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Granite Worktop Repair Advice Buckinghamshire

By stone1 On June 16, 2017 No Comments

If you are considering worktop repairs it is likely that you are in a situation where your stone worktop has been damaged. This can sometimes feel like a daunting place to be as these types of worktops can be expensive to purchase and install.

We all tend to try and look after our worktops but naturally through daily use and the ways in which they are used, they can suffer a range of deteriorating factors.

Granite worktop repair WatfordIt is well accepted that granite worktops are extremely durable. Whilst offering durable properties, this does not mean that this stone type is completely indestructible. If you were to drop a heavy item on your worktop the likelihood is that a small chip may occur.

Granite worktop repair Hemel HempsteadIf you are in a position where you have a damaged granite top then it is important not to waste time. If the damage has occurred then it is important to employ a specialist in order to complete the repair. Don’t torture yourself by looking at the area that needs to be repaired. Our professional stone worktop repair service of competitively priced and offers value for money. It can effectively save you the expense of replacement and can be managed in a timely manner.

Granite worktop repair BuckinghamshireAsk for advice; we are happy to discuss all elements of the repair work with you. It is important that if you feel you have unanswered questions that these are address prior to the work commencing. Do you want to know more information about the process of granite worktop repair? Are you confident with the products that will be used? Are you aware of any possible limitations of the work?

It is vital that you are well-informed about the process and how best to look after your Granite once the work has been completed. General care advice with regards to re-sealing will offer your beautiful stone worktop to look at its best and it will offer better resistance against future damage. Call today on 01494 727422.



Why Stone Reflection?

By stone1 On May 26, 2017 No Comments

Our approach to restoring stone floors is always passionate; this is because we care about doing a great job and we care about our clients experience of dealing with our Company. Stone floors are fascinating and can offer intricacies and quirks that only the best-served professionals are able to deal with.

An in-depth knowledge and understanding of these elements allow for challenges throughout the stone restoration process. Alongside this, it is important to be aware of the best products to use for any particular process or job. These elements tied together allows us to approach any stone cleaning work with confidence and vigour as we are well-aware of the transformations that can be achieved.

Stone Cleaning BuckinghamshireWhat can we offer? As well as our inbuilt passion for delivering exceptional results we feel that it is incredibly important to offer a professional appearance. This means that we return calls, we schedule appointments, we are prompt to arrive and we offer open communication with our clients.

We understand that we complete this work daily, however, you may have some questions about the stone floor cleaning process or how best to clean your floors after our visit. It is vital that these questions are answered so that our clients are left feeling they are equipped with how to care for their stone flooring.

It is also important for our clients to feel that they receive value for their money. Restoring stone floors is a cost-effective and smart solution. Caring for your natural stone or tiles throughout their lifetime will mean that they will remain looking great, that their general care is easy and that they will last much longer than uncared for tiles.

Are your stone floors looking dirty? Have they become challenging to upkeep? Are the grout lines difficult to clean? We are able to offer a comprehensive stone floor cleaning service with stone repairs to ensure your floors are looking their best at all times.

Call 01494 727422 to enquire today.



Travertine Cleaning Seer Green

By stone1 On May 20, 2017 No Comments

Travertine tiles are an exceptionally beautiful natural stone; they offer a striking appearance and suit many properties. As with many other natural stone types they are available in a range of tile sizes, grades and even colours.

Cleaning Travertine Tiles BuckinghamshireWe were asked to survey this Travertine floor in Seer Green, Buckinghamshire. When we arrived, it was evident that the Travertine floors were quite soiled and dull. This was likely due to the fact that the floor had not been maintained regularly.

Deterioration of any stone floor can happen over a number of months which means that often this goes relatively unnoticed. That is, until you realise that your once beautiful stone floor has started to look lifeless.

Another element that can deteriorate stone flooring is the use of incorrect products. Natural stone tiles are porous so it is really important that the correct cleaning formulations are used. This, coupled with the knowledge of cleaning techniques will help your Travertine floor look at its best, for longer.

When we arrived we assessed what needed protecting. Our client asked us to remove and replace the furniture as part of the service.

Travertine Cleaning BuckinghamshireWe used strippers to remove any existing stone sealer product still on the floor. Due to the dullness of the floor we also needed to use a special cleaning sand after stripping the floor.

We then deep cleaned floors and grout throughout using our specialist machinery. The next step was to polish the floors with polishing powders. After this the floor needed to be totally dry before applying the new sealers to the floor. Finally, we buffed the floor with special pads.

This process requires in-depth knowledge in order to achieve the best results. Identifying the correct products compliments the process and offers an exceptionally striking transformation.

Has your stone flooring started to deteriorate? Is it becoming more and more difficult to keep clean? Our stone cleaning and restoration services are cost-effective and ensure your floors are easy to maintain and keep clean. Call 01494 727422 to arrange a no obligation quotation.



Your Cheat Sheet for Sealing Stone Buckinghamshire

By stone1 On April 3, 2017 No Comments

Have you got a stone worktop of stone floor that has lost its lustre? Could it be that the stone sealer has worn away? Could you stone need re-sealing?

An incredibly important element of restoring stone is to seal it. There are a range of stone sealers available and our experience has allowed us the benefit of sourcing only the best-available.

Sealers are chemically engineered to penetrate deeply into the stone. Whilst this offers a level of repellence, it does not mean that your stone is impossible to etch or stain. However, once re-sealed, stone surfaces are offered the highest possible protection.

Limestone Tiles SloughPart of our superior provision means that we are able to best recommend the most appropriate sealer for any application. However it is important to know that:

Sealing cannot prevent etching on your stone surface:

Etching is a chemical reaction that works to erode the surface layers. This then tends to leave dull marks, known as etching. If your stone surface is etched, it will require our restoration services to restore its appearance.

It is therefore important that specific products are used regularly in order to ensure the effectiveness of your sealed stone. Caring for your stone floors and worktops offers a sure-fired way of elongating its lifespan.

It is important to seal your stone to maintain its ability to repel spillages and wear. Ensuring that the surface, whether a work top or a floor, is clear of dirt particles is also vital. These particles will work to deteriorate the stone’s surface either by acting as a grinding agent or with its natural oils. Abrasive elements need to be removed carefully so that the surface is not scratched in the process.

The best advice that we can offer is that if you have questions about whether your stone surface requires resealing is to call our helpful staff today on 01494 727422. Give your stone the opportunity to shine once again!



Marble Tile Polishing Newbury

By stone1 On January 11, 2017 No Comments

We were invited to restore this marble floor in Newbury. The marble tiles were patterned with smaller, black slate diamonds. The floor had experienced heavy usage and as a result was looking in poor condition.

The marble tiles had deep scratches and areas of scuffs and dull areas. It was clear, once visiting to survey this stone floor that it needed to be restored. Marble restoration offers incredible results and it is important that you are well-informed when selecting which finish you would like to achieve.

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It was decided that this Marble flooring would look best with a shined-finish. The process for restoring the marble tiles began with diamond grinding the surface. This is completed with rotary machines that grind away the surface layer of the tiles.

We also used hand held grinders for this particular floor in order to achieve a seamlessly prepared floor. Once this process has been completed, the polishing process is started. This uses specialist powders with our rotary machines in order to polish the surface of the tile to the desired finish. The floor was then re-sealed and buffed.

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DID YOU KNOW.. that a stone floor, once restored offers a more durable surface? Our client was incredibly pleased with the result and commented on the transformation that had been achieved.

Here are some top tips on how to care for your Marble Floor Tiles:

  • Make sure to keep on top of maintenance of your marble flooring. This will likely eliminate smaller issues that may turn into larger problems further down the line.
  • Ensure that you use products that compliment this floor type. We will always discuss your options with regards to stone cleaning products. This needs to be tailored to your specific floor.
  • Always blot up liquid spillages as soon as they are noticed. This will reduce the likelihood of the liquid absorbing into the stone and causing a stain.
  • Place an entrance mat at each entryway to your home. This will reduce particles entering your property and deteriorating the surface of the tiles.

If you would like to enquire about marble polishing or marble tile restoration please call today on 01494 727422.



Worktop Repairs Buckinghamshire

By stone1 On October 3, 2016 No Comments

It is understandable that in any household that accidents may happen. Although worktops are often made out of the harder natural stones such as granite or marble, it does not mean that they are impossible to chip.

Many of our clients are not aware of the worktop repair services that are available by us which is why we wanted to promote this provision.

Firstly it is important to realise that having a chipped worktop does not necessarily mean that you have to go to the expense of replacing the entire section. We are able to perform expert repair services that will offer the best-available finish.

Not only is this a cost-effective service but it means that you are not required to remove cupboards, sort plumbing or the general disruption of replacement.

Stone repairs BuckinghamshireSpecially designed resin fillers are used to seal chips or cracks. This type of stone repair does take a lot of intricacy and demands a great understanding of how best to tackle different issues. A mistake during this process could result in further cracking or more damage.

This is why it is so important to have the experience to complete the task accurately. Once the crack or chip is filled we complete our buffing or polishing stages in order to return the surface to its most-original state.

We will make sure to keep you updated throughout the process of repair. Any possible limitations would be discussed prior to work commencing so that you were equipped with what result to expect.

We are able to repair both natural stone worktops and artificial materials. If you would like to find out more or would like to view some of our previous work please call our helpful staff on 01494 727422.

We currently serve Buckinghamshire, Hertfordshire and London. Our services are often required further afield so we would invite you to call if you would like to arrange a no obligation quotation.



Stone Floor Restoration Buckinghamshire

By stone1 On July 31, 2016 No Comments

The diversity of stone flooring means that individuals are kept on their feet on how best to clean them and how best to ensure they remain looking at their best.

This fascinates us and has always been at the centre of our driven approach. Professional stone restoration means that you need to:

  • Have confidence in all types of natural stone and ceramic tile
  • Be able to adapt the restoration process in line with the individual floor
  • Carry out tile repair services if required
  • Have the best machinery available
  • Offer information and advice when required
  • Be polite and respectful when working in someone’s property
  • Protect the surrounding fixtures and fittings when completing the cleaning work
  • Ensure that all questions are answered promptly and comprehensively

We created this video to compile examples of just some of the stone floors that we have cleaned and restored over the many years that we have been in business.

It outlines our services include:

  • Stone cleaning
  • Stone polishing
  • Stone sealing
  • Stone repairs

General upkeep is inevitable and it is important that you are equipped with the correct products to complete this. It is also key that you know exactly how to use them and with what type of application.

Either way stone restoration elongates the lifespan of your floor. It means that it is appropriately sealed to withstand usage and everyday spillages. The service really does provide great value.

Please take a few minutes to view our video. If you would like to arrange a quotation or have questions about the services that we offer; please do call today on 01494 727422. We look forward to the opportunity of working with you; our aim is to gain your custom for life.



Stone Polishing Hertfordshire

By stone1 On June 21, 2016 No Comments

An inevitable challenge within the stone restoration trade is the fact that individual stone types have their own intricacies and quirks so require a tailored approach to cleaning and restoration.

This is a challenge that we approach with dynamism and where our experience pays dividends. A true understanding of these aspects:

  • Ensures that stone tiles are skilfully restored to achieve the best finish
  • Ensures that the stone flooring is not damaged during the process

Many are not aware of the stone polishing techniques that are available and the way in which this service can transform stone floors.

Marble Cleaning High WycombeA key to a successful outcome is the preparation required. We treat our client’s homes and properties with respect and this is evident throughout our preparation process. The room is cleared of belongings and non-moveable items are fully protected to ensure that they are not damaged or marked during the restoration process.

Stone polishing is a rigorous process so special products and machinery are used in order to grind the top layer, giving way to a fresh and new surface. Old coatings are removed and any other existing issues can be addressed.

This grinding process uses expert equipment and is required on particularly scratched or damaged stone floors. The polishing process then further grinds the stone but produces a smooth finish. This can be adapted to the individual requirement of the client.

Once this has been completed the entire floor requires the application of a stone sealer. Even coats are applied and allowed to fully dry between applications. We are happy to give information about stone sealing products and formulations that will clean your tiles and help manage their maintenance.

If you have any questions about polished stone tiles or if you would like to arrange a quotation please feel free to call today on 01494 727 422.



Why Stone Floors?

By stone1 On April 30, 2016 No Comments

When contemplating a stone floor within your home or business it is likely that you are looking for an alternative that reflects your personality and design preferences. Whether these are intricate mosaics or a large expanse of natural stone, stone floors offer a variation that will compliment your vision.

Limestone Cleaning SloughStone flooring…

…is intrinsically beautiful and always looks stylish, whatever setting it is in. Its surface does not harbour dust or allergens and dirt can be routinely removed by the simple process of sweeping.

There is a lot of information available when selecting a stone type. However, it is important to remember that we offer a full and comprehensive range of stone restoration services for all types of natural stone and man-made tile.

Did you know?

A stone tile that is more porous is likely to be less durable or dense. What does this mean? It means that a tile that has a higher porosity will likely be better-suited to an area with less foot traffic. These softer stones may also require more frequent cleaning and additional care when dealing with staining.

Cleaning Terracotta Tiles WatfordSome of our clients lean towards a natural product; natural stones such as marble, granite, travertine and slate offer an unrivalled uniqueness due to variations in veining, natural imperfections or fossil patterns.

On the other hand some people have a preference the uniformity and consistency of man-made tiles.

Either way stone floors are stylish and unique and will stand the test of time if you are equipped with the correct knowledge.

Stone Cleaning and Restoration:

Our stone cleaning services look to offer a long-term solution to keeping your floors looking at their best for longer. If you would like to arrange a quotation for us to clean your stone tiles and grout please call today on 01494 727422.



Stone Restoration Knightsbridge

By stone1 On March 1, 2016 No Comments

Natural stone is undeniably well-suited to both domestic and commercial properties. If you were to ask an individual to describe their ideal home, it is likely that natural stone would be listed as part of that.

As well as providing a sophisticated floor covering, it offers functional and practical advantages. It is likely with daily use that a stone floor will start to show signs of wear, possible scratching, visible imperfections or discoloured grout.

Natural Stone Restoration KnightsbridgeAlthough this is a gradual process, the stone flooring can start to generally look dull and lifeless. How does the stone restoration process work?

As a brief overview, this process works to deep clean and grind the surface of the stone tile. This allows dullness, scuffs, scratches and other imperfections to be erased and a new, fresh surface to appear.

This is the point that allows us to produce the required finish of the floor. Clients may opt for a more matte look or they may be looking to achieve a mirror-shine finish.

There are different levels of routine care that are required with varying stone finishes and we always aim to leave our clients well informed.

Here are some stone cleaning ‘do’s’ and ‘don’ts’

DO:

  • Use a stone cleaning product that is formulated to compliment natural stone
  • Keep on top of routine cleaning so that full restoration offers optimum benefit
  • Make sure to have your natural stone floor properly sealed
  • Blot up any liquid spills immediately once identified
  • Put a floor mat at all outside entrances

DON’T:

  • Use acidic solutions
  • Use harsh chemicals to remove staining
  • Wet mop the dirt particles so that they are pushed into the grout lines
  • Skip the stone sealing process

Stone restoration produces incredible results and offers a more durable and therefore longer-lasting stone floor. This pays testament to the cost-effectiveness of our professional service. Call today to arrange your quotation on 01494 727422.