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Slate Floor Cleaning and Restoration.

Slate Floor Cleaning and Restoration.

Renew provides a specialist Slate floor cleaning and restoration service. We are based in Holmfirth, West Yorkshire and cover Huddersfield, Halifax, Wakefield, Barnsley, Rotherham, Sheffield, Leeds, Bradford, Pontefract and Oldham - We offer a free site visits and quotations.

Many slate floors found in domestic properties are often Indian and Chinese slate which are very colourful, their vibrancy can be enhanced by applying a water based topical seal to the surface. Other slates are the blue/grey slate which can look attractive when finished with low sheen products or a totally 'matt' look impregnator. If an impregnator is used a colour enhancing seal is preferable, it darkens the stone and makes any natural colour appear richer. Its also useful for making old and washed out floors look healthier and hides some faults like scratches or grout haze.

  

There is no right or wrong way of sealing a modern slate floor as long as it is fitted with a damp proof membrane. Both the low sheen sealers and the matt look impregnators have plus and minus points. The worst thing to seal a slate floor with is a solvent based topical seal as they are a pain to remove when they inevitably start to wear off. Its easier to remove a water based seal and they are no less resiliant.

It is possible to over apply a topical seal, often this done by the homeowner who applies a seal every year. This practice commonly traps dirt under each layer leading to a dull dirty brown appearance. The pictures below show a floor with a huge amount of sealant applied - and an after shot when the seal had been removed.

  

Give us a call (01484 686270) with any of your slate floor cleaning and restoration problems, we offer free advice. If you would like to email us click here. You could send some photos of your slate tiled floor as a picture speaks a thousand words!

Typical works we carry out on slate tiled floors are;

 

  • Cleaning to reveal the colour your floor.
  • Stripping old seals and other contaminants.
  • Sealing using impregnating seals or low sheen topicals.
  • Repairs we offer tile repairs.

Don't give up on your floor! We can remove years of dirt and existing sealants by using specialist cleaning solutions and techniques, then apply a high quality sealant.

Give us a call with any of your slate floor cleaning and restoration questions - we offer free advice. If you would like to send some photos please do so as a picture speaks a thousand words!