Professional Hard Floor cleaners in Surrey Croydon Sutton
(Stone, Tile & Grout)
We clean Slate, Terracota, Quarry Tile, Limestone, Travertine, Sandstone, Porcelain Tile, Victorian Tile, Ceramic Tile, Terrazzo, Granite, Bricks, Marble etc.
THE 4 BASIC TYPES OF TILE
Ceramic Tile – is a man-made clay fired material. Glazed ceramic tile (single-fired, double-fired, etc…) does not normally require any protective treatment. It is the glaze itself that gives the tile its excellent protection and resistance to the absorption of dirt. Many of the new ceramic tiles in today’s market are manufactured to look like real stone; these imitations are quite impressive and can fool many uninformed hard surface cleaning firms. As a general rule the cleanability of ceramic tile is outstanding and the process is generally relatively simple. Professional cleaning and sealing will restore the tile to a like-new condition.
Porcelain Tile – is a very hard material that is particularly resistant to chemical agents, scratches, freezing and the absorption of water. Porcelain is ideal for paving floors in public places such as restaurants, airports, schools, hospitals and shopping centres. It has also more recently begun to be used in residential applications. Porcelain tile can be given a polished surface industrially. This produces the “polished” version with its mirror-like shine. However, unlike the “natural” or unpolished versions, this is more likely to mark. It can even be honed and polished, but this is usually a very difficult and time consuming process.
Quarry Tile & Paver Brick – quarry Tiles are an unglazed ceramic material. They are particularity well suited for exterior paving due to their low absorption and resistance to freezing (the high baking temperatures and high quality of clay used in manufacturing, along with other raw materials make this type of floor one of the most durable on the market today) There is no particular waiting time before treating these materials because they are not generally affected by blooms, and their low absorbency allows for rapid drying. In both types, protecting treatments should only be carried out when the floor is completely dry. There are different products and processes for these materials according to whether they ate laid indoors or out.
Terracotta Tile or Saltillo Tile – is one of the oldest ceramic materials made by man. This type of tile is created by mixing clay and water, leaving it to dry naturally and finally baking it in a kiln. Saltillo Tile has particular characteristics that demand special treatment. The unique properties exist physically (with absorption), mechanically (with special finishes) and compositionally (with different types of clay).
Sick and tired of ugly grout?
Just about to give up on your dirty tiles & grout?
Sure they will never look good again?
Considering ripping them up and replacing?
Now, there is an alternative. Not only will we make your stone/tiles and grout look new. They will be able to help you keep them looking new.
Grout causes all sorts of problems because it’s not only recessed but very porous. Before long, trapped particles of soils, dirt and bacteria turn your clean grout lines into smelly dirt valleys. Using the very latest materials, techniques and equipment we will remove any smells and restore your tile and grout. Sometimes there is pre-existing damage which might require attention. There are also solutions where the grout will not respond to provide clean line required but there is never reason to despair because we have methods to improve the colour of your grout.
Where cleaning alone is sufficient, another integral part of the process used by us is to seal the grout to protect it from future day to day dirt and spills. An audit is required as there may be occasions where it is not possible to be sure where cleaning alone is sufficient. The purpose of the free audit is to inspect, test and report what may be required. A written and costed proposal is supplied.
Our full service is an 5 Steps intensive cleaning process.
1- Dry soil removal: we will remove any dry soil and dirt before any water based cleaning takes place
2- Spray the floor with a cleaning solution
3- Brush the tile/grout
4- High pressure steam cleaning equipment will clean and rinse with a fully enclosed vacuum system!
5- Dry: After the cleaning process has been completed, we will clean up and force dry any areas leaving your tiled areas dry to the touch.
6- Sealer: We recommend using a sealer on your floor after it has been cleaned. This extra layer of protection seals the stone and grout, making it resistant to spills and stains and easier to clean in the future - keeping the grout and the surface looking cleaner for longer.
We do invite you to call Steampro on 0800 695 0495. We’ll be happy to answer your questions – although we can’t give you an estimate over the telephone, we would be delighted to come into your home and give you a free “Healthy Tile & Grout Audit”.
Steampro give advice on how to clean your tile and grout or stone floors whether marble, limestone or slate and make them look great and in process make them easier to maintain… It only takes 15 minutes then we can give you a complete written estimate for the work we recommend – without obligation of any kind. Porcelain Tile and Grout Cleaning These 7 Year Old Tile an Grout Brought Back To Life Looking like They Have Just Been Laid
01737 550 608
07904 439 125