Lawn fertilizer stains on stone patio

Removing lawn fertiliser stains from limestone patio

Have your stone pavers ever been stained by orange residue from lawn fertilisers? I bet you’ve tried using a power jet-washer or scrubbing brush, but still couldn’t remove the stains! This happens a lot and we are often asked how to remove the stains in Ascot and Virginia Water.   The stains haven’t ruined the limestone […]

Removing urine stains from limestone floors

Removing urine stains from limestone floors

Because urine is slightly acidic, it’s not a good idea to have urinals in a bathroom that consists of limestone floors. This is because the stone consists of high concentrations of calcium which becomes etched when coming into contact with an acid. Here we have an office block in Bracknell where we sanded down the […]

Regrouting limestone floors

Restoring grout in limestone tiles

This is the toughest limestone on the planet, it’s almost as hard as concrete and near impossible to sand with our machines. This old floor had a previously had a carpet glued on top of it and the new owners of the house wanted to restore the blocks of stone rather than cover or replace […]

Vinegar spillage on limestone floor

Vinegar spillage on black limestone floor

It takes only a few seconds to ruin the surface of a limestone floor. As soon as the acid lands on the stone it’s already too late. no matter how fast you are at cleaning up the spillage. This is because limestone is made from a high concentration of calcium due to the animal fossils that have […]

Removing scratches from limestone tiles

Removing scratches from limestone tiles

This is what happens when your little grand children come around for tea. If you don’t have any paper and crayons around then sure enough the little ones will find a handy metal tool to scribble with, and what makes a better notepad than a soft limestone floor! It took about 15 minutes to remove […]

Stone tiles are too shiny

Stone tiles too shiny

When a customer buys a stone tile that’s produced with a honed surface, it is most likely by choice because she does not want any sun or images reflecting from the surface. One such customer had installed into her home over 150sqm of large tiles but they were laid in such a way that it […]

Cleaning stone steps in London

Limestone step restoration Hampton

We spent the day in Hampton, Greater London, to restore this set of limestone steps which had many years of dirt, chewing gum and very deep scuff marks. It’s difficult to show the results in the picture so to explain, the steps had previously been very rough with many scratches and deep stains. Once restored, […]

Polishing a limestone staircase

Limestone staircase polishing

Polishing a limestone staircase takes a lot of preparation to protect the surrounding furnishings before work can begin. This was a very messy job in Ascot, but we first covered the railings with plastic sheets in order to create an enclosure that would prevent splashed residue from falling onto the floor below.  Here’s the result […]

What is Lippage in tiled floors

Lippage in a limestone tiled floor

Lippage is caused when a tiler installs tiles in such a way that the edge of one tile is more than 1mm higher than its neighbouring tile. Although the difference in height might be insignificant to the home owner, it can ruin the materials used during a tile polishing service. The diamond pads that are […]

Cleaning Stone Tiled Floors

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Many customers have asked me how they should keep their stone floor clean in between professional stone floor cleaning services. Here is a brief summary. Please note that I do not promote any of these products specifically, they are only examples and I can’t be held accountable for product defects, so please use this blog […]