Sealing Stone Tiles And Grout Lines

Sealing Stone Tiles And Grout Lines

Certain thought needs to be taken when sealing stone tile floors. Are the floors and grout lines completely clean and dry.What type of stone tile are you sealingHow porous is the stone you are sealingWill the sealer effect or change the colour of the stone, this may result in ruining your floorKnowing how much sealer a stone will take is important.  You may apply too much or too little.  Too much sealer will result in your floor looking streaky, dirty and will attract dirt and grime etc.  The sealer will be very difficult to remove once dried on stone floorsNot enough sealer will result in your stone floor and grout lines being unprotected, therefore easily stained. ...
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The Process Of Grinding Stone Floors

The Process Of Grinding Stone Floors

Grinding of stone floors should only be undertaken when there is damage to the floor surfaces.  Example: removing scratches, acid damage, mechanical polishing, It is not essential to grind stone floors for the sake of cleaning.  Grinding Travertine for example, can produce more holes and pits and weaken the stone structure.  We will only grind stone floors where there is damage, or the need for mechanical polishing.  ...
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Difference Between

Difference Between

Cleaning – removes dirt, soil and greaseSanitizing – lowers the number of germsDisinfecting – kills germs on surfaces after cleaning.  This will only be effective once a surface has been deep cleaned.  Failure to do so will result in this process being ineffective. The disinfecting products we use on stone tile floors meets BS EN 1276 and BS EN 14476 requirements.  They are broad spectrum virucidal / bactericidal disinfectants, and will kill 99.999 percent of viruses and bacteria. Most stone tile floors in need of deep cleaning will be heavily soiled with dirt, grime, grease and bacteria, in and on the tiles and in the grout lines.  This would have an effect on the colour changing of both tiles and grout due to the accumulated dirt over time. We at As New Stone Tile Floor Cleaning will clean, restore stone tile floors and grout lines to their original beauty. During the floor cleaning process, we make sure the rinsing is carried out correctly and...
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Know Your Stone

Know Your Stone

Siliceous Natural Stone includes Granite, Slate and Sandstone.  Granite being a popular choice for counter tops Calcareous Natural Stone includes Marble, Limestone, Travertine.  These stones are sensitive to acid cleaning products.  Some stone cleaning products work on one stone but may not be suitable for another stone. SOME OF THE TYPES OF STONE TILE FLOORS WE DEEP CLEAN, SEAL, REPAIR AND RENOVATE MARBLELIMESTONETRAVERTINESLATESANDSTONEFLAGSTONESTERRACOTTAPORCELAINCERAMIC TILESVICTORIAN TILE FLOORSGROUT LINES ON ALL TILED STONE FLOORSGRANITE WORK TOPS All stone tiles listed need different levels of sealer due to their different porous surfaces. ...
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