Limestone Floor Restoration
Limestone is a stunning choice of stone which can add an element of elegance and sophistication to your home. The subtle coloration of limestone tiles and pavers can match nearly any interior décor, and this natural stone’s sheer durability means that you won’t be spending hours per month on maintenance. Or so you thought.
Before you knew it, your stunning floor had been overcome with darkness. Environment and the elements were waging a war, leaving the surface looking dull and lifeless. Limestone has a reputation for being able to withstand the test of time and harsh elemental pressures. Whilst this is the case, grime, dirt, and environmental factors can build up on the stone, spoiling the appearance and, in the case of unwanted weeds, risking causing structural damage. Your perfect floor is now damaged and dirty, a far cry from its original glory.
Don’t despair: all is not lost.
At Infinity Flooring, we specialise in restoring stone and flooring to their full potential. Our expert team will use their wealth of knowledge and experience to bring clean your limestone pavers and tiles until they look good as new. We see every customer as an individual and pride ourselves on offering a bespoke and personalised service, focused entirely on what you need from us.
Protection from the Start
It is highly recommended that your limestone be pre-sealed prior to being installed. Soluble salt is often found in limestone, and this can have an impact on discolouring the stone during the installation process. Even if your stone does not require pre-sealing, it is still recommended to apply a layer of sealant prior to grouting. This helps to act as a grout release and helps during the cleanup process. This is particularly important with limestone, as acid-based cleaners will mark and stain the stone.
Protecting the Stone
Although limestone is a solid and suitable choice, it has some downsides. Due to the porous nature and chemical sensitivity of the rock, stains can be tricky to remove once they are set. This could result in a large and unwanted mark immortalised on your floor or having to add rugs or coverings to hide unsightly stains.
In addition, carbonates – of which limestone is an example – react to acids such as those found in cleaning products which are not alkaline or pH-neutral. This can lead to warping and discolouration that could ruin your stone’s finish. If you are using limestone as flooring, the weight and movement of feet day after day will also have a wearing effect, which can spoil the look over time.
Deep Cleaning and Stain Removal
Cleaning your limestone pavers is a large part of essential maintenance. Before treating your floor in any way, it is important to start with a thorough deep clean and stain removal. A special limestone tile cleaner is necessary to remove stains without damaging the stone.
Limestone is a material which is prone to absorbing stains, but the good news is that there is an easy way to protect your stone: by sealing it. Sealing offers a barrier against environmental damage such as cleaners, dirt, and stains, and makes cleaning an easier process.
This will help the stone to keep its colour, as well as protecting it from dirt, grime, and daily wear and tear. It has the added advantage of making day to day maintenance easier; sweeping and mopping will become a breeze on a freshly sealed floor.
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Here at Infinity Flooring, no job is too big or too small for our professional, expert team. We promise “Fully professional, safe, fast, and affordable” services, and that is exactly what we deliver every time. Whatever your flooring needs, get in touch today for a no-obligation chat, and take the first step towards transforming your space today. We focus on putting clients at the heart of our business and specialise in providing high-quality service and results to leave you satisfied. You can relax in the knowledge that your flooring is in the hands of experts.