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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
Tiled Floor Cleaning and Restoration Enquiries
We can appreciate you may not know where to start when cleaning floors and other hard surfaces. Don’t give up! We are your local professional Tiled Floor Cleaning and Restoration service provider, so contact us today for expert advice and tips from our friendly operators.