Wood Floor Sanding Heaton Moor, Stockport

Wood floors are very hard wearing and popular floors.  This parquet floor in heaton moor, had started to look tired but following a leak, required some extra attention.   Imperial Floor care were appointed by the insurance company and their main contractors to carry out the work of restoring this floor.

Due to water damage a couple of boards required replacement and some areas had slightly raised and the floor was left uneven.

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This picture also shows the wooden block replacements there were required.

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To cut the floor flat again, we use a very large dustless belt sanding machine starting at a 36 grit sand paper.  The results of this step can instantly be seen and the natural colour of the wooden floor is restored. 

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As the floor is a harinbone pattern we sand this diagonally so you are workimg with the grain on 50% of the boards.  We then work the opposite way on the next grit up.  we work the floor from 40 up to 80 grit.

Once the all the floor and edges are do, we then move to our specialist finishing machine which is a planatry head.  This goes any way against the grain and leaves a perfect smooth finish. We work this machine from a 60 grit up to a 100 grit finish.  

You can see the floor below before the seal was applied. 

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Once the floor is fully vaced we then look to apply the first coat.  on this floor the customer in heaton moor wanted a matt finish with a slight deepening of the colour.  Junkers strong Matt was the perfect choice.  We applied 1 coat of Base and 2 coats of the strong to give the customer a durable, long lasting finish.

Below are some pics of the finished wood floor sanding in stockport

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Wood Floor Sanding Heaton Moor, Stockport

Wood floors are very hard wear and popular floor.  This parquet floor in heaton moor, had started to look tired but following a leak, required some extra attention.   Imperial Floor care were appointed by the insurance company and thier main contractor to carry out the work of restoring this floor.

Due to water damage a couple of boards required replacement and some areas had slightly raised and the floor was left uneven.

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This picture also shows the wooden block replacements there were required.

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To cut the floor flat again, we use a very large belt sanding machine starting at a 36 grit sand paper.  The results of this step can instantly be seen and the natural colour of the wooden floor is restored. 

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As the floor is a harinbone pattern we sand this diagnal so you are work with the grain on 50% of the boards.  We then work the opposite why on the next grit  up. 

Once the all the floor and edges are do, we then move to our specialist finishing machine which can is a planatry head.  This goes any way against the grain and leaves a perfect smooth finish. We work this machine up to a 100 grit finish.  

You can see the floor below before the seal was applied. 

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Once the floor is fully vaced we them look to apply the first coat.  This floor the customer in heaton moor wanted a matt finish with a slight deepening of the colour.  Junkers strong Matt was the perfect choice.  We applied 1 coat of Base and 2 coats of the strong to give the customer a durable, long lasting finish.

Below are some pics of the finished wood floor sanding in stockport

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Travertine floor clean, filling and sealing Chelford, Cheshire

Travertine floors can be very beautiful but once they start the wear and get dirty they look like tired and unsightly.  Often travertine becomes very pitted and has lots of holes.

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This travertine tiled floor in Chelford, Cheshire, was suffering from the following issues.
1 – a built up of dirt and grease
2 – a number of hair line cracks
3 – large number of holes and pits
4 – limited to no seal left on tiles or grout.

The customer required the floor deep cleaning, filling and resealing to a satin finish to make the floor look great again.

To restore the travertine, first the floor needs to be deep cleaned and all the grease and dirt removed from the tiles.  This then allows you to see what you are dealing with and all the holes are cleaned, prepared and ready for filler.  To clean kitchen  tiles we have found the TILE MASTER CLEANER NO3 is perfect for the job. 

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Travertine floor with holes and cracks

To fill the holes, first they need to be compeltely dry and then using tile master travertine repair resin, the holes can filled.  The filler is a two part polyester resin, in a cream/ straw colour.  This blends in perfected with the tiles and matches great with factory fills.  Its also a very hard stone glue and bonds very well with the tile for long lasting repairs.

Once the floor is deep cleaned and filled it can then be sealed.  Using Tile Master All In One Water Based Sealer, we apply 2 coats.  This seals the grout perfectly and the travertine to make it all oil and water repellent. 

You can see the effect of this seal on the video below.

Once sealed the floor is buffed off and you can see the wonder finish that is left.

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If you are looking for advice or help with you travertine floor please feel free to contact me at martin@imperialfloorcare.co.uk or call on 0161 465 0688 or direct on 07884472149

Please see out website for more manchester polishing jobs in Manchester

He’s a quick video of our marble polishers in prestbury cheshire

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Travertine floor clean, filling and sealing Chelford, Cheshire

Travertine floors can be very beautiful but once they start the wear and get dirty they look like tired and unsightly.  Often travertine becomes very pitted and has lots of holes.

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This travertine tiled floor in Chelford, Cheshire, was suffering from the following issues.
1 – a built up of dirt and grease
2 – a number of hair line cracks
3 – large number of holes and pits
4 – limited to no seal left on tiles or grout.

The customer required the floor deep cleaning, filling and resealing to a satin finish to make the floor look great again.

To restore the travertine, first the floor needs to be deep cleaned and all the grease and dirt removed from the tiles.  This then allows you to see what you are dealing with and all the holes are cleaned, prepared and ready for filler.  To clean kitchen  tiles we have found the TILE MASTER CLEANER NO3 is perfect for the job. 

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To fill the holes, first they need to be compeltely dry and then using tile master travertine repair resin, the holes can filled.  The filler is a two part polyester resin, in a cream/ straw colour.  This blends in perfected with the tiles and matches great with factory fills.  Its also a very hard stone glue and bonds very well with the tile for long lasting repairs.

Once the floor is deep cleaned and filled it can then be sealed.  Using Tile Master All In One Water Based Sealer, we apply 2 coats.  This seals the grout perfectly and the travertine to make it all oil and water repellent. 

You can see the effect of this seal on the video below.

Once sealed the floor is buffed off and you can see the wonder finish that is left.

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If you are looking for advice or help with you travertine floor please feel free to contact me at martin@imperialfloorcare.co.uk or call on 0161 465 0688 or direct on 07884472149

Please see out website for more manchester polishing jobs in Manchester

He’s a quick video of our marble polishers in prestbury cheshire

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TileMaster Floor care remove a scratch from a marble floor in Wimslow cheshire

Over time marble can be come scratched and dull.  Remove a scratch from marble and lime stone is very similar to remove one from wood.  Using different grit diamonds, similar to sand paper grits, you can remove the scratch and repolish the tiles.

Scratches cam be caused by a number of things.  Dragging furniture, general wear and tare, and incorrect maintenance can all causes issues with your floor.

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To remove the damage the floor is cut back with a very rough diamond grit.  Normally we start at around 100 grit or 200 grit.  This cut the floor and cuts past the scratch or damage.   The floor become dull and much rougher than  when it was polished.  You can see below a very dull marble floor that has been diamond ground.

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Once the damage has been removed,  we them work the floor with a 400 grit, 800 grit and 1500 grit diamond.

At 1500 grit most stones are are ready for polishing.  This crema marfil marble floor was then polished using a specialist polish powder to give it a wonder mirror shine with all the damage removed

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If you need any more advice on how to remove and scratches or damage from any type of stone floor, please feel free to contact us on 0161 444 0377, or email me at martin@tilemaster.co.uk

For more info on our polishing services please see our services page.

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Marble Floor Polishing company in Manchester

Below you can see a quick videos of Imperial floor care polishing a marble floor manchester. 

This floor had a large amount of Lippage and was required to be diamond ground flat to make the floor look like a dubai style floor.

Once the polished the floor was then sealed to give stain protection moving forward and make it easier for the customer to mop

If you are looking for a seamless marble floor with has a shiny mirror like look, we can achieve this and make your floor like new again.

Below are some pics of the floor once complete

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Manchester dull marble

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Shiny manchester marble company

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Manchester marble polishers

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How to remove Rust from my tiles?

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How Do I Remove Rust from Tiles?????

Rust removal can be tricky, but if you use Cleaner No4 neat and leave it on the rust mark for 10 -15min it will remove the rust.  We only recommend this on ceramic and porcelain and it may take a couple of applications to remove thicker areas.

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Rust removal ( or browning) from natural stone and marble is a very different beast and often not possible.  In marbles like Carrera, you often see rust marks, common in hotel lobbies and commercial areas.  The tile has rust marks inside the stone for 2 reasons.   This marble contains a ferrous metal and iron ore.

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REASON 1
When excess moisture is held in the stone or get trapped due to incorrect polishes or surface seals, the metals in the stone begin the rust and bleed into the white of the stone.  In most cases this is a permenant change.  There are some none acidic rust remover available but I’ve never achieved any great results and have been advised by stone experts to never promise anything to a client when it comes to rust removal in marble. 

REASON 2
Over the years many floors in hotels and commercial areas were maintained with wirewool and a spray polish or crystalizer.  This is a very quick and cheap way for the in house team to remove scuff marks and keep a nice shine of the floor.  Where the problem comes in is once the floor opens up due to the large volume of foot abrasion, tiny wire wool shards find their way into the all pits and voids in the tiles and viens.  As most hotels sweep and mop the floor first and then buff/polish, the problem arises the next day.  If they mop the floor but don’t vac or sweep all the tiny shards of wirewool off the floor, once they get wet, the wirewool begins the rust.  You will notice that this is more common around the viens, as they are often softer and wear away quicker than the rest of the stone, meaning they fill up with wirewool and rust more than the other parts of the floor. Also the water can soak in from the grout joints and discolour the edges of the tiles. Sometime as this can be surface rust, periodic grinding and rehoning can improve it, but again don’t over promise on the results as not to dissapoint your customers. 

The rust or browning can only be stopped if you stop the source of the water causing the issue.  In some cases, I know companies that have replaced effected tile and with in a few month the problem has returned as the did not stop the source of the moisture.

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