Take a look at this ‘Before’ and ‘After’ transformation achieved by cleaning a Walkern family’s sandstone kitchen floor. Now it’s clean enough for their tiny tot to crawl around on and stay safe. Clearing away the build-up of everyday grime gets rid of germs and brings out the beauty and warmth of the natural sandstone tiles. With annual floor cleaning maintenance now in place too, it’ll be far simpler for this family to keep their stone floor clean and smart.
Stone floor cleaning: deep clean and seal
When you see the photos of the kitchen floor before we started you might think this was going to be a tough task. In fact, returning stone floors tiles to their beautiful best can be very straightforward for a professional cleaner with the right expertise and specialist equipment, as this job proves.
The first thing Saul at Cornwell Services did when he arrived at this family home in Walkern, Hertfordshire, was to mask cabinets, appliances and other areas to protect them from any splashes during cleaning. Then the entire floor was thoroughly vacuumed to remove all loose debris.
Next, working in sections, a high alkaline stone floor cleaning agent was applied to the tiled sandstone floor. This works by removing any remnants of previous seals and breaks down all the ingrained dirt and any grease, wax or oil.
Saul then thoroughly scrubbed the kitchen floor with a powerful rotary machine and specialist brushes which agitate the surface to lift out the dirt. He then completed the cleaning process by rinsing the floor and extracting the dirty slurry into the waste tank of the Cornwell Services machine.
Once dried, an impregnating seal was applied to the floor, since natural stone is porous. The seal prevents the sandstone tiles from absorbing oil and water-based splashes such as oil splatters and spilt coffee, that would otherwise sink in and discolour the kitchen floor. The seal ensures any spills can be readily wiped away from the surface of the sandstone tiles, so they stay clean.
Maintenance: annual stone floor cleaning
Our Walkern client was pleased to have had their kitchen floor professionally cleaned and sealed. To keep their sandstone floor in good condition, they decided to subscribe to the Cornwell Services floor cleaning maintenance programme. This means that Saul will return to the family home at a convenient time once each year. He’ll completely deep clean the floor and top-up the seal. Subscribing to this maintenance programme is extremely cost-effective. Regular floor care will ensure this natural stone floor remains easy to keep clean and safe for the family’s growing child.
Call in the professionals
Ensuring homes and businesses are clean, safe and smart is always a priority. For professional help to clean or maintain your hard floors please get in touch. Cornwell Services operates across Hertfordshire, north London, Essex, Bedfordshire and Cambridgeshire. We clean and restore tiled stone floors, as well as sand and refinish wooden floors. Just contact Saul on 07738 022813 for details.