Stone Cleaning and Stone Restoration for all Man-Made and Natural Stone Tiles, Lancashire
Our extensive experience in cleaning and restoring marble, limestone, travertine, granite, porcelain and terracotta floors ensures we know precisely how to treat every kind of stone, whether man-made or natural.
Using natural but powerful cleaning agents, our stone restoration technicians will restore life back in to your dull looking stone floor, transforming it back to its former glory and looking as if it had just been laid.
We have sourced the highest quality cleaning products and most effective cleaning machines to provide a quick, safe and easy process to breath new life into your dull looking stone floors, reviving them to their former glory.
Our results are amazing – or it’s FREE!
Tile & Grout Cleaning
Are you tired of getting on your hands and knees to clean your stone tiles and grout? It seems like a never ending project doesn’t it?
Let us, as tile and stone cleaning professionals, come out and restore your stone flooring.
We offer comprehensive tile cleaning and grout cleaning services that restore your flooring to like-new condition, working hard to earn your trust and to ensure that your experience of dealing with Brights Cleaning is nothing but positive.
Bright’s Cleaning 6 Steps Intensive Cleaning Process
1 – Dry soil removal: we will remove any dry soil and dirt by cylinder vacuum and brushing before applying the cleaning prespray, this is so no small particles are able to scratch your floors in the cleaning process.
2 – Spray a tile & grout cleaning solution: this is a special cleaning prespray designed to start the cleaning process.
3– Brush the tile/grout: this is so all the solution is evenly distributed across the cleaning area and worked into those difficult to clean grout lines. For this we can also use a rotary scrubbing machine and our state of the art “monster brushes” on larger areas, and special grout brushes to get to those hard to reach areas.
4 – High pressure steam cleaning: this equipment will clean and rinse with a fully enclosed vacuum system, this means there is no over spray and the dirty water is recovered back in our truckmounted cleaning unit. the spinning action ensures that all the area is thoroughly cleaned and rinsed leaving no residue.
5 – Dry: after the cleaning process has been completed, we will use air blowers to disperse any residual water and force dry any areas leaving your tiled areas dry to the touch.
6 – Stone Sealing: we recommend using a sealer on your grout after it has been cleaned. This extra layer of protection seals the 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.
The 4 Basic Types of Stone Tiles
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 natural stone tiles; 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 stone 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 toreezing (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).