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Stone Type:
Terrazzo
Room:
Showroom Floor
Service Provided:
Grind and Polish

As part of a refurbishment of their Mayfair Showroom, Bentley Jack Barclay were looking to restore the
terrazzo floor in the basement level. The enquiry had been received by one of our
fellow restoration specialists Stone Lab.

Like us, Stone Lab are a small, family run business offering expert stone care services. Being in a niche industry means that we often work with, and pass clients to, other companies. This usually occurs when we are unable to get to a client within the right time frame, or if a client is more local to one of our counterparts. The most important thing is that the job is done well and the stone is cared for properly. So we make sure that we know the best in the business and can point clients in the direction of a business that will offer quality.

With over 305m of floor to restore at Bentley, Stone Lab suggested that we collaborate to complete the project in a shorter time frame.

The initial briefing for the work to the terrazzo floor was to restore to a matt finish. However, both Lyndon (Stone Lab Managing Director) and Dave expressed concerns about leaving the stone with an open surface and the possibility of tyre marks being difficult to remove going forward.

Instead is was recommend to grind and tighten the surface of the stone, using resin diamond abrasives, followed by a powder polishing process.  The aim was to create a uniformed polished finish that will make ongoing maintenance easier.

Over 6 days, we worked alongside Stone Lab to transform the floor in a multi-stage process. The initial preparation work saw large cracks in the floor filled with epoxy resin as well as hand cleaning of the edges of the floor where it met the walls and pillars.

Following this, the floors were firstly stripped of a thick layer of topical wax sealant using alkaline stripping agents and a heavy-duty carbide brush. Using Hyper Grinder Levighetor machines the terrazzo was then resurfaced using 120, 220, 400, 800 and 1600 grit resin diamond segments. Polishing powders were then used to crystalise and the floor for a high shine finish before a sealant was applied.

The Showroom Manager commented:

“I could not be happier with the finish to the iconic Jack Barclay Bentley checkerboard stone floor. Both the teams at Stonelab and Athena Stonecare have been the consummate professionals and refurbished this precious piece of history beyond our expectations.”

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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
Testimonial

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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