This is a regular customer of ours who have their slate floors maintained by us annually. Their preference is for a high gloss finish and so that is what we give them!
For the initial work several years ago, we were required to strip the slate floor back completely to the bare stone so that we could give it all a deep clean including to the grout lines. This involved removing a build up of old seal from over the years, which proved tricky when trying to remove it from all the undulations of the slate. After neutralising the floor, we were then able to apply our preferred seals and give the high gloss finish they were hoping for. The lovely colours of the slate look much more intensified after sealing and the floors also have a durable, protective coating to prevent stains etc from spillages, and re-soiling.
Having your floors maintained annually or bi-annually (depending on traffic) after the initial work is recommend to keep on top of the floors and keep them looking great all year round for you! This is not as intensive as the first visit and in most cases should only require a good clean and top up of seal.
We offer free, no-obligation quotations and would love to hear from you if you are thinking of getting your slate floor cleaned and are looking for a slate floor cleaning company in Banbury or anywhere in Oxfordshire. Give us a call on 080 020 9199 or fill our the form on our website here.
You can see from the sample to this slate floor below, that it had a thick plasticity type seal to it which had also become discoloured, damaged and looked awful after a flood. We carried out this sample on visiting to quote to judge how difficult the old seal would be to strip off and it did prove very stubborn and time consuming to strip right back to the bare stone, but looked so much better afterwards. The customer was delighted that we could improve on her floors so much and instructed us to do the work.
This slate floor cleaning and sealing in Bicester wasn’t an easy job but was a very rewarding one to see the final results. After stripping back the floors as best as possible (it wasnt possible to remove every last bit of old seal especially where ingrained in the grout lines), we deep cleaned and neutralised the bare floor before finishing with several coats of a natural stone sealer which enhanced the colours and gave a nice sheen to the floor as per the customers preference. This also assists with daily maintenance making it easier to mop clean with the appropriate floor cleaner.
Slate floor cleaning Bicester photos:
Here you can see two different aspects of the floor before, during (after stripping back to the bare stone) and then after sealing.
Overall, the finished result is so much better than it was and the customer is very happy. If you would like your natural stone floor cleaning and sealing in Oxfordshire then give us a call today on 0800 020 9199 and we will be very happy to hear from you.
This slate floor cleaning and sealing in Oxfordshire looked a brand new floor once we had completed the restoration! Due to building works, not only was the floor very grubby but also very dusty and dull and in need of a good clean. The customer wanted a shiny finish which was achieved with a natural stone topical seal. The floor will be so much easier to maintain for her now and it gives the whole room a real lift. The customer was delighted 🙂
There are many different types of slate floor, some of which are trickier to restore than others as they can have a very undulated and uneven surface, but this particular floor was reasonably straight forward and was completed and ready to use again the same day.
These before and after pictures show the great difference between before cleaning and after the slate floor had been fully restored:
For a quote for your slate floor cleaning in Oxfordshire, call us on 0800 020 9199 and we can discuss your requirements further.
Great results were achieved on this slate cleaning and sealing in Oxford. It was very dull, stained and marked so we stripped and deep cleaned the floor, then neutralised it and dried it, before applying 4x coats of sealer and 2x coats of a gloss sealer on top to give it the shiny finish that the client requested. I looks a different floor and has been given a new lease of life which the client is very happy with!
If you would like your slate floor cleaning in Oxfordshire then please contact us and we would be happy to help. We are a fully trained, professional slate cleaning company!