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I recently visited a customer living in the village of Ravensthorpe, just outside Northampton to rejuvenate a 15-year-old multi coloured Chinese riven slate floor that needed a deep professional clean. Slate is a hard-wearing tile used for flooring high traffic areas but does need sealing to

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I was contacted by the owners of a cottage in the small village of Cragg Vale who had unfortunately suffered a flood in their kitchen which had resulted in damage to their Slate tiled kitchen floor. Cragg Vale is a very small village situated on the moors above Hebden Bridge in the borough of Calderdale. The cottages were originally built circa 1860 for workers at the local mill. Although the mill has now gone, the cottages are still lived in by people who enjoy living so close to the scenic

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I recently visited a customer living in the village of Ravensthorpe, just outside Northampton to rejuvenate a 15-year-old multi coloured Chinese riven slate floor that needed a deep professional clean. Slate is a hard-wearing tile used for flooring high traffic areas but does need sealing to bring out its best features. In this case the sealer had long since worn off and dirt had become ingrained in the stone making it difficult to clean effectively. We discussed the client’s requirements

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This is a small Ceramic tiled floor that a client had laid in his workshop next to his house in Uxbridge. As you can see from the photo the floor was in an indescribable mess and I was asked to pop round and quote for sorting it out. Uxbridge is actually classed as Middlesex but being close to the M25 and M40 I find it easy to reach. As requested, I called in to survey the floor which was not a pretty site. In turns out that the tiler had applied boiled linseed oil to the floor (which the

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Pebble flooring is a type of stone flooring that is held together by epoxy resins. It is used mostly for its natural look as well as its capacity to hide flaws on the floor. Installation of pebble flooring is very easy and it does not require elaborate knowledge of tile installation. Here are the procedures for this project.

What you’ll need

  • Pebbles
  • Brush
  • Epoxy primer
  • Sealant
  • Trowel

Step 1 – Remove Debris From The Floor
Clean the floor properly by sweeping away loose debris with a bristled broom or brush. Once the loose debris have been removed, it is important to apply a mild cleaner (soap and water solution) on the surface to remove stubborn dirt and oil. Rinse the surface to remove the residue left from the cleaner.

Step 2 – Inject Sealant To Fill Cracks On The Floor
Fill cracks in the floor prior to the installation of the pebble flooring. You can inject a sealant into the cracks and allow it to dry more than 24 hours before you proceed to the next step.

Step 3 – Apply Epoxy Primer
Once dry, apply the epoxy primer on the floor and let it dry for an hour. Use a brush when applying the primer.

Step 4 – Mix The Pebbles With Epoxy Resin
Separately, mix the pebbles with the epoxy resin and spread the mixture across the floor until you have covered the floor completely. Let it dry for 24 hours.

Step 5 – Seal The Surface Of The Pebble Flooring
Apply a coat of varnish on the floor to smoothen the surface. Let it dry completely.

 

Source: www.DoItYourself.com