Flagstone Floor Cleaning & Restoration

Flagstone flooring

Flagstone has been a popular flooring choice for many years, particularly in historic buildings and farmhouses. It offers not only the beautiful appearance of natural stone, but also the durability and strength which you may associate with man-made materials. Often used for flooring both indoors and outdoors, it can also be used for walls. All in all flagstone is highly versatile.

Common issues with flagstone flooring

Even the most durable floor types can quickly show signs of wear and become damaged if they’re not correctly looked after. Most commonly, large flagstones can become uneven over time. This can be evident is a slight wobbling of the stones, or at worst can result in cracks in the surface. The dense rock requires a sturdy subfloor to support it, any movement beneath will quickly become evident on top.

Flagstone floors can also be vulnerable to the damaging effects of moisture. Where flagstones haven’t been correctly maintained, liquid marks can become apparent on the surface. Worse still, if left untreated, the stone can eventually soften, potentially causing flaking and chipping of the stone.

It is also common for flagstone floors to gradually lose their original life and sheen. This can happen so gradually that it’s not always immediately obvious that the stone needs servicing. Regular footfall, dust and dirt will discolour and dull the surface of the flagstones and, when the dirt has sufficiently bedded in,  a professional service is really the only choice to get it looking great again.

In cases where flagstones have been secured by grouting we often encounter worn grouting. This is normal, the grout is softer than the stones and will be the first thing to feel the effects of spillages, drops and general dirt ingress.



How we maintain

To restore or enhance the appearance of a flagstone floor there are a range of options available. A heavy buff or polish can vastly lessen the impact of ground in dirt and discolouration, if not remove it entirely. Agitation chemicals are carefully chosen in order to loosen surface dirt, which can then be removed far more easily.

By professionally applying a high quality sealer we aim to play to the strengths of the stone and provide results that last longer. It’s very important to properly seal flagstone since without a good seal it will absorb spillages and moisture quite readily. With a good sealant, flagstone flooring has a stunning appearance but any sealant will eventually wear down under regular use. Restoring the sealant once a year or so will ensure the longest lasting protection for your flagstone. A professional knowledge of the correct cleaning and sealant chemicals for flagstone is essential to avoid damage from the wrong chemicals.

In cases where the flagstone has cracked we would taken an assessment of the damage before deciding on the most appropriate solution. Where the damage is beyond repair we are often able to help with sourcing replacement stones.

Will repairing my flagstone floor cause disruption?

In most cases flagstone floor treatment can be completed in a day. We aim to perform our work in the most considerate way possible so as to cause the least disruption to your home. Repairs don’t generally involve large or noisy pieces of machinery, our polishing equipment is portable and the strongest chemicals used would be completely neutralised before the job is completed. You can rest assured our services will be completed as safely and efficiently as possible so you can get back to enjoying your beautiful flagstone floor, trouble free.

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




FAQs

Stone Floor Cleaning

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

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

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

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

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


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


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


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


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


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


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


Absolutely. If this was not carried out by those who fitted the floor get in touch immediately to ensure that the appropriate protection can be applied as promptly as possible. We would recommend that this is carried out once the flooring is in place as this means the grout, which is generally more porous, will also be protected.


We have a range of high quality Faber products which will help protect your floors from damage. As every type of floor is different and has myriad uses, we will consult with you to work out the best way to protect your investment. We can apply topical sealants which form a protective layer on top of the floor, or if needed an impregnating sealant, which will be partially absorbed into the stone or tiles. There are many variations of these sealants and as each floor type has unique characteristics and vulnerabilities we can work with you to find and apply the the best kind of protection.


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


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



Terracotta Tile Cleaning & Restoration

Terracotta floors

Terracotta is a great looking, kiln-fired tile suitable for flooring in most parts of the home. Without proper care it can suffer damage from regular wear and tear. Is your aged terracotta flooring in need of cleaning, repair or restoration? Tile & Stone Medic Warwickshire have years of experience and would be happy to help whatever the case.

Common issues

If terracotta flooring is not carefully looked after it can begin to show marks quite quickly. Surface scratches and abrasions are difficult to avoid. These marks tend to appear if the terracotta hasn’t been hoovered or swept regularly enough, causing dirt to be ground into the surface of the tile under foot.

Terracotta tiles are usually unglazed. They’re also highly porous and in fact become more porous with time, so it’s vital they are properly sealed to protect them from moisture. When the tiles begin to look old and dull their sealant may have failed. If staining has become apparent then this is certainly the case.

Subfloor issues can cause major damage to terracotta tile floors. Because the tiles are porous, if moisture can get in underneath the tiling it can cause all kinds of headaches. Look out for discolouration or loosening of the tiling, if the tiles don’t sit flush and level there may be an issue underneath.



How we maintain terracotta flooring

Whilst terracotta can quickly become worn in these cases restoration is usually a simple matter of selecting the right tools for the job. With scratched or marked tiles, a thorough buff and polish usually gets rid of the majority of marks and gets them looking fresh again. Where staining is noticeable, a heavy buff will lessen its impact.

Where liquid marks and staining have been a problem we always apply a new coat of strong sealer to guard against damage in the future. The sealer creates a barrier preventing damage from further dirt and spillages, but it won’t last forever. To keep terracotta looking its best we recommend a reseal around once a year.

Where the subfloor has decayed or failed to prevent liquid from getting to the terracotta it can be a challenge to restore it fully. If replacement tiles are necessary we can help with sourcing them.

Will repairing my terracotta tiles cause disruption

We will restore your terracotta floor tiles to the highest possible standard with an absolute minimum of disruption to your home. Terracotta servicing does not require bulky or loud machinery, nor dangerous or corrosive chemicals. Rest assured, we work to the highest standards of health and safety, your safety is always a priority.

If you have terracotta tiles in your home and would like help with restoration or general repairs we are on call for you. Call Tile & Stone Medic Warwickshire today for a no obligation chat about how we can be of service.



FAQs: Tile Cleaning

Tiled Floor Cleaning

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

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

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

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

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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


Absolutely. If this was not carried out by those who fitted the floor get in touch immediately to ensure that the appropriate protection can be applied as promptly as possible. We would recommend that this is carried out once the flooring is in place as this means the grout, which is generally more porous, will also be protected.


We have a range of high quality Faber products which will help protect your floors from damage. As every type of floor is different and has myriad uses, we will consult with you to work out the best way to protect your investment. We can apply topical sealants which form a protective layer on top of the floor, or if needed an impregnating sealant, which will be partially absorbed into the stone or tiles. There are many variations of these sealants and as each floor type has unique characteristics and vulnerabilities we can work with you to find and apply the the best kind of protection.


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


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


Travertine Floor Cleaning & Restoration

Travertine

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

Common issues

Travertine flooring can be affected by a range of common issues, most are quite simple to handle for an experienced professional.

Etching is one of the most commonly seen forms of damage to travertine flooring. Travertine is easily marked by spillages of common household items like vinegar, fruit juice, wine and similar liquids. Etching refers to light or pale marks on the surface of the tile which are formed after such a spillage. Etching can be a small patch of discolouration, or can cover several tiles depending on how serious the spill was.

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

Resealing is another common job needed to keep travertine tiles in good repair. Sealant creates a barrier against day to day wear and tear, but will gradually wear down. Ageing of the sealant may leave the travertine tiles looking dull, but it will also leave it far more susceptible to staining, so it’s important to ensure the sealer is topped up.

If the foundation underneath your travertine tiles has not been laid properly, or was laid a long time ago, it can become distorted. Movement in the subfloor will, over time, result in loosening of the floor tiles. If unchecked the tiles may go on to chip, crack, or create a tripping hazard. Wear and degradation of the grouting between the tiles will also happen over time and can lead to similar issues. If light coloured grouting has been used it will also show dirt more easily, this dirt can be trodden into the tiles too and leave marks.



How we maintain travertine tile flooring

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

For travertine tile floors which have become dull, a simple finishing polish might be all that is needed to bring life back to the tiling. This polishing can be tailored to your specification depending on the finish you’d like, 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 future staining from minor spillages and general abrasive damage. The sealer should be topped up once a year to maintain its protection.

In the case of seriously damaged tiles with chips or cracks we we would need to make a thorough assessment of the damage to the travertine before we can identify a solution. 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 and will cause an absolute minimum of inconvenience to you. Repair of travertine tile flooring which has suffered staining or damage from wear and tear can generally be completed in hours rather than days. Repairs don’t involve large or noisy 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 refreshed tiling.

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




FAQs

Stone Floor Cleaning

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

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

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

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

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


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


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


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


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


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


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


Absolutely. If this was not carried out by those who fitted the floor get in touch immediately to ensure that the appropriate protection can be applied as promptly as possible. We would recommend that this is carried out once the flooring is in place as this means the grout, which is generally more porous, will also be protected.


We have a range of high quality Faber products which will help protect your floors from damage. As every type of floor is different and has myriad uses, we will consult with you to work out the best way to protect your investment. We can apply topical sealants which form a protective layer on top of the floor, or if needed an impregnating sealant, which will be partially absorbed into the stone or tiles. There are many variations of these sealants and as each floor type has unique characteristics and vulnerabilities we can work with you to find and apply the the best kind of protection.


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


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


Limestone Floor Cleaning & Restoration

Limestone floors

Limestone is a beautiful naturally occurring stone which makes for some stunning interiors. Maintaining limestone can be a challenge, since it’s soft and porous. If you think you might need some help restoring your limestone floor why not have a chat with Tile & Stone Medic Warwickshire today? With years of experience you can feel confident we will be able to help.

Common issues

The soft surface of limestone can mean surface wear shows more easily than on alternative floor types. One complaint is that its surface can suffer erosion from heavy footfall. If the top of the stone was once smooth and has become pitted or worn then it may need restoration. Since limestone is particularly sensitive to acidic liquids such as fruit juice, spillages are often the culprit.

Occasionally we see limestone floors that have been damaged due to the wrong cleaning chemical being used. Due to its chemical sensitivity and a wealth of misinformation on the internet it’s easy to pick up a product that will actually do more harm than good to the sensitive rock. Staining from the use of such products is not usual.

Even if the right products have been used, their protective seal can quickly wear away if they are not professionally applied. If you’ve noticed dulling on the surface of your limestone floor this could be the case. Worn or exhausted sealant also means dirt and dust may cling to the surface of the limestone more than usual, making it near impossible to keep clean.



How we maintain limestone flooring

With years of experience under our belts, we are confident we have the specialist knowledge needed to maintain and restore all types of limestone floor. Where pitting and marks have occurred on the surface of the stone we gently buff it using specialist equipment until the marks fade. We work carefully so as to avoid excessive wear to the soft rock.

Similarly, the chemicals that we use are tried and tested, chosen specifically because they will not damage the sensitive surface of the limestone floor. We have a range of solutions based on the level of wear present, but all will be entirely safe for use on limestone.

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

Will repairing my limestone floor cause disruption?

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

If you’re concerned that your limestone floor is in need or repair or restoration pick up the phone for a chat with Tile & Stone Medic Warwickshire today. You’re in safe hands.


FAQs: Limestone Cleaning

Stone Floor Cleaning

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

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

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

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

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


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


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


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


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


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


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


Absolutely. If this was not carried out by those who fitted the floor get in touch immediately to ensure that the appropriate protection can be applied as promptly as possible. We would recommend that this is carried out once the flooring is in place as this means the grout, which is generally more porous, will also be protected.


We have a range of high quality Faber products which will help protect your floors from damage. As every type of floor is different and has myriad uses, we will consult with you to work out the best way to protect your investment. We can apply topical sealants which form a protective layer on top of the floor, or if needed an impregnating sealant, which will be partially absorbed into the stone or tiles. There are many variations of these sealants and as each floor type has unique characteristics and vulnerabilities we can work with you to find and apply the the best kind of protection.


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


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


Tiled Floor Cleaning & Restoration

Tiled Floor Cleaning and Restoration Services

Our most popular service at Tile & Stone Medic Warwickshire is the restoring, cleaning and sealing of all varieties of tiled floor. During our many years at the forefront of the cleaning industry we’ve worked with almost every different type of man made and natural stone tile. Our skill in selecting the most appropriate solutions for each unique installation means work is completed efficiently but with outstanding quality results.

Identifying your floor

Of course, not everyone is certain which type of natural stone their floor actually is. You may wish to take a look at the ‘floor types’ section of our website. You’ll find a list of all the varieties of stone and tile used in domestic and commercial settings, together with some useful information and advice about each type. It’s important we know what type of tile we’re servicing in order to tailor our approach and achieve the best results possible for our customers. Certain products can’t be used on all surfaces and can even cause damage to the tiles. If you need help working out what your tiles are made of feel free to get in touch or email us a photo, we’d be happy to help. You can trust Tile & Stone Medic Warwickshire to identify the specific floor type that you have before we decide on the most appropriate solutions to use.



Our Process

Whether your tiles need a simple clean and seal or a comprehensive refurbishment, we’ll take the time to properly asses the damage and condition and use only the most proper professional approach. Where repairs or replacement tiles are necessary we’ll discuss your options with you and take care to achieve as close to a match with the rest of the floor as is possible. Please note it may not always be possible to achieve a perfect match, but in most cases we are able to achieve beyond satisfactory results.

After identifying and applying our choices of cleaning products to your tiles, the solutions are worked into the top surface of the tile with our state of the art rotary cleaners. The solutions are then left to dwell for a brief period of time to dislodge dirt and debris from the tiles. Once the dwell time has been reached, the solutions are removed with our powerful fresh water extractor systems. We then wash the floor to ensure complete removal of all old sealers, dirt and other contaminants from the surface of the tiles. The tiles are washed over several times to ensure that the tiling is completely neutralised and free of soiling. When the floor has fully dried, we apply our chosen sealer. Our options include impregnating sealers which will not alter the natural look of the tile, matt, satin and high gloss finishes. We will discuss the options with you based on the kind of finish you would like. Tile & Stone Medic Warwickshire are always happy to offer advice on the various sealer options available to achieve maximum effect for your tile floor.

We adhere to the highest standards of safety practises and are always sympathetic to your environment. Our technicians create an absolute minimum of noise and will always endeavour to leave your space in as good or better condition than they found it.

Advice on the best maintenance programmes and products to enhance and maximise the life of your tile floor are available on request. Why not call one of our friendly technicians and see what we can do for you today?




FAQs

Tiled Floor Cleaning

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

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

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

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

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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


Absolutely. If this was not carried out by those who fitted the floor get in touch immediately to ensure that the appropriate protection can be applied as promptly as possible. We would recommend that this is carried out once the flooring is in place as this means the grout, which is generally more porous, will also be protected.


We have a range of high quality Faber products which will help protect your floors from damage. As every type of floor is different and has myriad uses, we will consult with you to work out the best way to protect your investment. We can apply topical sealants which form a protective layer on top of the floor, or if needed an impregnating sealant, which will be partially absorbed into the stone or tiles. There are many variations of these sealants and as each floor type has unique characteristics and vulnerabilities we can work with you to find and apply the the best kind of protection.


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


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



Stone Floor Cleaning & Restoration

Stone floor cleaning, sealing and restoration

We specialise in cleaning, restoration and sealing for a huge variety of natural stone floors. Our services provide outstanding results than last longer so you enjoy outstanding value for money.

With many years experience behind us we’ve restored and repaired almost all types of natural stone put to use in both domestic and commercial settings. From kitchen and bathroom floors through to giant commercial spaces. The pros and cons of each type of stone are vastly different but thanks to our range of solutions and equipment we always use the best methods and achieve first rate results. All natural stone floors are unique investments you should be proud of and we aim to help you get the most enjoyment from yours.

Common issues

Each different type of stone presents its own advantages and challenges, so the best service for you will depend what type of stone you have as well as the degree of use it faces and its location. If you’re not sure what type of stone you have we’d be happy to check any images or descriptions you provide. At the very least, all stone floors suffer some form of general wear and tear from footfall. Most commonly we see dust, dirt and detritus which has been walked into the floor and left behind marks unsightly marks. These may be difficult to spot at first but get worse over time and result in dull, lifeless looking stone. Careful dusting and regular vacuum cleaning helps slow down this decay, but it can’t be stopped entirely. Highly polished floors tend to show wear most quickly since the loss of shine is more noticeable than wear to a matt finish.

Some types of rock are naturally more vulnerable to the effects of moisture than others. Where sealant hasn’t been correctly applied to these floors staining and liquid damage is common. Acidity frequently found in common items such as fruit juices and sauces can leave behind long lasting damage on certain types of natural stone. Beware of DIY solutions too, since using the wrong chemicals on natural stone can leave behind irreparable damage.

Grouting services

Grout used to secure stone tiles is far softer than the stone itself. Grout therefore tends to be the first part of a floor to show wear. Being slightly recessed, the grout can trap dust and dirt which over time becomes ground in. This weakens the hold of the grout on the tiles and discolours its appearance. We offer a range of grout repair services for natural stone floors and are proud to be able to offer over 20 different colours of grouting to satisfy even the most unique requirements.



How we maintain natural stone floors

  1. Tile and Stone Medic will analyse the floor type that you have before we decide as to 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 & Stone Medic Warwickshire 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.


FAQs

Stone Floor Cleaning

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

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

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

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

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


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


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


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


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


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


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


Absolutely. If this was not carried out by those who fitted the floor get in touch immediately to ensure that the appropriate protection can be applied as promptly as possible. We would recommend that this is carried out once the flooring is in place as this means the grout, which is generally more porous, will also be protected.


We have a range of high quality Faber products which will help protect your floors from damage. As every type of floor is different and has myriad uses, we will consult with you to work out the best way to protect your investment. We can apply topical sealants which form a protective layer on top of the floor, or if needed an impregnating sealant, which will be partially absorbed into the stone or tiles. There are many variations of these sealants and as each floor type has unique characteristics and vulnerabilities we can work with you to find and apply the the best kind of protection.


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


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


Stone Fireplace Restoration

Stone Fireplace Restoration and Cleaning Service

Using a unique specialist renovation product that removes ingrained muck, soot damage and soiling, Tile & Stone Medic Warwickshire can restore your fireplace back to a very high standard. After the restoration is complete, our specialist technicians will then seal the stone to protect it from future soiling and staining, making your investment last longer.

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

Please call us today for advice and a quote on our restoration services.



FAQs

Fireplace Restoration

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

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

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

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

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


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


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


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


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


Marble Floor Cleaning & Restoration

Marble Floor Cleaning & Restoration

Marble is a ‘relative’ of limestone, as it is derived from the same material. Available in many colours, marble is used all over the world because of its natural beauty.

Sometimes marble can appear, to the untrained eye, to be damaged beyond repair, but your floors can be restored by specialist honing and polishing. Honing is a satin smooth surface with little light reflection, where as a polished finish has a glossy surface that reflects light, this in turn dramatically emphasises the colours and marking in the marble. Tile & Stone Medic Warwickshire can help you with a one off cleaning and restoration solution, or work with you on a longterm maintenance plan, ensuring your marble will impress your guests for many years.

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

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



FAQs: Marble Cleaning

Marble Cleaning

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

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

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

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

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


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


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


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


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


Yes certainly, this is one of our key services.


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


Absolutely. If this was not carried out by those who fitted the floor get in touch immediately to ensure that the appropriate protection can be applied as promptly as possible. We would recommend that this is carried out once the flooring is in place as this means the grout, which is generally more porous, will also be protected.


We have a range of high quality Faber products which will help protect your floors from damage. As every type of floor is different and has myriad uses, we will consult with you to work out the best way to protect your investment. We can apply topical sealants which form a protective layer on top of the floor, or if needed an impregnating sealant, which will be partially absorbed into the stone or tiles. There are many variations of these sealants and as each floor type has unique characteristics and vulnerabilities we can work with you to find and apply the the best kind of protection.


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


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


Floor Repairs Service

Are your ceramic tile or natural stone floors or walls damaged with chips, holes or cracks? Don’t despair, Tile & Stone Medic Warwickshire have the answer for you!

In most instances, Tile & Stone Medic Warwickshire will be able to repair your ceramic tile or natural stone floors and walls. This will be dependent on the extent of the repair work required, but if you have cracks in your terrazzo floor, holes forming in your travertine tiles, a tea ring on your marble table or any other type of small repair required, then contact Tile & Stone Medic Warwickshire. Our experienced team will be happy to help you out.

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



External Cleaning

External Cleaning Services

With our extensive experience cleaning and sealing your external tile or stone floors, driveways and patios, Tile & Stone Medic Warwickshire is the best place to go for external cleaning services. We use powerful and efficient jet wash systems that, along with our many years of experience, will revitalise the look of the stone work in your gardens.

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

We can seal external areas, if required, with a range of different sealers such as matt, satin or gloss. Some of the sealer that we use lasts between 12-15 years and won’t just prevent the areas from becoming stained, but will also prevent moss and lichen growth.

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




FAQs

External Cleaning

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

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

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

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

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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


Commercial Floor Care


Commercial Cleaning Services

As well as our residential work across Warwickshire, we are also known for the specialist services we provide to the commercial sector. This type of work requires us, by law, to adhere to health and safety practices and carry out risk assessments. We know that deadlines are often a critical factor in the commercial sector, whether it is a music venue, conference centre, office block, hotel, sports hall, public house etc due to opening hours. Our site visits will always be scheduled around you to ensure your requirements are met. We carry portable and heavy duty vehicle mounted equipment to any location.

Some examples of our commercial work.



FAQs

Commercial Cleaning

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

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

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

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

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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


Absolutely. If this was not carried out by those who fitted the floor get in touch immediately to ensure that the appropriate protection can be applied as promptly as possible. We would recommend that this is carried out once the flooring is in place as this means the grout, which is generally more porous, will also be protected.


We have a range of high quality Faber products which will help protect your floors from damage. As every type of floor is different and has myriad uses, we will consult with you to work out the best way to protect your investment. We can apply topical sealants which form a protective layer on top of the floor, or if needed an impregnating sealant, which will be partially absorbed into the stone or tiles. There are many variations of these sealants and as each floor type has unique characteristics and vulnerabilities we can work with you to find and apply the the best kind of protection.


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


Bathroom Cleaning & Reseal

Does your shower area, bathroom, wet room or steam room need a deep clean? Has the grout in these rooms become contaminated with lime scale and mould? Do you have silicone that has gone black and started to perish?

Tile & Stone Medic Warwickshire offer a popular service in which we clean your tiles, stone and grout in these rooms to remove mould, limescale and scum.

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



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



FAQs

Bathroom Clean Reseal

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

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

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

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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


We have a range of high quality Faber products which will help protect your floors from damage. As every type of floor is different and has myriad uses, we will consult with you to work out the best way to protect your investment. We can apply topical sealants which form a protective layer on top of the floor, or if needed an impregnating sealant, which will be partially absorbed into the stone or tiles. There are many variations of these sealants and as each floor type has unique characteristics and vulnerabilities we can work with you to find and apply the the best kind of protection.


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


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