Firstly, to our regular readers and for those who may be visiting our site for the first time, all the very best for 2016!
To kick off the new year and for our first blog we thought we would tackle an issue that we get quizzed about…. a lot. A common question that we are often asked when surveying a new site for regular cleaning is “How can I improve the look of my stone or tiled floors”
Generally a tiled or stone floor looks dirty as a result of either
- Poor cleaning practises
- Insufficient cleaning of the surface
- Over use of cleaning products
In most situations, tiled and stone floors can be restored to their former glory but keeping them that way is the challenge. First, address the points above regarding the general service.
Second, if the flooring material is a particularly porous material, then it’s inevitable that they will return to the former state with the possibility of immovable stains becoming a problem.
The answer may be to restore and then seal your floors.
Penetrating Sealers maintain the natural appearance of the sealed surface and are UV resistant and suitable for both indoor and outdoor applications. They are easy to apply to surfaces and require minimal labour.
Penetrating Sealers are suitable for use on most porous surfaces including concrete, sandstone, granite, marble, slate, brick and tiles. Penetrating Sealers help protect surfaces against staining and will actually help reduce your cleaning costs as they are labour saving due to the cleaning process being faster and easier. Some of the key benefits are:
- Preserves the natural look of surfaces
- Suitable for internal and external use
- Helps repel both oil and water based stains
- Labour saving due to the cleaning process being fast and easy
- Does not contain dangerous or toxic solvents
- Helps prevent acid damage and efflorescence
- Non yellowing and UV resistant
- Water based penetrating sealer
So if you want to improve the look of your floors, particulalry in high use areas such as foyers, corridors, washrooms and any area where presentation is critical, then a penetrating sealer may be the answer.
We pinched the image from our friends at Slique who are the experts in hard floor restoration.