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Brick Floor Hallway Renovation in Godmanchester, Huntingdon

After recently purchasing their new home our clients unearthed a beautiful brick flooring in their hallway which had been covered in adhesive/screed and carpet for at least 45years.

Upon coming across us on Tile Doctor website (TMC Specialist Cleaning Ltd are an affiliate of Tile Doctor serving the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough areas) and seeing some of our previous case studies, she got in contact to organise a free quotation which we were more then happy to oblige to.

Upon arriving at the property we could instantly see this was going to take some work but definitely an achievable target.

We began by removing the screed using a needle gun and scraper as well as removing the adhesive with scraper, once we completed this task (1days work) we were able to get our hands on the stones surface for cleaning and sealing.

From this stage we began the cleaning process with an acid wash and further use of the needle gun for small areas missed. TMC Specialist Cleaning Ltd use a truck-mounted hot water extraction machine to penetrate deep into the stone and grout lines with minimal mess. Once happy there is no screed/grout haze left, we can begin with the stripping of the floor removing any previous sealer that may be left and all the ground in dirt/adhesive that may have adhered to the surface.

Once extracted with the truck mounted machine the floor is left to dry efficiently before sealing.

Once dried efficiently, we added multiple coats of impregnating sealer (Tile Doctor Colour Grow) to enhance the colours and protect the brick floor from within.

For your free quotation with no obligation contact us on 01954 211752 or via email tom@tmcspecialistcleaning.co.uk

Victorian Tile Restoration, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire

Victorian tile Restoration

This particular small job was for a client who had recently had their Terra-Cotta Kitchen Cleaned and Sealed. Once finish and elated with the final outcome, we were asked if there was anything we could do with their small Victorian Tiled porch.

These types of repairs are a specialty here at TMC Specialist Cleaning Ltd and one we couldn’t wait to get our hands on.

Once we removed the loose tiles (ended up just under half the flooring) we were able to relay the original tiles and some reclaimed ones for missing sections.

It is always best to replace these types of tile with original or reclaimed ones to help keep a more authentic look, however if this is not capable due to lack of replacement tiles there is a great collection of compressed ceramic tiles which can help blend these in. Previous work history Victo

Once the tiles have set, we can commence cleaning to remove all previous sealer and dirt deep with in the tiles as well as an acid wash to remove any grout haze left on the tiles surface.

After the stone has dried efficiently we like to add an impregnating sealer (Tile Doctor Colour Grow) to enhance the stones colours.

Followed by multiple coats of topical sealer (Tile Doctor Seal & Go) this will give you the surface protection as well as an even mid sheen across the surface.

For your free quotation with no obligation contact us today on 01954 211752 or via email tom@tmcspecialistcleaning.co.uk

Victorian Tile restoration in St Neots, Cambridge

Victorian Tile Restoration in st Neots, Cambridge.

We was called out to take a look at this Victorian Tiled Hallway to see what could be done to repair the damage from a company having to remove a section of flooring for pipe work.

Fortunately this is one of our specialties here at TMC Specialist Cleaning Ltd.

It is impossible to guarantee an 100% colour match for new to old tiles but we do our best to match them in as best possible.

Once we have chosen our replacement tiles, we begin carefully removing the cement and rubble, followed by tidying up all the edges of the older tiles ready for tiling.

On this job we had fill the void with a self levelling compound to level the area ready for laying out new tiles.

Once dried the border work is completed first and left to set followed by filling in of the original pattern, finally the area is grouted.

We finish the job by giving the whole Hallway a deep clean (to remove any previous sealers) and an acid wash to remove any grout haze left behind.

Once dried we are able to apply one coat of Tile Doctor colour grow impregnating sealer (to deepen the colour of the original tiles) followed by multiple coats of topical sealer.

For your free quotation with no obligation contact us on 01954 or via email at tom@tmcspecialistcleaning.co.uk

Limestone Shower Restoration, Great Stukeley, Cambridgeshire

Limestone Shower Full Restoration

We were called out to take a look a customers brand new Limestone Shower in Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire which was in a sorry state.

Unfortunately an other cleaning company attempted to clean these tiles with an unsuitable cleaning chemical, leaving the surface of the tiles badly etched.

Limestone is a calcium stone, which is one of the most sensitive stones to anything acidic. you should use a Neutral Tile Cleaner to safely preserve the life of the Stone and remove any standing water to prevent lime scale build up.

To correct these tiles we have had to cut it back using Diamond Blocks followed by Honing the surface to a high standards, we need to make sure the surface tension is tight to help with future maintenance.

upon completion we speed dry the areas restored to be able to apply a couple coats of impregnating sealer, this will also help towards ongoing maintenance.

Our client of extremely impressed with the outcome and left us this feedback.

“Tom was punctual on both the day he quoted and on the day he arrived to undertake the work. He was also very mindful of our semi house cats and made sure he did not let them out. That sounds simple but of the many tradesmen we have had around in the last six months for restorative work on the house he was one of a couple that did not need constant reminding. The work he undertook was to rectify, as he put it, “some of the worst damage to tiles I have seen to date”! The tiles were limestone and had been badly marked by an acid based cleaner. By the end of five solid hours work he had got the tiles back to looking brand new with not a mark to be seen. He did so with no mess, a very cheerful disposition and several cups of coffee! I would not hesitate to recommend Tom to all my own clients and friends.”
Bob Hulstrom, Huntingdon

For your free quotation with no obligation contact us on 01954 211752 or via email tom@tmcspecialistcleaning.co.uk

Limestone shower before pic, Badly etched surface

Limestone Shower Fully Retored

 

Student Accommodation Carpet Cleaning, Cambridge

Student Accommodation Carpet Cleaning for Lucy Cavendish College, Cambridge 

Lucy Cavendish College one of our regular clients, called us out to carry out a carpet clean on a students accommodation.

After being let out for a year the carpet was in desperate need of deep clean ready for there new students to come in.

We clean the carpets using the most thorough cleaning process there is! Using our truck mounted hot water extraction machine, we are capable of producing these amazing results.

TMC Specialist Cleaning Ltd are a Approved School Supplier for Ed First.

For your free quotation with no obligation contact us on 01954 211752 or via email at tom@tmcspecialistcleaning.co.uk

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