Flagstone Floor Cleaning

Some of the flagstone flooring we’ve helped to repair and maintain has been around for hundreds of years, and whether yours is old or new, it’s well worth the extra care and attention it sometimes requires to keep it at its best.

We have plenty of experience working on flagstone flooring all over the UK, and we recommend that you have yours cleaned at least once or twice a year.

Why choose Tile & Stone Medic?

  • We have 19 years experience in the industry
  • We know how to treat any floor type
  • Fully insured to work in homes and public spaces
  • We take care to carry out risk assessments and adhere to health and safety regulations
  • We survive on our reputation and word of mouth. Check out our 5 star reviews on Google

Because flagstone flooring is often very old, if you haven’t had yours seen to by a professional for a while it can start to develop problems. For example, the undulations in this type of flooring can be part of its charm, but can be hazardous when they become too pronounced.

Damp is another common issue, but none of these problems should be tackled without professional help!



How we clean

  • We usually brush, pre wash, rinse, deep clean, polish and seal in multiple layers
  • Each cleaning solution used is perfectly matched to the flagstone
  • Can repair any minor instances of damage during the cleaning process
  • You can choose a high gloss or matt finish
  • Where possible we use top quality sealer to give your floor unmatched protection
  • Will give you tips on how to make results last longer when we’ve finished

There are many specific techniques we might use on your flagstone flooring, and each job has its own challenges.

Get in touch with our team today to book a free, no-obligation quote.


Examples of our work



FAQs: Flagstone Cleaning

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.


Quarry Tile Cleaning & Restoration

Quarry tiles

For many years quarry tiles have been a feature in kitchens and interior flooring. In fact, quarry tiles have such heritage that they have been known to be dismissed and used as a foundation for other tiles, laminate or carpeting. Have you recently uncovered some quarry tiles in your home and are curious about restoration options? Or have you already got some quarry tiles and would simply like them sealing, cleaning or servicing? Tile & Stone Medic have provided tile restoration services for many years and would be happy to help.

Common issues

Quarry tile floors were once the go to choice for kitchen floors, particularly in farmhouses, but since that time many of these floors have fallen into various states of disrepair or damage. They can also be found in a number of other places, from churches to town halls. This hardwearing and relatively water resistant material makes it a good choice for high traffic areas.

Restoring quarry tiles which have been discovered underneath carpet or other types of tiling is a common task. Depending on the glue used on top of the tiles, this job can be a little tricky and requires a delicate professional hand to avoid damaging the quarry tiles.

As many quarry tiles floors are several decades old, a deep professional clean is usually needed to bring them back to life. Years of built up muck can make some almost black in appearance, but in most situations their lovely warmth can be brought back. Customers are often surprised at how bright and vibrant the hidden colour of the tiles is once carefully cleaned and polished.

Where grit and dust has been repeatedly trodden into quarry tiling their surface often suffers from marks and scratches. With the right equipment these can generally be buffed and polished out. If it is not possible to remove these entirely they can usually be hidden to the point of being near invisible. If in doubt, get a professional opinion on the best course of action.

It is also worth getting a professional to check the sub floor of the tiling. Where subfloors haven’t been properly laid, moisture is a risk to quarry tiles. The surface and particularly the underside of the quarry tiles is susceptible to moisture damage which can lead to cracked and shattered tiles. If you’ve noticed cracks on several of your tiles this could the case, it’s worth a check to avoid more expensive repairs in the long run.



How we maintain quarry tile flooring

We stock a range of cleaning solutions which can eliminate residues from other flooring and prepare your quarry tile floor for a proper restoration. It can be tempting to try to remove subsequent layers of flooring yourself but do take care, many chemicals and cleaning solutions marketed for this task can damage the quarry tiles if used incorrectly. An experienced professional can get rid of adhesive without risking any damage to the tiles underneath.

With any surface adhesive removed, the next stage is set for the proper restoration work to begin. Years of built up muck are no match for our professional grade equipment, which can transform even very dirty tiles.

With the tiles properly cleaned up we can take a good look at any scratches or damage that may have been hidden. Marks are buffed and cracks are assessed and repaired where possible.

With all other work completed, the final stage of the quarry tile restoration is sealing. We offer a range of sealers suitable for quarry tile, including gloss, high sheen or flat matt. All offer a great looking finish for quarry tiles and, crucially, protected them from moisture.

Will repairing my quarry tiles cause disruption

We carry out our work in the most considerate way possible, making sure that we, and our equipment causes the least disruption possible. We cover and protect surfaces in the room and throughout our access to the floor where necessary. If your property has specific access times we will do all we can to accommodate them.

We do need to move large items of furniture that may prevent full access to the floor we’re working on. How long the restoration of your quarry tiles will take depends on the size of the floor, some can be completed in a day. The cleaning solutions we use are safe for residential use, they will not put your family at risk and of course we’ll always clear up after ourselves when we’re done.

If you have some quarry tiles in need of restoration, repair, cleaning or sealing, reach out to the team at Tile & Stone Medic today. We’d be happy to take a look and give you an idea of the kind of results you can expect to enjoy.



FAQs: Quarry Tile Cleaning

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.


Slate Floor Cleaning & Restoration

Slate floor cleaning services

Slate is an incredibly popular choice for tiling that can be used in floors as well as other surfaces throughout the home. While being very resilient, it still requires maintenance to keep it looking its best. If you feel your slate floor could benefit from a restoration, why not reach out to the Tile & Stone Medic team today to find out how we can help?

Common issues

Compared to other types of natural stone, Slate is very resistent to both scratches and the absorbtion of water. These are the main reasons why it doesn’t normally suffer from the same marking on it’s surface as other types of floor tile. Due to the manner of it’s creation where tiles are made by splitting along the grain, it can be vulnerable to chipping and flaking. If you’ve noticed small chips on your slate this may not be a major issue. Especially after recently being installed, this is entirely normal and contributes to its unique look, no two slate floors will look identical. If however the flaking seems excessive and the slate floor has become uncomfortable underfoot it is probably the case that restoration is needed.

Some slate floors can appear to become dull as time progresses. Where once the gleaming tiles may have brightened a room, this reflective surface inevitably becomes diminished. This dulling is caused when sealant, especially ‘wet look’ sealer, wears away. What was once a smooth, shiny, mirror of a surface becomes roughers through the abrasions of normal use. Dust and dirt create tiny scratches, when trodden on which eventually wear away the sealant, and then the rock beneath.

As well as the tiles themselves, the grout should also be considered. This material, which holds tiles together is much more porous. As grout is not as water resistant and because it is generally a little recessed from the top surface of the tile, it becomes a trap for dirt and grime. While this is a slow process, over time grout that was once white will become dark and discoloured. As well as this visual sign of wear, the grout can also lose its ability to hold tiles in place, meaning that tiles become cracked.



How we maintain slate floor tile flooring

When restoring slate the most common job is simply topping up or completely reapplying the sealant. Particularly when a wet look sealant has been used, a top up can restore an amazing amount of shine back into a once dull slate floor. A professional job can leave it looking as good as, if not better than, new. We have a range of sealant products available so if a shiny finish isn’t what you’re looking for there are many other suitable options. Removing any built up dirt from the surface of the slate is necessary before any sealant can be applied. For this we would use one of our many specialist cleaning liquids depending on the condition of the slate.

In cases where tiling has chipped excessively or shattered, replacement slate is needed for a full restoration. We can help source replacements where necessary. If wear to the grouting has caused the slate to become damaged we have a range of high quality grouting options to ensure you get the longest lasting and most resilient fitting for your floor.

Will repairing my slate floor tiles cause disruption?

Slate is so hardwearing that, unless large amount of tiles need to be replaced, restoration is generally simple and not at all disruptive. No loud and bulky machinery is necessary and any chemicals deemed necessary will be perfectly safe for use in the home. We always work to the highest possible standards of health and safety.

If you think your slate floor may be in need of repair and restoration why not get in touch with us at Tile & Stone Medic? We offer a great value service and have the experience we need to deliver you stunning results, every time.

Examples of our work

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.


Karndean Floor Cleaning

Karndean Floor Cleaning Service

Tile & Stone Medic specialise in the cleaning and restoration of all hard floor types, both natural and man-made. There are now a range of synthetic hard floors that offer durability, value for money and even some of the good looks of tile and stone. Karndean flooring has become popular over the last few years, so we now offer a Karndean floor cleaning service for homes and businesses.

Common issues

Like many synthetic hardfloor types, Karndean has been designed to be an extremely hard wearing surface. You won’t experience the chipping or flaking that you might with say a limestone floor. Even so, eventually the results of daily use will start to show. When they do, why not save yourself the time and expense of buying and applying specialist cleaning products or a replacement floor when you can get in touch with the experts at Tile & Stone Medic? Here are some of the more common issues with Karndean floor that require a little maintenance to solve.

Although Karndean is extremely hard, moving furniture can still leave a mark. Hairline scratches or thicker gouges can happen from chair legs, tables, sofas and other big household objects. Marks may be worse when small amounts of dirt are present, since the particles can get caught under the furniture and then compressed into the Karndean. Black marks on Karndean floor can also be caused by shoes or pets.

When liquids are spilled on Karndean floor it is usually a case of quickly soaking up the spill and drying the affected area. If you’ve noticed light, white spotting on your Karndean floor it’s a sign that a spill hasn’t been cleaned up quickly enough. Under some circumstances liquids can even stain Karndean, especially those which are acidic or strong in colour. Solvent based liquids are particularly hazardous and, as with many floor types, wine can leave a stubborn mark behind.

Take care what cleaning equipment is used on the floor and be wary of professional cleaners who suggest they may steam clean your Karndean floor. Steam cleaning can damage the surface beyond repair and require replacement planks.

Our process

In order to restore worn Karndean, Tile & Stone Medic use a simple but effective process and a selection of specialist cleaning solutions. Our solutions are absolutely safe for use on Karndean and help us to achieve outstanding results. It’s important to use only specific solutions on Karndean floor, the wrong solutions can sometimes actually cause damage themselves.

Initially we dry sweep the Karndean to remove surface dust and dirt. We need to get any and all particles out of the way so as not to ruin the finish of the clean. With the floor full swept, we prepare our cleaning solutions.

Where Karndean has becomes scratched, marked or stained, specialist treatments will be applied to the affected areas. Scratches, white spots and black marks will be buffed out where possible, or filled if necessary. If a particular plank has been damaged beyond repair we may occasionally suggest a replacement plank but this is rare.

With any surface markings taken care of, carefully selected PH neutral solutions are gradually diluted to the right consistency before being thoroughly applied to the floor. Once the floor has properly dried it will be ready for use.

For a deeper clean, we can also strip and refresh Karndean floor. This process is slightly longer but still quick enough to complete the same day. We’d recommend a refresh around once a year. Initially a stripper is applied to prepare the surface for dressing, the stripper is then washed away and the refreshing dressing solution applied. If your Karndean floor has lost its sheen, this is the service you will need. Once the floor is dressed it will regain its unique satin appearance.

Our standards

At Tile & Stone Medic we work quickly and efficiently without cutting corners. Our technicians are polite and, barring any unexpected circumstances, will arrive on time and work to the given time frame. We don’t want to cause any disruption to you or your environment, we’ll always clean up after ourselves and will always go the extra mile to accommodate any special requirements you have. Whether that’s as simple as cleaning rooms in a particular order or arranging out of hours visits so as not to affect your opening hours, we aim to please. If risk assessments are needed before work can begin we will take care of them and of course we always work in accordance with health and safety legislation.

If our Karndean floor cleaning and maintenance service could provide the cleaning solution you’ve been looking for then reach out to one of our friendly team today. We’d be happy to have a no obligation chat about how we can help.

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.



Amtico Floor Cleaning

Amtico Floor Cleaning Service

At Tile & Stone Medic we don’t only specialise in treatments for tile and natural stone, we’re also more than capable of treating and maintaining manmade floor types including Amtico.

Amtico remains one of the most popular choices of synthetic flooring, offering a cost effective, durable and attractive finish for both home and business installations. Whilst it is one of the tougher surfaces out there, it will occasionally need some maintenance in order to ensure it remains looking great. If you have Amtico flooring in need of cleaning or refurbishment reach out for a chat with one of our helpful technicians. If you’re not sure what material your floor is made from then get in touch with an image or description and we will endeavour to identify it and find the right solution for you.

Common issues

Whilst extremely durable, we encounter a few common issues with Amtico flooring. If you’ve spotted some signs of wear and tear to your flooring then it’s always best to treat it sooner rather than later to ensure the damage doesn’t get worse.

Amtico can be vulnerable to surface scratches and marks from furniture, stilettos and other sharp or heavy objects. Felt pads and similar solutions can offer protection against these kind of marks but if it’s already too late for that there are a few options available to reduce the effects of the damage including apply filler and polishing.

Similar to natural stone, Amtico can be damaged by the use of inappropriate cleaning equipment, although often to a lesser extent. Some vacuum cleaners that are not intended for use on Amtico can permanently mark the floor so proceed with caution. Also never use a steam cleaner on an Amtico floor to avoid any risk of delamination.

Spillages of liquids and household sauces can cause damage if not wiped up quickly. The minute gaps between the tiles can be particular vulnerable. Care should be taken to make certain that no moisture seeps in underneath the Amtico. Generally it is hard wearing, but excessive exposure to moisture can cause bubbling and delamination.

If you’ve noticed the pattern on the surface of your Amtico floor becoming dull or discolouring it is usually the result of ingrained dirt, a natural consequence of use. Care should be taken with any DIY solution for Amtico, whilst it is a tough surface the wrong choice of chemicals will be at best ineffective and at worst damaging.

Our process

Our methods have been tried and tested over many years, during this time we’ve developed a workflow that is both efficient and effective. When cleaning Amtico floor we have found in most cases work can be completed the same day it is begun.

Initially we dry sweep or mop to remove surface dust and dirt that may hamper the rest of the cleaning process. Once all surface detritus has been cleared we can begin the deep clean of the Amtico. We apply specialist stripper to loosen stubborn dirt from the surface of the floor. The stripper is agitated and worked into the Amtico, then removed with a couple of light washes.

After the floor has been stripped we use a high quality solution to dress the floor. This part of the process usually takes around an hour to complete depending on the size of the room. A couple of coats is sufficient to prepare the floor for daily use. We dress the floor thoroughly using the tried and tested technique of different coats applied at right angles to ensure a durable finish.

Finally the Amtico can be polished to a satin or shinier finish depending on your preference. If you have a specific finish you would like to achieve please discuss it with our capable technicians.

Working with us

Our Amtico floor cleaning services are safe, clean and efficient. After all work is complete the area will be tidied up and left as clean or cleaner than when our technicians arrived. We work quickly but efficiently, so we’ll always endeavour to complete work within the given time frame without cutting corners. We aim to provide a polite, punctual service and follow all relevant health and safety procedures to keep you and environment as safe as possible during out work.

If the Amtico floor in your home or office could benefit from our cleaning and maintenance expertise then reach out to our team today. We’d be happy to discuss your options and provide a no obligation quote.

FAQs

Amtico

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.



Limestone Floor Cleaning

Limestone floor cleaning service

Limestone can be fashioned into some truly stunning interiors, but its spectacular appearance comes at a price. Maintaining limestone can be a real challenge, it’s a soft, easily damaged and porous, particularly vulnerable to wear from liquids. If you have limestone flooring in your home or business and are interested in a refurbishment or maintenance service you are in the right place. We are proud to have achieved great results on limestone floors for many years and would be happy to help.

Common issues

Since limestone is a soft rock, surface marks are often the first sign of wear to appear. Small scratches will eventually build up and dull the surface of the stone. These scratches can also harbour dirt and dust which can become embedded and difficult to remove. The surface of the stone is especially vulnerable to liquids, particularly acids such as fruit juices which are common in the home. Where acids have affected the limestone you’re likely to notice dark marks on the surface of the tiles.

DIY solutions can often make matters worse for this sensitive stone. The wrong products or those used incorrectly can even damage the stone beyond repair so proceed with caution to avoid this. Rest assured that the products we use are always the best possible fit for the task at hand and will never risk harm to your limestone floor.

If you’ve found that your limestone floor is becoming difficult to clean or its appearance has faded, the sealant may have failed. This is normal and occurs over time, mainly due to foot traffic. A great deal of work can be saved with a top up of the sealer as it takes the brunt of daily wear and tear on behalf of the limestone.



How we maintain limestone flooring

Our high grade polishing equipment creates wonderful results on tarnished limestone floor. Where surface marks are apparent and have dulled the appearance of the stone we can vastly reduce their appearance with a gentle polish. Surface dirt and grime will also be dislodged during this process, leaving the limestone ready for sealing.

The choices of cleaning solutions and sealer used on the limestone are very important. Based on our extensive experience we are able to quickly choose the most appropriate solutions to achieve the best results. Having the knowledge to select the right products is vital, but so is understand the best way to use them. This is where you feel the benefit of our many years in the industry.

Will repairing my limestone floor cause disruption

Maintaining limestone can be a tricky and time consuming job, but that doesn’t mean we’ll drag lots of noisy machinery through your home or create an awful mess doing it. We aim to be as considerate as possible towards you and your environment and will always clean up after ourselves. Our technicians take pride in leaving your home or business in as good or better condition than it was when they arrived and will take all necessary precautions to keep the surrounding areas clean and free of soiling. We work safely and efficiently, carrying out risk assessments where necessary and never cutting corners.

If you think your limestone floor might benefit from our restoration or repair services then reach out to Tile & Stone Medic today for a no obligation chat about what we can do for you.



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.


Terracotta Floor Cleaning

Terracotta floor cleaning services

Terracotta is a popular choice of tile for kitchen flooring and decoration in many homes and buildings, offering a warm colour and an attractive finish. Whilst it is a strong, kiln-fired material it inevitably shows signs of wear over time and can eventually require a professional service to bring it back to health. Do you have terracotta tiles in your home or property and think they may require some care? We’ve provided valuable maintenance services for terracotta floors for many of our happy customers and would be delighted to help.

Common issues

Without regular maintenance, terracotta tiles will exhibit some of the common signs of wear. Typically with floor tiles, dust, dirt and spillages can be ground into the tile under foot, where it will leave behind small scratches. When these scratches accumulate they dull the appearance of the tile and make it prone to gathering more dirt. In some cases they can also allow moisture to penetrate the tile, which can cause serious damage to terracotta.

If terracotta tiles have become discoloured with dark marks or stains, chance are the seal has completely worn away. Terracotta is highly porous so in order to keep it looking great it is vital to have a properly maintained coat of sealer on top of the tile. Sealer will naturally wear down over time but a fresh coat remains the most cost effective way to look after terracotta.

If the subfloor underneath the terracotta tiles is in poor condition this can allow moisture to get at the tiles from underneath. This is a particular nuisance as it can be tricky to spot until the tiles have already become damaged. Keep an eye out for loose or wobbly tiles as this can be a warning sign of a problem with the subfloor.



How we maintain terracotta flooring

Although terracotta tiles can be vulnerable to wear, regular maintenance is a fairly straight forward process. Surface marks such as scratches and light markings can usually be removed with our high grade polishing equipment and stubborn dirt and grime is not a problem. When discolouration and staining is more obvious, a heavier buff can be used to lessen its appearance.

Keeping a coat of strong, high quality sealer on terracotta tiles is essential. We carry a whole range of sealers that we select based on the specific installation of tile which we are working on. The environment and use of the tile impacts our choice, but we can also tailor the finish to suit. If you would like a high sheen or wet look finish we offer sealers that provide this, as well as satin and matt finishes.

Where major damage has occurred, perhaps due to the subfloor or from heavy drops on the tiles we assess repairs on a case by case basis. If the terracotta is beyond repair we would be more than happy to assist in sourcing replacement tiles for you.

Will repairing my terracotta tiles cause disruption?

We work in the most considerate way possible, you can expect a first rate service. We will always ensure spaces are left as clean or more clean than when we arrived and our technicians will be punctual, polite and quiet. Our restoration work can usually be completed the same day it is begun and does not involve large, bulky or loud machines. We have been in the business for a number of years and have developed a work flow than is quick, efficient and produces results with a minimum of fuss.

If you have terracotta tile flooring in your home and are interested in our restoration services, general repairs, or anything else, we are happy to help. Call Tile & Stone Medic 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



Travertine Floor Cleaning

Travertine Floor Cleaning Services

Travertine is a soft, porous limestone rock. It looks great when used for flooring and providing good care is taken it can stand the test of time. That said, it can be vulnerable to damage if not cared for properly. If you need some help maintaining your travertine floor why not call Tile & Stone Medic today to see how we can help?

Common issues

Travertine flooring can be affected by a range of common issues, most are quite easily handled by an experienced professional.

Etching is one of the most common forms of damage to travertine floor tiles. Travertine is easily marked by spillages of common household items like tomato sauce, vinegar, wine, lemon juice and similar liquids. Etching refers to light or pale marks on the surface of the tile which are left behind after such a spillage. Etching can be a small patch of discolouration, or can cover several tiles depending on the size of the spill.

Travertine tiling should always be sealed and will usually be polished to some extent, whether that’s a visible shine or a matt finish. Whatever the case, with regular footfall, occasional moisture and general wear and tear the finishing of the tile will wear down over time. If you’ve noticed your flooring becoming generally dull it may need to be repolished to bring it back to life.

Resealing is another common job to keep travertine tile flooring in good repair. Sealant is essentially a barrier against day to day wear and as such will gradually wear down in the course of repelling day to day impacts and abrasions. Wearing down of the sealant may leave the travertine tiles looking dull, but it will also leave it far more susceptible to staining, so it’s vital to ensure the sealer is topped up.

If the foundation underneath the travertine tiles has not been laid properly it can become distorted from day to day weight distribution on the tiles. Movement in the subfloor can, over time, result in loosening of the tiles. If unchecked the tiles may go on to chip, or create a tripping hazard. Similarly, wear and degradation of the grouting between the tiles will happen over time and can lead to similar issue. If light coloured grouting has been used it will also show dirt quite readily, this dirt can be trodden into the tiles too and create marks.

How we maintain travertine tile flooring

We employ a range of professional treatments to repair worn or damaged travertine floors. In the case of etching we would need to assess the scale of the damage first. Generally our technique involves using a specialist polish solution to buff out the visible damage, before applying a finishing polish and a reseal.

For travertine floor tiling which has become dull, a simple finishing polish might be all that is necessary to bring life back to the tiles. This polishing can be tailored to your specification depending on your desired finish, for example tiles could be left matt or taken to a higher level of sheen. We’d strongly recommend finishing with a sealer to help guard against staining from minor spillages and general abrasive damage. The sealer should be topped up once a year to maintain this protection.

In the case of chipped, cracked or seriously damaged tiles we we would need to make a thorough assessment of the damage to the travertine before we decide on a treatment. It may be the case that a tile needs to be entirely replaced, in which case we can help with sourcing replacement stone.

Will repairing my travertine tiles cause disruption?

We always try to fit our repairs around your schedule with an absolute minimum of inconvenience to you and your environment. Repair of travertine floor which has suffered staining or damage from wear and tear can generally be completed in a few hours. The repairs don’t usually involve large or loud pieces of machinery and the strongest chemicals used would be mild alkalis which shouldn’t present any significant hazard. You can rest assured the job will be completed as safely and efficiently as possible so you can get back to enjoying your space with its newly refreshed tiling.

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

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

Victorian Minton tiles are often neglected, hidden under years of dirt and grime, sometimes even completely covered underneath subsequent floor installations. If you have aged or worn Minton tiling in your home and would like help restoring it to its former glory, Tile & Stone Medic are here for you!

Professional cleaning

You may be surprised at how much of an improvement a professional clean and restoration can make to those faded Minton tiles. We have many years of experience working with Minton floors in all kinds of conditions and often they can be made to look as if they’ve been freshly installed. If you’re thinking of replacing your old Victorian tiles we’d suggest first considering a restoration. Minton tiles are wonderfully unique pieces and restoration offers a cheaper and, in some cases, more attractive finish than modern alternatives.

If you’ve recently uncovered some Minton tiles in your home, we’d generally advise getting a professional to take a look. In some cases we’ve seen carpets or tiling glued down to the surface of Victorian floors and attempts to remove it without the right tools and chemicals can damage their surface beyond repair. Since colours fade over time and Minton tiles are often very old, finding replacement tiles to drop in that properly match the existing Minton units can be a bit of a challenge.

Specialist restoration cleaning

Once Minton tiles have been uncovered, we have a variety of equipment and modern chemicals we use in order to cut through the years of dust and accumulated dirt on the surface of the tiles. By only using the most appropriate solutions, we’re able to do this without risking damage to the tiles themselves. Once all dust and debris has been removed we would advise applying a water resistant seal to the tile.

Minton tile sealing and protection

Again, we carefully choose the most appropriate sealant for your Minton tiles, bringing out the colour of the original tiling as much as possible whilst achieving long-lasting protection. A proper seal is a great value solution since it resists spillages and stains and can preserve its freshly cleaned look for months afterwards. Once restored, the only maintenance required will be occasional dusting and hoovering and a top up of sealer once a year or so, the rest of the time you can put your feet up and enjoy the beautiful patterns that were once hidden!

Get in touch today for a chat about our Victorian Minton tile restoration service and find out how we can help bring your victorian minton tiled flooring back to it’s former glory!

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.


Floor Repairs Service

Floor Repairs Service

Our repair services are only available as part of an overall clean and seal job and not in isolation. If your home or business premises natural stone walls or floors have become damaged, we can make small repairs in the course of our floor refurbishment service.

It’s inevitable that hard surfaces in your home or business will suffer from general wear and tear. Over time normal wear and tear can worsen and if left untreated can progress into damage requiring professional repair. Our repairs service aims to provide cost effective solutions for hard floor and tiles in need of repair, by combining it with our refurbishment service, often saving our customers the cost of a replacement floor with our outstanding results.

Our experience

Experience counts when it comes to floor repairs. Since each type of natural stone and tile has its own unique features, previous experience is critical in choosing the most appropriate solutions. Poor choices can create unstable repairs which don’t last or even damage the floor further. Working with Tile & Stone Medic you can rest assured that you’re in safe hands, only the most suitable and highest grade repairs will be carried out.

Efficient repairs

With our experience comes great efficiency. If you’re not sure what type of floor you have or whether it can be repaired please send us a picture or a description and we will do our best to make an assessment remotely. Our knowledge extends beyond simply choosing the best repair solutions, we also know how to carry them out as effectively as possible. We can complete work quickly, without having to cut corners.

Hassle free

Floor repairs don’t necessarily mean roaring machinery and copious amounts of dust. We look after the environment in which we work, keeping noise to a minimum and never creating a mess. Tile & Stone Medic will leave your space in as good or better condition than we find it in, from the smallest home to the largest estate, we always tidy up after ourselves. Our medics are punctual, polite and in almost all cases complete the job in the allocated time.

Please note, whilst Tile & Stone Medic carry out all repairs to the highest professional standards, no guarantees can be made that the repair will not be visible due to a none exact colour match or uneven flooring. There can be many factors out of our control, including age of the floor, wear and tear of the floor, location of the floor and also the general environment the floor/tiles are and have been subject to. If you’re unsure on the best option for you have a chat with one of our experienced technicians today.

Of course it depends on the extent of the repair work required, but if you have marks, chips or cracks in your hard floor, a tea ring on your marble table or any other type of damage that needs professional attention, contact Tile & Stone Medic. We are here to find the best repair solution for you.

Examples of our work

FAQs

floor repairs 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.


Stone Floor Cleaning and Restoration

Stone floor cleaning, sealing and restoration

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

Natural stone floor types

We work on many different types of natural stone that have been put to use in a wide range of floors. The advantages and vulnerabilities of each type of stone are drastically different, but our experience, equipment and dedication ensures that we get the best possible result for you. Natural stone floors are an investment worth protecting and we can help you get the most out of that investment.

Common issues

While each type of stone will have its strengths and issues, the best solution for your floor will depend on your unique situation. All stone floors undergo general wear and tear to some extent. The most common form of damage that we see is simply from dust, dirt and grit being trodden into the floor. This can be minimised with regular, careful dusting and vacuum cleaning, but it is unlikely that you will be able to eliminate it completely. This is even more noticeable on hard floors that are polished to a high sheen, the minute scratches in the surface dull the effect.

In some cases, where the rock is more porous or the sealant has completely worn away, we find damage from water and other liquids. The level of acidity commonly found in food and drinks leaves long lasting stains on certain types of stone and the use of cleaning products and solutions should always carefully take this into account.

One common feature of tiled floors is grout. This softer substance found between the tiles is often more vulnerable than the tiles themselves. Being somewhat recessed, the grout can act as a trap that catches dirt, and its more porous surface can become stained and discoloured.

How we maintain natural stone floors

The exact process we use will always vary according to the type of stone, the condition of the floor and the finish that you would like to achieve. Here is an example, based on how we often work:

  1. Tile and Stone Medic will analyse the floor type that you have before we decide on the appropriate solutions that should be used.
  2. The solution is then left to dwell for a short period of time.
  3. Once the relevant solutions are applied to the floor, they are worked into the surface using rotary cleaners.
  4. Once the dwell time has been achieved, the floor is then washed with our powerful fresh water extractor systems to ensure that all old sealers, dirt and other contaminants are removed from the tile or stone surface.
  5. The surface is washed over a few times to ensure that the floor is completely neutralised and free of any soiling.
  6. Once the floor is dry the appropriated sealers are applied, the sealers range from impregnating sealers which will not affect the look of the tile or stone, to matt, satin or high solid gloss finishes.

Tile and Stone Medic 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 your tile or stone floor’s life are available on request.

Examples of our work

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

Our specialist tools and techniques have no problem cutting through years of built up soot and grime and can achieve outstanding results for stone fireplaces. We not only restore and clean fireplaces but we also apply sealer to secure and protect the stone, meaning you get more value from your clean.

Fireplaces are unique and wonderful, a delightful centrepiece in the home. Maintaining them, however, can be less of a delight. Intricate carvings and stubborn soot combine to create a difficult clean that can be a challenge for homeowners and a drain on time. Our fireplace restoration and cleaning service takes this burden off your hands so you can spend more time sitting in the warm glow of the fire, enjoying the results.

At Tile & Stone Medic we’ve spent many years working with natural stone. We’ve learned first hand the way different stone responds to different chemicals and are able to quickly identify the most appropriate solutions for whatever requirements you have. Crucially, our professional grade solutions will have the strength to remove soot and ash but will be carefully chosen so as to not cause any damage to the underlying natural stone. Improper chemicals or DIY solutions can often cause damage, so proceed with caution and if unsure don’t hesitate to speak to one of our technicians.

Our standards

We appreciate that your home is your own private space, and always perform our work in the most considerate way possible. Our fireplace restoration service does not depend on large or bulky machinery which will disturb your environment. When working on fireplaces we always protect the surrounding carpet from dust and soot debris with sheeting. Rest assured we will not leave any mess, spray or dust behind, always aiming to leave an area in as good, if not better, condition than when we found it.

We take health and safety very seriously and follow all relevant guidelines, never putting you or your home at risk. We are backed by all relevant insurance and are confident in the quality of our service. Our technicians are polite and punctual and always happy to explain more about the work they perform.

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.

Examples of our work

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.


Bathroom Cleaning & Reseal

Bathroom Tile Cleaning & Resealing Service

Does your shower area, bathroom, wet room or steam room need an overhaul? Is your grout contaminated with limescale and mould? Has your silicone gone black and started to perish? Tile & Stone Medic offer a very unique service in that we can clean down tiles, stone and grout in these environments to remove mould, limescale and scum.

Common issues with bathroom grout

Bathrooms are the part of the home that tends to become dirty the most quickly. Daily use, especially by several different people, is unfortunately always going to leave some sort of impression. Particularly if they haven’t been properly ventilated, bathrooms can suffer badly from black mould. This mould thrives in warm, damp conditions, so is often brought on by regular showering. Grout provides a particularly attractive surface upon which the bacteria can multiply. You’ve no doubt seen dark markings around grouting before, it’s an extremely common problem.

Another frequent issue is discolouration on bathroom tiles from repeated soap spray. When washing, warm soapy water gets splashed onto bathroom tiles, over time this gradually builds up. This soap can be surprisingly stubborn to remove, especially without the right gear. Whilst it can be harder to spot on dark tiling, it will show especially quickly on lighter tiles. If the tiles are natural stone and haven’t been properly sealed it could leave lasting marks on the stone, so it’s worth treating sooner rather than later to keep your bathroom looking great.

How we clean your bathroom tiles

Having been in the business for many years, we have a huge range of cleaning products at our disposal. No matter how long it has been since the last time the bathroom was cleaned, we’ll be able to find the best product to cut through the stains and get your tiles looking as good as possible. Our specialist cleaning chemicals can cut through soap stained tiles far more quickly than regular off-the-shelf products. What might take you several hours to get through we can typically sort out in a fraction of the time. We can also apply high-tech, water resistant sealer to your bathroom tiles to offer as much resistance as possible to future staining. We recommend a quick hose down after showering to prevent discolouration for as long as possible.

If you’re suffering from mould on your bathroom grouting or silicone we can usually eliminate the problem entirely. If the damage is only superficial we will scrub off and sanitise the grout, then restore it back to its best. When the damage goes a bit deeper we normally replace some, or all, of the grouting or silicone. In order to keep the mould at bay in future we apply a specialist, resistant sealant. Day to day maintenance should then be as simple as keeping the area well ventilated and a doing a quick surface wipe after the shower is used.

Whatever bathroom cleaning and restoration work we perform, once finished we will always re-seal your tile, stone and grout for maximum protection.

Cleaning Safety

Whilst we may use abrasive chemicals to cut through stubborn staining and mould, you can rest assured that any products we use in your home will not put you at risk. We work to top-flight health and safety standards. What’s more, our bathroom tile cleaning service does not rely on heavy or noisy machinery, so creates little to no disruption in your home or workplace.

If the prospect of cleaning up your bathroom is a little daunting then why not let Tile & Stone Medic do the hard work for you? We work quickly and efficiently to deliver the best value for your cleaning investment.

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.


Synthetic Hard Floor Cleaning

Synthetic Hard Floor Cleaning Services

We carry out high level restoration, cleaning and sealing services for many different types of hard floor, including our specialities, natural stone and ceramic tiles. We also carry out restoration and maintenance for a wide range of man made hard flooring. The work that we carry out is always shaped and directed to the specific requirements of your surface, whether it requires serious attention to treat to damage, or just keeping it fully sealed and protected from wear.

We love working with natural materials, but we’re also capable of restoring and treating linoleum, vinyl and laminate synthetic floors. Often work can be completed quickly, since synthetic materials are generally simpler to treat than natural ones. If your synthetic floor is damaged we will take a look to assess the seriousness and carry out our repairs where possible. Bear in mind if the synthetic floor is seriously damaged it may need replacing, but often we are able to successfully add years of life back to tried and worn flooring at a cost far cheaper than an entire replacement.

Our experience

We are proud of our comprehensive knowledge of floor types. Building on our many years of experience in the industry, we use our knowledge of all of the different materials used for hard flooring to deliver outstanding results. Because we’ve worked on many different surfaces we’re able to quickly identify the best cleaning or repair solutions in any given situation. We work quickly and efficiently, but without cutting corners. Using poor quality or inappropriate cleaning solutions can, at worst, damage certain types of flooring. With Tile & Stone Medic you can be confident you’ll get the benefit of only the best solutions.

The finish

We can also polish and buff synthetic floors to restore their shine. If your vinyl or linoleum is beginning to show its age this is perhaps the most simple, cost-effective way of returning it to good as new. Depending on how you would like your floor to look we can polish to a high sheen finish or a matt one. We achieve different finishes using a range of techniques and sealers, we can work with you to select products to tailor the finish to your specification, depending on what your floor type allows.

Our standards

We carry out work to the highest of professional standards. This means following all relevant safety procedures and health and safety rules. Where necessary we carry out risk assessments and if your hard floor is in a business environment we will make our services available at times which cause the least disturbance to the business. Our technicians are extremely conscientious, arriving on time and conducting themselves in a polite and professional manner. We aim to leave spaces as good or tidier than they were when we arrived and will lay down protective sheeting where necessary to protect surrounding areas.

If you’re interested in how we can treat your hard floor call Tile & Stone Medic Birmingham now for advice on cost-effective maintenance programmes using products that are tried and tested. With our help you can enhance and maximise the lifespan of your hard flooring. Quotes are available on request for one off work or regular cleaning contracts.

FAQs

Synthetic floors

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

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

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

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


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


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


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


Firstly, a floor should always be sealed when it is first laid. Get in touch with us straight away if this hasn’t been carried out already. It will also need periodic sealing in order to protect the floor on an ongoing basis. How often sealing is required depends on a number of factors such as the specific material used for your flooring and the kind of use it has to survive. For example, a bathroom with natural tiles that is frequently exposed to water may require sealing more often than porcelain tiles in a kitchen. Frequent maintenance, such as sweeping and hoovering up the dust and grit that erodes floors when trodden on can help. Once the sealant is worn away, not only will scratches be more likely, the risk of staining or permanent damage from liquids is drastically increased as there is no protective layer to prevent absorption. If in doubt get in touch with our team of friendly technicians who can discuss your needs.


The process we carry out will depend on your specific floor and the use that it gets. There will be variations for different materials and the finish that you wish to achieve. The process will also be impacted by the full scale of work that we carry out, for example which types of cleaning and restoration are being performed. It is not unusual to apply several layers of sealant if this is necessary and appropriate.



External Cleaning

External stone cleaning

At Tile & Stone Medic our expertise goes beyond just interior tile and stone maintenance services, we also provide cutting edge outdoor hard floor services too. We can service damaged patios, repair worn driveways and destroy the moss and lichen that can flourish on outdoor ornaments and pathways. Our jet wash systems offer a highly efficient and powerful way to cut through even years of accumulated dirt to revitalise the look of your home, business or garden.

Common issues

Outdoor natural stone surfaces have a lot to endure. Temperature changes, repeated freezing conditions and direct sunlight can take their toll on the appearance of even the toughest stone installations and at worst can create cracks and chipping. In the right conditions moss and lichen can thrive on stone surfaces and removing it without the proper professional equipment can be exhausting. Depending on the particular type of stone used, care must be also taken to not use chemicals and techniques which damage the underlying stone.

Benefits of our external cleaning services

Our services can restore tarmac to a stunning condition, which will leave a great impression on visitors to your home. Restoring outdoor stonework can even increase the value of your property. Our restoration services can also save you the expense of new outdoor stonework. We’ve worked with customers who believed their stonework to be beyond repair and have restored several years more life to their stone.

We have a complete knowledge of professional outdoor sealant options and can use them to create a protective barrier against dirt and detritus. This ensures you enjoy the best value for money from our services and that your results will last as long as possible. A good seal can also prevent the build up of rainwater and provide better grip underfoot; comfort and safety benefits that are always welcome.

Our process

Depending on the your individual case; the types of stone you have, it’s use and location, we will select the most effective approach. Generally we begin by washing and removing any contaminants from your surfaces with our high quality solutions and equipment. We then proceed with any sanding, if required. External areas can then finally be treated with a range of different sealers such as matt, satin or gloss. You can chat with us about the specific finish you would like to achieve and we’ll be happy to offer advice on your options. Some of the sealer that we use lasts between 12-15 years and not only prevents staining and discolouration but will also inhibit regrowth 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 your external hard flooring.

Examples of this floor-type from our work

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.


Tarmac Drive Renovation

Tarmac Renovation Service

Are you fed up with the state of your tarmac drive? But don’t want to fork out the huge cost of replacing it? You no longer have to. Our tarmac renovator service can save you the cost of a new driveway by opening up years more life from your existing drive. Whether your current tarmac has become chipped or frayed, or has faded to a lacklustre light grey, Tile & Stone Medic’s tarmac renovation service will provide the solution you need at a price you’ll love.

Value

Our tarmac renovator could be the ideal simple and cost effective remedy for your driveway. For a fraction of the cost of replacing your driveway we could have your current drive looking just as good as new and stay looking good for years to come! Using a professional restoration system your faded and stained tarmac drive can be restored and preserved. Designed to renew, waterproof & protect tarmac drives, resist oil and fuel stains and the re-formation of fungal growth, our system refreshes old discoloured tarmac & covers existing stains.

We can apply a range of sealants to deliver the finish you prefer, whether that’s a ‘wet-look’ finish or a flat matt appearance. Our quality sealer will protect your tarmac for years, deflecting rain and preventing moss from taking hold. For the results to last as long as possible the tarmac needs to be adequately protected from the elements, so we only use the best products to achieve this.

Working with us

Not only do we offer our fantastic renovation service at a great price, we’re also happy to work with you for future maintenance. Our trained technicians are happy to discuss regular maintenance contracts to ensure your driveway always looks its best. We’re also on hand to advise on the best practise to keep your tarmac looking great between cleans. If you would like to provide an image or description of the wear on your tarmac we’d be happy to make a remote assessment where possible. We’ll always aim to get the job done as quickly and efficiently as possible and you can rest assured our staff will be punctual and polite, completing work safely, in good time and to the highest standard.

If your tarmac drive needs refurbishing, let us revitalise your investment and enhance your property value. Reach out today for an estimate or a no obligation chat about how we can help get outstanding results for you.

Examples of our work

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.