Areas covered for slate floor cleaning in Cheshire include: Alderley Edge, Altrincham, Congleton, Chester, Crewe, Nantwich, Frodsham, Hale, Holmes Chapel, Knutsford, Lymm, Middlewich, Northwich, Sandbach, Tarporley, Winsford, Warrington and Wilmslow.
Slate Floors Cleaned, Restored and sealed in the Cheshire area.
Slate floors are laid in many colours and textures. Periodic or regular cleaning and maintenance and will prevent unsightly dirt from building up. Cleaning will also enhance the beautiful colours and keep them looking as new. If your considering having a slate floor restored in Cheshire, please see the images down the page.
Stone slate flooring tiles are very popular due to the many different colours and designs available. This type of flooring varies density and composition. Most types of slate stone floors are porous and it is important to apply some sort of polish or sealant once the floor has been machine cleaned. Several types of polish and sealant are available which will help prevent spillages and dirt being absorbed into the stone slate tiles. Many types of sealant or polish can also help prevent the floor from shedding loose particles of grit and dust and create a fine permeable finish which is easy to maintain and clean. Our cleaning process can remove years of grime and dirt to reveal a fresh new floor surface.
An example of some of our slate floor cleaning in Cheshire
The images below are of a slate floor cleaned in Cheshire where years of continual use had scratched and worn the slate tiles. The floor had also previously been treated many years ago with an application of floor polish and most of it had worn away. The floor was stripped and cleaned with a rotary floor machine. A new application of several layers of high solids polish was then applied. This has now restored the rich colours with a non-slip anti-scuff finish. An application of high solids floor polish on slate stone flooring can prevent dust and grit coming away from the stone and give an easy clean admirable finish.
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An old slate floor cleaned and sealed in a Cheshire Cottage.
The client needed advice on how their Slate Floor could be cleaned in Nantwich Cheshire. We advised that the floor could be successfully cleaned and an appropriate floor seal – polish could be applied which would make the floor easier to clean, enhance the colours and would last for many years. On the initial visit a test patch clean was carried with a no obligation quotation.
As seen from the photo’s below, the floor has been dramatically transformed from an old and dirty floor, to a lovely clean slate floor with a impressive lustrous satin sheen finish.
Before the slate floor was restored treated and cleaned.
Slate floors can look beautiful if maintained in the proper way. This image shows a slate floor that had been neglected and probably never sealed. Dirt and soil had been absorbed into the stone and was impossible to clean by mopping. Also the floor would release dust stone particles.
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Slate floor cleaned in Knutsford Cheshire
Low sheen slate floor seal polish.
Below is a slate floor which has been stripped and cleaned. The floor was finished with a low sheen polymer polish which is less reflective or not as shiny as a satin finish. The floor is now easy to mop and maintain with a lovely smooth non absorbent finish.
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Slate floor cleaned in Tarporley Cheshire
Below is a slate floor that required maintenance in Tiverton near Tarporley. The existing polish had worn off after many years of use and had become dull and difficult to clean. The floor was cleaned and and a treatment of LOW SHEEN SATIN polish was applied enhancing the lovely colours.
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Slate floor cleaning Altrincham Cheshire
Below is a slate floor that was cleaned in Altrincham Cheshire. This floor had been down many years and had never been sealed. The image shows the floor after it had been stripped and cleaned and ready for sealing. Click images to enlarge.
Once the slate floor had been cleaned and dried, the floor was applied with a transparent primer and then several coats Wet Look, heavy duty floor polish to give a durable, long lasting and easy clean finish. This type of polymer polish also dramatically enhances the beautiful colours of the floor.
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Slate floor restoration near Tarporley Cheshire
Below are images of a Slate floor restoration for a regular client in Tiverton Cheshire. The client was tired of not being able to clean the Slate properly. Also when drips from food preparation were spilled on the floor they were proving very difficult to scrub out due to being absorbed by the Slate tiles. The client required that the floor be cleaned and sealed to both the kitchen and utility room.
The image below is before the cleaning took place.
In the image below, the floor has now been cleaned and sealed with a low sheen polish which will protect the floor from staining and now be so much easier to clean. Click to enlarge image.
Below is a view of the Slate floor in the kitchen area. The satin polish has brought out the lovely colours in the slate while making the kitchen look much warmer and transforming the living space. Click to enlarge image.
Below the floor in the utility-laundry room was cleaned and sealed with a high gloss finish. The high gloss finish gives depth to a small space and also the floor is very easy to clean and will not stain from spillages. Click to enlarge image.
Slate floor cleaning in Wirral
Below is a slate floor that was cleaned in Wirral Cheshire. This floor had also been down many years and had never been sealed. The images show that the Slate floor in the kitchen area was dull and soiled. Mopping just would not clean it. Click images to enlarge.
The floor has now been stripped clean with several coats of satin finish polymer which will last for years.
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In the same room around the kitchen units. The difference between how the floor used to look and when finished is quite dramatic.
When the customer walked in to see the finished floor her words were ”Wow….it looks amazing!”. The floor has been transformed so the colours now stand out and it looks gorgeous with a nice smooth finish. When being cleaned, the mop will now glide over the surface and be easy to clean and maintain.
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Slate floor cleaning Crewe Cheshire
This slate floor in Crewe below had been treated with polish some years ago. The client had tried to clean and seal the floor with a hired floor cleaning machine. Unfortunately she had not used a professional stripping chemical to remove the old polish. Therefore the old dirt and polish were not removed properly and the dirt was still engrained in the floor.
A heavy duty stripping chemical and abrasive were used to remove the old polish and dirt. The floor was then sealed with a high gloss polymer. The floor is now looking gorgeous again!
Frequently asked questions.
It is necessary to see the floor and asses your requirements, so a visit to your property or home is required and we can leave you with a quotation for your consideration.
There are many types of floor seals for slate on the market today including those supplied off the shelf from DIY shops and also supplied from commercial suppliers. We only use commercial high grade polymer sealers that are durable and have a long life expectancy.
Additionally we find that our clients differ on which finish they want. There are three types of finish which are high gloss or wet look, satin finish which is slightly reflective or a low sheen finish which is not so reflective. No matter which type of finish you choose, the colours of the floor will be enhanced and look great again!
Use a cotton entrance mat to help maintain your floor.