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Project Details

Stone Type:
Limestone
Room:
Nave
Service Provided:
Full Restoration

Following the installation of a new organ, the floor at Pershore Abbey had been damaged. Although great care had been taken to protect the floor, the building works and the protection itself had left marks and scratches that needed to be removed. As a building steeped in history, a careful approach to the project was required.

The Abbey Church of the Holy Cross, Pershore has been a centre for Christian Worship for over 1300 years. The present Abbey celebrated its Millennium in 1972. Evidence of the Abbey’s thousand year history survives after fires, storms, earthquake and even the Dissolution of the Monasteries when much was demolished. Rebuilding, and remodelling have produced a mixture of Norman, Early English, Decorated Gothic and Victorian architecture.

After attending for an initial survey, a sample was carried out to ascertain the correct process required to bring the floor back to life. With the project Architect Robert Kilgour and Main Contractors Croft Building and Conservation all heavily involved it was crucial to ensure that a finish could be achieved that would do justice to the Church and the completed renovations.

The project was completed over a week with the team staying locally. Initially the Derbyshire limestone and blue Lias floor tiles were ground using diamond abrasives to remove lippage and surface damage. The stone was then refinished to tighten surface tension and remove scratch pattern. This was achieved using copper and resin hybrid bonded diamonds from 60-400 grit. Finally the floor was deep cleaned tiles and and an impregnating sealant was applied.

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WHAT OUR CLIENTS SAY

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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
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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
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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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