York flag stone floor restoration at Slimbridge, Stroud, Gloucestershire

York flag stone floor restoration: Cotswold stone floor cleaners were lucky enough to be asked to refurbish this beautiful traditional flagstone floor in Slimbridge, Gloucestershire near Stroud.

York flag stone floor cleaning

It would seem many years of regular family use without any proper maintainence.   So we had to use all of our stone cleaning restoration techniques to begin to prise away the years of grime from the sandstone floor tiles

After removing the bulk of the dirt with weighted stone cleaning machines. We set to work removing specific stains and marks from a stone tile surface. Once floor had been fully cleaned and restored we applied a high quality sealing solution into the stone tiled surface to protect the stone from spills of food & drink for the next 10 to 15 years.

York stone

York stone floor

If you have a York flag stone floor restoration requirement in the south of England the Gloucestershire, Wiltshire, Somerset or Worcestershire. Please do get in contact with us and we will advise you of the possibilities available to you.

Call (07775) 944596

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

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

Carrara marble restoration project

Earlier this year we were asked to carry out some restoration work on the Carrara marble floor of a prestigious building in Stroud, Gloucestershire. The floor was approximately 20 years old and had not received any care over and above mop and bucket.

It had suffered damage increasing  over the years. As the polished surface was compromised the continued footfall worked the damage further into the marble surface causing deep pitting and scratches.

We were asked to bring the marble back to life, whilst retaining some of the character and aged appearance.

After preparing the work area, we began with the most aggressive process to remove the deepest damage to the marble. It was at this stage we had to strike a balance between a complete restoration and preserving some of the character that the client was keen to retain. Once we were happy we had struck the correct balance we moved on through progressively less aggressive stages. Finishing with a final  hone to provide the satin sheen finished requested by our client.

The floor was then sealed using a high-grade impregnating Sealing product that penetrated into the stone surface creating a highly effective water repelling ability to the marble floor tiles.

Where possible we will always achieve the required finish to the stone through natural polishing methods. Then use a impregnating sealing product. This then allows the stone to breath naturally allowing for changes in moisture levels in the sub floor without compromising the stone surface. If a non-breathable synthetic sealer is applied to natural stone. The stone can react to the synthetic surface, shrugging it off and leaving the stone unprotected. The client was very happy with the finish we achieved and has appointed us on other stone restoration projects since.

If you have any questions on your own restoration project please do get in contact with us; 01242 577557

Posted by Bruce Swait

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