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POPULAR STONE TILE FLOORS
Limestone is a sedimentary rock with a smooth finish. It varies in hardness, it is also a very popular stone floor. It can be honed finish (matt) or polished. To clean badly soiled limestone, start by honing floor, then thoroughly rinsing, then clean again using pH neutral cleaner, making sure grout lines are absolutely clean. Then seal with an impregnated sealer. Two applications should be sufficient. Only seal when floor is completely clean and dry.
Travertine Maintenance and Repair
Maintaining Travertine can be quite complicated to the untrained person. Its tiny holes, micropores, that allows bacteria, dirt, soil etc to ingress in these holes, can be very difficult to remove. Grinding Travertine floors is not recommended. Doing this can make the holes appear larger, therefore making the floor even more difficult to clean. Once deep cleaned, Travertine holes can be filled with an epoxy resin filler and then sealed, making the finish better than new.
Sandstone is an extremely porous stone. It needs to be treated with several coats of a good quality impregnated sealer, but firstly clean with a ph neutral stone cleaner.
Slate is a natural stone, a finely grained rock of layers of compression which makes slate unique. Slate cannot be grinded and will easily scratch. Sweep rather than vacuum slate floors. Because of the riven surfaces slate does pick up grit and dirt easily, therefore regular cleaning is required. Deep clean and seal yearly to protect your slate floor. By doing so your slate floors will look as good as new. Colour enhancing sealers work well on slate.
Terracotta is a ceramic tile which is extremely porous and should be sealed with several applications of a quality sealer, only after deep cleaning and thoroughly drying. Seal at least once a year.
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