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Project Details

Stone Type:
Limestone
Room:
Kitchen/ Diner
Service Provided:
Full Grind, Restore and Hone

Our client contacted us to see what could be done to save her limestone floor. As part of her kitchen renovation project, she was keen to retain the original flooring. Although she had not selected the stone herself, it had always felt like part of the house. Over many years, wear and tear had left it looking a little lack lustre and she was keen to see what was hidden underneath.

After visiting the property, we proposed two options to the client. One to simply lift the dirt, clean up the grout and refresh the surface of the stone. As a more extensive treatment (and our recommended gold standard), we suggested full grinding the floor flat before restoring. This would enable a better finish across the floor, allowing the diamond polishing to be more even and giving a longer lasting finish. We carried out a sample to demonstrate the anticipated results and the client was eager to go ahead with the deeper treatment.

Over 4 days, 3 team members attended. The process required our largest piece of equipment The Titan to initially grind the floor flat to the level of the grout line to remove the lippage. Following this the stone was resurfaced using metal, copper and resin bonded diamond abrasives to achieve desired finish. As part of the process all of the pits in the stone were filled using colour matched epoxy resin and a Beton hardener was added to help reduce the porosity and the floor and enable the finish to last longer.

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WHAT OUR CLIENTS SAY

Testimonial

I wanted to leave a review for Danielle. She went above and beyond to help find alternative solutions so I could get my worktops/ tiles restored in the timeframe I need to, even following up afterwards to see how things panned out. Excellent communication!

Ali
Buckinghamshire
Testimonial

The only company I trust to restore flooring in my role at Humphrey Munson. Athena Stonecare are an amazing company with a true understanding of excellent customer service and endlessly helpful.

Humphrey Munson
Chelsea
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Athena Stonecare is a great firm and I recommend it highly. Dave, Becca and the team could not have been more friendly and helpful, and they left our stone floor looking as good as new. I also thought their quote was very reasonable, given the amount of work involved.

Caroline
London
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So lovely to see the spring sunshine this morning, it really makes such a difference. Athena Stonecare have made this view much better this week, our marble had been heavily stained from cleaning products. It’s great to see it back to its former glory

Jessica
Befordshire
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Athena Stonecare did an excellent job on both my front steps and entrance hall floor, so much so that my neighbours asked for their details. I would be delighted to use them again and would unhesitatingly recommend them.

Vaughan
Surrey
Testimonial

On behalf of the Abbey I would like to thank you both for your team's work with our precious flooring. We all appreciate the miraculous improvement you achieved, and also the consideration and generosity of time, thought and advice given during the main working weeks and also helpful advice on aftercare.

Judy
Pershore Abbey

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