By On February 22, 2015
By On January 25, 2015
Through our extensive experience we have learned the importance of using the best available products to compliment our stone restoration services. To make sure our clients are getting the best from their stone floor we feel it important to discuss the requirement of stone sealers.
Natural stone floors are porous in their very make up and therefore, from the point that they are laid requires protecting by a penetrating impregnator. It is important not to get blinded by science but essentially there are two types of protection for stone tiles. Therese are sealers and impregnators.
Whilst stone impregnators work to protect the inside structure a stone sealer will shield the surface of the stone tile. An impregnator is known not to alter the colour or texture of the stone, however, a sealer may create a slightly darker tone and will offer a slight shine to the tile.
Both work to safeguard the stone tiles but it is important to remember that if liquid is left on the floor for any prolonged time that it will inevitably infiltrate the sealer and will stain it as a result. The products allow time to dab up the spillage.
Floor protection products need to be periodically reapplied. This will improve the longevity of your stone floor and will offer resistance against mould and mildew in grout lines. If you are unsure of whether your floor requires a reapplication it is best to seek professional advice.
We offer stone sealing services and would invite you to call our friendly staff on 0800 852 7177 to arrange a survey. We work conscientiously to ensure each of our clients receive the best possible standards in customer care.
No two jobs are ever the same and we are passionate about the intricacies of stone floor restoration. Sealing tiles is incredibly important and will not only offer protection but it will improve the overall appearance of your floor tiles and will allow you to enjoy the true beauty of your natural stone floor for longer.
By On December 16, 2014
It is undeniable that wood floors are one of the most timeless floor covering alternatives. There is ever-adaptive information that shows the increasing popularity of wooden flooring.
It is a clear selling point that any wood floor can be fully sanded and restored after experiencing wear through daily use. If your home or business is fitted with a wood floor there are a number of factors that can influence the appearance and lifespan.
Point one: it is an inevitable fact that any wood floor, whether in a domestic or commercial setting, will experience wear and tear. The result of this will be scuffs, scrapes, dull spots and cracking. The exciting factor is that this is not something that you have to live with. We are well-equipped to offer fully and exhaustive wood floor repairs as part of our floor sanding services.
Point two: considers the requirement of tailored product formulations. Once a floor has been sanded, a finish needs to be applied. The success of any restoration job is strongly reliant on the use of best-available product selections. Our time-served experience has meant that we have a carefully selected product range that unequivocally offers the best-available finish.
Point three: is the requirement for trade machinery. There is no end of DIY floor sanding machinery available and the inevitable outcome is an unsatisfactory result. Industrial machinery combined with knowledge and experience of the individual intricacies of different wood floors ensures our success.
Point four: covers the fact that professional floor sanding services are cost-effective. It is often misunderstood that the cost of sanding wood floors is prohibitive. We feel confident that once you have experienced our services that you will become a customer for life; not only will you have a fully restored, striking floor but we ensure to leave our clients with all relevant detail to support routine cleaning.
We are fiercely passionate about our approach to wood floor restoration. This stems from our drive and determination to raise industry standards and to offer first-class customer service. Please enquire by calling 01257 270775.
By On November 25, 2014
If you are looking for a floor tile design that is quintessentially British, look no further than Victorian floor tiles. These floor tiles can be found in both Victorian and Edwardian properties and often form part of a larger restoration project.
Victorian tiled floors create an embellishment of any home and can often be found in entrance ways such as that of the property that we visited to offer our stone cleaning services for. Clients that have Victorian tiles often feel very passionate about them.
This was certainly the case with these beautiful tiles in Blackburn. The home owners loved the statement that the tiles provided to their home. They had noticed over time that the finish on the tiles had started to deteriorate.
They wanted to be well-informed with regards to the stone restoration process as well as how best to maintain the tiles after they were carefully restored. A finish and stone seal are incredibly important to making sure that a high traffic area like this offers a resistance against daily exposure to water. It also works to boost the look of the stone floor.
The tiles were left deep cleaned, restored and sealed. There are so many stone products available and on discussion with our clients, it is often the case that they find this a minefield. Stone-specific product formulations are important and as part of our customer care programme we will leave you with detail of the best available products to maintain your clean tiles.
Damage to natural stone surfaces often stems from sand, dirt and grit walked in on the soles of shoes. The likelihood of these abrasive materials entering your property can be reduced by placing doormats at entrances.
If you would like to find more about our services for floor tiles please call our well-informed staff on 01257 270775.
By On October 22, 2014
Are you looking for a versatile natural stone floor? Some may say to look no further than flagstone flooring; it is available in a range of textures, tile shapes and sizes. As an anti-slip tile, flagstone can be used within many areas of a home and businesses alike.
It is important to consider the expected foot traffic of the area, usage, varying temperatures and other factors when considering which floor tile is the best variant for you. The below flagstone tiles were a real feature of this pub in Ormskirk.
If you were to imagine an area that would experience a likely combination of high usage, liquid spills, ingrained dirt and other deteriorating factors. A pub floor would likely rank highly on your list. This was certainly the case when we inspected this flagstone floor to complete a detailed quotation.
Although dirty tiles are often unsightly; there is another element to our job that becomes very satisfying. We are confident of the restoration results that can be achieved so stone cleaning is an incredibly rewarding process.
The tiles were carefully restored, taking into account the individual requirements of such a stunning stone tile. The restoration reinstated the beautiful stone floor and avoided, what some people contemplate, the costly expense of replacement.
Our client was provided with advice on routine maintenance that they then passed onto their cleaners. This elongates the times required between restorations and keeps the tiles looking at their best.
This formed part of a larger package that we offered this establishment. They also wanted to take advantage of our state-of-the-art floor sanding and commercial carpet cleaning services. This allowed them the opportunity to deal with one company and we worked closely with them to make sure that the work was scheduled at a convenient time.
If you would like to discuss any floor care requirements that you have for your home or business we invite you to call on 01257 270775 for more information. Our friendly staff are happy to support any enquiry and will guide you through the process of dealing with 1 Stop Floor Care.
By On September 24, 2014
It is important for us that from your initial contact with 1 Stop Floor Care that you are instantly reassured that you are dealing with a trustworthy, professional and courteous company who care deeply about the service that we offer.
Ultimately we want to leave you feeling confident that you have employed a specialist that can offer a superior service to other competition based on our drive to be the best at what we do. How do we do this?
Our technicians are trained to national recognized standards and this is backed by our well-earned, established reputation. This is coupled with tried and tested techniques that have always looked to raise the standards of our industry. We treat the homes and businesses that we work in with the utmost respect.
When we were approached to clean and restore these beautiful flagstone tiles in Preston, it was a great opportunity to bring back to life tiles that had lost their lustre over time. Flagstone flooring offers a rustic appearance and provide character to any space where they were fitted.
Our in-depth flagstone cleaning process brought out the natural colouration of these tiles and they were finished with an industrial strength, eco-friendly stone sealer. This process allows the beauty of natural stone flooring to shine through with the confidence for the home owner that they are protected and sealed against wear and damage.
We leave each and every client with information of routine cleaning and form a maintenance programme that will make sure the tiles remain looking at their best, for longer. If you would like to request a quote we invite you to call 1 Stop Floor Care on 01257 270775, use our contact page or fill in our request for a free survey.
By On August 15, 2014
Sandstone is a classic sedimentary rock that is really distinct and unique. It is a natural stone so no two tiles are exactly the same. This provides an opportunity for distinctive design when the stone floor is being laid and it will undoubtedly offer a really timeless-looking finish.
The great thing about sandstone tiles is that they can be restored and re-polished if, over time, the floor is ingrained with dirt or has become stained. It is inevitable that natural stone tiles are more prone to staining and have limited chemical resistance, which is why it is pivotal to the overall success of the restoration project that specialist knowledge of this tile type is used.
The initial images of this Indian sandstone floor in Leyland show how the tiles and grout had become grubby. The tiled floor had lost its lustre and the detailed and intricate patterning was no longer visible through this build-up. The above picture also shows a test area that we completed prior to the full restoration of this floor and the difference it made!
Our specialist floor restoration process quickly and efficiently lifted this dirt and grime. Stone-specific product formulations, coupled with our industrial machinery meant that the tiles were thoroughly cleaned, skilfully and carefully, providing a hygienically clean floor.
Natural stone requires sealing to offer resistance against dirt and further staining. This is the best way to prevent stains as natural stone is porous and quick to absorb any liquid spillages. A top-quality stone sealant repels spills on the surface, providing time for it to be wiped away. The liquid then has less opportunity to penetrate through the stone.
We offered our client information about routine cleaning of her restored stone flooring and she was really impressed at the results that we achieved. She commented on the detail of the stone tiles that was now revealed as she could not remember the last time her floor looked this good.
If you would like to find out more about the services we offer to clean and restore sandstone floor tiles we invite you to call on 01257 270775. We are happy to provide information and advice.
By On July 22, 2014
We are in an incredibly fortunate position that has lead us to be market leaders in our field of floor care and floor cleaning. We were invited to complete our tailored floor sanding process on this wooden floor in the Royal Mail Delivery Office in St. Annes.
To successfully and consistently win commercial floor restoration work we have to make sure that we are offering competitive services in terms of finishes and customer care. What is our winning formula?
Customer Service; this is intrinsic to every aspect of our business. It is inherent in all of our training and this makes sure that our ethos of exceeding expectations becomes a natural element of the services that we offer to all of our domestic and commercial clients.
Company Culture; the services that we offer start with the skilled craftsmen that we employ. We take pride in our work and set high standards for floor cleaning and restoration work. We are constantly looking to lead the field and our workforce drive this forward with enthusiasm.
Training; the field of floor care is constantly changing and it is therefore imperative that we embrace this continuous change. Continuous learning is an investment both in our workers and our clients as it enables us to offer the best available services consistently.
On inspection of the wooden flooring in the delivery office; we were faced with an incredibly worn and scratched finish. Through discussions it was identified that the dark finish was no longer wanted so we discussed the wood finishes available; a more natural finish was selected and the images show the transformation that was achieved.
If you would like more information on our comprehensive wood floor sanding services we invite you to call on 01257 270775.
By On June 24, 2014
An exciting element of our work is the opportunity for us to employ our time-served experience in stone cleaning and restoration. It is likely that if you have the chance to speak to our skilled craftsmen that you will automatically identify their clear passion for what we do and for providing the best level of service. It means so much that we receive such great positive customer feedback and this was evident on completion of these slate flagstones in Ambleside.
Slate flagstones offer an incredibly natural and rustic look to any property. The tiled floors in this home required a deep clean, however, the owner of the property was particularly worried about a large stain. Stain removal on natural stone flooring does require in-depth knowledge and understanding of the individual stone type.
Slate tiles are, through their composition, made up of a number of layers. This has meant that over time slate flooring has been known for peeling or flaking of these delicate layers. Our specialised stone restoration process carefully considers this, whilst achieving unrivalled levels of deep cleaning.
The above images show the area of the stain and how it had naturally soaked into the pores of this beautiful slate flagstone floor. Our trade-strength cleaning formulations allowed us to cut through the stain whilst making sure that there was no damage caused to the stone flooring.
The images show the end result and the stain has clearly been eliminated with no damage to the tile or grout around the original stain. When visiting the owner of this property for our initial inspection; they were fearful that their beautiful stone floor may need replacing. They were truly shocked with the results that we were able to provide.
We continued through the house to offer a full cleaning and restoration service for their tiles. If you have any questions about cleaning stone tiles or stain removal we invite you to call us on 01257 270775.
By On June 19, 2014
Marble is a metamorphic rock and is by far one of the most recognisable and most popular natural stone. It is striking in its appearance and, once fitted, will look incredible, be durable and will last a lifetime if maintained correctly.
We were invited to provide our comprehensive stone restoration process for these marble tiles in Warrington. The owners of the house were completely renovating the entire property and wanted us to fully clean and polish their marble flooring after the grouting application had left the tiles covered in grout residue.
The stone floor was completely cleaned and then we completed diamond resurfacing to the entire tiled floor. This process is completed by using a graduated range of abrasive pads, slowly grinding down the surface of the tile. This stone polishing process can be used to remove scratches, scuffs and some staining.
Finer and finer grades of abrasive pads were then used to hone the surface to create an incredibly smooth finish. This process repeated delivers a high-gloss shine as showcased in the images. Our clients had specifically requested that they wanted a reflective finish. We discussed the likely additional maintenance that is required for high-shine stone finishes so that they were left well-equipped.
Again, the marble tiles were then fully sealed to protect them further from daily wear and tear. Our clients commented that they did not think the glossy shine we achieved would be possible. They felt that it enhanced the natural beauty of their marble and commented that it set a high standard to which the remaining restoration work had to compliment.
This was another job that confidently showcased the incredible results that can be achieved by cleaning marble. If you have any questions on how to polish marble or our polishing marble services we invite you to call 1 Stop Floor Care on 01257 270775.
A great element of our business is being invited into clients’ homes and businesses where people are looking to carefully and skilfully restore their stone flooring.
There is such an incredible range of issues that can be experienced including marks, etching, scratches, scrapes, holes and general wear and tear to mention a few.
Our specialist stone restoration service provides a comprehensive provision that seeks to fully restore stone floor tiles, eliminating all of these. You will find that we take the time to discuss the process with you so that you are left feeling well-informed.
We were invited to clean and restore these marble tiles in Liverpool. This property was incredible example of traditional and classic use of natural stone flooring. The marble tiles swept elegantly through the hallway and up the stairs.
Our client had become frustrated with the dull appearance of her marble flooring. As the marble within her home was a real statement, she felt as though she wanted it to look its best.
Marble is an incredibly durable stone tile and it will stand up well against the daily wear and tear in high traffic areas of your home.
We fully cleaned and polished this marble flooring throughout. Our client wanted a high shine finish to her floor and this was achieved through grinding the marble and polishing it with varying grit sandpaper with our industrial-strength stone polishing machinery.
Our client was really impressed with the results that we achieved; she commented that she would be happy to pass on our details to friends and family because she felt as though she had received an overall level of service that exceeded her expectations.
If you have any questions about restoring your marble floor tiles or our general floor care services we invite you to call on 01257 270775.