Last month a customer contacted us to enquire about having the hard flooring cleaned in their kitchen, dining room & utility room. As with all enquires of this nature, we recommend having an initial survey carried out by one of our experienced technicians.
A survey helps us determine the condition & specific requirements of your floor as well as enabling us to assess the type of flooring & grout you have, carry out a test clean & strip (if needed) on a discrete area of the floor. We also apply finishing seals so that you can decide on the type of finish you would like to achieve.
Once the survey has taken place, we can then email you a quotation tailored to your requirements.
Following on from the successful survey that our technician, Pete, carried out last month, he then called back this week to carry out the clean.
Travertine is a type of limestone which often has a textured surface which can accumulate soil over time & as you can see from the photos above & on the right, it was looking a little dull & tired.
The first step in the cleaning process is to apply an environmentally friendly stone cleaning solution to the travertine & use a rotary machine to gently agitate the floor. We then use a wet vac to pick up the resulting slurry & we then repeat this process to ensure maximum amount of soiling is removed. We then clean the grout manually using a grout brush.
Once the cleaning has been completed, the floor is left to dry. As you can see that as this stage in the process, the floor has been taken back to it’s initial matt finish.
Once the floor is completely dry, it is time to apply a seal. Most of the time, flooring such as stone/limestone benefit from multiple coats of seal as this type of flooring is particularly absorbent. Applying between 2-5 coats of seal also protects the floor from spillages & build ups. Depending on the type of seal you chose, it can often significantly improve the overall appearance of the floor by intensifying the colour & increasing the depth of the grain.
As shown in the images & video below, our customer chose a gloss seal & requested that the floor be as shiny as possible which I think Pete achieved perfectly!
If you have a travertine floor or any type of hard flooring that you are thinking of having cleaned, please do not hesitate to contact us today, all of our contact details can be found on our website or by clicking the following link – Contact Green Man For Professional Cleaning In Bath, Bristol & Frome (greenmancleaning.co.uk). We look forward to hearing from you!