Slate is a fine grained metamorphic rock composed mainly of clay, sand and silt etc...
At Best Marble & Tile Care, we specialise in cleaning, stripping, re-sealing and restoring of slate floor tiles; ie: slate care. Firstly our process involves testing the coatings on the slate/sandstone floor to determine which sealer has been applied previously, as not all sealers are compatible. (Some coatings may need to be stripped completely before commencing any works. We will advise our recommendations upon inspection).
Be wary of companies with toll free phone numbers, (usually interstate) offering quotes over the phone without first viewing the job, this can lead to unforeseen circumstances and poor results.
Cleaning can remove accumulated soil, but professional stripping is necessary to remove old coatings, sealers and wax. The surface of slate is generally uneven. Slate should be sealed with an oil-repellent penetrating sealer or acrylic coating to prevent staining and reduce soiling.
We apply 4-5 coats of commercial grade slate sealer. We use commercial grade sealers, as used by major hotel chains and as used in major shopping centres. These specialised coatings have high wear characteristics and will enhance and protect the colours of the natural stone, help prevent staining and make for easier maintenance. The modern sealers we use are non-flammable, non-toxic and low VOC's, a lot more used friendly than the old style sealers.
The average job will normally have the floor stripped and re-sealed and can be trafficable the following day! (This happens most of the time, not always.)
We service many building companies and insurance companies for the restoration of damaged and flooded floors. We can also organise repair/replacement of damaged tiles and where renovations have been done.
We offer free inspection and quote. Please call or email us with your enquiry.
If your slate or sandstone tiles are dirty, stained, worn, scratched by years of use, or improper use of cleaning and wax products or procedures, Best Marble & Tile Care is a professional slate restoration company, with a vast amount of experience and knowledge to assess and determine a course of action to bring the shine back to your slate.
We clean and seal slate tiles including removal and installing cracked, chipped tiles.
Best Marble & Tile Care can refurbish and restore your slate to its former glory.
At Best Marble & Tile Care our primary goal in cleaning slate tiles is to maintain it’s integrity and make sure that no harm is done in the short or long term to the slate. While striving to employ the most environmentally friendly products and by utilising different tailored methodologies our restoration cleaning process, we can bring the lustre back to your particular slate no matter what the state of the slate.
Slate is a delicate material that requires an understanding of the composition of the material, knowledge of chemicals and deep cleaning techniques that will remove ingrained dirt and stains which will not damage the slate.
For more information about this service contact us to make a no obligation appointment. To ensure the best possible standard of customer satisfaction and communication our specialists meet personally on site with every client to formally assess their needs in the first instance and develop an itemized proposal and quotation detailing the recommended procedure.
Please call us on 0418844415 to discuss.
Best Marble & Tile Care Sheidow Park South Australia 5158 0418 844 415
Best Marble & Tile Care Specialises in cleaning, sealing, stone sealing, polishing, anti-slip, Clearstone, non slip, restoration & maintenance, granite, grout, basalt, bluestone, ceramic, concrete, marble, slate, travertine, terracotta, tessellated, porcelain, terrazzo, sandstone, limestone pavers & tiles.