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Stone Type:
Marble
Room:
Floors throughout and staircase
Service Provided:
Full Restoration

A high end London salon had a marble floor installed 15 years previously but the owner had never been happy with the finish. The tiles themselves were slightly textured and this making them more difficult to maintain, with dirt and marks showing more easily across the surface. Further to this, the uneven height of the tiles meant that there was a tendency for dirty water to pool in certain areas after mopping. As a busy salon, there was a need to clean the floor more frequently than in a domestic setting but with the issues with the tiles, the owner was just never happy with the floor.

During the initial visit, a fully restoration treatment was necessary in order to completely transform the floor and create the look that the salon deserved.

The floor tiles were firstly ground flat with 2 stages of metal bonded diamonds to create a flush finish across the grout lines. This removed lippage at the joints as well as tackling the scratches, surface damage and soiling across the stone and the grout.

Following this, 4 further stages of resin bonded diamonds resurfaced the floor to achieve desired satin finish. The stairs throughout the salon had the addition of a densifying compound to strengthen the stone and make it less susceptible to scratching and soiling.

The outcome not only created the floor that the salon owner had always wanted, but also made the surfaces easier to maintain to ensure that the salon always had that wow factor.

Future professional maintenance visits would then require a less intense treatment. Every 6 months, the Athena Stonecare team visit and provide the following treatment: Deep clean marble floor tiles and grout with alkaline cleaning compounds. Resurface floor with 400 grit diamond abrasives to remove surface staining, light scratches and etch marks. Rinse floor with stone soap and apply 3 coats of Fila MP90 Eco Extreme impregnating sealant.

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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
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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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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