By On February 11, 2014
By On January 15, 2014
The below images show the results of a marble polishing job that we completed in Gisburn. This client requested that we achieve a high-gloss finish. Once the work had been completed, it was a great opportunity to take pictures to showcase the results.
We receive a large number of queries through our website and we enjoy taking the time to offer information and advice to our valued clients. We use every opportunity to discuss the ways in which we offer superior stone cleaning and stone restoration services throughout the Lancashire areas.
Stone Cleaning Products; natural and man-made stone tiles differ greatly in the products required to restore their originally-laid beauty. Incorrect usage of cleaning products can result in damaged tiles and our experience and training has meant that we are best-equipped to deal with every enquiry.
Stone Restoration Machinery; we are intensely passionate about the machinery that we use. Having the best available restoration machines sets us apart from our competition and ensures that we can achieve the best finish in the shortest time. We realise that having any home improvement work completed in your home or business means disruption and we look at reducing this in any way possible.
Time-Served Knowledge; our website shows the range of flooring that we work with. Floor care and floor cleaning in both domestic and commercial premises has allowed us incredible insight and the opportunity to hone our craft. It also allowed us to build up the reputation that we have to this day.
There is a range of finishes that can be achieved with stone polishing; this varies from honed to polished stone. We spend time discussing your individual requirements to make sure that the finish we achieve matches this.
If you have any questions or would like to discuss arranging a floor care quotation; please call Ian on 01257 270775.
By On December 10, 2013
Sanding wooden floors throughout the UK has provided our Company with vast experience in the trade. It has allowed us incredible opportunities and it is great to be able to showcase these on our website. Every job varies greatly and the before and after images of this wood floor sanding job show the stunning change to this beautiful space.
We were invited to complete this job in Buckley Theatre School in Wigan; and what a brilliant job to start the New Year with! We were asked to fully sand and seal 150m² of reclaimed maple flooring.
The wood floor boards were originally taken from a University in Lancaster and relayed in the dance studio. The boards were worn and needed carefully crafted restoration to bring them back to life.
The floor sanding work was complete in 2 ½ days. After the sanding process was completed, it was decided that the wooden floor should be finished with a very hard wearing two pack commercial floor laquer.
The newly restored maple flooring really did alter the overall appearance of the studio. The images show this transformation; we wanted to show the process from start to finish.
We have wide-ranging experience in commercial floor sanding and have the necessary man-power and industrial machinery to complete the work with minimal disruption to your business.
If you have any questions or would like to discuss the options available we would ask you to call us on 01257 270775; we would be happy to talk you through the process and work hard to offer assurance that you are dealing with the best-served company to restore your wood floors.
By On December 6, 2013
We received a call from this client who had just purchased a new house which they were looking to renovate. Although they liked the flooring that was laid in the house, both the oak floor and the travertine tiles were incredibly damaged.
The wood flooring was scratched, stained and had paint splatters on from where the rooms had been decorated without protecting the floors. The travertine floor looked dull and had clearly not received any kind of treatment or care in the years that they had been laid.
It was a great opportunity to take on the project as, with our years of experience, we could visualise what the restoration results would be like and the drastic improvement that would be achievable.
We were able to provide a competitive price and it was a chance to combine our floor care services.
Our experience in both stone restoration and floor sanding means that we are true experts in both fields.
We are intensely passionate about floor restoration and have invested heavily in both training and machinery to confidently offer brilliant results without fail.
The images show how the stone tiles and wood floor were transformed.
After the project was completed we offered the client detail about regular cleaning of their floors that they said would help them a lot.
They continued with the renovation, pleased that they had chosen to restore their flooring rather than replace it.
The results speak for themselves and we invite you to make contact if you have any questions about floor restoration. You can call us on 01257 270775 or you can contact us via our contact form.
Please also feel free to register to receive a free survey by completing the submission form found at the top of our ‘Home’ page.
By On November 27, 2013
Having an expanse of marble tiles in your home is a luxury and looks incredibly spectacular as seen in the below images. They really are impressive and marble flooring is likely to rate highly if choosing to lay stone flooring in your home or business.
We were asked to inspect this marble floor in Rufford; the owner of the house had been in the house for one year and was disappointed that the floor appeared to be looking worse by the week.
We spent time with the customer discussing their regular cleaning routine and identified that the owner had been maintaining the floor with a steam mop and unsuitable cleaning products.
This meant that there was a gradual deterioration of the finish on the marble floor tiles and if not restored appropriately; this decline would likely continue.
After our initial consultation we returned to complete our comprehensive marble restoration process. It was discussed that the owner wanted a high-gloss finish to their tiles; the floor was therefore ground, polished and sealed with a colour enhancing impregnator.
Finally, the customer was advised of the correct cleaning products and techniques to keep the marble with this high gloss finish. This part of the process is so important and allows us to share our knowledge of the trade and individual stone types with our customers.
This is where 1 Stop Floor Care offer superior services to each and every one of our clients; we strive to go the extra mile and deliver restored natural stone floors with a concentration on customer service.
We want to gain your custom for life and invite you to call us on 01257 270775 for any enquiries about marble polishing. We look forward to hearing from you.
By On November 20, 2013
Indian sandstone floor tiles are incredibly beautiful and create a statement for any home. We were invited to restore this sandstone flooring in West Lancashire. Through advice previously received, the owner was led to believe that the drab and dirty stone floor was meant to look like this.
After our intense stripping and deep cleaning processes the sandstone tiles took on an incredible new lease of life. The homeowner really could not believe what the restored tiles looked like because their natural beauty and pattern had been hidden under years and years of dirt and grime.
The floor was then sealed with an impregnating sealer which will keep the floor looking this good for years to come. This is applied by hand to ensure even coverage. The before and after images provide proof of the transformation that we were able to achieve and is testament to the exquisiteness of sandstone.
Cleaning sandstone is an incredible process and 1 Stop Floor Care are best-equipped to deal with the stone restoration process. We have industrial machinery, time-served knowledge and trade-strength products that offer the superior finish required.
Part of our service is building on our local reputation for providing brilliant stone cleaning and floor care. From the point of your enquiry to delivering your sandstone restoration project; we will endeavour to keep you well-informed and provide you assurance that you are dealing with professionals.
If you have any questions or would like to discuss any aspect of our services please call us on 01257 270775. We hope that you agree the before and after images of this incredible project really do speak volumes for the power of restored stone.
By On November 20, 2013
Marble is arguably one of the most recognisable and well-known stone tile; it really enhances any room where it is laid. Years of use and wear had left this marble flooring looking dull which was not the statement that our clients wanted to make to people visiting their home.
How was this marble restoration completed?
This process stripped back the existing surface of the marble tiles. It removed any remaining coatings, delamination and other issues that had occurred over time. This technique employed the use of our state-of-the-art machinery.
This process offered further grinding with diamond grinders that provided a smooth and reflective finish. The level to which this is completed depends on the finish that our individual clients would like to achieve. We were asked to provide a high-shine for this job.
Sealing marble will make sure that the marble restoration results are long-lasting. It will give the stone a natural resilience against liquid spills. In this case we sealed the stone with a colour enhancing impregnator.
Below is a selection of the before and after images from this marble cleaning project; the results really do speak for themselves and we felt as though these images show the versatility of marble.
If you have any questions about marble polishing or would like to talk to us; we ask that you call Ian on 01257 270775.
By On October 30, 2013
Stone cleaning and stone restoration is a delicate and intricate process that requires in-depth knowledge of many different types of stone, their individual cleaning requirements and the ways in which you can achieve the best possible results.
Our industrial machinery and stone-specific products enable us to thoroughly clean and restore natural stone tiles throughout Lancashire. We were asked to restore this Flagstone flooring in St Helens and we went to complete a sample area.
This provides us the opportunity to show clients the results that we can achieve with their actual stone flooring. Our client was so impressed that they immediately confirmed that they would like us to complete the work to their entire Flagstone floor.
This flagstone floor had become unsightly due to many years of dirt and build-up. Our work involved stripping, deep cleaning and sealing the floor with a breathable and hard wearing topical seal.
The below pictures of before and after the stone cleaning process shows how we were able to enhance the natural colour of the stone tiles, giving this old floor a new lease of life. We offer comprehensive services at competitive prices and help homeowners and business owners avoid the unnecessary cost of expensive replacement.
If you would like to enquire about our stone restoration services please call us on 01257 270775; we would be happy to discuss your options with you and to arrange a free, no obligation quotation.
By On September 12, 2013
We were invited to complete this Flagstone floor restoration job in Burnley. Our name had been recommended to this client by a previous customer who had been impressed with the service that we offered and the stone restoration results we are able to achieve.
The use of flagstones in homes are incredibly popular because of their rustic and natural look and their durability and practical benefits. This flagstone flooring required a full restoration process because of the build-up of dirt and grime over time.
Deep chemical cleaning was required to start the cleaning process for this flagstone floor. This chemical solution was then agitated using Nu-Life monster brushes with our industrial machinery. Our experience has allowed us the benefit of using only the best products and machinery to ensure we are able to offer superior restoration results without exception.
The flagstone cleaning process was then followed by high pressure washing and extraction. In-depth knowledge of cleaning flagstones is so important; it would be easy to damage your precious flagstone tiles.
After the tiles were fully dried with our powerful drying machines a Natural Stone Sealer by Nu-Life was applied by hand. This process repels liquid spillages and ensures the tiles and grout are mildew-resistant.
We would be happy to take your enquiries and provide a no-obligation quotation; please call 01257 270775 to find out about our Flagstone restoration services.
By On August 16, 2013
Marble tiles are instantly recognisable and are striking in their appearance; they are used in both domestic and commercial premises and offer a really elegant look.
Marble flooring can be used in many areas of the home including kitchens, bathrooms, laundry rooms and entrance halls.
We were invited to this marble restoration job in Burnley where the marble floor had become dull over time. Although marble is a versatile natural stone, it can in its very nature suffer from scratches and etching.
Through our discussion with the home owner it became apparent that we would need to complete our tailored marble grinding, polishing and sealing processes to offer the look they wanted to achieve.
The process is cost-effective and efficient as we have invested in state-of-the-art machinery. We will protect all of your skirting boards and furniture and ensure that every element of the process is explained so that you are confident you are dealing with a time-served professional.
We have completed a large number of stone cleaning and stone restoration jobs throughout Lancashire and further field and we make sure that however large or small the job is that we leave every client feeling that they have received the best level of customer service with incredible restoration results.
Marble polishing is a hugely rewarding process; the above pictures tell the story themselves. Are you looking for advice on how to clean marble? If so, please call Ian on 01257 270775 to arrange a free, no obligation quotation and survey of your floor tiles.
Limestone is a luxurious and high quality natural stone; it is suitable for bathrooms, counter tops and floors. It is a hugely popular stone choice and stunning when looked after correctly.
This porous natural stone requires expert knowledge to achieve the best possible and long lasting restoration results. It is likely that once your beautiful limestone flooring is laid that it will have experience a variety factors that may damage the floor tiles leaving them scuffed, scratched, stained or dull.
We are enthusiastic and passionate about our approach to cleaning limestone. We have undertaken a number of limestone restoration jobs throughout Blackburn and the surrounding areas of Lancashire.
Limestone Cleaning Process
Step 1: We inspect your limestone floor; this is to identify the nature of the work required and limitations of stain removal and restoration, if any. This inspection will allow us to provide you with an accurate quotation for the required work. This is offered with no obligation and we are happy to discuss all aspects of the job prior to work commencing.
Step 2: As routine; we protect all walls, skirting and furniture. We realise this is a very important part of the process and provides assurance that you are dealing with a professional company who will treat your home or business with respect.
Step 3: All dirt, soil and dry particles are removed.
Step 4: A pre-mixed cleaning solution is applied; this is where experience is vital. Each stone type is individual and requires in-depth understanding of natural stone. Damage can be used if incorrect cleaning solutions and methods are employed.
Step 5: Industrial rotary cleaning machines are then used to agitate the solution. These manage to reach all edges and corners, providing a seamlessly cleaned stone floor. The floor is then rinsed.
Step 6: The cleaning process may require repeating, but once done this has been completed, the stone is then thoroughly dried. We have invested in fast-drying machinery which hugely reduces drying times and disruption to your home or business.
Step 7: The stone polishing process is then completed, leaving stone flooring smooth and reflective. Diamond encrusted rotary pads reducing from course pads to very fine pads, offering the high-sheen and polished finish.
** Please note that we are able to offer a polished or honed finish for your Limestone Tiles: we will fully discuss your desired finish prior to starting the work **
Step 8: Sealing; a stone-specific sealer is then applied by hand to the tiles. This is a crucial part of the process; this penetrates below the surface of the stone and grout and repels liquid spillages.
We look to achieve unrivalled finishes whist offering high-levels of customer service at competitive prices. We have worked hard to build up a great local reputation with has benefited us with substantial repeat custom and recommendations.
The two top pictures show the Limestone flooring on arrival and the bottom two pictures show the tiles when we left. This customer in Blackburn wanted a high shine on her limestone tiles and was so pleased with the results we were able to achieve.
Once the work is completed we will discuss a regular maintenance cleaning programme; leaving you with information and knowledge to ensure the results we provide are long-lasting.
We ask you to contact Ian on 01257 270775 with any limestone cleaning enquiries.