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We were asked to take a look at restoring a Red and Black Quarry tiled kitchen floor that at some time in the past had been covered in a floor levelling screed. The house was in the old village of Mobberly on the East side of Cheshire and was undergoing significant renovation works. The compound was up to one inch thick in places and underneath the screen was a lovely red and black quarry tiled floor that was just about visible in the thinner parts of the screed. The owner was keen to

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These photos of a Black and White Chequered Vinyl floor are actually from the Holy Rood Catholic Church in Oxford which is part of the North Hinksey Parish. It’s a popular church visited by many parishioners so the floor gets a lot of wear and I was asked to give it a good deep clean and re-seal. Cleaning Soiled Vinyl Floor Tiles The Vinyl tiles had been sealed with a polish before so my first job was to strip the old polish off the floor. Fortunately, I have a good product for doing that

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Black slate tiles are stain resistant and durable. The exquisite look and low maintenance of these tiles make it a popular flooring choice these days. It is naturally non-absorbent, and does not slip easily, which makes it a choice option for bathrooms and kitchens. Proper care and maintenance is needed, to keep your black slate tiles looking good.

Clean Up Spills Immediately
Clean up any spills immediately with a cloth. Use a damp sponge to wipe any sticky stains off the black slate tiles immediately. After wiping with a damp cloth or sponge, wipe dry the area with a soft towel. Cleaning the spills right away will prevent any seepage into the tiles causing further damage.

Sweep Regularly
Use a broom to sweep the slate tiles regularly, on a weekly basis. This removes any sand, gravel, dirt and foreign residue that is on the tiles. You can also use a vacuum cleaner fitted with a brush to do this job.

Mop With Detergent
Use a mop to mop the black slate tiles with water and mild detergent. Mop a second time using clear water. Then, let the slate tiles air dry. Do not use harsh detergent, or soaps with acid on the slate tiles. This will cause damage to the tiles.
 
 
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Travertine is a type of Limestone which exists in several variations, including white, tan, and cream-colored. It has distinct colourings and patterns that no other stone can offer and as such it is a very popular choice for tiled floors amongst home owners. However, Travertine tiles are not the easiest to keep looking at their best. A high-quality polished finish can be difficult to maintain, especially as sealers wear away and all manner of dirt becomes ingrained in the pores of the

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