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Stone Type:
Limestone
Room:
Ground Floor
Service Provided:
Efflorescence Damage Restoration

As part of a project that our client was leading on, they had installed a beautiful limestone floor from Artisans Of Devizes. At the end of the project, they noted some discolouration on the tiles and wanted to see if this could be rectified.

On visiting the site, we identified that there was efflorescence across the stone. This is a phenomenon that we see most commonly in newly laid floors and occurs when moisture gets underneath the tiles. Often the salts that form on the surface come from the adhesive/bedding underneath and are drawn up through the capillaries in the stone.

We carried out a sample in order to perfect the process and ensure that the results would be satisfactory for the client. In advance of our visit also, we advised switching on the underfloor heating in order to dry the floor out as much as possible.

The work was carried out across 3 days with a 48 hour gap in between the first 2. During the first visit diamond resurfacing technology was used to remove surface damage and salt formation. Following this, a deep penetrating sealant was applied to reduce reformation of efflorescence. This required a curing time before the team were able to re-attend and complete the restoration process. The limestone tiles were refinished to bring them back to their original condition when they were first selected for the project.

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WHAT OUR CLIENTS SAY

Testimonial

The professional who inspected the floor was clearly most knowledgeable and he also actioned the work subsequently. A date was agreed and the work was carried out with care and attention and minimum disruption. The floor now looks exactly as it did when initially installed. I have no hesitation recommending Athena Stone and will call them myself when another part of the floor needs refreshing.

MGN
Buckinghamshire
Testimonial

Dealing with Athena has been seamless throughout. I have been impressed by Athena’s professionalism and customer focus from the beginning and this applies to everyone involved from reception, to administration to the actual treatment of the floor.

MGN
Buckinghamshire
Testimonial

Just wanted to say thank you . The floor looks amazing. Love love it! Thank you so much!

Kate
Godalming
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
Testimonial

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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