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.

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Cleaning & polishing Roche Marron Limestone

It’s always a pleasure to work with a high quality natural stone. Artisans of Devizes Roche Marron Limestone is a beautiful natural material that has a partial resemblance to Cotswold stone.

This Roche Marron Limestone floor had had years of family use and was in need of some TLC. The home in a small village on the outskirts of Cheltenham have been very well maintained but the floor had gone beyond what was possible to restore domestically. Standard lost that shine and the grout lines had become very dirty.

Once we’d carefully removed all the old seals and soils from the stone and grout lines, we set about naturally polishing the limestone tiles with diamond abrasives. Making the stone shine naturally stops the need for acrylic varnish styled sealers that prevent the stone from breathing. Naturally polished stone gives a more robust and attractive finish to the stone.

If you’d like to talk to us about re-finishing and cleaning your stone floor please get in contact

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Improve the colour of natural stone floors

Over time natural stone floors can begin to look tired and unloved. Our professional cleaning processes can improve the colour of natural stone floors.

Floors have a hard life, take a lot of wear. The natural variations in the surface and the tiny pores collect soil and dirt as we walk over them.

But other factors take a toll on natural stone too, strong sunlight can have a bleaching effect on the stone surface. Along with some proprietary cleaning products will actually strip the colour from the stone.

We called in to a property near Northleach just East of Cheltenham to help out with the slate stone floor which was not looking its best.

After removing all of the old sealers and ground in dirt, we were able to expose the natural stone surface ready for the next process. We chose a product that would help ongoing maintenance of the stone draw out the colour & beauty of the Slate.

Unlike old-fashioned or cheap sealers this process does not leave a veneer-like plastic surface on the natural stone. The sealer molecules penetrate into the pours of the stone. Sealers that rely on covering the surface of the stone wear out in the main walkways where they are needed the most.

This penetrating sealer works from within the body of the stone repelling moisture and dirt.

Please contact us for a free quote to improve the colour of natural stone floors in your property.

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Polished Concrete in Cheltenham

Polished concrete Cheltenham: We were asked to provide a polished concrete floor for a new kitchen extension in Cheltenham, Gloucestershire.

Polishing concrete as a finished flooring solution has been available in the commercial environment for a number of years. The antithetical qualities that have made it popular in the domestic environment are not always so important to business. It works a as a practical option primarily because it is extremely durable and hard to stain or spoil. Making maintenance much more simple. An other benefit to the commercial sector is the increased light reflectively of the polished surface greatly reduces lighting costs.

These benefits to business are a real help in the domestic environment as well. You ability to effectively maintain & care for your floor is greatly increased when you choose polished concrete. With the right maintenance you can keep it looking like its just been professionally finished for longer

Once the concrete had cured & dried our work began

Concrete floor before polishing

Concrete floor before polishing

Before

Concrete floor before polishing

Concrete floor before polishing

We removed the surface and improved the layer below to a stronger more attractive finish

After

After - polished concrete Cheltenham

Concrete floor after polishing

After - polished concrete Cheltenham

Concrete floor after polishing

Please see our detailed information page on concrete floor polishing. If you are considering options for flooring please get in contact & we will help you with any questions

Bruce 07775944596

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Cleaning or grinding a natural stone floor

What’s the difference?

Professional natural stone floor cleaning will return your floor to how it  used to look. Removing dirt & grime build up.  Old seals stripped & replaced with high performance breathable sealing products that allow you to choose the level of shine & depth of colour.

Grinding a natural stone floor & resurfacing allows us to refinish the floor in situ to a high specification. Completely removing the existing surface & imperfections;

 

Grind a natural stone floor

Giving you a beautiful, completely level  floor. Choose between  naturally honed & polished finishes, tailored to your requirements

These coins demonstrate the uneven nature of these limestone floor tiles. Before grinding;-

Before grinding a natural stone floor

After grinding & honing;-

After grinding a natural stone floor

This completely smooth and even finish is really simple to maintain

Please get in contact if you would like to discuss the best option for your natural stone floor or need a quote on grinding a natural stone floor.

Cheltenham; (01242) 577557

South Cotswolds; (01453) 756308

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Polished concrete floor in the Cotswolds

Polished concrete floor

Close up of polished concrete floor

Concrete floor polishing has been available commercially for some time now. more recently it has become desirable in the domestic environment. The ability to create an almost glass light finish now makes it a beautiful finish in some of the most contemporary homes around the Gloucestershire & the West Country. It provides a floor with fantastic resistant to wear.

Professionally polished concrete floor

Professionally polished concrete floor

Choices are available for colouring;-

Colouring concrete

By specifying the colour of the aggregate and cement used A wide range of finishes it’s possible to achieve. For sample a white aggregate with a black background creates a galaxy appearance.

Shiny concrete

With all concrete polishing system we are able to provide any level of showing that is required. From a light honed to finish A deep shine with high clarity.

Sealing polished concrete

The polishing process on the concrete surface provides a high level of natural protection. However it is always recommended to seal the concrete after polishing to prevent any spills or stains penetrating into the surface. The seal provides the concrete with a final defence against staining.

if you would like to talk to us about any aspect of concrete floor polishing please get in contact or call Cotswold stone floor cleaners on (01242) 577557

 

 

 

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