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Limestone Cleaning Weybridge

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How Do We Go About Cleaning Your Limestone Floors In Weybridge

  • We begin by using a Limestone cleaning treatment over the Limestone. The cleaner is left to work for about twenty minutes to allow the cleaner to emulsify any greasy soil. We also use a scrubing machine to work the cleaning solutions deep into the surface of the Limestone.
  • After the scrubbing phase, we rinse off the slurry and check the condition of the floor. They keep scrubbing and rinsing until the floor has released all of the soil it can. On honed and polished Limestone floors, a single scrubing step is usually sufficient to remove any soil. Having said that, with Tumbled Limestone floors and Brushed Limestone floors, the cleaning may require several applications.
  • After scrubbing, there may be trapped soil within the surface of Tumbled and Brushed Limestone, and in the grout.
  • If there is still residual dirt after scrubbing, we have hot pressure rinsing equipment. Hot pressure rinsing propels hot water deep into the pores and holes in the tiles and the grout, to get at the soil that a scrubbing machine could not take out. It's often remarkable how much more soil the pressure rinsing equipment extracts.
  • pressurised rinsing is almost certainly not suitable for soft or very porous Limestone, as it could create a shadow pattern from the cleaning.
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How Is Limestone Polished?

Polishing Limestone is required once the original shine has worn off polsihed Limestone through wear and etch damage.

Limestone polishing starts using diamond honing equipment to take off any surface defects to prepare the floor for polishing.

Fine diamond tooling produces a honed and sheen finish. If you prefer a gloss, after diamond polishing, we use Limestone polishing creams to give the Limestone a high polished luster.

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How We Go About Restoring Limestone Floors

Limestone restoration begins by checking out the floor for problems. Usually the have of strong detergents and shoe traffic degrades the surface over Limestone.

The end result is a scored, permeable finish with tiny, holes that attract soil. At these times, the original surface is taken off by grinding and honing.

This process is known as floor restoration. We use a variety of Limestone floor restoration products like; diamonds for honing and also grinding, resin fillers, grouts and also polishing creams to produce a high shine.

Wear on older Limestone floors is a consequence of several years, perhaps decades, of footfall. Laminations within the tile can break up, slabs may crack, and also the stone subfloor might move.

This wear is a reminder of the building’s history, so it is often better to accept these flaws rather than disturb an old Limestone floor. Most of the time, these vintage floors are in listed heritage buildings and also any work is stringently controlled by the Heritage authorities.

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Limestone Sealing In Weybridge

Limestone sealing starts out with examining the type of Limestone plus the condition with the sub-floor.

Sealing A Limestone Floor Not Having A Damp Proof Membrane Layer

Limestone has been a flooring for thousands of years. Buildings before the 1950s may have stone floors put straight onto compact soil, a chalk base or lime-based mortar.

These kinds of types of floors have to allow the flow of moisture from the floor base, which has an effect on the choice for a floor sealer.

These floors are sealed with a penetrating sealer to allow the free movement of moisture through the stone.

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Sealing A Polished Limestone Floor

An impregnating sealer is normally used on polished Limestone. A couple of coats of impregnating sealer is usually sufficient to stop water soaking into the stone. An annual application of sealer helps retain the amount of protection on polished Limestone. Acid spills will penetrate an impregnating sealer, leaving etch damage. {This means that acid spills for instance [xfield_acid-spills] will penetrate the impregnating sealer in 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

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

Honed Limestone tiles can have a film-forming or surface sealer. Since name implies, the sealer forms a protective film the area of the Limestone tiles. This protectoive film gives extra protection from damage by etching. The film will act Since a wear layer, absorbing the damage from foot traffic as opposed to the tile . As the protective sealer is the top of the stone, we recommend applying a couple of coats of impregnating sealer first. The impregnating sealer helps protect the stone in areas where the surface film wears away.

A surface sealer lasts for two to four years before it requires topping up. We advise checking wear regions every few months to test for wear. If a region is indicating wear, deep clean areas to clear out surface soil, then top the spot up using a couple coats of new surfcae sealer.

Following this system, a floor Limestone sealer will last for a long time, without struggling with an unsightly build-up of sealer in areas that don’t need more sealer.

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