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Limestone Cleaning Chertsey

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  • If you want Limestone cleaning, we can help you.
  • Our qualified professionals have put together exclusive methods in order to clean Limestone floor tiles and dirty grout.
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So How Do We Go About Cleaning Your Limestone Floors In Chertsey

  • We set out by using a Limestone cleaner and degreaser on the floor. The cleaner is left to work for upto twenty minutes so it can emulsify the greasy soil. We also use industrial scrubbing machines to work the cleaning solution deep into the surface of the Limestone.
  • After the scrubbing has finished, they rinse off the cleaning slurry and verify the state of the floor. We repeat the scrubbing until the floor has released all the soil it can. With honed and polished Limestone floors, a single scrubbing and rinsing step is generally enough to clear away any ingrained sloil. Yet, with Tumbled Limestone and Brushed Limestone, the cleaning may require to be frepeated.
  • After scrubbing, there can still be trapped soil within the surface of Brushed and Tumbled Limestone, and in the grout.
  • If there is still some embedded soil after scrubbing, we are able to use hot pressure rinsing machinery. Hot pressurised rinsing forces heated water deep into the pores and holes in the Limestone and the grout, to get at the soil that the scrubbing machine could not reach. It is often surprising how much more dirt the pressurised rinsing equipment removes.
  • pressurised rinsing may possibly not be suitable for very porous or soft Limestone, as it can create a shadow effect from the cleaning.
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Can Limestone Be Polished?

Polishing Limestone is needed when the shine has worn off polsihed Limestone through wear and etch damage.

Limestone polishing begins with diamond honing equipment to take out any surface defects and prepare the Limestone for diamond polishing.

Fine diamond grits creates a honed or sheen finish. If you prefer a gloss, after the diamond polishing, we use Limestone polishing compound to give the Limestone a polished luster.

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How We Restore Limestone Floors

Limestone restoration work commences by checking out the Limestone for any issues. Often the use of powerful cleaners and foot traffic degrades the surface on Limestone.

The result is a scored, porous finish with minute, holes that attract soil. When this happens, the initial finish is removed by grinding and also honing.

This procedure is referred to as floor restoration. We use assorted Limestone floor restoration products like; diamonds for grinding and honing, resin fillers, grout and also polishing powders to produce a gloss finish.

The wear on older Limestone floors is a result of years, perhaps centuries, of footfall. Laminations within the tile can break up, tiles may well crack, and the stone subfloor might move.

This wear is a reminder of the floor's history, it is therefore often better to accept these flaws instead of disturb a vintage floor. Most of the time, these older floors are laid in listed buildings and any work is rigorously governed by the Heritage authorities.

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Limestone Sealing In Chertsey

Sealing Limestone commences with examining the kind of Limestone together with the condition of the floor base.

Sealing Limestone Floors With No A Damp Proof Membrane Layer

Limestone has been used as for millenia. Buildings prior to the 1950s have their stone floors put directly onto rammed earth, chalk or lime-based mortar.

These kinds of floors need to permit the movement of moisture from the floor base, which affects the choice of the floor sealer.

These types of floors are sealed with an impregnating or penetrating sealer to keep the free movement of moisture through the stone.

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Choosing A Sealer For A Polished Limestone Floor

Polished Limestone is typically sealed with a penetrating impregnating sealer. One or two coats of impregnating sealer must certanly be sufficient for polished Limestone. There isn't a lot of sealer a polished Limestone, so the sealer must be topped up each year. An impregnating sealer will not stop acid spills etching the Limestone. {This means that acid spills for instance [xfield_acid-spills] will penetrate the impregnating sealer on your Limestone floor, leaving a dull etch mark.} If the spill onto your Limestone has a strong colour, the etch mark may also be stained.

Sealing Honed Limestone Tiles

Limestone tiles with a honed finish will have a matt or sheen finish. The surface is more permeable than polished Limestone, but less porous than tumbled Limestone. If you like a natural matt-look, an impregnating sealer retains the original finish. Much like polished Limestone, an impregnating sealer does not stop acid etching.

Honed Limestone tiles may have a film-forming or surface sealer. Since name regarding the sealer implies, the sealer creates a protective film on top top of the tiles. This film gives you increased protection from etch damage. The protective film will act as a wear surface, receiving the damage from shoe traffic rather than the surface of the tile itself. Because the protective sealer sits on the surface of the stone, we recommend applying an impregnating sealer first. An impregnating sealer helps protect the stone in areas where the surface film wears .

A surface sealer lasts for two to four years before it needs to be re-applied. We suggest monitoring wear regions every few months to check for wear. If an area is showing wear, dep-clean the region to take out surface soil, then top the area up with one or two coats of new surfcae sealer.

Using this system, a sealer will last for years and years, without struggling with an unsightly build up of floor sealer on parts of the floor that don’t need it.

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