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

Cotswold limestone Floor Restoration customer review 

” Our entrance hall floor was old Cotswold stone flags & grout which had not been treated in any way for many years. It was stained and beginning to flake. Cotswold Stone Floors came promptly, gave good advice on the right treatment, finish and how to look after it in future. It now looks really good and is resilient to all the mud and other stuff which comes on peoples feet into a country cottage. A simple wash over with cold water brings it right back. Cotswold Stone Floors were totally professional and very pleasant to deal with. I would recommend them.”

Nic Dummett Coln valley, Cirencester, Gloucestershire

Stone floor cleaning

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Customer feedback from a Cotswold Flag stone floor restoration 

We finished a job today stripping, cleaning & sealing a floor of reclaimed Cotswold limestone flags. I was very pleased to receive the following email:-


 Thank you so much for the work you and John have done. We built our house and moved in four years ago. Our biggest luxury was the stone floor. We were on a tight budget at the time so the floor didn’t ever get sealed but we thought if we’re careful it will be fine. Unfortunately it doesn’t work like that. Fours years down the line and the stains and general dirt were well and truly ingrained. I don’t know how you’ve done it but you’ve managed to restore it to it’s original colour, it looks how it did when we moved in, and of course it is now at long last sealed. The quote you gave us was very reasonable and I have to say worth every single penny. I can’t thank you enough and I wouldn’t hesitate in recommending your company to anyone!

 

If you would like some help or advice with your floor, please get in contact:- 07775944596

Info@cotswoldstonefloorcleaners.co.uk

 

Posted by Bruce Swait

Restoring old flagstones

Restoring old flagstones is a speciality of Cotswold Stone Floor Cleaners. This Traditional old Cotswold Limestone floor had seen many years of use so. We were asked to try to remove the many years of dirt and grime from the limestone surface while keeping the character of the natural stone flooring.

Flag stones floor before cleaning;

Old flag stones before restorationFlagstone floor cleaned restored and sealed;-

Old flag stones after restorationWe used a high specification polymer impregnating similar to highlight the limestones natural character.  Allowing the stone to breathe and adapt to changing moisture levels. Without leaving a synthetic layer over the stone. We could have removed more from the surface of the stone, but on this occasion our customer wanted to retain some of the natural stone floors’ history.

Please get in touch if we can help you with any natural stone floor restoration project. Restoring old flagstones is something we are happy to quote on.

Contact Bruce on (07775) 944596

Posted by Bruce Swait

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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Sealing Cotswold Limestone

Sealing Cotswold Limestone, all natural stone is porous, but few more than Cotswold Limestone. It can be very difficult to get your properly sealed if it is made from Cotswold stone. Through years of practise & testing we can fully seal a Cotswold stone floor.

A seal doesn’t prevent wear on the stone surface. But it does stop soils & spills seeping into the body of the stone.

Professionally cleaned &; sealed Cotswold limestone

Professionally cleaned & sealed Cotswold limestone

This will make your on going floor maintenance much more effective.

Contact us if you would like to talk to us about your stone floor

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