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Limestone Cleaning Cobham

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  • If you want Limestone cleaning Cobham as your Limestone floor is dirty, you've reached the right destination
  • Specialists in New Malden with more than 20 years working experience rejuvenating Limestone floorings..
  • Our Limestone cleaning consultants in New Malden are here to assist and give you a cost to clean your Limestone floor.

How Do Professionals Go About Cleaning Your Limestone Floors In Cobham

  • We set out by applying a Limestone cleaning chemical on the Limestone. Then leave the cleaner for around 20 minutes to allow the cleaner to break-down the soil. They also use a scrubing machine to scrub the cleaner deep into the floor.
  • After the scrubbing is done, we rinse and vacuum away the cleaning slurry and check the state of the floor. They keep scrubbing and rinsing the floor until it has released all the soil. With polished and honed Limestone floors, one scrubing stage is generally adequate to clean out any dirt. Although, with Tumbled Limestone and Brushed Limestone floors, the cleaning and scrubbing may need several applications.
  • After machine scrubbing, there may be trapped soil within the surface of Brushed and Tumbled Limestone, and in the grout.
  • If there is embedded soil after the scrubbing, we can make use of hot pressure rinsing equipment. Hot pressure rinsing propels hot water deep within the holes and pores in the tiles and the grout, to access the dirt that the floor scrubbing machine could not get rid of. It is often surprising how much more dirt the pressurised rinsing process extracts.
  • Pressure rinsing may possibly not be suited to very porous or soft Limestone, as it can create a shadow pattern with the rinsing..
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Limestone Polishing Cobham

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

Polishing Limestone starts with diamond honing equipment to get rid of the surface flaws and prepare the floor for polishing.

Fine diamond grits makes a honed surface. If you prefer a high , after diamond polishing, we use Limestone polishing powders to give the Limestone a high polished sparkle.

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How We Restore Limestone Floors

Limestone restoration work begins by examining the floor for any issues. Typically using powerful detergents and shoe traffic degrades the finish on Limestone.

The effect is a scored, porous surface with microscopic, holes that fill with soil. At these times, the initial surface is removed by grinding and honing.

This process is known as Limestone restoration. We have assorted Limestone floor restoration products including; diamonds for honing and grinding, epoxy fillers, grouts and also polishing powders to produce a gloss finish.

The wear on older Limestone floors is a consequence of several years, perhaps centuries, of being walked over. Laminations in the tile can break up, tiles can crack, and the linestone subfloor might move.

The wear is a reminder of your floor's historic past, therefore it is often preferable to acknowledge these issues rather than disturb an old Limestone floor. Most of the time, these vintage floors are in listed buildings and any work is stringently controlled by the Heritage authorities.

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Limestone Sealing In Cobham

Sealing Limestone starts with determining the type of Limestone and the condition with the sub-floor.

Sealing A Limestone Floor Lacking A Damp-Proof Membrane Layer

Limestone has been used as since the stone age. Buildings before the mid-1950s may have their stone floors installed directly onto compact soil, chalk or lime-based mortar.

These floors want to allow the movement of moisture from the floor base, which influences the choice of the sealer.

These floors should be sealed with a penetrating or impregnating sealer to keep the free movement of moisture.

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Choosing A Sealer For A Polished Limestone Floor

An impregnating sealer is normally applied to polished Limestone. One or two coats of sealer should be enough for polished Limestone. Polished Limestone tiles should be re-sealed each year to retain the protection. Take note that an impregnating sealer does not protect against acid etching polished Limestone. {Which means acid spills for example [xfield_acid-spills] will penetrate the impregnating sealer on your Limestone floor, leaving a dull etch mark.} Coloured acid spills may also stain tyour Limestone floor.

How We Can Seal Honed Limestone Floor Tiles

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

Honed Limestone can have a film-forming or surface sealer. Just like name associated with the sealer implies, the sealer forms a protective film on the surface of the tiles. This film provides extra protection from acid-etching. The protective film will act as a sacrificial wear surface, absorbing damage from shoe traffic Since opposed to the surface of the tile . Since the sealer is the outer lining of the Limestone, we recommend using an impregnating sealer first. An impregnating sealer helps to protect the stone in areas where the surface film wears .

A surface sealer can last for 2 to four years before it needs topping up. We suggest monitoring high wear areas every 6 months to check for wear. If an area is displaying wear, clean areas to clear out any surface soil, then top the area up with a few layers of new sealer.

Following this technique, a Limesone Limestone protective sealer will last for years, without suffering from an unattractive build up of Limestone sealer in areas that don’t need more sealer.