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Limestone Cleaning Dorking

Introducing Exceptional Limestone Cleaning Dorking

  • If you need Limestone cleaning, we can help you.
  • Our technicians operate professional processes in order to clean Limestone floor tiles and soiled grout.
  • Our trusted specialists in New Malden are here to help you with the travertine cleaning, ensure you get your quote now.

Just How Do We Clean Your Limestone Floors In Dorking

  • We get started by applying a Limestone floor cleaning chemical on the Limestone. The cleaner should be left to work for about 20 minutes to allow the cleaner to breakdown any greasy soil. They also use scrubbing machines to scrub the cleaning solutions into the floor.
  • Once the scrubbing has finished, we rinse off the cleaning slurry and check out the condition of the Limestone. They keep scrubbing and rinsing until the floor has released all the soil. On polished and honed Limestone, a single scrubing step is normally enough to get rid of the ingrained dirt. But, with Tumbled Limestone floors and Brushed Limestone tiles, the scrubbing might need several applications.
  • After scrubbing, there can still be soil trapped in the surface of Tumbled and Brushed Limestone, and the grout.
  • If there is still some embedded soil after machine scrubbing, we are able to use hot pressure rinsing apparatus. Hot pressurised rinsing propels heated water deep into the pores and holes in the tiles and the grout, to get at the dirt that a scrubbing machine could not reach. It is often remarkable how more soil the pressurised rinsing equipment takes out.
  • Pressure rinsing may not be ideal for soft or very porous Limestone, as it could create a shadow pattern with the rinsing..
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How We Polish Limestone In Dorking

Polishing Limestone is required when the shine has worn off the polished Limestone through wear and other damage.

Polishing Limestone begins using diamond honing equipment to take out surface problems to prepare the floor for polishing.

Fine diamond tooling creates a honed or sheen finish. If you prefer a polish, after diamond polishing, we use Limestone polishing powders to provide a high polished shine.

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What Is Limestone Restoration

Limestone restoration commences by inspecting the floor for problems. Usually using strong cleaners and shoe traffic damages the finish over Limestone.

The effect is a scratched, porous surface with tiny, holes that fill with soil. When this happens, the initial surface is taken off by grinding and also honing.

This process is referred to as floor restoration. We use various Limestone floor restoration products like; diamonds for grinding and also honing, epoxy fillers, grout and also polishing creams to produce a gloss finish.

Wear on aged Limestone floors is a consequence of years, perhaps centuries, of being walked over. Laminations in the Limestone can splinter, slabs might crack, and the linestone subfloor might move.

The wear is a reminder of the floor's history, so it is often better to acknowledge these issues rather than disturb a vintage Limestone floor. Quite often, these aged floors are installed in listed buildings and any work is stringently regulated via the Heritage authorities.

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Limestone Sealing In Dorking

Limestone sealing starts out by examining the kind of Limestone as well as the condition of the floor base.

Sealing A Limestone Floor Not Having A Damp-Proof Membrane Layer

Limestone has been a flooring for thousands of years. Buildings prior to the mid-1950s can have their stone floors put directly onto compact soil, chalk or lime mortar.

These floors have to permit the passage of moisture from the floor base, which affects the choice for a sealer.

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

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Choosing A Sealer For Polished Limestone

An impregnating sealer is usually put on polished Limestone. One or two coats of impregnating sealer is usually sufficient for polished Limestone. An annual application of sealer helps keep the degree of protection on polished Limestone. Acid spills go through an impregnating sealer, leaving etch damage. {Which means that acid spills such as [xfield_acid-spills] will penetrate the impregnating sealer on your own Limestone floor, leaving a dull etch mark.} Coloured acid spills may also stain tyour Limestone floor.

Sealing Honed Limestone Floor Tiles

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

Honed Limestone tiles may have a film-forming or surface sealer. Because name of the sealer implies, the sealer creates a protective film the top of the Limestone tiles. This protectoive film gives you added protection from acid-etching. The protective film acts as a sacrificial wear surface, receiving damage from pedestrian traffic rather than the tile . As the protective sealer sits on top of the stone, we advise applying a couple of coats of impregnating sealer first. An impregnating sealer helps to protect the stone in areas where the surface film wears .

A surface sealer can last for two to four years before it requires to be re-applied. We recommend keeping track of wear regions every few months to test for wear. If an area is showing wear, deep clean the region to take away any surface soil, then top the areas up using a couple coats of new sealer.

Following this technique, a sealer can last for a long time, without struggling with an awful build up of surface sealer in areas that don’t need any more sealer.

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