Stone floor stripping, cleaning, grinding, polishing, impregnating.
We were very privileged to be given the honour of restoring and now maintaining this beautiful stone floor in the Orangery at Blenheim Palace. It had years and layers of sealed in dirt which was peeling and looking terrible. The Orangery is used for functions such as luxurious weddings and dinners, and so the floor needed restoring back to its former glory in order to look stunning for these grand functions.
Before commercial floor restoration Oxford:
Firstly, on being asked to quote, we carried out several different test patches using different products, equipment and finishes to help us to decide what would be best to use on this particular floor and to judge how long the work would take.
On starting the work, we began by preparing the room including masking up the heating vents around the edges to prevent water from getting into them. We then set to work stripping the floor right back to the bare stone and deep cleaning with our carefully selected products suited to this specific floor and seal to strip. We used this in conjunction with our superior machinery and equipment including our unique stripping system, rinsing as we went. This was a mammoth task in itself!
Next we polished the stone through a range of grits along with a product to further clean the stone. The floor was polished to a light sheen finish as requested by the client and impregnated. The light sheen finish is perfect for this space and having impregnated the stone rather than sealing it has brought out the natural colours and beauty of the stone, and is far better suited to the Palace in which it is situated. The floor as a whole is also much cleaner and brighter which enhances the room greatly.A high gloss finish would have been very hard to maintain in a busy commercial environment such as this one, where chairs and tables are constantly rolled in and out of the room and there is lots of foot traffic including high heeled shoes.
The manager who we liaised with on this project was delighted with the overall results!
We will now continue to maintain this floor on a regular basis, cleaning, re-polishing and topping up the impregnator each time to keep their floor looking beautiful all year around.
We are very proud of what we have achieved here, and thrilled that all at the Palace are very pleased 🙂
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For all your commercial stone floor cleaning in Oxford, contact Floor Restore Oxford Ltd on 07876255526 or email us here: Natural stone polishing Oxford