Our most popular service is the cleaning, sealing and restoration of all types of tiled floor. This includes natural stone tiles such as marble, granite and limestone as well as man made tiles such as ceramic, quarry and porcelain.
You can find extensive information about different floor types on our website, as they all have their nuances. It’s important to know what type of tile or stone floor you have in order to use the right cleaning solutions so you can avoid damaging anything in the process. Even floors of the same type can require different care depending on the specific instance of the material, its use and condition. You can be confident that Tile & Stone Medic Worcestershire will analyse the floor type that you have before we decide as to the appropriate solutions that should be used.
How we care for your tiled floor
After we’ve chosen the best possible cleaning products for your flooring, we can begin applying them. Once applied to the floor, they are then worked into the floor’s surface with our rotary cleaners. The solution is then left to dwell for a brief period of time. Once the dwell time has been satisfactorily reached, the floor is then washed with our powerful fresh water extractor system to ensure that remnants of sealant, dirt, debris and other contaminants are removed from the surface. The surface is then washed a number of times to ensure that the floor is completely neutralised and free of contaminants and particles. Once the floor is dry, the sealers that are most appropriate for your floor and needs are carefully applied. The sealers we use can achieve a range of finishes and provide long lasting protection, 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 Worcestershire 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. Please get in touch and speak to an experienced technician today to discover how we can restore your floor.
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.