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Limestone Cleaning Oxshott

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  • Our qualified professionals work with specialist procedures in order to clean Limestone tiles and flooring.
  • Our Limestone cleaning consultants in New Malden are here to assist and provide you with a price and timescale to clean your Limestone floor.

So How Do We Go About Cleaning A Limestone Floors In Oxshott

  • Professionals set out by using a Limestone floor cleaning treatment over the floor. The cleaner is left to work for up to twenty minutes so it can break-down any greasy soil. They also use industrial scrubbing machines to work the cleaning solutions into the surface of the Limestone.
  • After the scrubbing stage, they clear away the slurry and examine the state of the floor. We scub the floor again until the floor has released all of the soil. With polished and honed Limestone floors, a single scrubing stage is normally adequate to clear away any ingrained dirt. Yet, with Tumbled Limestone tiles and Brushed Limestone floors, the cleaning and scrubbing may need to be repeated several times.
  • After scrubbing, there may be soil trapped in the surface of Tumbled and Brushed Limestone, and the grout.
  • If there is still residual soil after the scrubbing, we are able to use hot pressure rinsing equipment. Hot pressure rinsing drives heated water deep into the holes and pores in the tiles and the grout, to get at the soil that a scrubbing machine could not reach. It's frequently surprising how much more soil the hot pressure rinsing process removes.
  • pressurised rinsing may not be ideal for very porous or soft Limestone, as it can leave a shadow pattern from the cleaning.
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How We Polish Limestone In Oxshott

Limestone polishing will become necessary if the shine has worn away from the polished Limestone through wear and etch damage.

Limestone polishing begins with diamond honing to get rid of surface problems and prepare the Limestone for polishing.

Fine diamond grits produces a honed or sheen condition. If you prefer a high , after diamond polishing, we use Limestone polishing powders to provide a high polished shine.

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What Is Included In Limestone Floor Restoration

Limestone restoration starts by examining the floor for damage. Typically the have of powerful detergents and shoe traffic damages the surface over Limestone.

The result is a scored, porous surface with minute, holes that fill with soil. When this happens, the initial finish is taken off by grinding and honing.

This method is referred to as Limestone restoration. We have various Limestone floor restoration products like; diamonds for grinding and also honing, resin fillers, grouts and polishing compounds to generate a high shine.

The wear over aged Limestone floors is a consequence of years, perhaps decades, of being walked on. Laminations in the stone can splinter, slabs can crack, and the linestone bed can move.

This wear is also a reminder of your floor's historic past, it is therefore often better to accept these shortcomings instead of disrupt an old Limestone floor. Most of the time, these heratige floors are in listed buildings and any work is strictly controlled by the Heritage authorities.

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Limestone Sealing In Oxshott

Limestone sealing commences with examining the type of Limestone plus the state of the floor base.

Sealing A Limestone Floor Without A Damp Proof Membrane

Limestone has been used as from the stone age. Buildings prior to the 1950s may have their stone floors laid straight onto well-rammed soil, a chalk base or lime mortar.

These kinds of types of floors need to allow the flow of moisture from the sub-floor, which has an effect on the selection for a Limestone sealer.

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

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Sealing A Polished Limestone Floor

Polished Limestone is usually sealed with a penetrating impregnating sealer. One or two coats of sealer must be enough for polished Limestone. On polished Limestone, the sealer should be topped up yearly. Bear in mind 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 own Limestone floor, leaving a dull etch mark.} Coloured acid spills will also stain tyour Limestone floor.

Sealing Honed Limestone Tiles

Limestone tiles with a honed finish will have a dull matt or sheen finish. The surface 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 initial finish. Just like polished Limestone, an impregnating sealer does not stop acid etching.

Honed Limestone may have film-forming or surface sealers. Just like name associated with sealer implies, the sealer produces a protective film on the surface of the tiles. The film gives you extra protection from acid-etching. The film acts Because a sacrificial wear layer, absorbing the damage from shoe traffic rather than the tile . Since the protective sealer is the top of the stone, we advise using an impregnating sealer first. The impregnating sealer helps to protect the stone in areas where the surface film wears away.

A surface sealer can last for two to 4 years before it needs to be re-applied. We recommend checking high wear regions every few months to test for wear. If a place is indicating wear, deep clean areas to get rid of surface soil, then top the area up with a few layers of new sealer.

Following this technique, a floor Limestone protective sealer can last for many years, without struggling with an awful build-up of protective sealer in areas that don’t need it.