Limestone Cleaning and Restoration
Covering all areas of London
6 Steps Process -- Safe Natural Solutions -- Stain Protection -- Maintenance Plans
Introduction to Limestone Floor Restoration
Limestone is a sedimentary rock composed mainly of calcium carbonate in the form of calcite or aragonite, which is formed over thousands of years by the accumulation of shells, bones, and other calcium-rich materials. It is a very durable rock that is widely used in construction, landscaping, and other commercial applications. Limestone is also an important part of the global carbon cycle, and is sometimes used as a soil amendment or fertilizer.
Limestone floor restoration is important for making sure your limestone floor retains its beautiful, natural look. Here are a few steps to get your limestone floor looking like new:
1. Clean the floor. Start by sweeping and vacuuming to remove any dirt, dust, and debris, then mop or steam clean to remove any remaining dirt.
2. Seal the floor. After the floor is dry, apply a sealing agent to help protect the limestone from staining and wear.
3. Polish the floor. Use a specific type of stone polisher to buff the limestone and bring out its natural shine and texture.
4. Repair any chips or cracks. If your limestone floor has any chips or cracks, you can repair them with a patching compound.
Limestone flooring is an eye-catching alternative and fits seamlessly into both contemporary and classic properties. Limestone is a fascinating natural stone and it is important to be aware of its intricacies to ensure that you are able to keep it looking at its best.
Look no further; we are well-equipped in restoring the classy and unique look of your limestone flooring. We are able to offer a variation of stone finishes that will be tailored to your individual taste. The limestone cleaning process provides a durable, hygienically clean and well-protected finish.
vital element of the restoration process is the time-served experience that we can offer confidently and the knowledge of the best available product formulations that support the individual requirements of limestone.
Limestone floors are available in a range of textures, colours, tile shapes and sizes. This creates the opportunity to create a distinctive and exclusive visual effect. Limestone can scratch or scuff relatively easily so here are our top tips for care;
- Complete daily vacuuming or sweeping with a soft-bristled brush
- Dab liquid spillages immediately
- Make sure that limited liquid is used when cleaning your limestone floor as this is a porous natural stone and can leave your tiles discoloured
- Do not use acidic cleaning solutions that can leave residue or damage your tiles.
To request our assistance in the restoration of your limestone tiles we invite you to call on 0800 232 1138. Our service is fast, efficient and cost-effective; we use state-of-the-art cleaning machinery, tailor-made products, stone specific protector impregnators and colour enhancers to produce a limestone floor to be proud of.
Specification For The Restoration & Impregnation of Natural Stone
1. Room Preparation
Due to Health & safety and insurance restriction, we respectfully ask you to move all furniture and breakable items. Our craftsmen will then carefully protect skirting Boards and wall coverings, using low tack tape, waterproof plastic or waxed paper.
2. Dry Mop
Dry mopping all of areas to be treated.
3. Vacuum floor
Power vacuuming using HEPA filtration vacuum cleaners ensuring the removal of loose dirt, sand and dust. Making sure all the edges is dust free using edge nozzles.
4. Deep Cleaning / Stripper
Application of our unique Wax & Residue Remover stripping solution which will break down And remove seal/polish build-ups. Then using various grades of brushes / pads and agitation machinery We clean deep down in to the surface. Followed by, pressurized water extraction using enclosed spinning heads, providing unrivalled cleaning results.
5. Stone Neutralization
Application of our Natural Stone Rinse, rinse this will neutralise the floor ready for further.
We install turbo dryers to speed dry the floors.
Hand application of reactive natural stone impregnator Stain Guard SB or Color Enhancing Impregnator, which has been specially designed to protect porous stone. This process is vital it can take a number of hours as the stone has to be completely dry prior to application. In addition, the floor has to be dry when applying the recommended additional coats of impregnator. This will protect your natural stone in the future, guarding against both oil and water based spills. And of course , your daily maintenance of the floor will be greatly improved due to the protective barrier.
As every stone surface is different and hard floor / walls can be high maintenance, having the stone impregnated from day one will protect your investment. Anyfloor will continue to assist you with your floor maintenance , we will advise yourself of the correct product to use.