrangement, please contact us.

Terrazzo floor restoration and repair does not use any hazardous chemicals. We work to the best standards of health and safety and do not put anyone at risk. Terrazzo restoration does not rely on bulky or noisy machinery, so you can rest assured it will be a calm and simple process. Often the restoration can be completed the same day it is begun.

If you’d like help maintaining your terrazzo flooring and have any questions, let us know in an email or give us a call, we’d be happy to have a chat about how we can help.




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

Travertine is form of limestone. It’s soft but makes for excellent floor tiles. Providing it’s look after correctly it will last a long time. That said, it can easily become damaged if care isn’t taken to maintain it. If you’d like help cleaning or restoring your travertine tiling why not call Tile & Stone Medic Manchester today to see how we can help?

Common issues

Travertine flooring can suffer from a range of common problems, but most are quite simple for an experienced professional to deal with.

Etching is common with travertine floor tiles. Since travertine is porous it is easily marked by spillages of common household items like wine, vinegar, tomato sauce and similar liquids. Etching looks like pale marks on the surface of the tile, which are usually left behind after such a spillage. It can be both a small patch of discolouration, or can cover several tiles depending on the scale of the spill.

Travertine is often polished and should always be sealed too. It can be honed to a matt finish or taken to more of a high sheen. Unfortunately general wear and tear is unavoidable, heavy footfall, moisture and day to day use will wear down the sealed and polished surface of the tile over time. If you’ve noticed your travertine tiles becoming generally dull they may need a fresh polish to bring them back to life.

Re-applying sealer is a common job needed to keep travertine tiles in good shape. Sealant works like a barrier against day to day wear and tear, but while doing its job protecting the tiles it will gradually wear down. Aging sealant not only leaves the travertine tiles looking dull, but also leaves them more susceptible to staining, so you should always ensure the seal is topped up.

If the subfloor underneath your travertine tiles is allowed to shift, for example if it was laid a long time ago, it can lose it’s hold on the tiles. Any movement in the subfloor will eventually become noticeable from the tiles. If unchecked the tiles may become seriously damaged, running the risk of chips or cracks. As grout between the tiles ages, the risk of loose tiles also increases. Also, if light coloured grouting has been used it will show dirt more easily, this dirt is often then trodden into the tiles, leaving unsightly marks.

How we maintain travertine tile flooring

We employ a range of techniques to restore damaged or aged travertine flooring. If a floor has etching, we’d first assess the scale of the damage. Our technique typically involves using a specialist polish solution to lightly buff out visible damage, before applying a final polish and a sealer.

For dull-looking travertine tile floors, a simple clean and finishing polish might be all that is required to bring life back to the tiles. Polishing can be tailored to your wishes depending on the finish you’d like to achieve. Tiles can be left matt or buffed to a high level of shine. We’d strongly recommend finishing with a professional sealer to prevent future staining from spillages and general daily abrasion. A top up approximately once a year helps maintain this protection.

When working with badly damaged tiles which have smashed or cracked we we would need to make a complete assessment of the damage to the travertine stone before we settle on a solution. It may be the case that a tile needs to be fully replaced, in which case we can offer help sourcing replacement stone.

Will repairing my travertine tiles cause disruption

We always try to make our repairs convenient for you and cause an absolute minimum of disruption to you and your home. Repair of travertine tiling which has suffered light staining or dulling can often be finished within a few hours. Repairs don’t usually involve bulky or heavy pieces of machinery and the strongest chemicals used would be mild alkali, work is always carried out in the safest way possible. You can rest assured our work will be completed as efficiently as possible, so you can get back to enjoying your home.

If your travertine floor tiling need some professional care and attention then don’t hesitate to get in touch with Tile & Stone Medic Manchester today for all your maintenance and repair needs!





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.


Terracotta Tile Cleaning & Restoration

Terracotta floors

Terracotta is a beautiful, kiln-fired tile suitable for flooring in many parts of the home. Without proper care it is vulnerable to damage from regular wear and tear. Do you think your aged terracotta flooring may be in need of restoration or repair? Tile & Stone Medic Manchester have years of experience and would be happy to help whatever the case.

Common issues

Without regular maintenance terracotta flooring can begin to show marks fairly quickly. Surface scratches and abrasions are not at all unusual. These marks usually occur when the terracotta tiling hasn’t been hoovered or swept regularly, causing grit to be ground into the surface of the tile under foot.

Terracotta floor tiles are unglazed and highly porous, in fact they become more porous with time, so it’s vital they are professionally sealed. When the tiles start to look worn and dull their seal may have become worn and could need restoration. If staining is visible this is definitely the case.

Improper or poor subfloors can cause major damage to terracotta tile floors. Due to its porous nature, if moisture is allowed to get underneath the terracotta through the subfloor it can get straight into the tile. Look out for discolouration or loosening of tiles, if the tiles don’t sit flat there may be an issue underneath. At worst this could mean the terracotta cracks or distorts under load.



How we maintain terracotta flooring

Whilst terracotta does wear easily, when it has suffered and become worn restoration is usually a straightforward matter of choosing the right tool for the task. In the case of scored or marked tiles, a thorough buff and polish can get rid of the majority of marks and get them looking fresh again. Where staining has occurred, a heavy buff will lessen its appearance.

Where liquid marks and staining are apparent we apply a fresh coat of strong sealer to guard against future damage. The sealer creates a barrier against dirt and spillages but it won’t last forever. In our experience a new coat of sealer once a year is the best way to keep terracotta safe and looking great.

If the subfloor has failed to prevent moisture from seeping into the terracotta it can be a challenge to restore it back to its former glory. In these cases replacement tiles may be necessary, if so we are happy help source them.

Will repairing my terracotta tiles cause disruption?

Our aim is to restore your terracotta flooring with an absolute minimum of disruption to your environment. This doesn’t mean cutting corners, we’ll always carry out restoration to the highest possible standards. Maintenance of terracotta does not require dangerous or corrosive chemicals, nor heavy or noisy machinery. Rest assured, we work to the top standards of health and safety.

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




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.



Other Hard Floor Cleaning

Cleaning of Other hard floor types

Are you hard floors flat, dull, or have lost their sparkle? Tile & Stone Medic Manchester can clean, strip and dress many different types of internal floor surfaces.

These include Vinyl, Linoleum, Amtico, Karndene, Marley, resin, Altro type safety floors etc.

Call now for advice on cost-friendly maintenance programmes using products that are tried and tested and enhance and maximise the lifespan of your hard flooring. Quotes are available on request.



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.


Tile Floor Cleaning & Restoration

Tile Floor Cleaning and Restoration Services

Our most popular service is the cleaning, sealing, repair and restoration of all types of tile floor. We work with natural stone tiles such as marble, granite and limestone as well as man made tiles such as ceramic, quarry tile and porcelain.
You can find a wealth of information about different floor types on our website, detailing their unique features and nuances. It’s important to identify what type of tiled floor you have in order to use the correct cleaning solutions, the wrong cleaning solutions can damage sensitive tiles. Often even floors of the same type require different techniques depending on the specific instance of the material used and its condition. You can be confident that Tile & Stone Medic Cheshire will determine the floor type that you have before we decide on the best and most appropriate solutions that should be used.

How we care for your tile floor

After we’ve chosen the best possible cleaning products for your tiles, we can begin the cleaning process. Once applied to the floor, the products are then worked into the floor’s surface using our rotary cleaners. After this, the solution is left to dwell for a brief period of time. When the solution has dwelled for a suitable time the floor is then washed with our advanced fresh water extractor system to ensure that any remnants of sealant, dirt, debris are removed from the surface. The surface is then thoroughly washed a number of times to ensure that the floor is completely neutralised and free of contaminants and particles. Once the floor is dry, the sealers that are most appropriate for your floor and needs are carefully applied. The sealers we use offer a range of finishes and provide long term protection, from impregnating sealers which will not alter the natural look of the tile or stone, to matt, satin or high solid gloss finishes. Tile & Stone Medic Manchester will give you advice on the most appropriate sealer to use for maximum effect on your tile or stone floor.

Advice on cost effective maintenance programmes and products to enhance and maximise the life of your tile floor is available on request. Please get in touch and speak to one of our experienced technicians today to discover how we can restore your floor.





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.



Flagstone floor after sealing

Stone Floor Cleaning & Restoration


Stone floor cleaning, sealing and restoration

We specialise in treatments for all types of natural stone floor, so that you can enjoy this stunning, long lasting natural material.

Natural stone floors

We work with a large variety of different types of natural stone that has been put to use in a wide range of domestic and commercial environments. The advantages and challenges of each variety of stone are highly varied, but our experience, equipment and dedication ensures that we always find the best possible result for you. We believe all natural stone flooring is worth protecting and we aim to deliver you the best value from your investment.

Common issues

All types of stone present their own individual challenges, so the best solution for your floor will depend on your unique situation. General wear from daily use tends to leave behind a variety of marks which get worse over time. Most commonly we see dust, dirt and grit that has left scratches after being walked into the floor. Regular, careful vacuum cleaning and dusting helps counteract this, but it’s practically impossible to prevent it entirely. Highly polished floors tend to visibly deteriorate most quickly, since any loss in shine tends to be quite obvious.

When dealing with softer, more porous type of rock, or in cases where the sealant has completely worn down, we often deal with damage from water, fruit juices and other liquids. Acidity in common food and drinks can create lasting stains on certain types of stone and the use of incorrect cleaning products and solutions can actually make this damage more serious.

The majority of stone floors use some sort of grouting to secure the individual pieces. Grout is softer than stone so is often particularly vulnerable to wear. Being slightly recessed, grouting can trap dust and dirt, often resulting in its porous surface becoming stained and discoloured.


How we maintain natural stone floors

The exact process we use will always vary depending to the type of stone, the condition of the flooring and the finish that you would like us to achieve. Here is an example of our workflow:

  1. Tile and Stone Medic Manchester will examine the floor type that you have in order to decide the appropriate solutions to be used.
  2. The solution is applied and left to dwell for a brief period of time.
  3. The cleaning solutions are then worked into the surface of the floor using our professional-grade rotary cleaners.
  4. Once the solutions have fully dwelled, the floor is then washed using powerful 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 then washed several times to neutralise the floor and free it from any soiling.
  6. Once the floor is dry, our specialist sealers are applied. The sealers range from impregnating sealers which will not alter the look of the stone, to matt, satin or high sheen, glossy finishes.

Tile and Stone Medic Manchester are happy to advise you on the most appropriate sealer to use for maximum improvement to your tile or stone floor. Advice on cost effective maintenance and best practice to enhance and maximise the life of your stone floor is also available.


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 dirt, soot damage and soiling, Tile & Stone Medic Manchester 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.

  • There is no mess, spray or dust – guaranteed!
  • We can use this method of cleaning on most of your wood surfaces, too!

Call today for advice or a quote for our restoration services.



FAQs

Fireplace Restoration

Because all floors require their own individual needs, perhaps different cleaning solutions, strippers and sealers it is impossible to give an average cost. Some areas of floor are very large and again this will have an impact on the costings as they may take longer to restore. Tile & Stone Medic will either arrrange an onsite visit to assess the floor in question, or, if we do not have local cover in that area, we will talk to you in more detail over the phone and perhaps request that you down load some pictures of the floor to us.

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

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

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

We always work in the most considerate way possible. Work will be tailored to your needs and will fit around your schedule where possible. We avoid bringing loud or bulky machinery into your home and when a job is complete we thoroughly clean up after ourselves to leave your space looking as tidy as it did when we arrived.


Whilst we may use specialist chemicals in the course of our work, we can assure you that by the time we leave all residues will be gone and your tile or stone flooring will be perfectly safe for everyone to use. We work to extremely high standards of health and safety, conducting proper risk assessments where appropriate and never putting you or anyone else in danger.


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


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


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


Marble Floor Cleaning & Restoration

Marble Floor Cleaning & Restoration

Marble is a ‘relative’ of limestone, having been derived from the same material. Available in many colours, marble is found in buildings across the world due to its beauty.

Sometimes it might seem like there is no solution to the damage sustained by marble surfaces, but your floors can be restored by specialist honing and polishing. Honing is a satin smooth surface with little light reflection, whereas a polished finish has a glossy surface that reflects light. This in turn dramatically emphasises the colours and marking on the marble. Tile & Stone Medic Manchester can help you with a one off cleaning and restoration solution, or work with you on a longterm maintenance plan, ensuring your marble will last for many years to come.

Marble is porous and easily stained and is etched by acids. So spilling fruit juices, carbonated drinks or other acid based items will remove the finished surface from your marble.

  • Tile & Stone Medic Manchester not only clean and seal marble, but we can also restore it my honing or polishing to remove those scratches and etching marks that occur by general use.
  • The process is simple and safe and makes no mess at all.


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.


Floor Repairs Service

Do you have ceramic tile or natural stone floors or walls with unsightly chips, holes or cracks? Tile & Stone Medic Manchester have the solution!

In most instances, Tile & Stone Medic Manchester will be able to repair your ceramic tile or natural stone floors and walls. It will depend 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 reparations that need to be carried out, get in touch with Tile & Stone Medic Manchester. We can give you the answers you need!

Please note, while Tile & Stone Medic Manchester carry out all repairs to the highest professional standards, no guarantees can be given that the repair will not be seen due to none exact colour match or uneven flooring. This can be due to all sorts of 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, they will be happy to help!



External Cleaning

External Cleaning Services

We have years of experience cleaning and sealing external tile or stone floors, driveways and patios, and we have invested in powerful and efficient jet wash systems. Revitalise the stone work in your gardens with help from the technicians at Tile & Stone Medic Manchester.

Once the external area is dry, where necessary our technicians will re-sand your block paving or even re-point your patio.

If required, we can seal external areas with a range of different sealers such as matt, satin or gloss. Some of the sealers we use will last between 12-15 years and not only prevent the areas from becoming stained, but will also prevent the growth of moss and lichen.

Call Tile & Stone Medic Manchester today for advice on the most effective 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.


Commercial Floor Care

Commercial Cleaning Services

As well as our residential work across Manchester, we pride ourselves on our specialist commercial sector services. By law, this kind of work requires strict adherence to health and safety standards, which we always comply with. We also must be able to make risk assessments, and we understand that deadlines are often a critical factor in the commercial sector whether our work is in a music venue, conference centre, office block, hotel, sports hall or public house. We are very flexible and will schedule our site visits at a time that suits you best. We carry portable and heavy duty vehicle mounted equipment to any location.

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.


Bathroom Cleaning & Resealing

Is your shower, bathroom, wet room or steam room in need of a deep clean?

Has lime scale and mould contaminated the grouting? Has the silicone gone black and started to perish?

Tile & Stone Medic Manchester offer a unique service which addresses these common problems. We will clean down tiles, stone and grout in these environments to remove mould, limescale and scum.

Where necessary we will also replace grout and silicone to breath life back in to your wet rooms. Once we have finished our deep cleaning and restoration work, we will then re-seal your tile, stone and grout to protect and increase the life of your tiles!



Advice on cost effective maintenance programmes and products to enhance and maximise the lifespan of your bathroom tiles, is available on request.



FAQs

Bathroom Clean Reseal

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.

All jobs are different so there are no standard costs, it is all on individual merits for each job. However, once we have spoken to you and asked a few questions, we will be able to give you an estimated cost.


Yes we do, we appreciate that it’s not a nice job for our customers to do, but as we do this kind of work all the time, it is very straight forward!


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 or wetrooms to a high level.


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.


Black mould is not uncommon in areas with a lot of moisture. It doesn’t pose a catastrophic risk, but care should certainly be taken to keep children and animals away from it. It’s nothing to panic about, but we’d recommend getting a professional to take a look as soon as possible. In most cases we are able to neutralise and completely remove black mould, as well as offering practical advice on how to stop it coming back.


In the vast majority of cases this is due to a buildup of soap and other cleaning liquids, usually a result of splashes when showering. In most cases it can be fixed and we are able to help you get the best results possible for your bathroom.


Whilst we’re carrying out your bathroom cleaning it’s important to avoid steam, water and dirt in order to get the best results. That said, we’ll always try to work around you where possible so don’t be afraid to ask our staff if you need access to the room during the clean.


This depends on how serious the stain is and the type of stone used for the floor tiles as well as whether or not is was originally sealed. Cleaning stone is what we do, so we are in the best position to get you the best results.


We apply a sealer to a floor in order to protect it. Different types of floor, both manmade and natural stone, are vulnerable to different sorts of damage. They can all be harmed by chemicals to a certain degree, even by the acid in food and drink spillages, as they will be very slightly porous. As well as this, they can be worn away by physical damage. Even foot traffic can have a big impact if dust or grit has built up on the floor, since it increases abrasions. A sealant will reduce the chance of a spill becoming a stain by reducing the floor’s ability to absorb liquids. It can also help protect the appearance of the floor by forming a protective barrier. A sealant won’t prevent all damage and it will still wear away over time, but it will help your floors last longer, helping protect your investment. Sealants will even help protect your floor from UV radiation which can lead to fading over the lifespan of a high value stone or tiled floor. We can consult with you to find the best sealant for your floor and the type of use it gets to make sure it receives the best form of protection.


We 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.


Tarmac Drive Renovation

Tarmac Renovator Renovation Service

Are you fed up with the state of your tarmac drive? Are you greeted with a dull, grey and tired looking floor every time you get home? Tile & Stone Medic Manchester can help you to get your tarmac drive looking brand new again without having to fork out for the huge cost of replacing it.

Our tarmac renovator is the cost-effective solution to drab drives. For just a fraction of the cost of replacing your driveway we could have your current drive looking just as good as new and staying that way for years to come! We use a professional restoration system on your faded and stained tarmac drive,  restoring the colour and preserving it for the future. Our treatment is designed to renew, waterproof and protect tarmac drives. It will also prevent oil and fuel stains and the reformation of fungal growth while refreshing old discoloured tarmac and covering existing stains.

Get in touch today to revitalise your investment and enhance your property value.




FAQs

Tarmac Drive Renovation

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.


It depends on how long the driveway is, most domestic tarmac driveways can be completed the same day work is begun.


In many cases yes, exactly how much value is added varies.


Yes. Tarmac can fade from daily use and direct sunlight, if yours has faded we can restore it.