Case Studies – Work Examples

Limestone Floor Cleaning in Somerset

Brief Outline

We have recently completed  Limestone Floor Cleaning  and resealing in Somerset. The floor was heavily soiled and the owners were struggling to keep up with maintaining the floor.

We carried out a survey and a demonstration test patch which showed the impregnator previously applied had broken down. The owners were so impressed with the test area, we were given the task of restoring the floor to its former glory.

We first protected all the upright surfaces with a protective film and wax paper which has taped into place. We then set about brushing and dry microfibre mopping the floor to remove any loose soil and debris.

Next, we applied a pre-spray of Oleonix Full Spectrum Cleaner and allowed the product dwell time to break down and suspend the soil.  This is an eco-safe product that is safe to use across all stone surfaces especially when Limestone Floor Cleaning, whilst gently lifting away soil. Once it had time to dwell, we then lightly scrubbed into the surface to loosen the soil using a rotary machine and a medium stiffness brush attachment.

We then rinsed the floor and removed all soil and chemical using a hard floor wand attached to an extraction machine. This then leaves a clean and neutralised surface.  The floor was then "blown dry" using air movers and allowed to thoroughly dry naturally. This is very important when cleaning porus stone and carrying out Limestone Floor Cleaning

Two days later we returned to impregnate the floor with an impregnator seal to reduce the chances of soiling and staining. We also supplied  a maintenance cleaning product and microfibre flat mopping system and instructed the client how to use it effectively.Conclusion

The floor is now easy to maintain and with the right products the impregnator is not affected by the eco-safe product supplied.

 

 Slate floor Kitchen and Dining area restored to its former glory.
Brief Outline

We were called to view a  Slate floor in Cheddar, that was heavily soiled from lack of maintenance from the previous occupants. Over a time period of 15 plus years, the soil had built up and with the previous owners having multiple dogs the floor was very heavily soiled.  

The new owners of the premises had contacted us and after a demonstration of our process, commissioned us to clean and reseal the floor.

They had attempted but could not clean thoroughly or deeply enough despite many attempts, to remove the soil and seal from the floor.

The floor was firstly sprayed in a coating of  Oleonix Full Spectrum Cleaner which is an eco-safe product and allowed to dwell for 30 minutes. This allows the product time to break through the bond that binds the soil to the surface of the stone, and makes for easier removal.

It was then scrubbed with a rotary machine and medium stiffness brush and the broken down was easily removed.

The floor was then rinsed with water, via a hard floor wand connected to an extraction machine to remove the suspended soiling and was then allowed to dry using firstly air movers and then allowed to dry naturally.

We returned two days later once the floor had had fully dried and there was no moisture present,and applied four coats of a topical seal, at set intervals over a day, to help make the floor easier to maintain and repel soil levels.

The owners were left with a container of our product to maintain the floor without removing the seal and advised on microfibre flat mopping procedures to help them maintain the floor

 Brazilian Slate floor Kitchen Clean and Reseal in Bristol
Brief Outline

We were called to view a  Brazilian Slate floor in Bristol, that was heavily soiled from soil breakdown and poor maintenance. Over a time period of 12 plus years, the soil had built up and with the owners having real problems keeping up the floors appearance  

The owners of the premises had contacted us and after a demonstration of our process, commissioned us to clean and reseal the floor.They had attempted but could not clean thoroughly or deeply enough despite many attempts, to remove the soil and seal from the floor.

The floor was firstly sprayed in a coating of  Oleonix Full Spectrum Cleaner which is an eco-safe product and allowed to dwell for 30 minutes. This allows the product time to break through the bond that binds the soil to the surface of the stone, and makes for easier removal.

It was then scrubbed with a rotary machine and medium stiffness brush and the broken down was easily removed. The floor was then rinsed with water, via a hard floor wand connected to an extraction machine to remove the suspended soiling and was then allowed to dry using firstly air movers and then allowed to dry naturally. We returned two days later once the floor had had fully dried and there was no moisture present,and applied four coats of a topical seal, at set intervals over a day, to help make the floor easier to maintain and repel soil levels.

The owners were left with a container of our product to maintain the floor without removing the seal and advised on microfibre flat mopping procedures to help them maintain the floor

 Marble Floor Clean & Repolish in Bristol
Brief Outline

We were called to view a Marble floor in Bristol, that was heavily soiled from Grease, fats and soiling and had limited maintenance over a time period of 12 plus years The soil had built up and with the owners having real problems keeping up the floors appearance and the floor had lost its high gloss polish.

The owners of the premises had contacted us and after a demonstration of our process and a polished test patch, commissioned us to clean and repolish the floor. They had lost confidence in trying and were on the verge of ripping up the floor.

The floor was firstly sprayed in a coating of  Oleonix Full Spectrum Cleaner which is an eco-safe product and allowed to dwell for 30 minutes. This allows the product time to break through the bond that binds the soil to the surface of the stone, and makes for easier removal.

It was then scrubbed with a rotary machine and medium stiffness brush and the soil was easily broken down and removed. The floor was then rinsed with water, via a hard floor wand connected to an extraction machine to remove the suspended soiling and was then allowed to dry using firstly air movers and then allowed to dry naturally.

We then set up a polishing regime, with a rotary machine and a set of graded diamond pads. Moving from 400 grit size to 8000 grit, we successfully returned the floor to its original state.

The owners were left with a container of our product to maintain the floor without any caustic agents to harm the polished surface and advised on microfibre flat mopping procedures to help them maintain the floor