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.

Posted by Bruce Swait

Some feed back from a Travertine grind, polish & seal

‘Thank you again for making such a good job of the floor. The old travertine tiles were quite uneven and tatty, being in a high traffic area. You have done a great job of grinding and ‘de-lipping’ the surface. We now have a pristine, level floor which looks like new and will hopefully last for many more years. Thanks again.’  – Oliver

We were really pleased to receive this feed back after a few days working on these Travertine floor tiles. This good quality polished Travertine had been poorly laid. The height difference between the tiles was up to 2mm. This is known as lippage & can make the floor very uneven. Rather than taking the floor up & relaying it. We were asked to remove the uneven surface. Hone, fill, polish & seal the Travertine to make the floor all level
Now the polished Travertine floor  is totally level, re-polished & sealed. Making it like one complete piece of stone; a monolith. It is now simple to maintain & very durable.

If we can help you revive your natural stone floor please let us know;

Tel. 07775 944956

Posted by Bruce Swait

Sealing & protecting limestone 

Sealing and protecting limestone: Cotswold Stone Floor Cleaners were fortunate to be asked to help with the finishing on this beautiful project. The floor installers had sealed the stone making it fully serviceable but it lacking a little something;

limestone fully sealed, but looking a little dry

limestone fully sealed, but looking a little dry

 

We set to work applying a polish by hand to allow us to enhance the natural beauty of each individual limestone tile.

Polishing & sealing natural limestone floor tiles

Polishing & sealing natural limestone floor tiles

treated tiles closest to the glazing

Treated tiles closest to the glazing

If you think your stone floor could do with a lift, why not get in contact.

01242 577557

Posted by Bruce Swait

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

Posted by Bruce Swait
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