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Your Guide to Stone Finishes

By On September 1, 2016 No Comments

It is often the case that when we are completing stone floor restoration work that an area that clients find difficult to understand is the process of selecting a stone finish.

The ability to do this successfully comes from long-standing experience and a wealth of knowledge that is required to produce exceptional results for all stone restoration projects that we take on.

So here goes; here is a little information about stone finishes that will leave you well-informed when discussing your project with your chosen professional:

Polished Marble Tiles WiltshireThere are three primary finishes and these are:

  • Polished
  • Honed
  • Flamed

Polished Stone Finishes

This type of finish offers a glossy surface that is created by repeatedly buffing the stone tiles until the desired level of sheen is achieved. The result is a tile surface that is reflective and really emphasises markings in the tiles and its colour.

Did you know… a polished tile, once finished, offers an impervious surface which means that they are likely to better withstand weather and chemical fluctuations.

Honed Stone Finishes

Honed stone tiles WiltshireOnce again the stone surface is smoothed, however, this time to a less-reflective finish. Although the restoration process is the same up to this point, a honed tile will not require any buffing. Honed tiles are used in a wide range of settings and can offer easy maintenance.

Flamed Stone Finishes

The name of this type of finish is exactly as it states; flames are directed at the stone which causes the surface layer to burst, effectively becoming rough. Whilst this is happening, cold water is applied in order to cool the tile down.

Don’t forget… this process is not best-suited to some stone types and may be best used for an area that requires slip resistance.

There are other finishes that can be discussed, however the above three shows an insight into the options available and the incredible skill set that is required to offer this service.

Call our helpful staff today on 0800 695 7770; we will carefully discuss the process required and any limitations that may occur.



Why Use Able Stonecare Wiltshire?

By On July 31, 2016 No Comments

It is undeniable that we are clearly passionate about stone floor cleaning and floor restoration. We have trained fastidiously, used every opportunity to gain experience and been driven in our approach to be the best.

The below video outlines our services as:

  • Stone cleaning
  • Stone floor restoration
  • Stone polishing
  • Stone repairs
  • Grout re-colouring

It then goes onto show images of work that we have previously completed. This shows the true range of natural stone and ceramic tile floors that we have had the privilege to restore.

An important element of our services is using every opportunity to show that we are professionals. All furniture and fittings within your home or business are carefully protected to ensure that they are not damaged or made dirty during the restoration process.

The video then goes onto state that we are happy to offer information and advice. This provides our customers with knowledge about how best to keep their stone flooring. This offers true value and encourages our clients to keep on top of routine cleaning.

Able Stonecare Are:

  • Reliable
  • Professional
  • Respectful
  • Driven to supply an exceptional service
  • Fully trained and insured

Our services are provided to all areas around Swindon, Bath, Oxford, Chippenham, Cirencester, Marlborough, Devizes, Newbury and throughout Wiltshire.

We would like to hear from you with regards to your stone cleaning project; use our second-to-none services by calling 0800 695 7770. We will endeavour to answer your enquiry promptly and will answer all questions you have comprehensively.

From that point we will arrange a survey time that is convenient for you to enable us to put together a written quotation. Once agreed, we will discuss an expected start date and will keep in contact with you in the time running up to that date. We welcome any questions or support that you may require; our customers come first.



Stone Cleaning Newbury

By On December 10, 2014 No Comments

Tiled Floor NewburyWe often discuss the stone cleaning process and what is involved; part of this process is sealing stone tiles that we have previously deep cleaned. Stone sealers provide stain protection but they also offer protection from structural damage to natural stone tiles.

This can be a range of deteriorating elements such as liquid, salt, moulds and temperature fluctuations. This quality impregnating seal offers a lifespan of up to 20 years. It is vital to the overall success of any stone restoration job that only the best product formulations are used.

We were invited to deep clean and polish this limestone flooring in Newbury. Once this process had been completed, stone sealer was applied. This specialist seal penetrates deep into the pores but does not form a barrier to block them.

Stone Cleaning NewburyImpregnating sealers effectively protect tiles against cleaning chemicals, foot traffic and even sunlight. For high foot traffic areas it also provides a slip-resistant surface.

The limestone tiles were transformed and our client was incredibly pleased with the result that we achieved. All areas of the home were protected during the intensive process of deep cleaning. Due to the desired finish requested, the tiles were the fully polished once cleaned.

It is important that any tiled floor is protected against daily wear and tear and general usage. Even the most careful homeowner cannot protect their beautiful floors from these elements but by using only the best-available products, it will mean that you will leave your floor best-equipped to be protected against these factors.

If you would like to discuss stone sealing options and costs of stone cleaning we invite you to call us on 0800 695 7770. Our friendly staff will be happy to help with your enquiry.



Marble Polishing Reading

By On October 13, 2012 No Comments

We were called to a house in Reading to help restore a Marble floor.

As you can see the floor was very dull with lots of stains from wine and various fruit juices.

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After honing then polishing the marble we achieved a fantasic looking floor which was then sealed with a impregnating sealer. As you can see from the pictures we  achieved very high reflectivity which delighted our customer.

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To achieve the same great results with your marble tiles, contact Mark today.