Case Studies

Limestone floor refurbishment in Kencot, Lechlade

Limestone floor refurbishment

Upon arrive to undertake the Limestone floor refurbishment is was obvious that the Limestone throughout the ground floor had lost its shine & protective layer.

To start the Limestone floor refurbishment, we started by removing the dirt, grime & remains of the original seal and deep cleaned the stone & grout.

This Limestone floor and grout had suffered a small area of etching damage from a oven cleaner spill. We started by removing the spoiled stone, neutralised the acid, then honed & polished the etching so that it blended with the surrounding floor tiles.

The next stage of the process is to apply a sealer into the stone and grout which enables the floor to become water repellent once again. The final stage in process was to apply a low shine polish which enabled the natural features of the limestone floor to be brought out.

Posted by Bruce Swait

Marble floor restoration – Polished white Carrara marble, professionally restored & sealed

Marble floor restoration, our team were in Clifton village, Bristol today restoring a marble floor.

The Carrara marble tiles were installed 3 years ago & had received no professional servicing & the original seal had failed. The main use area of the floor was discoloured, a little scratched & had lost its natural shine.

Marble floor restoration is something to be tackled by professionals and involves an in depth process. After a full chemical strip & deep clean. 4 courses of Italian marble polishing diamonds restored the surface to a full natural polished shine. We then applied a high specification professional sealing product to help with the on going maintenance.

Marble floor restoration example photo

Do get in contact with us if you have a marble floor that could do with a little professional restoring, sealing or polishing.

Posted by Bruce Swait

Historic Cotswold flagstone restoration

Today’s flagstone restoration in Painswick was a great success!

“Thank you for doing a great job cleaning up our flagstone floor as well as your friendly service.

Flagstone restoration before and after pictures

These historic Cotswold flagstones have been re-layed around 20 years ago but not properly cleaned or restored before installation.

The flagstone restoration process is quite involved. After the initial strip and hone we were able to assess the damage. We set to work removing a layer of bitumen and cement residues from a few of the flagstones, while making sure we preserve the warm surface and natural patina of the old flagstones.

Once the stones were in good order we applied a coat of penetrating sealer to block in the Limestone’s natural porosity.

The final process was to apply a thin layer of Italian wax and burnish to subtle warm sheen.

Posted by Bruce Swait

Tumbled travertine kitchen floor restoration

Travertine floor restoration, we’re really pleased to receive words from our client today in Abergavenny, Monmouthshire:

“Thank you so much, Bruce. You arrived exactly on time this morning and worked cleanly and efficiently. I was worried about the dust that may be caused by the Travertine floor restoration process but there was no need to worry as there was absolutely no mess! My floor looks so good and I am really pleased with the result. Would definitely recommend you to anyone with a tired looking stone floor. Marvellous!”

The floor had been installed well over 10 years ago. Higher areas of use around the kitchen island had suffered from ground in dirt and soiling that wasn’t removed with standard maintenance cleaning. In other areas the natural holes that occur in travertine had opened up over time.

We were able to concentrate on these problem areas and continue the surface throughout the whole installation cleaning deep into the stone and sealing and polishing it to give a consistent finish throughout

Travertine floor restoration after picture
Posted by Bruce Swait

Builders clean: Professional Limestone cleaning

Professional Limestone cleaning, sometimes even the most diligent builder doesn’t possess the correct skills and equipment to finish and otherwise well installed natural stone floor. We were asked to attend this property in Gloucestershire near Tewkesbury to assess the floor as the owner was unable to maintain it to the degree she would like.

After a closer look we discovered that although the floor had received an application of sealer the stone was not fully repellent thereby making cleaning attempts ineffective. The professional Limestone cleaning process would enable us to fix this.

Once we had fully stripped and cleaned the floor we were able to apply the The correct professional sealer for this type of limestone and re-finish the floor to create the look they only wanted and improving their ability to maintain it themselves.

Don’t give up on your natural stone floor if you are struggling to keep it clean or if it doesn’t look quite as you think it should. In almost all instances we can improve and restore the floor to estate that will enable you to maintain and enjoy it.

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Posted by Bruce Swait

Polished Concrete, Cheltenham

Popped back to a job we completed a couple of years ago. The polished concrete kitchen floor in Cheltenham was still looking great, just needed a little freshen up from us.

We were really pleased to see how well the floor was standing up to the wear & tear, and by the time we given it a quick refresh it was looking as good as the day it was installed.

Posted by Bruce Swait

Slate surround swimming pool limescale removal. Completed job

Swimming pool limescale removal, these photographs demonstrate how with the right procedure limescale and other contaminants from the pool can be effectively removed leaving the natural stone surround looking its best.The slate swimming pool surround has been resealed to make ongoing maintenance more effective.We will come back annually to prevent the limescale building up on the slate swimming pool surround to such an extent again in the future.

Contacted by Mr Jones who has a swimming pool with slate surround that had become very stained and tarnished with limescale. The slate surround had been lay for over 20 years and despite domestic cleaning using propriety cleaners the limescale had built up over time.

 

The area of slate to be professionally cleaned was around 150 sq m with difficult access. We lowered the pool to allow full access to the Slate

 

Access was through a double door where the our cleaning machines were brought in. We can fit the tools through a standard door but it made life easier having the extra space

 

The process involved alkaline & later acid cleaning with a Klindex rotary machine, applying honing powder to the cleaning solutions brought some physicality to the process

This was done over a 2 day period by a team of 3.

 

Posted by Bruce Swait

Swimming pool: Slate limescale removal from pool surround

Today we are in Wiltshire tackling a large domestic swimming pool that has black slate surround covered with excessive lime scale build-up. Slate limescale removal is a specific professional service we offer.

limescale build-up on slate swimming pool surround

limescale stains on slate swimming pool surround

Slate pool surround limescale removal

This is a very specific type of natural stone restoration. After a succession of caustic & acidic applications the Slate will be neutralised & sealed

Posted by Bruce Swait
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