If your tiled or stone flooring has become dull and worn out over the years, perhaps even scratched and stained, you may have realised that mopping and scrubbing is not sufficient. These type of floorings require expert knowledge, specific cleaning and restoring methods, unique treatments and professional equipment. This is where In Depth excel – let us bring your flooring back to a pristine condition.
In Depth offer a restoring and maintenance service for all types of natural and manmade stone flooring including Marble, Victorian Tiles, Porcelain Tiles, Slate, Travertine, Terrazzo, Terracotta, Quarry Tiles, Limestone, Ceramic, Sandstone and even Concrete!
The key to successful results is professional training along with specialised machinery and solutions. You can be assured that In Depth have undertaken professional and comprehensive training in natural stone and our 5* results and testimonials reflect this. Your floor will be analysed and tested before any procedures are undertaken to determine the structure and composition. A unique restoring and cleaning procedure will be adapted to your floor based on the results – all procedures are not the same for all floors.
Why Use In Depth to Clean your Tiled and Stone Flooring?
- Based in Shrewsbury – we offer a service to all areas of Shropshire
- We have been cleaning tiles and natural stone flooring throughout Shropshire for over 15 years and have 5* reviews from our customers.
- We use the Truckmount hot water extraction cleaning system – the most powerful and efficient cleaning method available.
- Marble and natural stone restoration is a highly skilled job – in inexperienced hands stone can be very easily ruined. We always provide you with a no obligation quotation and during our visit demonstrate a small area to you so that you can see what the expected results will look like.
- We use specialist cleaning solutions for each different floor type.
- We use extensive high quality finishings on your natural stone flooring including impregnators – your floor will have a high sheen or matt finish depending on your preference.
- We are also DBS Checked, Trading Standards registered and Trust Mark registered for your peace of mind.
The Survey and Quotation
The important initial survey of the tiled or stone flooring will be undertaken. Prices are worked out individually. There are no hidden extras and the price you are quoted is the price you pay. We do not charge VAT. The survey and quotation is absolutely free with no obligation.
Coatings assist in reducing the normal day-to- day damaging build-up of general soiling, and ensures the beauty of the floor surface for a longer period, in turn reducing long term maintenance costs
Here is some more information about the composition of different floor types and cleaning methods:
Marble is a type of metamorphic rock which is characterized by swirls of colour from impurities and the ability to take a very high polish. This stone has been used for thousands of years in art and architecture, and it continues to be very popular today in applications ranging from garden paving stones, mantles and internal flooring.
The process of deep cleaning and diamond marble polishing can turn worn, tired looking marble to an astonishing and satisfying appearance. An application of our special breathable penetrating sealer to protect the marble in future is then applied. In Depth customers are amazed at the absolutely stunning results, returning your marble to a like new glorious condition.
Slate floorings vary from rustic and traditional to very smooth slates that give a natural feel. Due to the porous and easily scratched nature of slate, regular cleaning and maintenance is vital to protect its surface. Slate can contain a number of wonderful colours from grey and greens to tan which can be beautifully enhanced by In Depth when cleaning and sealing the slate. Specialist breathable slate sealer and colour enhancers will also rejuvenate and protect the natural look of the slate.
Limestone consists of the fossilized shells of sea creatures that lived millions of years ago.
The diverse characteristics of limestone and sandstone enhances the look of receptions areas, exquisite bathrooms and elegant floors. Limestone can be easily stained especially by acids like wine, carbonated drinks, vinegar and fruit juices – even some waters may react, therefore regular, professional care and maintenance is important.
In Depth technicians can clean, seal and polish Limestone to a matt or high gloss shine (depending on the limestone composition) to provide absolutely stunning results. If a more natural look is required then we can after a deep clean, impregnate or colour enhance the stone to help protect from oils, greases and water staining.
Terracotta means baked earth and is made from natural clay, which gives it a characteristic reddish-brown colour. The colour varies slightly depending on the clay used. Terracotta may be glazed for extra durability or to provide colour.
Terracotta is a warm looking tile but the attractive, characteristic surface of the terracotta tile can be soft, absorbent and prone to scratching, becoming dull looking. To regain that beautiful, warm effect, let In Depth, strip, clean, seal and re-finish your terracotta floor to the finish of your choice whether this be a matt finish or wet-look finish – both restoring its natural beauty.
Porcelain and Ceramic
Porcelain as a floor surface is becoming very popular. Amazingly, Porcelain can now be manufactured to look like most other stones, including marble, and can be glazed or unglazed. In Depth use up-to-date products and techniques to clean and polish Porcelain tiles and the surrounding grout to a plush and lustrous finish.
Sandstone is a clastic sedimentary rock composed mainly of sand-sized minerals or rock grains.
It is a beautiful and timeless stone which adds warmth, quality and luxury to any room in your home or business premises. To prevent ugly spots, spills and ingrained soil, professional sandstone cleaning, sealing and maintenance is vital to maintaining the look and longevity of the sandstone floor. In Depth technicians will restore your Sandstone floor and advise you how to maintain it at its best.
Terrazzo is a man-made stone composed of chips which are mixed with cement and then polished as an economical alternative to solid marble slabs or tiles.
With new techniques and solutions for Terrazzo cleaning, removing spots, spills and stains you can expect wonderful new looking terrazzo floors. Whether it’s a Matt or high gloss polished finish, we can bring your terrazzo back to its former glory.
Travertine is a natural limestone stone material, made of calcium carbonate. Due to Travertine’s porous properties, the stone needs to be sealed before use in domestic environments. Travertine is highly durable, making Travertine Tiles a popular choice. The colour is dictated by the iron content and impurities of the stone.
The different finishes include honed, polished and tumbled. Honed travertine is smooth, but unlike polished, it has a lustreless finish. Polished travertine is smooth, but buffed and polished until shiny. Tumbled travertine has a rougher, textured finish and often has rounded corners for an antique look.
In Depth have the knowledge and expertise to restore your travertine to a beautiful condition and will advise you on future maintenance.
Victorian Quarry Tiles
Due to the age of many quarry tiles, there is more commonly a large build-up of soils due to the use of dirt attracting cleaners. Over the years the tiles would have worn and a usually low porosity tile will become porous in the high usage areas. A regular maintenance programme is required.
In Depth will deep clean and either impregnate quarry tiles or seal them to a shine of the customer’s choice – this will protect them in the future and draw out the wonderful colours.