Introduction to Slate Floor Restoration

Slate stone is a type of sedimentary rock that is made of compressed clay or other sedimentary material. It is typically grey or greenish in colour, but can also be blue, purple, or even pink. Slate has many uses around the home, including roofing, flooring, countertops, and wall cladding. It is also often used in landscaping and as a decorative material due to its durability, ease of maintenance, and interesting texture.

Slate floor restoration can involve a few steps depending on the level of damage. First, the floor should be cleaned thoroughly. The next step is to repair any cracks, chips, or dimples with a putty knife and some epoxy. Next, the floor should be sanded using an electric sander or hand-held sandpaper to remove any old sealers and waxes. Finally, the floor is sealed with a sealing product such as a wax or urethane-based sealer to protect the slate from future spills and wear.

Slate is a fine-grained metamorphic rock that can be formed from shale. Part of its popularity stems from the fact that it is so well-suited to both interior and exterior flooring projects.
Its ability to deal with extreme temperatures means that slate is commonly used for flooring, roofing and is resistant against exposure to sun. Slate floors offer a natural non-slip surface which has unequivocally propelled its use in kitchens, bathrooms and other similar areas of the home.

Slate floor tiles are easily recognisable and have a natural and rustic appearance. Slate tiles tend to be grey in colour but multi-coloured slate is also available.

Slate has individual intricacies that need to be respected throughout the restoration process. It is a very durable stone but can flake due to its foliation. We have built up a well-earned reputation for the careful restoration of slate flooring alongside other stone floor restoration.

Once we have completed our comprehensive quotation survey and set a date for work to commence, our clients are instantly reassured by our professional approach. This starts from the point of an initial enquiry and flows seamlessly through the slate restoration work and beyond.

We treat your property with respect and this is shown through our meticulous approach to preparation. Your possessions, skirting, walls and furniture is completely protected prior to any cleaning taking place.

Slate tiles are not polished due to their texture. Sealing slate is an incredible important part of the restoration process. What does sealing stone do?

  • It works to repel liquid spillages
  • It reduces mildew build-up
  • It preserves the longevity of your natural stone
  • It will work to protect against staining

We are confident that we are best-equipped to deal with your slate cleaning and restoration project. If you would like to find out more about our services for restoring the lustre of slate flooring we invite you to call on 0800 232 1138.

Slate Floor Restoration London
Slate Floor Restoration London

Specification For The Restoration & Sealing 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.

6. Drying

We install turbo dryers to speed dry the floors.

7. Sealing

Application of unique stone sealing treatments –Natural Stone Sealer, Natural Stone Sealer contain a blend of Acrylic polymers and Co-polymer Resins (resin technology). The stone seals binds to the stone, applies a protective, hard wearing and extremely durable natural finish. This Process enhances the stone, allow to breath naturally, and assist in keeping the surface free from daily dirt and grease build up.

8. Benefits

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.