I had great pleasure in restoring this beautiful Edwardian floor in Clifton, Bristol.
My initial visit to Clifton was to access the damage, we counted and measured all the broken tiles and calculated the cost of all reclaimed replacements from our supplier, we submitted our quote for a full deep clean, removal of all broken tiles, secure the sub level and replace the tiles, followed by a full deep clean. We firstly deep cleaned with a high Alkaline solution, agitated into the surface with a diamond impregnated rotary brush, this process removes all the deep embedded soils that have been built up over a 100 years and more. Its always important to neutralise the stone after cleaning, we use a high content of acidic raw material for the safe neutralisation of the quarry tiles. Now that the stone is clean & dry the damage can be removed, the tiles that are broken are usually very easy to remove as generally they are broken through voids between the tiles and the sub base, in most cases these can be sucked up with a vacuum so not to damage good surrounding tiles. Sometimes we need to repair large ares of floor screed so large sections of floor needs to be taken up to repair the base.
Once the base is intact, the headache begins, just as well i like jigsaw puzzles!!
We set all the tiles in an adhesive for secure and level fitting.
Once all the quarry stone tiles are in position and the floor is completely dry usually after 2-3 days we return to seal with 6 coats of natural breathable plant extract impregnating seal, this will intensify the colours and give a long lasting easy maintenance protection.IMG_0063