Samples can be helpful in so many ways and we usually suggest one on most larger floors for the following reasons:
To show you how clean we can get your floor. A lot of customers do not realise how dirty their floor actually is until we do them a sample for them which usually shows a massive difference!
To help us determine what can and can’t be achieved and how long it will take. Every floor is different and what we use to strip and clean the floor depends on type of floor, what has been applied to the floor in the past, how dirty it is, if anything is on the surface i.e. paint, plaster, glue, wax etc. Sometimes it is not possible to remove all marks/stains from a floor particularly on the more porous stones and on very uneven surfaces such as some slates, or stone that is very pitted such as some travertine, we cannot always remove dirt from into all the undulations and pits so this can be demonstrated to the customer also.
To demonstrate different finishes i.e. different topical seals for a matt, light sheen or high gloss finish, polishing and impregnating vs topical seal, grinding vs polishing or sealing, honing etc. There are so many different options and not all finishes always suit your floor i.e. natural stone can vary in porosity across a floor and be more open in places than others and so therefore a topical seal can sometimes look patchy as it gets absorbed differently.
These quarry tiles look stunning after having been deep cleaned and sealed using our specialist processes and products. They were previously a little grubby, and were dull and patchy and in need of some TLC.
This quarry tile floor cleaning and sealing in Oxford was finished to a glossy finish and the colour was also greatly enhanced. We have breathed new life into these floors, adding the wow factor and making them easier to maintain. The customer is extremely pleased.
If you are looking for hard floor cleaning companies in Oxford orquarry tile cleaning in Oxford then Contact us for a free quote today.
This floor restoration in Oxford was a rented property and the owners wanted the work completing in between tenancies. The parquet wood floors were tired and worn looking with quite a few scratches, scuffs and dents and were definitely in need of a full wood floor sanding job. The wood floors were throughout the whole 3-storey house consisting of 4x bedrooms, 2x landings, living room, dining room and a hallway so it was quite a large job! First of all we had to glue down quite a few loose blocks, then we sanded the floors through a full range of grits to a very fine finish, and applied a few coats of a hard wearing, high traffic lacquer with a light sheen. The customer specifically requested the high traffic lacquer with it being a rental property as it needed to be very durable.
There is an amazing difference to the floors after floor sanding Oxford. Check out the stunning results to this parquet floor sanding in Oxford, in the before and after pictures side by side below…
If you are looking for floor sanders Oxford, then contact us today for your FREE quotation.
Floor Restore Oxford Ltd completed this marble grinding in London to a commercial premises with reception area and meeting room. It is hard to tell from all of the other photos below, but this close-up shows just how scratched this marble floor restoration job actually was.
These marble floors required a full diamond grind to get them looking as they should, and we started by carrying out a sample area to show the results we could achieve.
Although the photos don’t show the floors off to their fullest, you can see that there is greater clarity in the reflections, the colours have been enhanced and the finish is much more even. The floors were given a glass like finish and they were brought back to a like new condition. Here are a few before and after pictures side by side of the commercial marble grinding in London…
If you are looking for marble grinding companies in Oxford or London, then give us a call on 07876255526 and we can arrange a free quotation.
We knew after doing a sample patch on quoting for this limestone restoration in Oxford, that these floors were going to clean up extremely well – see picture below!
Both the tiles and grout lines were very grubby, and the customer wanted her limestone floor cleaning carried out by a professional stone cleaning company in Oxford, to bring her floors back to a like new condition. We were able to do this by first of all stripping back the floor and deep cleaning the stone and grout lines with our specialist machinery in conjunction with the best products on the market. We then polished the floors to give them a light sheen as requested and impregnated to protect against spillages etc.
Here are some great before and after pictures (the floors are a bit wet in some of them) …
Here is what our customer had to say… “I am really impressed with the company and the job they did. I knew before they started what to expect having been well briefed. The end results were very good and I am happy for them to continue to maintain the floors going forward. Richard is passionate about his work and I cannot fault the service they gave from the estimate to the finish. I am a very happy lady.”
Before we started this commercial wood floor sanding in Oxford, the floors were tired and worn in places and were in need of some restoration to show off their natural beauty:
During the university floor sanding process, we used our top of the range machinery to get a perfect finish before applying a hard wax oil:
The floors were professionally sanded through a full range of grits and a hard wax oil was applied to finish. The floors look beautiful and so much fresher. The client was delighted with the wood floor restoration!
If you would like your wood floor sanding in oxford, please do not hesitate to contact us for your FREE quotation.
This job is some commercial wood floor cleaning and sealing in Oxford we did in a university dining hall.
As you can see from the before picture, the floor was very worn, tired and dull and in need of a new lease of life.
The client had a very tight turn around due to some important visitors they had coming the following week, and so the best and most convenient option for this floor was definitely this wood floor cleaning in Oxford. The job was able to be completed quickly with minimal disruption, and the finish was dry and ready to use almost immediately!
We stripped the wooden floor of any old seals and deep cleaned the wood. We then neutralised the floor and left to completely dry before applying the seal.
During stripping and deep cleaning – you can see a real difference here!
After stripping, deep cleaning and neutralising but before sealing.
The finished result! Beautifully restored wooden floors without the need for sanding! This wood floor cleaning process has left the floors clean, polished, brighter and looking like a different floor!
If you require wooden floor cleaning in Oxford and would like a FREE quotation and demo (if necessary) on your wood floors. Contact Floor Restore Oxford Ltd and we would be happy to help!
This commercial wood floor sanding in Oxford was a great project with extremely satisfying results! The client had revealed the old, original pitch pine floor boards from underneath a carpet and wanted it restoring to its original beauty, with a natural honey coloured finish.
To help them decide on colour, we carried out a few sample areas of colour for them on quoting as they were also deciding over a darker colour.
We carried out the wood floor sanding using state of the art dust free equipment working through a full range of grits and finishing off with a natural coloured hard wax oil. Hard wax oil is the most suitable finish for this environment as it provides a durable seal that penetrates the surface of the wood. It leaves an open, breathing and diffusive surface finish. Due to the wax content, a uniform matt, velvety surface is produced and this is less likely to show scratches. It can also be easily re-applied if the floor becomes damaged without having to re-sand and finish the whole floor again as with a lacquered finish. Hard wax oils provide a stronger water and dirt repellent surface. They also have very rapid drying times allowing renovation work to be completed in the shortest possible time.
The pictures below show the finished results and I think you will agree that the wood floor restoration is a magnificent transformation!
If you are looking for commercial wood floor sanders in Oxford, and would like a FREE quotation and maintenance plan put together for you, then please do not hesitate to contact Floor Restore Oxford Ltd on 07876255526 or email [email protected]
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 🙂
Before: During: After:
For all your commercial stone floor cleaning in Oxford, contact Floor Restore Oxford Ltd on 07876255526 or email us here: Natural stone polishing Oxford
This beautiful Travertine floor was particularly grubby in the kitchen and hallway and required professionally cleaning by Floor Restore Oxford Ltd. We are Travertine floor cleaning specialists in Oxford and as you can see from the pictures, we made the floors look like new again!
First of all we had to fill in a few large cracks before doing anything else – these are much improved and not as visible now. We then set to work deep cleaning the stone and grout lines, and finishing with a matt finish. Due to the owner having a large dog, we suggested a matt finish as this would not be as high maintenance as a polished finish as any scratching to the floors from the dogs claws would not be as visible. We also applied an impregnator to the floors to help protect the stone, and left the client with a maintenance product and discussed with him how he should look after his newly restored floors.
See the amazing transformations below of this lovely Travertine floor restoration in Oxford…
Before – grubby and marked inc grout lines. The appearance is dull and patchy. (the living room is during cleaning):
After – floors restored to a like new condition:
If you are looking for Travertine floor cleaners in Oxford, contact the professionals on 07876255526.