- Are you puzzled about what to do with your Victorian Minton tile floor?
- Have you tried everything and nothing can make your floor look any better?
Well, we specialise in Victorian Minton tile restoration cleaning and sealing and have completed many challenging projects across Chshire and North West.
We use a specific "Minton Restore' process to get any Victorian tile floor to an amazing condition. Every floor varies in terms of contamination and condition and we update and alter the 'Minton Restore' process to each floor. Having a unique - tried and tested process will help you get the most of our premium Minton tile restoration service.
This original Minton tile floor was discovered underneath the carpet and owners decided to have this floor restored to its original beauty that would complement the hallway much better than a carpet.
We were delighted to help new clients to get this floor back to its original self.
There were several contamination issues found on the floor like plaster (from not so tidy plasterers), paint marks all over, cement residues, glue from sticking down carpet underlay and also ingrained dirt in the tile surface.
Every job starts with the protection of surrounding surfaces. Othe type floors are covered with sheeting, walls and skirtings protected with plastic sheets to avoid damage to paintwork. The restoration of Victorian quarry tile floor for a client in Wilmslow can now begin.
To remove glue, paint and other old coatings we always start with specialist stripper allowing enough dwell time for the product to soften the contamination. The use of a professional rotary machine with a suitable brush will allow us to agitate the stripper further into the floor while removing such contamination. The quarry tile floor is then thoroughly rinsed to remove the slurry consisting of dirt and chemicals. A victorian tile floor is then dried and we proceed with an acidic wash of the surface. Specialist acid used on this type of floor will not cause any damage and will allow plaster and cement residues to dissolve. Yet again we use a rotary machine to do most of the work. The edges and corners are then worked on by hand and a scrubbing brush. This allows us to get the floor cleaned thoroughly and edge to edge. The quarry tile floor is then rinsed several times and neutralised.
One of the most important parts in Minton quarry tile floor restoration process is to allow the floor to dry properly prior to sealing.
Such floors are very porous and take in a lot of moisture during the restoration cleaning process. The moisture has to leave the floor before the sealing can begin. Failure to dry the floor thoroughly will cause sealer not to bond properly and can cause numerous other issues that would spoil the final result. We do not take shortcuts in Victorian Minton tile floor restoration process and follow the best practices to leave you with the floor that you can be proud off and admire every time you walk on it.
We provide professional Victorian Minton tile floor restoration, cleaning, sealing and maintenance service in Wilmslow, Knutsford and surrounding areas all across Cheshire.
We use a professional colour-enhancing impregnating sealer to bring out the colours of Victorian tile floors so they can look even more beautiful. Topical sealers mustn't be used on such floors. This would include any kind of sealer that gives shine to the surface and also forms a coating on the surface. Hence the name 'topical'. Such sealers are a terrible thing to use because they create the barrier between the substrate moisture and the surface. This stops Minton tiles natural breathing process and traps the moisture within. Before long you would then start noticing the layer of topical sealer starting to peel in random places, which means it has failed. Such sealers are also causing the dilemma of keeping the floor looking clean. That sounds strange, but here is an explanation. Topical sealer is a coating on the surface and it will inevitably get dirty and stained, however, you will not be able to remove any of such dirt because the staining is to the actual coating and not on the surface. When this happens - the only option is to strip the tile floor and re-seal with a suitable impregnating sealer.
Our sealers do not form a topical coating and are thoroughly buffed off after application. Use of such sealer will allow your Minton tile floor to breathe naturally, be water and oil stain resistant, repell dirt and will not peel.
You can rest assured we will take care of your floor and your home while we work to make the floor look beautiful again. Because we care about you and every client we work with in Cheshire. Making you absolutely happy with the final result is our top priority.
For professional Victorian Minton tile floor restoration in Wilmslow, Cheshire - please get in touch here to arrange no-obligation visit and see how we can help you fall in love with your home again!
You can always give us a call on 01477459109 or 01619319931
We look forward to hearing from you.