WEST OF SCOTLAND TILE CLEANING SERVICES: Restoring natural stone and ceramic tiles
WEST OF SCOTLAND TILE CLEANING SERVICES: Restoring natural stone and ceramic tiles

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Terracotta floor tiles in a conservatory. 

 

These tiles were grubby and stained with oil.  The flo​​or was scrubbed clean with a specialist cleaning product to remove any residual old sealant, dirt and oil stains. As terracotta is very porous it took nine coats of sealant to properly seal the floor but as you can see, this has given the floor a lovely sheen.

A Victorian floor in porch.

 

This floor was neglected and badly stained with paint, glue, cement and generally was very dirty.  The original sealant was worn away, allowing grime to penetrate the tiles. A concentrated solution of cleaning fluid was left to soak into the floor, then cleaned off removing all stains. Cement had to be removed with an acid.  The floor was then sealed with five coats of a sealant which is specifically for clay floor tiles. The end result was a beautifully restored floor.

A Limestone tile floor in a kitchen.

 

This floor had not been sealed when first laid. As a result grime and stains from various foodstuffs had left their mark on the floor.  Using a scrubbing machine the tile and grout were cleaned thoroughly. The client preferred a non-shine sealant so three coats were used to fully seal the floor and achieve the effect shown.

A Flagstone floor in a hallway.

 

This flagstone floor, as you can see, had not been touched for years. Underneath the layers of dirt the edges had been painted a foot in from the wall and all the way round. This took me two days of cleaning to remove dirt and paint, and then a colour enhancing sealant was used.  Quite a difference I'm sure you will agree!

 

Slate tile floor in a kitchen.

 

This slate kitchen floor was grimy and stained.  After scrubbing clean using a specialist cleaning fluid five coats of sealant were used to fully seal the tiles and grout. I have added an extra picture of the floor after cleaning but before sealing to give you an idea of how dirty the floor was.

Travertine Floor tiles in a hallway.

 

This travertine hallway looked dull and tired.  The old sealant was removed using a scrubbing machine and specialist cleaning product.  Three coats of new sealant were then applied to the floor. The tiles were then polished, bringing them back to life.

Quarry floor tiles in a hallway.

 

These quarry tiles were covered in cement left by messy builders. The sealant had also worn off through wear and tear.  A scrubbing machine, in conjunction with a cleaning product, was used to clean the floor.  Then four coats of sealant was used on the tiles and grout to give a lovely sheen.

Sandstone Floor in Kitchen

 

The client asked to have the sandstone floor in her kitchen deep cleaned. The floor was heavily soiled with dirt and grime as well as oil stains. As the floor was riven, we were unable to use a scrubbing machine so the floor was scrubbed using deck scrubbers and a powerful cleaning agent, then rinsed with water which was then removed with a wet vac. This cycle of cleaning and rinsing was then repeated. A steam machine was used to break down the more stubborn stains. The client only wanted a deep clean without sealing the stone. I strongly recommended having the floor sealed to protect the floor.  However, she did not take my advice, so I don't think the floor will stay clean for long! I have added an extra image which shows half the floor cleaned, to emphasise the difference after cleaning.

 

 

This job was a simple clean and polish of a ceramic floor.

Here we have a mosaic floor that the clients wanted cleaned and sealed. We have a picture of before cleaning, then a small section was cleaned to show contrast, before the floor was fully cleaned and finished with a matt seal. 

Here we have a selection of other work

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