Tile Doctor Feeds http://feed.informer.com/digests/ASGM4HLNUE/feeder Tile Doctor Feeds Respective post owners and feed distributors Tue, 09 Apr 2019 01:41:13 +0000 Feed Informer http://feed.informer.com/ Quarry Tiled Floor Layout Altered and Renovated in Rugby https://warwickshire.tiledoctor.biz/quarry-tiled-floor-layout-altered-and-renovated-in-rugby/ Warwickshire Tile Doctor urn:uuid:de133e18-de54-6026-03e5-636815528cd9 Mon, 06 Jul 2020 13:48:04 +0000 <p>This customer in Rugby had some major internal work done on their property to increase the size of the kitchen. Effectively they had combined two areas together, but this had left gaps in the floor tiling where the walls had once been. Although I had discussed the floor in detail over the phone, I visited [&#8230;]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://warwickshire.tiledoctor.biz/quarry-tiled-floor-layout-altered-and-renovated-in-rugby/">Quarry Tiled Floor Layout Altered and Renovated in Rugby</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://warwickshire.tiledoctor.biz">Warwickshire Tile Doctor</a>.</p> <p>This customer in <b><a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rugby,_Warwickshire" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank">Rugby</a></b> had some major internal work done on their property to increase the size of the kitchen. Effectively they had combined two areas together, but this had left gaps in the floor tiling where the walls had once been. Although I had discussed the floor in detail over the phone, I visited the property so I could survey the floor and give the owners an accurate quote for the remedial work.</p> <table width="100%"> <tbody> <tr> <td style="text-align:center; width:50%;padding: 5px;"><img style="width:100%; object-fit: cover;" src="https://warwickshire.tiledoctor.biz/wp-content/uploads/sites/32/2020/07/Quarry-Tiled-Kitchen-Floor-Before-Renovation-in-Rubgy-1.jpg" alt="Quarry Tiled Kitchen Floor Before Renovation in Rubgy" width="" height="" title="Quarry Tiled Kitchen Floor Before Renovation in Rubgy" /></td> <td style="text-align:center; width:50%;padding: 5px;"><img style="width:100%; object-fit: cover;" src="https://warwickshire.tiledoctor.biz/wp-content/uploads/sites/32/2020/07/Quarry-Tiled-Kitchen-Floor-Before-Renovation-in-Rubgy-2.jpg" alt="Quarry Tiled Kitchen Floor Before Renovation in Rubgy" width="" height="" title="Quarry Tiled Kitchen Floor Before Renovation in Rubgy" /></td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p>If you look closely at the image above, you will see where the under-stair cupboards and support posts have been removed. The changes meant sections of untiled floor were now visible and needed new matching quarry tiles added to fill the gaps including large deep holes where the support post had once been. </p> <p><center><img style="width:90%; object-fit: cover;" src="https://warwickshire.tiledoctor.biz/wp-content/uploads/sites/32/2020/07/Quarry-Tiled-Kitchen-Floor-Before-Renovation-in-Rubgy-5.jpg" alt="Quarry Tiled Kitchen Floor Before Renovation in Rubgy" width="" height="" title="Quarry Tiled Kitchen Floor Before Renovation in Rubgy" /></center></p> <p>After inspecting the floor, I prepared a comprehensive quote that included cutting and fixing replacement Quarry tiles and giving the whole floor a deep clean and seal so the new would blend in with the old. My quote was much a much cheaper option compared with ripping out the whole floor and replacing with new. Also, I was confident I could find a good match for the Quarry tiles among my collection of reclaimed tiles I had available. Being a Tile Doctor I focus a lot on restoration and have accumulated quite a collection of old tiles as you never know when they might come in handy. </p> <p>After weighing up the options the customer confirmed they would like to go ahead with the work, so we agreed a date for my return.</p> <h2>Fitting Matching Quarry Tiles to a Kitchen Floor</h2> <p>The first job was to hand cut matching quarry tiles to fit, clean out the holes in the floor and prepare a new level base within with cement. I had to wait for the new base to harden so I wasn’t able to fit the tiles until the next day however I was able to use a quick setting tile adhesive for that so I was able to grout them in later that day once the adhesive had gone off.</p> <table width="100%"> <tbody> <tr> <td style="text-align:center; width:50%;padding: 5px;"><img style="width:100%; object-fit: cover;" src="https://warwickshire.tiledoctor.biz/wp-content/uploads/sites/32/2020/07/Quarry-Tiled-Kitchen-Floor-During-Renovation-in-Rubgy-7.jpg" alt="Quarry Tiled Kitchen Floor During Renovation in Rubgy" width="" height="" title="Quarry Tiled Kitchen Floor During Renovation in Rubgy" /></td> <td style="text-align:center; width:50%;padding: 5px;"><img style="width:100%; object-fit: cover;" src="https://warwickshire.tiledoctor.biz/wp-content/uploads/sites/32/2020/07/Quarry-Tiled-Kitchen-Floor-During-Renovation-in-Rubgy-8.jpg" alt="Quarry Tiled Kitchen Floor During Renovation in Rubgy" width="" height="" title="Quarry Tiled Kitchen Floor During Renovation in Rubgy" /></td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p>As well as the Quarry tiles there was a section beneath a door threshold that needed fixing with matching replacements. I left the adhesive and grout to fully harden overnight leaving behind yellow cones to mark the affected tiles so the owner would know where not to walk.</p> <h2>Deep Cleaning a Quarry Tiled Kitchen Floor</h2> <p>On day three with the tiling work completed I was able to move onto deep cleaning the floor. For this I used <a href="https://www.tiledoctor.co.uk/shop/item.aspx/tile-doctor-oxy-gel-1-litre/169/" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank">Tile Doctor Oxy-Gel</a> which I prefer when working in smaller areas as being in gel form it is much easier to control. The gel is applied with a little water to help dilute it and then left to soak in for ten minutes. The floor is then scrubbed with a <a href="http://www.tiledoctor.co.uk/shop/item.aspx/17-inch-buffing-pad-black/29" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank">black scrubbing pad</a> fitted to a buffing machine and the soil extracted with a wet vacuum.</p> <p>Next, I treated the tiles to an acid wash using an application of <a href="https://www.tiledoctor.co.uk/shop/item.aspx/tile-doctor-acid-gel-1-litre/2/" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank">Tile Doctor Acid Gel</a>, again this is in gel form and is left on the tiles for ten minutes before being scrubbed in with a pad. This product further cleans the tiles by removing grout smears, hazing and other mineral deposits. Afterwards the floor was rinsed with water and the resultant slurry extracted with a wet vacuum to remove any trace of cleaning products. </p> <p><center><img style="width:90%; object-fit: cover;" src="https://warwickshire.tiledoctor.biz/wp-content/uploads/sites/32/2020/07/Quarry-Tiled-Kitchen-Floor-During-Renovation-in-Rubgy-9.jpg" alt="Quarry Tiled Kitchen Floor During Renovation in Rubgy" width="" height="" title="Quarry Tiled Kitchen Floor During Renovation in Rubgy" /></center></p> <p>Before leaving for the day, the floor was inspected, and any stubborn marks spot cleaned until I was happy the floor was as clean as it possibly could be. I was pleased to see that the newly laid tiles were already blending in nicely.</p> <h2> Sealing a Quarry Tiled Kitchen Floor</h2> <p>It’s not a good idea to apply a sealer to damp tiles as the result can be inconsistent so I agreed with my customer to come back five days later to seal them. On my return I checked the moisture levels with a damp meter to be certain the Quarry tiles were dry before applying an initial application of <a href="https://www.tiledoctor.co.uk/shop/item.aspx/tile-doctor-stone-oil-1-litre/19/" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank">Tile Doctor Stone Oil</a>. Stone Oil seeps into the pores of the Quarry tiles adding protection and restoring colour and texture.</p> <p>Once dry I followed up with a couple of coats of <a href="https://www.tiledoctor.co.uk/shop/item.aspx/tile-doctor-colour-grow-sealer-1-litre/3/" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank">Tile Doctor Colour Grow</a> which like the Stone Oil impregnates deep into the pores of the tile to prevent dirt becoming ingrained there. This sealer also enhances colour and combined with the Stone Oil will provide long lasting durable protection to the floor. Kitchens generally tend to be high traffic areas with people coming and going all the time so it’s important the tiles are protected.</p> <p><center><img style="width:90%; object-fit: cover;" src="https://warwickshire.tiledoctor.biz/wp-content/uploads/sites/32/2020/07/Quarry-Tiled-Kitchen-Floor-After-Renovation-in-Rubgy-12.jpg" alt="Quarry Tiled Kitchen Floor After Renovation in Rubgy" width="" height="" title="Quarry Tiled Kitchen Floor After Renovation in Rubgy" /></center></p> <p>Once complete the floor looked great, as promised the new tiles blended in well with the original, and most importantly my client over the moon as the renovated floor had added the finishing touch to the newly fitted kitchen.</p> <table width="100%"> <tbody> <tr> <td style="text-align:center; width:50%;padding: 5px;"><img style="width:100%; object-fit: cover;" src="https://warwickshire.tiledoctor.biz/wp-content/uploads/sites/32/2020/07/Quarry-Tiled-Kitchen-Floor-After-Renovation-in-Rubgy-10.jpg" alt="Quarry Tiled Kitchen Floor After Renovation in Rubgy" width="" height="" title="Quarry Tiled Kitchen Floor After Renovation in Rubgy" /></td> <td style="text-align:center; width:50%;padding: 5px;"><img style="width:100%; object-fit: cover;" src="https://warwickshire.tiledoctor.biz/wp-content/uploads/sites/32/2020/07/Quarry-Tiled-Kitchen-Floor-After-Renovation-in-Rubgy-11.jpg" alt="Quarry Tiled Kitchen Floor After Renovation in Rubgy" width="" height="" title="Quarry Tiled Kitchen Floor After Renovation in Rubgy" /></td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p>&nbsp;</p> <h3>Professional Renovation of a Quarry Tiled Kitchen in Warwickshire</h3> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://warwickshire.tiledoctor.biz/quarry-tiled-floor-layout-altered-and-renovated-in-rugby/">Quarry Tiled Floor Layout Altered and Renovated in Rugby</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://warwickshire.tiledoctor.biz">Warwickshire Tile Doctor</a>.</p> Failed Travertine Tile Sealer Resolved in Great Green, Thurston https://suffolk.tiledoctor.biz/failed-travertine-tile-sealer-resolved-in-great-green-thurston/ Suffolk Tile Doctor urn:uuid:8ca61249-e7dd-fa22-c1db-85cb094b9ad8 Thu, 02 Jul 2020 15:08:46 +0000 <p>The pictures below are of a Travertine tiled floor installed in the large Kitchen of a barn conversion in the small village of Great Green near Thurston which is four miles from Bury St Edmunds. The floor had been laid ten years prior and the customer was now finding it increasingly difficult to get the [&#8230;]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://suffolk.tiledoctor.biz/failed-travertine-tile-sealer-resolved-in-great-green-thurston/">Failed Travertine Tile Sealer Resolved in Great Green, Thurston</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://suffolk.tiledoctor.biz">Suffolk Tile Doctor</a>.</p> <p>The pictures below are of a <b>Travertine tiled floor</b> installed in the large Kitchen of a barn conversion in the small village of <b>Great Green</b> near <b><a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thurston,_Suffolk" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank">Thurston</a></b> which is four miles from Bury St Edmunds. The floor had been laid ten years prior and the customer was now finding it increasingly difficult to get the tile and grout clean.</p> <p><center><img src="https://suffolk.tiledoctor.biz/wp-content/uploads/sites/8/2020/07/Travertine-Floor-Before-Cleaning-Great-Green-Thurston-2482.jpg" alt="Travertine Floor Before Cleaning Great Green Thurston" width="90%" height="" title="Travertine Floor Before Cleaning Great Green Thurston" /></center></p> <p>I visited the property to survey the floor and quickly confirmed that the problem was quite clear, the sealant had been worn away over the years and now unprotected dirt was getting into the surface and pores of the stone. Once ingrained with dirt it becomes impossible to get them clean with everyday household cleaners. The floor was in the kitchen which being one of the busiest areas in the house so really needed to be protected.</p> <p><center><img src="https://suffolk.tiledoctor.biz/wp-content/uploads/sites/8/2020/07/Travertine-Floor-Before-Cleaning-Great-Green-Thurston-2483.jpg" alt="Travertine Floor Before Cleaning Great Green Thurston" width="90%" height="" title="Travertine Floor Before Cleaning Great Green Thurston" /></center></p> <p>I ran a test clean on a small patch of travertine and they could see straight away the colour the floor should have been. It was clear the tile and grout would need a deep clean and then resealed however due to the inevitable wear I advised the customer stone floors like these really need continual attention and recommend that after the initial renovation they consider getting us back in once a year to do a surface clean and seal. </p> <p>Happy with our test clean and quotation we got the go ahead to do the initial clean and seal and we arranged complete the work the following month. </p> <h2> Cleaning a Travertine Tiled Kitchen Floor</h2> <p>On arrival I first taped up the skirting boards and kitchen plinths to protect them from splashing during cleaning. The floor was then scrubbed with a strong dilution of <a href="https://www.tiledoctor.co.uk/shop/item.aspx/tile-doctor-pro-clean-1-litre/13/" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank">Tile Doctor Pro-Clean</a> which was first left to dwell for ten minutes so it could soak into the pores and break down the dirt. For best results I use a rotary buffing machine fitted with a black scrubbing pad. Pro-Clean is a multi-purpose tile and grout cleaning product that really gets to grips with ingrained dirt and grease as well as removing the remains of old sealer. </p> <p>Scrubbing pads struggle to reach into the grout recesses so I scrubbed the grout lines by hand using a wire brush and more Pro-Clean. The resultant slurry was then vacuumed off the floor using a wet vacuum, the floor was then rinsed with water and vacuumed again. </p> <p>To improve the appearance of the Travertine tiles further it was given a light burnish using a 400-grit then 800-grit <a href="https://www.tiledoctor.co.uk/shop/item.aspx/17-inch-set-of-four-burnishing-pads-inc-no-123-and-4/42/" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank">diamond burnishing pad</a>. These pads are attached to the rotary machine and then run over each tile several times using only water for lubrication. This action brings up the natural polished appearance of the stone to leave a mild sheen as per the clients’ request. After another rinse and extraction to remove the slurry generated during burnishing the floor was left to dry off overnight. </p> <h2> Sealing a Travertine Tiled Kitchen Floor</h2> <p>The following day I returned and first took some moisture readings from the floor using a damp meter. I needed to be sure the floor was dry enough to accept the sealer as applying sealer to a damp floor is not recommended. </p> <p>The floor had dried out nicely, so I began the application of the sealer, <a href="https://www.tiledoctor.co.uk/shop/item.aspx/tile-doctor-colour-grow-sealer-1-litre/3/" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank">Tile Doctor Colour Grow</a>. This product is a colour intensifying impregnating sealer that penetrates the stone, occupying its pores, improving colour, and resulting in long lasting protection. I highly recommend this for use on Travertine and it enhances the natural brown colours in the stone beautifully.</p> <p><center><img src="https://suffolk.tiledoctor.biz/wp-content/uploads/sites/8/2020/07/Travertine-Floor-After-Cleaning-Great-Green-Thurston-2491.jpg" alt="Travertine Floor After Cleaning Great Green Thurston" width="90%" height="" title="Travertine Floor After Cleaning Great Green Thurston" /></center></p> <p>The job took 2 days in total to complete and the clients were very happy with the result. For aftercare I have advised the use of <a href="https://www.tiledoctor.co.uk/shop/item.aspx/tile-doctor-stone-soap-1-litre/48/" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank">Tile Doctor Stone Soap</a> which will help maintain the patina whilst keeping the floor clean. I’ve also made a note to give them a call in a years’ time to discuss giving the floor a light <a href="https://www.tiledoctor.co.uk/shop/custom.aspx/maintenance-plan/4/" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank">Maintenance Clean</a> and apply a new coat of Colour Grow.</p> <p><center><img src="https://suffolk.tiledoctor.biz/wp-content/uploads/sites/8/2020/07/Travertine-Floor-After-Cleaning-Great-Green-Thurston-2490.jpg" alt="Travertine Floor After Cleaning Great Green Thurston" width="90%" height="" title="Travertine Floor After Cleaning Great Green Thurston" /></center></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <h3>Professional Restoration of a Travertine Tiled Kitchen in Suffolk</h3> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://suffolk.tiledoctor.biz/failed-travertine-tile-sealer-resolved-in-great-green-thurston/">Failed Travertine Tile Sealer Resolved in Great Green, Thurston</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://suffolk.tiledoctor.biz">Suffolk Tile Doctor</a>.</p> Quarry Tiled Floor Restoration at Caernarfon Holiday Cottage https://north-wales.tiledoctor.biz/quarry-tiled-floor-restoration-at-caernarfon-holiday-cottage/ North Wales Tile Doctor urn:uuid:0cbf4c73-0c04-8b3e-2f95-65bf0c65de17 Wed, 01 Jul 2020 14:18:46 +0000 <p>Details below of a Quarry tiled floor renovation in the kitchen of a holiday cottage in Caeathro which is a small village close to Caernarfon. This work was before the whole of Wales was put on lockdown due to the Coronavirus and my client had bookings for the upcoming holiday season so the wanted the [&#8230;]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://north-wales.tiledoctor.biz/quarry-tiled-floor-restoration-at-caernarfon-holiday-cottage/">Quarry Tiled Floor Restoration at Caernarfon Holiday Cottage</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://north-wales.tiledoctor.biz">North Wales Tile Doctor</a>.</p> <p>Details below of a Quarry tiled floor renovation in the kitchen of a holiday cottage in <b><a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Caeathro" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank">Caeathro</a></b> which is a small village close to Caernarfon. This work was before the whole of Wales was put on lockdown due to the Coronavirus and my client had bookings for the upcoming holiday season so the wanted the floor renovating in time for their next guests.</p> <p><center><img src="https://north-wales.tiledoctor.biz/wp-content/uploads/sites/70/2020/07/Wax-Covered-Quarry-Tiled-Floor-Before-Renovation-Caeathro-Caernarfon-094134.jpg" alt="Wax Covered Quarry Tiled Floor Before Renovation Caeathro Caernarfon" width="90%" height="" title="Wax Covered Quarry Tiled Floor Before Renovation Caeathro Caernarfon" /></center></p> <p>Having discussed the floor over the phone I went over to the property to carry out a survey of the floor so I could fully understand the issues and provide a quote for the work. I’m glad I went over, as during the test clean, I discovered the quarry tiles appeared to have been covered previously by a few layers of wax polish which can be tricky to remove. Additionally, there were quite a few tiles that were broken and would need replacing.</p> <p>I managed to work out the best way of removing the wax and cleaning up the floor and provided a quote for stripping, repairing and then resealing. My client was happy to go ahead with my quote and we booked the work in for the next available date, being a holiday cottage, the property was empty so all we needed was the key.</p> <h2>Cleaning/Repairing a Quarry Tiled Kitchen Floor</h2> <p>The first job was to repair the floor which was in quite a state. We removed the broken tiles and replaced with matching tiles that fortunately I already had available. Being a Tile Doctor, you tend to end up with a collection of tiles which you know will come in handy at some point. A fast setting flexible tile adhesive was used to set the new tiles in place which allowed us to quickly move onto cleaning the floor shortly after lunch.</p> <p><center><img src="https://north-wales.tiledoctor.biz/wp-content/uploads/sites/70/2020/07/Wax-Covered-Quarry-Tiled-Floor-During-Renovation-Caeathro-Caernarfon-094131.jpg" alt="Wax Covered Quarry Tiled Floor During Renovation Caeathro Caernarfon" width="90%" height="" title="Wax Covered Quarry Tiled Floor During Renovation Caeathro Caernarfon" /></center></p> <p>Tile Doctor have a solution for every tile problem and in this case, we applied a strong solution of <a href="https://www.tiledoctor.co.uk/shop/item.aspx/tile-doctor-wax-away-1-litre/228/" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank">Tile Doctor Wax Away</a> which as its name suggests was made for the job and ideal for this situation. It was left to soak for fifteen minutes to break down the wax before being scrubbed into the tiles with a <a href="https://www.tiledoctor.co.uk/shop/item.aspx/viper-ls160hd-slow-speed-floor-polisher/241/" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank">buffing machine</a> fitted with a <a href="https://www.tiledoctor.co.uk/shop/item.aspx/17-inch-buffing-pad-black/29/" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank">black stripping pad</a>. </p> <p>The floor was rinsed, and the slurry extracted with a wet vacuum. The floor was then inspected, and I could see another treatment would be required to ensure all the wax had been removed. When renovating a tiled floor, it is important to remove any old coatings and strip the surface back to the tile, if this is not done properly it will result in a patchy appearance later.</p> <p>Once the remains of the wax had been removed from the floor, the floor was washed with a mild dilution of <a href="https://www.tiledoctor.co.uk/shop/item.aspx/tile-doctor-pro-clean-1-litre/13/" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank">Tile Doctor Pro-Clean</a> which was left to soak into the tiles and then scrubbed in as before. The soil was then rinsed off with water and removed by wet vacuum.</p> <h2> Sealing a Quarry Tiled Kitchen Floor</h2> <p>The floor was left to dry overnight, and I returned the next morning to seal the quarry tiles. As usual I tested the floor first with a damp meter to make sure it was dry and ready for sealing. I was happy that the moisture readings were within range so we could go ahead. </p> <p>The floor was sealed with five coats of <a href="https://www.tiledoctor.co.uk/shop/item.aspx/tile-doctor-seal-go-1-litre/21/" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank">Tile Doctor Seal and Go</a>, allowing each coat to dry before applying the next. This sealer is recommended for quarry tiles and adds a nice low sheen to the floor, without making it too shiny. Seal and Go is also water based so its doesn’t leave a smell as it dries making it much nicer to work with.</p> <p><center><img src="https://north-wales.tiledoctor.biz/wp-content/uploads/sites/70/2020/07/Wax-Covered-Quarry-Tiled-Floor-After-Renovation-Caeathro-Caernarfon-131958.jpg" alt="Wax Covered Quarry Tiled Floor After Renovation Caeathro Caernarfon" width="90%" height="" title="Wax Covered Quarry Tiled Floor After Renovation Caeathro Caernarfon" /></center></p> <p>The client called in to the property later in the day, after we had left and called to confirm they were very happy with the end result. Hopefully, they will be able to result lettings soon and get some return on their investment.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <h3>Professional Restoration of a Quarry Tiled Kitchen Floor in North Wales</h3> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://north-wales.tiledoctor.biz/quarry-tiled-floor-restoration-at-caernarfon-holiday-cottage/">Quarry Tiled Floor Restoration at Caernarfon Holiday Cottage</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://north-wales.tiledoctor.biz">North Wales Tile Doctor</a>.</p> Grubby Tumbled Travertine Shower Cubicle Renovated in Didsbury https://greater-manchester.tiledoctor.biz/grubby-tumbled-travertine-shower-cubicle-renovated-in-didsbury/ Greater Manchester Tile Doctor urn:uuid:04e367a3-079c-f480-5b05-1f62acfec7ff Mon, 29 Jun 2020 15:18:14 +0000 <p>Travertine like any natural stone is porous and needs to be sealed if you want to maintain its appearance. As a result, it is not something I would recommend for use in a shower cubicle such as this example at this property in Didsbury. The sealer had long worn off leaving the stone vulnerable to [&#8230;]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://greater-manchester.tiledoctor.biz/grubby-tumbled-travertine-shower-cubicle-renovated-in-didsbury/">Grubby Tumbled Travertine Shower Cubicle Renovated in Didsbury</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://greater-manchester.tiledoctor.biz">Greater Manchester Tile Doctor</a>.</p> <p><b>Travertine</b> like any natural stone is porous and needs to be sealed if you want to maintain its appearance. As a result, it is not something I would recommend for use in a shower cubicle such as this example at this property in <b><a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Didsbury" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank">Didsbury</a></b>. The sealer had long worn off leaving the stone vulnerable to stains from soap dyes and washed in dirt. The shower cubicle was also stained with mould which had taken a hold in places.</p> <table width="100%"> <tbody> <tr> <td style="text-align:center; width:50%;padding: 5px;"><img style="width:100%; object-fit: cover;" src="https://greater-manchester.tiledoctor.biz/wp-content/uploads/sites/29/2020/06/Tumbled-Travertine-Shower-Cubicle-Before-Cleaning-East-Didsbury-1.jpg" alt="Tumbled Travertine Shower Cubicle Before Cleaning East Didsbury" width="" height="" title="Tumbled Travertine Shower Cubicle Before Cleaning East Didsbury" /></td> <td style="text-align:center; width:50%;padding: 5px;"><img style="width:100%; object-fit: cover;" src="https://greater-manchester.tiledoctor.biz/wp-content/uploads/sites/29/2020/06/Tumbled-Travertine-Shower-Cubicle-Before-Cleaning-East-Didsbury-0.jpg" alt="Tumbled Travertine Shower Cubicle Before Cleaning East Didsbury" width="" height="" title="Tumbled Travertine Shower Cubicle Before Cleaning East Didsbury" /></td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p>My client had tried all sorts of cleaning products and recommended solutions but had failed to get a handle on the problem and so decided to call us in. I popped along to the property to do a site visit. It is always better for us to see the job so we can present an accurate quote, rather than just from pictures. I carried out a small patch test to with several different products to see what would work best and to show the client it could be solved. They were happy with the potential result and agreed to my quote. With that agreed we arranged a mutually convenient time to return and complete the work.</p> <h2>Cleaning a Tumbled Travertine Tiled Shower Cubicle</h2> <p>My approach was to deep clean the travertine with a strong dilution of <a href="https://www.tiledoctor.co.uk/shop/item.aspx/tile-doctor-pro-clean-1-litre/13/" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank">Tile Doctor Pro-Clean</a> sprayed onto the tile and grout and then scrubbed in by hand. This is assisted with a steamer to help lift the dirt from the pores. <a href="https://www.tiledoctor.co.uk/shop/item.aspx/tile-doctor-pro-clean-1-litre/13/" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank">Tile Doctor Pro-Clean</a> is a concentrated, multi-purpose high-alkaline cleaner, which strips and degreases. It is diluted dependent on how dirty the area is and can be applied neat to help lift the most difficult stains. The dirt and cleaning solution was then rinsed off with water and I turned my attention to renovating the appearance of the Tumbled Travertine with a series of six inch burnishing pads fitted to a hand buffer.</p> <table width="100%"> <tbody> <tr> <td style="text-align:center; width:50%;padding: 5px;"><img style="width:100%; object-fit: cover;" src="https://greater-manchester.tiledoctor.biz/wp-content/uploads/sites/29/2020/06/Tumbled-Travertine-Shower-Cubicle-During-Cleaning-East-Didsbury-1.jpg" alt="Tumbled Travertine Shower Cubicle During Cleaning East Didsbury" width="" height="" title="Tumbled Travertine Shower Cubicle During Cleaning East Didsbury" /></td> <td style="text-align:center; width:50%;padding: 5px;"><img style="width:100%; object-fit: cover;" src="https://greater-manchester.tiledoctor.biz/wp-content/uploads/sites/29/2020/06/Tumbled-Travertine-Shower-Cubicle-During-Cleaning-East-Didsbury-2.jpg" alt="Tumbled Travertine Shower Cubicle During Cleaning East Didsbury" width="" height="" title="Tumbled Travertine Shower Cubicle During Cleaning East Didsbury" /></td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p>The burnishing pads are applied in series from coarse to fine starting with the 400-grit pad which deep cleans the stone and removes old sealers, coatings and any remaining contaminates. Water is used to lubricate the process and the soil generates is rinses off the Travertine before moving onto the next pads (800-grit, 1500-grit and finally 3000-grit) which refine of hone the stone back to its original appearance. This process is always easier in the shower as the water can be drained away, in other areas we would use the wet vacuum to extract the waste.</p> <h2>Sealing a Tumbled Travertine Tiled Shower Cubicle</h2> <p>Once the shower tiles were dry, I applied two coats of <a href="https://www.tiledoctor.co.uk/shop/item.aspx/tile-doctor-colour-grow-sealer-1-litre/3/" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank">Tile Doctor Colour Grow</a> to seal the tiles and protect them going forward. This is a colour intensifying sealer that soaks into the pores of the stone preventing dirt from becoming ingrained there and thereby providing long lasting protection. As well as an excellent stone and grout sealer, <a href="https://www.tiledoctor.co.uk/shop/item.aspx/tile-doctor-colour-grow-sealer-1-litre/3/" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank">Colour Grow</a> is fully breathable so any damp trapped behind the stone can rise through the tile and evaporate.</p> <p>Once that was completed, I stripped out the old silicone sealant around the base of the shower wall and tray and then replaced it with fresh using Jasmine coloured silicone.</p> <table width="100%"> <tbody> <tr> <td style="text-align:center; width:50%;padding: 5px;"><img style="width:100%; object-fit: cover;" src="https://greater-manchester.tiledoctor.biz/wp-content/uploads/sites/29/2020/06/Tumbled-Travertine-Shower-Cubicle-After-Cleaning-East-Didsbury-5.jpg" alt="Tumbled Travertine Shower Cubicle After Cleaning East Didsbury" width="" height="" title="Tumbled Travertine Shower Cubicle After Cleaning East Didsbury" /></td> <td style="text-align:center; width:50%;padding: 5px;"><img style="width:100%; object-fit: cover;" src="https://greater-manchester.tiledoctor.biz/wp-content/uploads/sites/29/2020/06/Tumbled-Travertine-Shower-Cubicle-After-Cleaning-East-Didsbury-4.jpg" alt="Tumbled Travertine Shower Cubicle After Cleaning East Didsbury" width="" height="" title="Tumbled Travertine Shower Cubicle After Cleaning East Didsbury" /></td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p>The Tumbled Travertine shower cubicle looked unrecognisable after I had finished and my client who was most impressed with the transformation left the following glowing feedback:</p> <p><center><I>&#8220;Kamila was absolutely fantastic &#8211; very professional and friendly, knew exactly what to do and shower looks brand new. Would definitely recommend!&#8221;</I></center></p> <p>Most supermarket tile cleaning products are unsuitable for cleaning sealed natural stone (always read the label) so for regular cleaning going forward I recommended <a href="https://www.tiledoctor.co.uk/shop/item.aspx/tile-doctor-aqua-pro-with-trigger-spray/1/" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank">Tile Doctor Aqua-Pro</a>. It’s a spray on cleaner that has a neutral pH formula so its safe to use on sealed stone yet its strong enough to eliminates soap scum build-up and hard water deposits when used regularly. The fresh lemon scent leaves the shower smelling clean and fresh.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <h3>Professional Renovation of a Tumbled Travertine Shower Cubicle in Greater Manchester</h3> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://greater-manchester.tiledoctor.biz/grubby-tumbled-travertine-shower-cubicle-renovated-in-didsbury/">Grubby Tumbled Travertine Shower Cubicle Renovated in Didsbury</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://greater-manchester.tiledoctor.biz">Greater Manchester Tile Doctor</a>.</p> Colour Restored to Limestone Patio Tiles in Stourton https://worcestershire.tiledoctor.biz/colour-restored-to-limestone-patio-tiles-in-stourton/ Worcestershire Tile Doctor urn:uuid:535429a1-6c11-c892-a011-88469b8940d6 Fri, 26 Jun 2020 15:31:37 +0000 <p>I was recently contacted about a faded Limestone patio which needed attention in the small village of Stourton. Having spoken to the owner on the phone I arranged to visit the property so I could assess the issues in full and prepare a quote. We have found that during the Covid-19 pandemic, people have been [&#8230;]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://worcestershire.tiledoctor.biz/colour-restored-to-limestone-patio-tiles-in-stourton/">Colour Restored to Limestone Patio Tiles in Stourton</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://worcestershire.tiledoctor.biz">Worcestershire Tile Doctor</a>.</p> <p>I was recently contacted about a faded <b>Limestone patio</b> which needed attention in the small village of <b><a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stourton,_Staffordshire" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank">Stourton</a></b>. Having spoken to the owner on the phone I arranged to visit the property so I could assess the issues in full and prepare a quote. We have found that during the Covid-19 pandemic, people have been spending so much time at home outside, Tile Doctors have been getting more requests for patio restorations which are ideal considering the situation. </p> <p><center><img style="width:90%; object-fit: cover;" src="https://worcestershire.tiledoctor.biz/wp-content/uploads/sites/50/2020/06/Limestone-Patio-Before-Renovation-Stourton-19052020092850.jpg" alt="Limestone Patio Before Renovation Stourton" title="Limestone Patio Before Renovation Stourton" width="" height="" /></center></p> <p>We visited site to carry out a survey following social distance guidelines. The limestone flags were very washed out and grey, nothing like when they were first set in the patio area. The owner of the house explained that the flagstones had never been sealed and had been washed weekly with a jet wash. Over time the elements had got to the stone and disrupted the oils which are present in the stone causing the washed-out look. I recommended a restorative treatment involving deep cleaning, oiling and the application of a colour enhancing sealer. This process which restore its original appearance and get the patio looking great again.</p> <p><center><img style="width:90%; object-fit: cover;" src="https://worcestershire.tiledoctor.biz/wp-content/uploads/sites/50/2020/06/Limestone-Patio-Before-Renovation-Stourton-19052020092905.jpg" alt="Limestone Patio Before Renovation Stourton" title="Limestone Patio Before Renovation Stourton" width="" height="" /></center></p> <h2>Cleaning and Restoring a Limestone Tiled Patio</h2> <p>My quote was accepted, and I set to work cleaning the stones with a medium dilution of <a href="https://www.tiledoctor.co.uk/shop/item.aspx/tile-doctor-pro-clean-1-litre/13/" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank">Tile Doctor Pro-Clean</a> worked in with a rotary machine fitted with a <a href="https://www.tiledoctor.co.uk/shop/item.aspx/17-inch-buffing-pad-black/29/" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank">black scrubbing pad</a>. Pro-Clean is a concentrated, multi-purpose high-alkaline cleaner, stripper and degreaser that can be diluted at varying strengths (see directions) and is safe to use on stone. The slurry was then extracted with a wet vacuum and the process repeated until I was satisfied. </p> <p>On this occasion the stone wasn’t that dirty, it was just bleached of colour so I was able to clean it with Pro-Clean, had the stone been heavily stained I would have opted for <a href="https://www.tiledoctor.co.uk/shop/item.aspx/tile-doctor-patio-brick-driveway-cleaner-5-litre/256/" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank">Tile Doctor Patio Cleaner</a>. You must be very careful with that product through as its very strong.</p> <p>After several hours of scrubbing, the stones were looking clean, so I left the patio to dry out in what was becoming a very hot day. The Limestone dried quickly so it wasn’t long before I was able to move onto the next treatment which was to apply <a href="https://www.tiledoctor.co.uk/shop/item.aspx/tile-doctor-stone-oil-1-litre/19/" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank">Tile Doctor Stone Oil</a>. Stone Oil puts back the natural oils in the stone improving texture and colour. Once done I left the patio to dry out overnight. </p> <h2>Sealing a Limestone Tiled Patio</h2> <p>This work was done in May which turned out to be a really hot month with hardly any rain, ideal conditions for applying a sealer to external stone. Therefore, I was able to return the following day and seal the patio. For this I used three coats of <a href="https://www.tiledoctor.co.uk/shop/item.aspx/tile-doctor-colour-grow-sealer-1-litre/3/" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank">Tile Doctor Colour Grow sealer</a>, this is a breathable colour intensifying sealer which will protect the stone going forward and make it easier to clean. In this instance it enhanced the beautiful natural colours of the limestone and left it sealed and in great condition. </p> <p><center><img style="width:90%; object-fit: cover;" src="https://worcestershire.tiledoctor.biz/wp-content/uploads/sites/50/2020/06/Limestone-Patio-After-Renovation-Stourton-showing-water-test-20052020154912.jpg" alt="Limestone Patio After Renovation Stourton Showing Water Test" title="Limestone Patio After Renovation Stourton Showing Water Test" width="" height="" /></center></p> <p>Being breathable this sealer will cope well with the damp weather we often get in the UK, however its worth noting that particularly cold winters where the temperature consistently drops below minus 5 degrees Celsius can cause problems. </p> <p><center><img style="width:90%; object-fit: cover;" src="https://worcestershire.tiledoctor.biz/wp-content/uploads/sites/50/2020/06/Limestone-Patio-After-Renovation-Stourton-20052020135831.jpg" alt="Limestone Patio After Renovation Stourton" title="Limestone Patio After Renovation Stourton" width="" height="" /></center></p> <p>The client was very satisfied with the work we had carried out and they were looking forward to the lockdown easing so they could show it off to family and friends once they are able to visit again- hopefully very soon. </p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <h3>Professional Restoration of a Limestone Patio in Worcestershire</h3> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://worcestershire.tiledoctor.biz/colour-restored-to-limestone-patio-tiles-in-stourton/">Colour Restored to Limestone Patio Tiles in Stourton</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://worcestershire.tiledoctor.biz">Worcestershire Tile Doctor</a>.</p> Renovating a large Sandstone Floor in Disley https://east-cheshire.tiledoctor.biz/renovating-a-large-sandstone-floor-in-disley/ East Cheshire Tile Doctor urn:uuid:2d20256b-e4d1-8547-7576-0973d2227f49 Thu, 25 Jun 2020 15:55:44 +0000 <p>This is a large 17.2 m2 Sandstone Floor installed throughout the living and kitchen areas of a property in the beautiful village of Disley close to Lyme Park which is run by the National Trust. The floor had been installed four years ago and my client was unhappy with the original sealer which hadn&#8217;t lasted [&#8230;]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://east-cheshire.tiledoctor.biz/renovating-a-large-sandstone-floor-in-disley/">Renovating a large Sandstone Floor in Disley</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://east-cheshire.tiledoctor.biz">East Cheshire Tile Doctor</a>.</p> <p>This is a large 17.2 m2 Sandstone Floor installed throughout the living and kitchen areas of a property in the beautiful village of <b><a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Disley" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank">Disley</a></b> close to <b><a href="https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/lyme" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank">Lyme Park</a></b> which is run by the National Trust. The floor had been installed four years ago and my client was unhappy with the original sealer which hadn&#8217;t lasted very long. Without the protection of a sealer dirt had become ingrained in the pores of the stone which was now difficult to clean. Another issue was the rough nature of the Sandstone meant it was impossible to mop as it shreds the mop! As a result, the floor was mainly cleaned with a hoover which was not ideal, especially in a kitchen.</p> <p>I went over to survey the floor and before quoting I ran a small test clean in the kitchen which took the floor back to its natural pale colour and really showed how dirty the floor had become. Test cleans are great as it helps me to formulate an effective cleaning plan and provide an accurate quote. My client was impressed with the result and so I was booked to come back and deep clean and then reseal the whole floor. Due to its size I estimated the floor would take two days to deep clean and a further day to apply a new sealer, so three days in total.</p> <p><center><img style="width:90%; object-fit: cover;" src="https://i0.wp.com/east-cheshire.tiledoctor.biz/wp-content/uploads/sites/54/2020/06/Large-Sandstone-Floor-During-Test-Clean-Disley-1.jpg?w=752&#038;ssl=1" alt="Large Sandstone Floor During Test Clean Disley" width="" height="" title="Large Sandstone Floor During Test Clean Disley" data-recalc-dims="1" /></center></p> <h2>Deep Cleaning and Restoring a Sandstone Tiled Floor</h2> <p>Working in large sections I started by cleaning the floor and stripping off the old sealer with a strong dilution of <a href="https://www.tiledoctor.co.uk/shop/item.aspx/tile-doctor-remove-go-1-litre-with-trigger-spray/17/" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank">Tile Doctor Remove and Go</a> which is a coatings remover that is safe to use on stone. The solution was left to soak into the pores of the Sandstone for ten minutes before being worked in with a <a href="https://www.tiledoctor.co.uk/shop/item.aspx/17-inch-200-grit-coarse-milling-pad/45/" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank">200-grit diamond pad</a> fitted to a rotary floor machine. This action not only removed the old sealer and cleaned the floor but the 200-grit pad being vey coarse removed a lot of the roughness from the surface of the Sandstone so it shouldn&#8217;t shred any more mops.</p> <table width="100%"> <tbody> <tr> <td style="text-align:center; width:50%;padding: 5px;"><img style="width:100%; object-fit: cover;" src="https://i1.wp.com/east-cheshire.tiledoctor.biz/wp-content/uploads/sites/54/2020/06/Large-Sandstone-Floor-During-Cleaning-Disley-4.jpg?w=752&#038;ssl=1" alt="Large Sandstone Floor During Cleaning Disley" width="" height="" title="Large Sandstone Floor During Cleaning Disley" data-recalc-dims="1" /></td> <td style="text-align:center; width:50%;padding: 5px;"><img style="width:100%; object-fit: cover;" src="https://i2.wp.com/east-cheshire.tiledoctor.biz/wp-content/uploads/sites/54/2020/06/Large-Sandstone-Floor-During-Cleaning-Disley-5.jpg?w=752&#038;ssl=1" alt="Large Sandstone Floor During Cleaning Disley" width="" height="" title="Large Sandstone Floor During Cleaning Disley" data-recalc-dims="1" /></td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p>After rinsing the floor with water and removing the slurry with a wet vacuum I set about cleaning the grout with <a href="https://www.tiledoctor.co.uk/shop/item.aspx/tile-doctor-pro-clean-1-litre/13/" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank">Tile Doctor Pro-Clean</a> worked into the grout line with a stiff brush and assisted with steam from a professional steam cleaner with a grout attachment. Once done the floor was rinsed and extracted again to remove the soil from the grouting. There was also an area near one of the doors where the grout had become loose and needed replacing so I made up a batch of matching grout and filled this in. The floor was then left overnight to dry with assistance from a couple of air movers.</p> <p><center><img style="width:90%; object-fit: cover;" src="https://i1.wp.com/east-cheshire.tiledoctor.biz/wp-content/uploads/sites/54/2020/06/Large-Sandstone-Floor-During-Cleaning-Disley-3.jpg?w=752&#038;ssl=1" alt="Large Sandstone Floor During Cleaning Disley" width="" height="" title="Large Sandstone Floor During Cleaning Disley" data-recalc-dims="1" /></center></p> <h2> Sealing a Sandstone Tiled Floor</h2> <p>I returned the next day to finish the floor by applying a sealer. First, I double checked the floor was dry with the damp meter. The readings confirmed the air movers had done a good job and that the floor was within the accepted parameters, so I was ready to seal. The sealer I chose was <a href="https://www.tiledoctor.co.uk/shop/item.aspx/tile-doctor-seal-go-1-litre/21/" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank">Tile Doctor Seal and Go</a> which being water based doesn&#8217;t leave a smell as it dries, it really works well on Sandstone and adds a nice subtle sheen to the stone.</p> <p>Once finished the floor looked much cleaner, lighter in colour overall more inviting, you could even see the fossils in some of the tiles. </p> <p><center><img style="width:90%; object-fit: cover;" src="https://i0.wp.com/east-cheshire.tiledoctor.biz/wp-content/uploads/sites/54/2020/06/Large-Sandstone-Floor-After-Cleaning-Showing-Fosils-Disley-7.jpg?w=752&#038;ssl=1" alt="Large Sandstone Floor After Cleaning Showing Fosils Disley" width="" height="" title="Large Sandstone Floor After Cleaning Showing Fosils Disley" data-recalc-dims="1" /></center></p> <p>The surface was also smoother so the customer should find cleaning with a mop much easier in future. On that subject its worth pointing out that owners of sealed floors should always use a neutral pH tile cleaner on their floors as most supermarket products are simply too strong and will prematurely strip the sealer off a tile if used repeatedly. Tile Doctor sell a product called <a href="https://www.tiledoctor.co.uk/shop/item.aspx/tile-doctor-neutral-tile-cleaner-1-litre/11/" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank">Tile Doctor Neutral Cleaner</a> which is ideal for cleaning sealed Sandstone floors like this one.</p> <p>My client was really happy with the results and sent me a message later saying: “the floor looks amazing!&#8221;</p> <table width="100%"> <tbody> <tr> <td style="text-align:center; width:50%;padding: 5px;"><img style="width:100%; object-fit: cover;" src="https://i0.wp.com/east-cheshire.tiledoctor.biz/wp-content/uploads/sites/54/2020/06/Large-Sandstone-Floor-After-Cleaning-Disley-6.jpg?w=752&#038;ssl=1" alt="Large Sandstone Floor After Cleaning Disley" width="" height="" title="Large Sandstone Floor After Cleaning Disley" data-recalc-dims="1" /></td> <td style="text-align:center; width:50%;padding: 5px;"><img style="width:100%; object-fit: cover;" src="https://i1.wp.com/east-cheshire.tiledoctor.biz/wp-content/uploads/sites/54/2020/06/Large-Sandstone-Floor-After-Cleaning-Disley-8.jpg?w=752&#038;ssl=1" alt="Large Sandstone Floor After Cleaning Disley" width="" height="" title="Large Sandstone Floor After Cleaning Disley" data-recalc-dims="1" /></td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p>&nbsp;</p> <h3>Professional Renovation of Sandstone Tiled Kitchen and Living Room in Cheshire</h3> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://east-cheshire.tiledoctor.biz/renovating-a-large-sandstone-floor-in-disley/">Renovating a large Sandstone Floor in Disley</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://east-cheshire.tiledoctor.biz">East Cheshire Tile Doctor</a>.</p> Cleaning and Sealing a Terracotta Tiled Patio Area in Epsom https://west-surrey.tiledoctor.biz/cleaning-and-sealing-a-terracotta-tiled-patio-area-in-epsom/ West Surrey Tile Doctor urn:uuid:cbb94c7f-6e9d-b59c-bb70-1dd4301ec435 Wed, 24 Jun 2020 14:54:13 +0000 <p>This property in Epsom featured a small enclosed Terracotta Patio which the owner wanted deep cleaning in time for the summer. She had a huge shared garden and was hoping to host a family BBQ later in in the year, so wanted it to look good for the event. Given the situation with the COVID-19 [&#8230;]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://west-surrey.tiledoctor.biz/cleaning-and-sealing-a-terracotta-tiled-patio-area-in-epsom/">Cleaning and Sealing a Terracotta Tiled Patio Area in Epsom</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://west-surrey.tiledoctor.biz">West Surrey Tile Doctor</a>.</p> <p>This property in <b><a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Epsom" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank">Epsom</a></b> featured a small enclosed <b>Terracotta Patio</b> which the owner wanted deep cleaning in time for the summer. She had a huge shared garden and was hoping to host a family BBQ later in in the year, so wanted it to look good for the event. Given the situation with the COVID-19 epidemic I was happy for the opportunity to work outdoors and agreed a time to pop over and take a closer look. </p> <p><img src="https://west-surrey.tiledoctor.biz/wp-content/uploads/sites/15/2020/06/Small-Terracotta-Patio-Before-Cleaning-Epsom-0766.jpg" alt="Small Terracotta Patio Before Cleaning Epsom" width="100%" height="" title="Small Terracotta Patio Before Cleaning Epsom" /></p> <p>I went over to survey the Terracotta tiling and except for a few stains I could see it was in good order, however the old sealer was wearing thin and it was due a good clean and re-seal. It was roughly 18m2 and I was confident weather permitting it could be done in one day. I worked out a price which was accepted, and we agreed a date for my return.</p> <h2> Cleaning a Terracotta Tiled Patio Floor</h2> <p>Focusing on the grout first I sprayed on a medium dilution of <a href="https://www.tiledoctor.co.uk/shop/item.aspx/tile-doctor-pro-clean-1-litre/13/" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank">Tile Doctor Pro-Clean</a>, and then left it to soak in for ten minutes. The <a href="https://www.tiledoctor.co.uk/shop/item.aspx/tile-doctor-pro-clean-1-litre/13/" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank">Pro-Clean</a> was then scrubbed into the grout lines by hand using a stiff brush. This action cleaned up the grout and using minimal water the soil was rinsed off the tiles and extracted with a wet vacuum.</p> <p>Having inspected the tiles on my initial visit I had decided the best course of action to remove the old sealer and clean them up would be to apply a coarse 200-grit diamond pad. This would deep clean the tiles, remove the old sealer, renovate the surface, and remove the stains. This can be a little messy but gives a great result. After the 200-grit pad I closed the pores in the tiles with a 400-grit and then 800-grit <a href="https://www.tiledoctor.co.uk/shop/item.aspx/17-inch-set-of-four-burnishing-pads-inc-no-123-and-4/42/" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank">burnishing pad</a>. Terracotta is very porous so by closing the pores it should ensure the sealer doesn’t rapidly soak into the Terracotta during sealing. </p> <p>After the application of each pad the tiles were rinsed with water and the soil extracted with a wet vacuum. I used minimal water during the rinsing to improve my chances of them drying quickly so I could apply the sealer later that day. </p> <p>On this occasion the tiles were in reasonable condition, however, that’s not always the case and for tougher patio cleaning work I would of used <a href="https://www.tiledoctor.co.uk/shop/item.aspx/tile-doctor-patio-brick-driveway-cleaner-5-litre/256/" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank">Tile Doctor Patio and Driveway cleaner</a> which really cuts through dirt and can pretty much clean up any external patio regardless of condition.</p> <h2> Sealing a Terracotta Tiled Patio Floor</h2> <p>It was a warm June afternoon which greatly aided the drying; I know from experience that applying a sealer to a damp tile can result in an inconsistent finish so I used a damp meter to measure the moisture levels before proceeding. </p> <p>My plan had worked, and the moisture reading soon reached an acceptable level allowing me to apply the sealer. The sealer I selected was <a href="https://www.tiledoctor.co.uk/shop/item.aspx/tile-doctor-seal-go-extra-1-litre/22/" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank">Tile Doctor Seal and Go Extra</a>, this is a tough sealer that will provide plenty of protection for many years to come and its breathable so will cope with external environment. <a href="https://www.tiledoctor.co.uk/shop/item.aspx/tile-doctor-seal-go-extra-1-litre/22/" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank">Seal and Go Extra</a> also contains a colour enhancer which gave the natural red colour of the Terracotta tiles a real boost.</p> <p><img src="https://west-surrey.tiledoctor.biz/wp-content/uploads/sites/15/2020/06/Small-Terracotta-Patio-After-Cleaning-Epsom-0771.jpg" alt="Small Terracotta Patio After Cleaning Epsom" width="100%" height="" title="Small Terracotta Patio After Cleaning Epsom" /></p> <p>The patio looked great and my client was over the moon with the results. Hopefully, she won’t have to wait too long before she can have that barbeque with her family.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <h3>Professional Renovation of a Terracotta Tiled Patio in West Surrey</h3> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://west-surrey.tiledoctor.biz/cleaning-and-sealing-a-terracotta-tiled-patio-area-in-epsom/">Cleaning and Sealing a Terracotta Tiled Patio Area in Epsom</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://west-surrey.tiledoctor.biz">West Surrey Tile Doctor</a>.</p> Full Restoration of a Minton Tiled Victorian Hallway Floor in Kings Heath https://birmingham.tiledoctor.biz/full-restoration-of-a-minton-tiled-victorian-hallway-floor-in-kings-heath/ Birmingham Tile Doctor urn:uuid:6c017f4c-73ed-cd2e-ba03-807608f6d2b3 Sun, 21 Jun 2020 12:52:22 +0000 <p>Details below of the full restoration of a Victorian Minton tiled hallway floor that I restored earlier this year in the South Birmingham suburb of Kings Heath. The owner had recently purchased the property and discovered a Victorian tiled floor underneath an old carpet in the hallway. The floor was in a very poor state [&#8230;]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://birmingham.tiledoctor.biz/full-restoration-of-a-minton-tiled-victorian-hallway-floor-in-kings-heath/">Full Restoration of a Minton Tiled Victorian Hallway Floor in Kings Heath</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://birmingham.tiledoctor.biz">Birmingham Tile Doctor</a>.</p> <p>Details below of the full restoration of a <b>Victorian Minton tiled hallway floor</b> that I restored earlier this year in the South Birmingham suburb of <b><a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kings_Heath" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank">Kings Heath</a></b>. The owner had recently purchased the property and discovered a Victorian tiled floor underneath an old carpet in the hallway. </p> <table width="100%"> <tbody> <tr> <td style="text-align:center; width:50%; padding: 5px;"><img style="width:100%; object-fit: cover;" src="https://birmingham.tiledoctor.biz/wp-content/uploads/sites/59/2020/06/Victorian-Tiled-Hallway-Before-Restoration-Kings-Heath-110703.jpg" alt="Victorian Tiled Hallway Before Restoration Kings Heath" width="" height="" alt="Victorian Tiled Hallway Before Restoration Kings Heath" /></td> <td style="text-align:center; width:50%; padding: 5px;"><img style="width:100%; object-fit: cover;" src="https://birmingham.tiledoctor.biz/wp-content/uploads/sites/59/2020/06/Victorian-Tiled-Hallway-Before-Restoration-Kings-Heath-112048.jpg" alt="Victorian Tiled Hallway Before Restoration Kings Heath" width="" height="" alt="Victorian Tiled Hallway Before Restoration Kings Heath" /></td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p>The floor was in a very poor state with areas where tiles were missing and had been backfilled with a cement levelling compound. The adjacent vestibule also had a large area of tiling missing. My client was delighted when they had found some of the missing original tiles and now wanted to investigate having the floor returned to its former glory. </p> <p><center><img style="width:100%; object-fit: cover;" src="https://birmingham.tiledoctor.biz/wp-content/uploads/sites/59/2020/06/Victorian-Tiled-Hallway-Before-Restoration-Kings-Heath-110214.jpg" alt="Victorian Tiled Hallway Before Restoration Kings Heath" width="" height="" alt="Victorian Tiled Hallway Before Restoration Kings Heath" /></center></p> <p>I went along to quote and give a demonstration of the restoration process and provide an indication of the expected results. The test area responded well to the treatment and they were happy with my quote to repair and renovate the floor, so were booked in to restore the whole floor and I set about sourcing matching replacement tiles. </p> <p><center><img style="width:100%; object-fit: cover;" src="https://birmingham.tiledoctor.biz/wp-content/uploads/sites/59/2020/06/Victorian-Tiled-Hallway-Before-Restoration-Kings-Heath-110147.jpg" alt="Victorian Tiled Hallway Before Restoration Kings Heath" width="" height="" alt="Victorian Tiled Hallway Before Restoration Kings Heath" /></center></p> <h2>Repairing a Victorian Tiled Hallway Floor</h2> <p>The first two days were spent carefully removing the leveller, cleaning up the exposed subfloor then cutting and fitting replacement tiles. One of the areas that needed extra work was a doorway which required a sub-floor installing before being able to tile with a matching pattern. </p> <p><center><img style="width:100%; object-fit: cover;" src="https://birmingham.tiledoctor.biz/wp-content/uploads/sites/59/2020/06/Victorian-Tiled-Hallway-During-Restoration-Kings-Heath-120546.jpg" alt="Victorian Tiled Hallway During Restoration Kings Heath" width="" height="" alt="Victorian Tiled Hallway During Restoration Kings Heath" /></center></p> <p>With the main hallway tiling completed I started on the tiling in the adjacent vestibule. I had been given a couple of bags of original tiles to sort out by the owner and fortunately most of them were in good condition, so I was able to repair the vestibule with approximately 90% original tiles. The rest were made up of reproduction tiles that I had managed to source. Additionally, the floor had numerous loose tiles which needed resetting and finishing with replacements. Due to so many of the tiles being original the appearance between the newly replaced area did not look too much different however I was confident the following deep clean and seal would blend them in well.</p> <p><center><img style="width:100%; object-fit: cover;" src="https://birmingham.tiledoctor.biz/wp-content/uploads/sites/59/2020/06/Victorian-Tiled-Hallway-During-Restoration-Kings-Heath-153011.jpg" alt="Victorian Tiled Hallway During Restoration Kings Heath" width="" height="" alt="Victorian Tiled Hallway During Restoration Kings Heath" /></center></p> <h2>Deep Cleaning a Victorian Tiled Hallway Floor</h2> <p>With the tiling now repaired my next focus was the cleaning which I started on day three with an application of neat <a href="https://www.tiledoctor.co.uk/shop/item.aspx/tile-doctor-pro-clean-1-litre/13/" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank">Tile Doctor Pro-Clean</a> to help loosen the carpet adhesive and paint splashes that were staining the floor. </p> <p>The Pro-Clean was mopped onto the floor and then worked in with a <a href="https://www.tiledoctor.co.uk/shop/item.aspx/17-inch-200-grit-coarse-milling-pad/45/" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank">200-grit diamond pad</a> fitted to a weighted rotary buffing machine. The extra weight, cleaning agent and coarse pad gets into the pores of the tile releasing years of ingrained dirt and removing old sealers and coatings. The floor was then rinsed with water and the waste extracted with a wet vacuum. </p> <table width="100%"> <tbody> <tr> <td style="text-align:center; width:50%; padding: 5px;"><img style="width:100%; object-fit: cover;" src="https://birmingham.tiledoctor.biz/wp-content/uploads/sites/59/2020/06/Victorian-Tiled-Hallway-During-Restoration-Kings-Heath-111009.jpg" alt="Victorian Tiled Hallway During Restoration Kings Heath" width="" height="" alt="Victorian Tiled Hallway During Restoration Kings Heath" /></td> <td style="text-align:center; width:50%; padding: 5px;"><img style="width:100%; object-fit: cover;" src="https://birmingham.tiledoctor.biz/wp-content/uploads/sites/59/2020/06/Victorian-Tiled-Hallway-During-Restoration-Kings-Heath-122631.jpg" alt="Victorian Tiled Hallway During Restoration Kings Heath" width="" height="" alt="Victorian Tiled Hallway During Restoration Kings Heath" /></td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p>The next step was to give the floor an acid rinse using another Tile Doctor product called <a href="https://www.tiledoctor.co.uk/shop/item.aspx/tile-doctor-grout-clean-up-1-litre/4/" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank">Grout Clean-up</a> which is designed to remove grout smears and mineral salts that will have been trapped into the pores of the tile after years of being covered in carpet. The grout clean-up was worked into the tiles using a <a href="https://www.tiledoctor.co.uk/shop/item.aspx/17-inch-400-grit-coarse-red-no-1-burnishing-pad/36/" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank">400-grit burnishing pad</a> to refine the tile surface and close up the pores. The floor was rinsed and extracted again and left to dry out for two nights. </p> <h2> Sealing a Victorian Tiled Hallway Floor</h2> <p>I returned a few days later and after testing the floor was dry set about applying a sealer. For this floor I chose to apply six coats of <a href="https://www.tiledoctor.co.uk/shop/item.aspx/tile-doctor-seal-go-1-litre/21/" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank">Tile Doctor Seal and Go</a> which gives a lovely sheen finish and really brought out the character in the beautiful tiles. It’s also water based so it doesn’t leave a smell as it dries.</p> <table width="100%"> <tbody> <tr> <td style="text-align:center; width:50%; padding: 5px;"><img style="width:100%; object-fit: cover;" src="https://birmingham.tiledoctor.biz/wp-content/uploads/sites/59/2020/06/Victorian-Tiled-Hallway-After-Restoration-Kings-Heath-135450.jpg" alt="Victorian Tiled Hallway After Restoration Kings Heath" width="" height="" alt="Victorian Tiled Hallway After Restoration Kings Heath" /></td> <td style="text-align:center; width:50%; padding: 5px;"><img style="width:100%; object-fit: cover;" src="https://birmingham.tiledoctor.biz/wp-content/uploads/sites/59/2020/06/Victorian-Tiled-Hallway-After-Restoration-Kings-Heath-135516.jpg" alt="Victorian Tiled Hallway After Restoration Kings Heath" width="" height="" alt="Victorian Tiled Hallway After Restoration Kings Heath" /></td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p>By the time I had finished the floor was looking transformed and the client was delighted, so much so they left this fantastic review:</p> <p><center><I>Kieron was fantastic. He brought our Minton flooring back to life and kept us informed every step of the way. He really knew what he was talking about and has done a fantastic job. Not to mention he was a really really lovely guy and great value for the incredible workmanship he offers.&#8221;</I></center></p> <p>I left the customer with a bottle of <a href="https://www.tiledoctor.co.uk/shop/item.aspx/tile-doctor-neutral-tile-cleaner-1-litre/11/" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank">Tile Doctor Neutral Tile Cleaner</a> to help maintain the tiles appearance. It is important to use a neutral pH cleaner when maintaining sealed floors as stronger tile cleaning products that you find in supermarkets are too strong and will prematurely strip the protective sealer off a floor.</p> <p><center><img style="width:100%; object-fit: cover;" src="https://birmingham.tiledoctor.biz/wp-content/uploads/sites/59/2020/06/Victorian-Tiled-Hallway-After-Restoration-Kings-Heath-135353.jpg" alt="Victorian Tiled Hallway After Restoration Kings Heath" width="" height="" alt="Victorian Tiled Hallway After Restoration Kings Heath" /></center></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <h3> Professional Restoration of a Victorian Tiled Hallway in West Midlands</h3> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://birmingham.tiledoctor.biz/full-restoration-of-a-minton-tiled-victorian-hallway-floor-in-kings-heath/">Full Restoration of a Minton Tiled Victorian Hallway Floor in Kings Heath</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://birmingham.tiledoctor.biz">Birmingham Tile Doctor</a>.</p> Renovating an 1890’s Terrazzo Floor at a Church Vestry in Penarth https://se-wales.tiledoctor.biz/renovating-an-1890s-terrazzo-floor-at-a-church-vestry-in-penarth/ South East Wales Tile Doctor urn:uuid:ed0053d2-780c-61cf-7924-e240ec4d8431 Thu, 18 Jun 2020 14:16:37 +0000 <p>Detailed below is a fine example of what can be achieved restoring old Terrazzo flooring. The work took place earlier this year in the Kitchen of a Church Vestry in Penarth where the floor dated back to the Victorian 1890’s. Penarth is the wealthiest seaside resort in the Cardiff area and the second largest town [&#8230;]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://se-wales.tiledoctor.biz/renovating-an-1890s-terrazzo-floor-at-a-church-vestry-in-penarth/">Renovating an 1890’s Terrazzo Floor at a Church Vestry in Penarth</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://se-wales.tiledoctor.biz">South East Wales Tile Doctor</a>.</p> <p>Detailed below is a fine example of what can be achieved restoring old <b>Terrazzo flooring</b>. The work took place earlier this year in the Kitchen of a Church Vestry in <b><a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Penarth" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank">Penarth</a></b> where the floor dated back to the Victorian 1890’s. <b>Penarth</b> is the wealthiest seaside resort in the Cardiff area and the second largest town in the Vale of Glamorgan, next only to the nearby Barry.</p> <p><center><img src="https://se-wales.tiledoctor.biz/wp-content/uploads/sites/31/2020/06/Terrazzo-Tiled-Floor-During-Cleaning-Church-Vestry-Penarth-10110049.jpg" alt="Terrazzo Tiled Floor During Cleaning Church Vestry Penarth" width="90%" height="" title="Terrazzo Tiled Floor During Cleaning Church Vestry Penarth" /></center></p> <p>During the Victorian era Penarth was a popular holiday destination, known nationally as &#8220;The Garden by the Sea” and was often packed by visitors from the Midlands and the West Country. Along with the day trippers from the South Wales valleys, mostly arriving by train. Today, the town, with its traditional seafront, continues to be a regular summer holiday venue but with fewer visitors.</p> <p>The client wanted a deep clean and shine finish, the floor had never been cleaned properly and as you can imagine it had a lot of footfall over the years and it really needed doing professionally. I visited to look first and carried out a small test clean to see how it would come up. Satisfied with this they were happy to accept my quote and we booked to return the following month.</p> <h2> Cleaning a Terrazzo Tiled Vestry Floor</h2> <p>With the aid of a rotary floor buffer I started the cleaning process with the application of a coarse 50-grit pad. The pad was run over the floor using a strong dilution of <a href="https://www.tiledoctor.co.uk/shop/item.aspx/tile-doctor-pro-clean-1-litre/13/" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank">Tile Doctor Pro-Clean</a> for lubrication. Pro-Clean is a concentrated, multi-purpose alkaline cleaner, which strips and degreases the floor. It is first left to dwell for 10 minutes or so and then agitated with the machine. Applied with the pad it cuts through old sealers, coatings, and of course ingrained dirt. </p> <p>This process generates a lot of soil which is rinsed off with water and extracted with a wet vacuum. This was then followed by repeating the process with a 100 and then 200-grit pad. The area was given a thorough rinse with water and then dried as much as possible with the wet vacuum.</p> <table width="100%"> <tbody> <tr> <td style="text-align:center; width:50%; padding: 5px;"><img style="width:100%; object-fit: cover;" src="https://se-wales.tiledoctor.biz/wp-content/uploads/sites/31/2020/06/Terrazzo-Tiled-Floor-During-Cleaning-Church-Vestry-Penarth-10100731.jpg" alt="Terrazzo Tiled Floor During Cleaning Church Vestry Penarth" width="" height="" title="Terrazzo Tiled Floor During Cleaning Church Vestry Penarth" /></td> <td style="text-align:center; width:50%; padding: 5px;"><img style="width:100%; object-fit: cover;" src="https://se-wales.tiledoctor.biz/wp-content/uploads/sites/31/2020/06/Terrazzo-Tiled-Floor-During-Cleaning-Church-Vestry-Penarth-10102943.jpg" alt="Terrazzo Tiled Floor During Cleaning Church Vestry Penarth" width="" height="" title="Terrazzo Tiled Floor During Cleaning Church Vestry Penarth" /></td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p>Some repairs were then carried out at the edges of the Terrazzo floor which involved sympathetically filling with cement. Once this had hardened the floor was treated to a burnish using finer grits of <a href="https://www.tiledoctor.co.uk/shop/item.aspx/17-inch-set-of-four-burnishing-pads-inc-no-123-and-4/42/" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank">Tile Doctor burnishing pads</a> ranging from 400, 800 and 1500 grits rinsing and extracting with water after each one.</p> <table width="100%"> <tbody> <tr> <td style="text-align:center; width:50%; padding: 5px;"><img style="width:100%; object-fit: cover;" src="https://se-wales.tiledoctor.biz/wp-content/uploads/sites/31/2020/06/Terrazzo-Tiled-Floor-During-Cleaning-Church-Vestry-Penarth-10110049.jpg" alt="Terrazzo Tiled Floor During Cleaning Church Vestry Penarth" width="" height="" title="Terrazzo Tiled Floor During Cleaning Church Vestry Penarth" /></td> <td style="text-align:center; width:50%; padding: 5px;"><img style="width:100%; object-fit: cover;" src="https://se-wales.tiledoctor.biz/wp-content/uploads/sites/31/2020/06/Terrazzo-Tiled-Floor-During-Cleaning-Church-Vestry-Penarth-10105036.jpg" alt="Terrazzo Tiled Floor During Cleaning Church Vestry Penarth" width="" height="" title="Terrazzo Tiled Floor During Cleaning Church Vestry Penarth" /></td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p>After a final rinse, the floor was dried as much as possible with the wet vacuum and then left to dry off fully overnight, we would return the following day to carry out the sealing.</p> <h2> Sealing a Terrazzo Tiled Vestry Floor</h2> <p>The next day I was concerned the floor might not be dry enough after using so much water to clean it previously so before applying the sealer I checked the moisture levels with a damp meter. The readings were within tolerance however my next step was to give the Terrazzo a further polish with a 3000-git pad which is applied dry so would further dry the floor and bring up the surface appearance. </p> <p>The last task was to seal the floor and for this we selected to use <a href="https://www.tiledoctor.co.uk/shop/item.aspx/tile-doctor-colour-grow-sealer-1-litre/3/" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank">Tile Doctor Colour Grow</a>, this is a colour intensifying impregnating sealer which soaks into the pores of the stone and provide durable stain protection. This product will cope well with the needs of a kitchen and is fully breathable which is important when choosing a sealer for old floors which do not have a damp proof membrane installed. </p> <p>Two coats of colour grow were applied to the Terrazzo, allowing about thirty minutes drying time before applying the next. After the second coat had dried the floor was treated to an application of <a href="https://www.tiledoctor.co.uk/shop/item.aspx/tile-doctor-shine-powder-1kg-tub/18/" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank">Tile Doctor Shine Powder</a> which is buffed into the floor using the rotary machine to achieve a super durable and deep lustre to the floor. </p> <table width="100%"> <tbody> <tr> <td style="text-align:center; width:50%; padding: 5px;"><img style="width:100%; object-fit: cover;" src="https://se-wales.tiledoctor.biz/wp-content/uploads/sites/31/2020/06/Terrazzo-Tiled-Floor-After-Cleaning-Church-Vestry-Penarth-11120313.jpg" alt="Terrazzo Tiled Floor After Cleaning Church Vestry Penarth" width="" height="" title="Terrazzo Tiled Floor After Cleaning Church Vestry Penarth" /></td> <td style="text-align:center; width:50%; padding: 5px;"><img style="width:100%; object-fit: cover;" src="https://se-wales.tiledoctor.biz/wp-content/uploads/sites/31/2020/06/Terrazzo-Tiled-Floor-After-Cleaning-Church-Vestry-Penarth-11120517.jpg" alt="Terrazzo Tiled Floor After Cleaning Church Vestry Penarth" width="" height="" title="Terrazzo Tiled Floor After Cleaning Church Vestry Penarth" /></td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p>The Terrazzo responded very well to the treatment and the sealers applied will ensure it keeps its appearance for many years to come.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <h3> Professional Restoration of a Terrazzo Tiled Vestry Floor in South East Wales</h3> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://se-wales.tiledoctor.biz/renovating-an-1890s-terrazzo-floor-at-a-church-vestry-in-penarth/">Renovating an 1890’s Terrazzo Floor at a Church Vestry in Penarth</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://se-wales.tiledoctor.biz">South East Wales Tile Doctor</a>.</p> Quarry Tiled Floor Restored Following Cottage Remodel in Broughton Village https://northamptonshire.tiledoctor.biz/quarry-tiled-floor-restored-following-cottage-remodel-in-broughton-village/ Northamptonshire Tile Doctor urn:uuid:057b10f6-d4b9-da62-2cab-667b1bcca6d4 Wed, 17 Jun 2020 13:59:30 +0000 <p>The following photos are from a 16th Century cottage in the village of Broughton near Kettering which was undergoing major restoration works. The Quarry tiled floor was not as old as the house and was probably installed in the Victorian era. The clients wanted the floor restoring before the plastering of walls and new kitchen [&#8230;]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://northamptonshire.tiledoctor.biz/quarry-tiled-floor-restored-following-cottage-remodel-in-broughton-village/">Quarry Tiled Floor Restored Following Cottage Remodel in Broughton Village</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://northamptonshire.tiledoctor.biz">Northamptonshire Tile Doctor</a>.</p> <p>The following photos are from a 16th Century cottage in the village of <b><a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Broughton,_Northamptonshire" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank">Broughton</a></b> near Kettering which was undergoing major restoration works. The Quarry tiled floor was not as old as the house and was probably installed in the Victorian era. The clients wanted the floor restoring before the plastering of walls and new kitchen was installed. There was also a section where a pantry wall had been removed with tiles missing, so these needed to be replaced with reclaimed tiles that the customer had sourced.</p> <p><img src="https://northamptonshire.tiledoctor.biz/wp-content/uploads/sites/5/2020/06/Victorian-Quarry-Tiled-Floor-Before-Restoration-Broughton-Cottage-0626.jpg" alt="Victorian Quarry Tiled Floor Before Restoration Broughto Cottage" width="" style="width:100%; object-fit: cover;" height="" title="Victorian Quarry Tiled Floor Before Restoration Broughto Cottage" /></p> <p>I visited site to look at the project, survey the Quarry tiled floor and give them a firm price for the work. I was confident that we could replace the tiles and we could blend the area in to match the existing. Once the floor had a good clean and seal it would look a lot better. </p> <p>With the quotation agreed I arranged a date where I would have sole access to the property which is always preferred as it means you do not have anyone walking through whilst your cleaning. This also has the added advantage of not having to take precautions over social distancing.</p> <p><img src="https://northamptonshire.tiledoctor.biz/wp-content/uploads/sites/5/2020/06/Victorian-Quarry-Tiled-Floor-Before-Restoration-Broughton-Cottage-0627.jpg" alt="Victorian Quarry Tiled Floor Before Restoration Broughto Cottage" width="" style="width:100%; object-fit: cover;" height="" title="Victorian Quarry Tiled Floor Before Restoration Broughto Cottage" /></p> <h2>Restoring a Quarry Tiled Kitchen Floor</h2> <p>On the first day on site I carried out the replacement of the missing tiles. This work started by cleaning up the holes in the floor left by the now removed wall and getting the base level and ready for tiling. Next the reclaimed tiles we cut down to fit the shape left by the wall to match the existing tiling. The fit needed to be exact as any mismatch would show later. Once I was happy with the cuts the tiles were fixed in place with rapid set adhesive and once that had set were grouted in place. The next step would be to give the floor a deep clean, so it was left to dry off overnight.</p> <p><img src="https://northamptonshire.tiledoctor.biz/wp-content/uploads/sites/5/2020/06/Victorian-Quarry-Tiled-Floor-During-Restoration-Broughton-Cottage-0630.jpg" alt="Victorian Quarry Tiled Floor During Restoration Broughto Cottage" width="" style="width:100%; object-fit: cover;" height="" title="Victorian Quarry Tiled Floor During Restoration Broughto Cottage" /></p> <p>The next day with the tile adhesive and grout having gone off overnight I was able to start the cleaning process. Working in sections I began by applying <a href="https://www.tiledoctor.co.uk/shop/item.aspx/tile-doctor-oxy-gel-1-litre/169/" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank">Tile Doctor Oxy Gel</a> to the tile and grout with a little water, leaving it to soak in for ten minutes and then working it into the tiles using a 17 inch rotary scrubbing machine fitted with a <a href="https://www.tiledoctor.co.uk/shop/item.aspx/17-inch-buffing-pad-black/29/" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank">black scrubbing pad</a>. A stiff brush was also used along the grout lines to make sure they were equally treated. After scrubbing the now soiled solution was vacuumed off with an industrial wet vac and repeated the process until the entire area had been cleaned. </p> <p><a href="https://www.tiledoctor.co.uk/shop/item.aspx/tile-doctor-grout-clean-up-1-litre/4/" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank">Tile Doctor Grout Clean Up</a> was then applied using a 1:10 dilution with water. It was mopped it over the entire area to neutralise the tile and remove any grout smears, hazing and mineral deposits which are quite common with floors of this age. The entire area was then given a good rinse with clean water to remove any trace of cleaning product. An industrial fan was also installed and left on site to assist with the drying process until we returned a week later. This would ensure the floor would be bone dry for our return and ready to accept a sealer.</p> <p><img src="https://northamptonshire.tiledoctor.biz/wp-content/uploads/sites/5/2020/06/Victorian-Quarry-Tiled-Floor-During-Restoration-Broughton-Cottage-0631.jpg" alt="Victorian Quarry Tiled Floor During Restoration Broughto Cottage" width="" style="width:100%; object-fit: cover;" height="" title="Victorian Quarry Tiled Floor During Restoration Broughto Cottage" /></p> <h2>Sealing a Quarry Tiled Kitchen Floor</h2> <p>Returning the following week, I tested the moisture levels in the tiles with a damp meter. I was conscious that due to the age of the tiles there may be some inherent damp however my plan had worked, and the tests confirmed the floor was indeed dry and ready for sealing. </p> <p><img src="https://northamptonshire.tiledoctor.biz/wp-content/uploads/sites/5/2020/06/Victorian-Quarry-Tiled-Floor-During-Restoration-Broughton-Cottage-0633.jpg" alt="Victorian Quarry Tiled Floor During Restoration Broughto Cottage" width="" style="width:100%; object-fit: cover;" height="" title="Victorian Quarry Tiled Floor During Restoration Broughto Cottage" /></p> <p>The client required a silk finish so I opted to apply several coats of <a href="https://www.tiledoctor.co.uk/shop/item.aspx/tile-doctor-seal-go-extra-1-litre/22/" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank">Tile Doctor Seal &#038; Go Extra</a> which would provide the required finish yet is breathable and so will not impeded moisture rising through the floor allowing it to evaporate and not become trapped. This is an important consideration when choosing a sealer for an old floor which don’t have a damp proof membrane installed as trapping moisture under the floor can lead to it reaching out to the walls where it can result in rising damp. </p> <p>The client was extremely happy with the results and has left the following comments on our feedback page.</p> <p><center><em>&#8220;Phil was great. On time and a good worker. Gave good advice and carried out all the work thoroughly. The tiles are now looking much better. Very happy. By Peter B, Kettering”</em></center></p> <p><img src="https://northamptonshire.tiledoctor.biz/wp-content/uploads/sites/5/2020/06/Victorian-Quarry-Tiled-Floor-After-Restoration-Broughton-Cottage-0634.jpg" alt="Victorian Quarry Tiled Floor After Restoration Broughto Cottage" width="" style="width:100%; object-fit: cover;" height="" title="Victorian Quarry Tiled Floor After Restoration Broughto Cottage" /></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <h3>Professional Restoration of a Quarry Tiled Kitchen Floor in Northamptonshire</h3> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://northamptonshire.tiledoctor.biz/quarry-tiled-floor-restored-following-cottage-remodel-in-broughton-village/">Quarry Tiled Floor Restored Following Cottage Remodel in Broughton Village</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://northamptonshire.tiledoctor.biz">Northamptonshire Tile Doctor</a>.</p> Cleaning and Sealing an Edwardian Hallway Floor in Coundon https://warwickshire.tiledoctor.biz/cleaning-and-sealing-an-edwardian-hallway-floor-in-coundon/ Warwickshire Tile Doctor urn:uuid:b6bde541-8d51-aac8-7c94-48afddba8c36 Tue, 16 Jun 2020 10:01:21 +0000 <p>This Edwardian tiled hallway floor was a real hidden feature of this 1940s house in Coundon Coventry. I say hidden as it had spent years under the carpet which had protected it but had also left it ingrained with dirt. The owners decided to lift the carpet and had left the floor to dry over [&#8230;]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://warwickshire.tiledoctor.biz/cleaning-and-sealing-an-edwardian-hallway-floor-in-coundon/">Cleaning and Sealing an Edwardian Hallway Floor in Coundon</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://warwickshire.tiledoctor.biz">Warwickshire Tile Doctor</a>.</p> <p>This <b>Edwardian tiled hallway floor</b> was a real hidden feature of this 1940s house in <b><a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coundon,_Coventry" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank">Coundon</a></b> Coventry. I say hidden as it had spent years under the carpet which had protected it but had also left it ingrained with dirt. The owners decided to lift the carpet and had left the floor to dry over a few months, old floors like these do not have a damp proof membrane installed and so moisture in the subfloor was being trapped underneath. Now it was dry they were now keen to get the floor fully restored and late later last year they got in touch to have it renovated.</p> <table width="100%"> <tbody> <tr> <td style="text-align:center; width:50%; padding: 5px;"><img style="width:100%; object-fit: cover;" src="https://warwickshire.tiledoctor.biz/wp-content/uploads/sites/32/2020/06/Edwardian-Floor-Before-Renovation-Coundon-Coventry-2.jpg" alt="Edwardian Floor Before Renovation Coundon Coventry" width="" height="" title="Edwardian Floor Before Renovation Coundon Coventry" /></td> <td style="text-align:center; width:50%; padding: 5px;"><img style="width:100%; object-fit: cover;" src="https://warwickshire.tiledoctor.biz/wp-content/uploads/sites/32/2020/06/Edwardian-Floor-Before-Renovation-Coundon-Coventry-3.jpg" alt="Edwardian Floor Before Renovation Coundon Coventry" width="" height="" title="Edwardian Floor Before Renovation Coundon Coventry" /></td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p>I popped in to survey the floor and unusually for a floor of its age could find no damage or loose tiles, there was some adhesive tape to deal with along the edges but generally the floor just needed a good clean and seal. I gave them my quote which they readily accepted, and we arranged a date. </p> <p><center><img style="width:90%; object-fit: cover;" src="https://warwickshire.tiledoctor.biz/wp-content/uploads/sites/32/2020/06/Edwardian-Floor-Before-Renovation-Coundon-Coventry-1.jpg" alt="Edwardian Floor Before Renovation Coundon Coventry" width="" height="" title="Edwardian Floor Before Renovation Coundon Coventry" /></center></p> <h2> Cleaning an Edwardian Tiled Hallway Floor</h2> <p>The first part of the clean which involved removing the old adhesive tape and paint on the edges and corners was carefully done by hand with a scraper. The whole floor was then given a deep clean using a 45kg floor buffer fitted with a scrubbing brush to work in different products. First, I applied <a href="https://www.tiledoctor.co.uk/shop/item.aspx/tile-doctor-remove-go-1-litre-with-trigger-spray/17/" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank">Tile Doctor Remove and Go</a> to remove the old wax polish. I find it works best if you leave products to soak in for ten minutes before scrubbing it into the tiles, this gives it time to activate and breakdown the coatings. The slurry is then rinsed off with a little water and extracted with a wet vacuum.</p> <p>I repeated the process, but this time using <a href="https://www.tiledoctor.co.uk/shop/item.aspx/tile-doctor-acid-gel-1-litre/2/" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank">Tile Doctors Acid Gel</a> using as little water as possible. The Tile Doctor Acid Gel will remove old grout and other mineral deposits from the tiles and it also counters any alkaline salts which can be a problem in floors of this age. This is important as the lack of a damp proof membrane will allow salts to rise through the floor as moisture evaporates on the surface resulting in white deposits, a process known as <a href="https://www.tiledoctor.co.uk/shop/custom.aspx/efflorescence/10/" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank">efflorescence</a>. Again, this was rinsed off with a little water and extracted with the wet vacuum.</p> <p>This work was carried out over the winter and I was careful not to over wet the tiles as they can take a long time to dry out naturally at this time of year. The moisture levels in the tiles are always a concern as my next task would be to apply a sealer and the tiles would need to be dry for the best result.</p> <h2> Sealing an Edwardian Tiled Hallway Floor</h2> <p>Conscious of the damp issue I arranged to return to seal the floor seven days later, checking the moisture levels of the tiles with a damp meter in numerous places before starting. Fortunately, seven days had been plenty of time and the floor was dry. </p> <p>The floor was then sealed with five coats of <a href="https://www.tiledoctor.co.uk/shop/item.aspx/tile-doctor-seal-go-extra-1-litre/22/" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank">Tile Doctor Seal and Go Extra</a> which allows for moisture to rise through the tile, again an important feature for a floor with no damp proof membrane. To use a sealer that was not breathable would lead to a build-up of damp under the floor where it can cause damage to the tiles and potentially work its way into the walls causing rising damp.</p> <table width="100%"> <tbody> <tr> <td style="text-align:center; width:50%; padding: 5px;"><img style="width:100%; object-fit: cover;" src="https://warwickshire.tiledoctor.biz/wp-content/uploads/sites/32/2020/06/Edwardian-Floor-After-Renovation-Coundon-Coventry-5.jpg" alt="Edwardian Floor After Renovation Coundon Coventry" width="" height="" title="Edwardian Floor After Renovation Coundon Coventry" /></td> <td style="text-align:center; width:50%; padding: 5px;"><img style="width:100%; object-fit: cover;" src="https://warwickshire.tiledoctor.biz/wp-content/uploads/sites/32/2020/06/Edwardian-Floor-After-Renovation-Coundon-Coventry-4.jpg" alt="Edwardian Floor After Renovation Coundon Coventry" width="" height="" title="Edwardian Floor After Renovation Coundon Coventry" /></td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p>The client was very happy with the newly revived floor, it was nice to have an additional period feature revealed. Going forward I suggested the use of <a href="https://www.tiledoctor.co.uk/shop/item.aspx/tile-doctor-neutral-tile-cleaner-1-litre/11/" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank">Tile Doctor Neutral Tile Cleaner</a> which is ideal for the regular cleaning of sealing floors and will ensure the tiles remain in this lovely condition for a long time.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <h3>Professional Restoration of an Edwardian Tiled Hallway in Warwickshire</h3> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://warwickshire.tiledoctor.biz/cleaning-and-sealing-an-edwardian-hallway-floor-in-coundon/">Cleaning and Sealing an Edwardian Hallway Floor in Coundon</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://warwickshire.tiledoctor.biz">Warwickshire Tile Doctor</a>.</p> Renovating a Victorian Tiled Hallway in Rhos-on-Sea https://north-wales.tiledoctor.biz/renovating-a-victorian-tiled-hallway-in-rhos-on-sea/ North Wales Tile Doctor urn:uuid:e7406d5d-8ee2-c76d-7ea6-baaa3944215d Mon, 15 Jun 2020 15:03:57 +0000 <p>Recently we were asked to quote on restoring a Victorian tiled hallway floor in one of the large houses in the North Wales seaside resort of Rhos-on-Sea. It was a lovely period property that overlooked the sea and the floor a fine example of Victorian tiling and a real asset to the property. Naturally, we [&#8230;]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://north-wales.tiledoctor.biz/renovating-a-victorian-tiled-hallway-in-rhos-on-sea/">Renovating a Victorian Tiled Hallway in Rhos-on-Sea</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://north-wales.tiledoctor.biz">North Wales Tile Doctor</a>.</p> <p>Recently we were asked to quote on restoring a <b>Victorian tiled hallway floor</b> in one of the large houses in the North Wales seaside resort of <b><a href="https://rhosonsea.com/" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank">Rhos-on-Sea</a></b>. It was a lovely period property that overlooked the sea and the floor a fine example of Victorian tiling and a real asset to the property. </p> <p>Naturally, we have to take precautions when visiting properties these days, especially when surveying floors inside properties however we have amended our working practices to include more PPE and social distancing and so its not a problem. </p> <p>On first impressions the floor looked to be in good order however it had some broken and loose tiles that needed replacing and then the floor given a good clean and seal. Fortunately, Victorian tiles are still popular, and you can find replacements, I also know that difficult to source tiles can often be found by asking other Tile Doctors many of whom have quite a collection. A quote was given for the work, which was accepted, and a date set to commence the work which would take three days.</p> <p><center><img src="https://north-wales.tiledoctor.biz/wp-content/uploads/sites/70/2020/06/Victorian-Tiled-Hallway-Before-Renovation-Rhos-on-Sea-080458.jpg" alt="Victorian Tiled Hallway Before Renovation Rhos-on-Sea" width="90%" height="" title="Victorian Tiled Hallway Before Renovation Rhos-on-Sea" /></center></p> <p>Rhos-on-Sea is a very picturesque town situated between Llandudno and Colwyn Bay by passed by north wales main trunk road A55 leading to the main ferry port of Holyhead to Ireland. When you turn off the A55 into Rhos-on-Sea your transferred to a large seaside promenade with a wide walkway which is used by the towns many retired residents who appreciate the splendid coastal views.</p> <h2>Repairing and Cleaning Victorian Hallway Tiles</h2> <p>The first job was to cut out and remove the damaged tiles then prepare the subbase with rapid set self-levelling compound to take the new tiles. Once this had set, I was able to cut and fit the replacements. There were a few areas that needed attention and so this work took up by most of the first day.</p> <p><center><img src="https://north-wales.tiledoctor.biz/wp-content/uploads/sites/70/2020/06/Victorian-Tiled-Hallway-During-Repair-Rhos-on-Sea-110734.jpg" alt="Victorian Tiled Hallway During Repair Rhos-on-Sea" width="90%" height="" title="Victorian Tiled Hallway During Repair Rhos-on-Sea" /></center></p> <p>The next day was cleaning day, first we checked the repairs where fixed and dry. To clean the floor, we use a slow speed buffing machine with extra weights which can be removed to suit the pressure required. The pad we use with the machine is a <a href="http://www.tiledoctor.co.uk/shop/item.aspx/17-inch-200-grit-coarse-milling-pad/45/" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank">200-grit milling pad</a> lubricated with water, this cleans the tiles as it moves along, and the waste is removed by wet vacuum. </p> <p>Pads struggle to reach into the corners and along the edges so to ensure all the old sealer is removed the floor is cleaned with a treatment of <a href="https://www.tiledoctor.co.uk/shop/item.aspx/tile-doctor-remove-go-1-litre-with-trigger-spray/17/" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank">Tile Doctor Remove and Go</a> which is a strong coatings remover that is safe to use on tile and stone. Its left to dwell on the tiles for ten minutes and then scrubbed in, the waste is then removed as before using the wet vacuum.</p> <p>Tile tiles were then treated to a process we call and Acid Wash which we highly recommend for old Victorian floors which do not have a damp proof membrane installed. As a result, moisture can rise through the tiles leaving white salt deposits on the floor which is known as <a href="https://www.tiledoctor.co.uk/shop/custom.aspx/efflorescence/10/" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank">Efflorescence</a>. To prevent this we try not to use much water when cleaning Victorian floors however we find if you apply a coat of <a href="https://www.tiledoctor.co.uk/shop/item.aspx/tile-doctor-acid-gel-1-litre/2/" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank">Tile Doctor Acid Gel</a> it counters the salts in the floor and eliminates the problem, the gel will also remove old grout hazing and helps bring out the beauty of the floor. The gel is washed off and removed with the trusty wet vacuum which is an essential tool for any Tile Doctor. The floor was then left to dry out for two days to ensure it would be completely dry on our return and ready for sealing.</p> <h2>Sealing a Victorian Tiled Hallway Floor</h2> <p>Its important the floor is dry before sealing so on our return the first task was to take moisture readings with a damp meter in different parts of the floor. The readings were fine, so an initial coat of <a href="https://www.tiledoctor.co.uk/shop/item.aspx/tile-doctor-colour-grow-sealer-1-litre/3/" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank">Tile Doctor Colour Grow</a> was applied to the floor. This is an impregnating colour enhancing sealer that soaks into the pores of the tile protecting it from within. Once this was dry its was followed to with three coats of <a href="https://www.tiledoctor.co.uk/shop/item.aspx/tile-doctor-seal-go-extra-1-litre/22/" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank">Tile Doctor Seal and Go Extra</a> which leaves a subtle semi sheen when dry. Both these sealers are breathable and so won’t trap any moisture below the tiles, this is an important feature as trapped moisture can find its way to the walls resulting in rising damp. </p> <p><center><img src="https://north-wales.tiledoctor.biz/wp-content/uploads/sites/70/2020/06/Victorian-Tiled-Hallway-After-Renovation-Rhos-on-Sea-135201.jpg" alt="Victorian Tiled Hallway After Renovation Rhos-on-Sea" width="90%" height="" title="Victorian Tiled Hallway After Renovation Rhos-on-Sea" /></center></p> <p>Once the sealer was dry, we were able to let the owner see the result who was really pleased and apparently has since received many compliments. For aftercare we recommend using <a href="https://www.tiledoctor.co.uk/shop/item.aspx/tile-doctor-neutral-tile-cleaner-1-litre/11/" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank">Tile Doctor Neutral Cleaner</a> which has a effective neutral pH formula that won’t prematurely erode the sealer with use like stronger products you find in supermarkets.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <h3> Professional Restoration of a Victorian Tiled Hallway in North Wales</h3> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://north-wales.tiledoctor.biz/renovating-a-victorian-tiled-hallway-in-rhos-on-sea/">Renovating a Victorian Tiled Hallway in Rhos-on-Sea</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://north-wales.tiledoctor.biz">North Wales Tile Doctor</a>.</p> Sandstone floor clean and seal in Conisbrough, Doncaster https://south-yorkshire.tiledoctor.biz/sandstone-floor-clean-and-seal-in-conisbrough-doncaster/ South Yorkshire Tile Doctor urn:uuid:62df6841-912e-9785-bc4b-d40d7c6a87ad Thu, 11 Jun 2020 14:14:25 +0000 <p>The owners of this stunning 400-year old property in Conisbrough had occupied it for a few years and were now having a lot of work done to the interior. They never liked the Sandstone Kitchen floor as it always looked dull and unclean, and this was made worse during the renovations. As a result, they [&#8230;]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://south-yorkshire.tiledoctor.biz/sandstone-floor-clean-and-seal-in-conisbrough-doncaster/">Sandstone floor clean and seal in Conisbrough, Doncaster</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://south-yorkshire.tiledoctor.biz">South Yorkshire Tile Doctor</a>.</p> <p>The owners of this stunning 400-year old property in <b>Conisbrough</b> had occupied it for a few years and were now having a lot of work done to the interior. They never liked the <b>Sandstone Kitchen floor</b> as it always looked dull and unclean, and this was made worse during the renovations. As a result, they had decided they would try and have it professionally cleaned and if not happy would look to replace it.</p> <p><img src="https://south-yorkshire.tiledoctor.biz/wp-content/uploads/sites/64/2020/06/Sandstone-Floor-Before-Clean-and-Seal-Conisbrough-Doncaster-094517.jpg" alt="Sandstone Floor Before Clean and Seal Conisbrough Doncaster" width="100%" height="" title="Sandstone Floor Before Clean and Seal Conisbrough Doncaster" /></p> <p><b><a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Conisbrough" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank">Conisbrough</a></b> is a town within the borough of Doncaster. It’s most famous for its’ spectacular castle, Conisbrough Castle. It was originally built in the 11th Century after the Norman Conquest of England in 1066. Needless to say, the area has a lot of history including the residential property.</p> <p>Even though the house was 400 years old this floor was part of a recent addition which used to be a tearoom. It was immediately obvious from our initial inspection the floor had never been sealed properly leaving it susceptible to stains, ingrained dirt and grime. We gave them a quote for the work which they were happy to accept, and we arranged a convenient date to return.</p> <h2>Deep Cleaning a Sandstone Tiled Kitchen Floor in Conisbrough</h2> <p>To ger the dirt out of the stone I decided to start with a medium strength dilution of <a href="https://www.tiledoctor.co.uk/shop/item.aspx/tile-doctor-pro-clean-1-litre/13/" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank">Tile Doctor Pro-Clean</a>. It was sprayed onto the floor and then left it to soak in for about ten minutes so it could get to work on breaking down the soiling. After the 10 minutes was up it was worked into every inch of the stone using a scrubbing brush fitted to a rotary floor machine. This product is perfect for removing built up grease and deep ingrained dirt. As the floor had no seal for protection it was pretty dirty.</p> <p><img src="https://south-yorkshire.tiledoctor.biz/wp-content/uploads/sites/64/2020/06/Sandstone-Floor-During-Clean-and-Seal-Conisbrough-Doncaster-103528.jpg" alt="Sandstone Floor During Clean and Seal Conisbrough Doncaster" width="100%" height="" title="Sandstone Floor During Clean and Seal Conisbrough Doncaster" /></p> <p>This action released a dark brown soil from the stone, and this was extracted with an industrial wet vacuum and quickly rinsed the floor with water. It was a reasonably large floor, so it was cleaned in sections working our way across the room making sure the floor was 100% clean as we went. After cleaning the floor twice, it was inspected, and further work carried out to the high traffic and stubborn areas.</p> <p><img src="https://south-yorkshire.tiledoctor.biz/wp-content/uploads/sites/64/2020/06/Sandstone-Floor-During-Clean-and-Seal-Conisbrough-Doncaster2.jpg" alt="Sandstone Floor During Clean and Seal Conisbrough Doncaster" width="100%" height="" title="Sandstone Floor During Clean and Seal Conisbrough Doncaster" /></p> <h2>Sealing a Sandstone Tiled Kitchen Floor in Conisbrough</h2> <p>The floor was left to dry out overnight and then checked with a damp meter then next day to ensure the moisture level had returned to normal. Applying a sealer to a damp floor is not recommend and can lead to an inconsistent result so I always check first. </p> <p>To seal I applied <a href="https://www.tiledoctor.co.uk/shop/search.aspx?search=colour+grow" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank">Tile Doctor Colour Grow</a> to the floor, this in an impregnating sealer that soaks into the pores of the stone protecting it from within and enhancing the natural colours in the stone in the process. It really brings out the beautiful colours and patterns of the stone transforming its appearance.</p> <p><img src="https://south-yorkshire.tiledoctor.biz/wp-content/uploads/sites/64/2020/06/Sandstone-Floor-After-Clean-and-Seal-Conisbrough-Doncaster-145131.jpg" alt="Sandstone Floor After Clean and Seal Conisbrough Doncaster" width="100%" height="" title="Sandstone Floor After Clean and Seal Conisbrough Doncaster" /></p> <p>The floor looked great and the client was very happy with the overall appearance and decided they would stick with the floor, actually Sandstone is quite nice! </p> <p>I recommended to the client they should use <a href="https://www.tiledoctor.co.uk/shop/item.aspx/tile-doctor-neutral-tile-cleaner-5-litre/26/" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank">Tile Doctor Neutral Tile Cleaner</a> to keep the floor looking good, this is a pH neutral cleaner which will not compromise the newly applied seal and will keep it in place, preventing the problems they had previously experienced. It has a fresh smell and is suitable for regular use.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <h3>Professional Restoration of a Sandstone Tiled Kitchen in South Yorkshire</h3> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://south-yorkshire.tiledoctor.biz/sandstone-floor-clean-and-seal-in-conisbrough-doncaster/">Sandstone floor clean and seal in Conisbrough, Doncaster</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://south-yorkshire.tiledoctor.biz">South Yorkshire Tile Doctor</a>.</p> Victorian Tiled Hallway Floor Deep Cleaned and Sealed in York https://northwestyorkshire.tiledoctor.biz/victorian-tiled-hallway-floor-deep-cleaned-and-sealed-in-york/ North West Yorkshire Tile Doctor urn:uuid:933f3360-11d9-9f77-fa7f-2c8680487310 Wed, 10 Jun 2020 16:15:59 +0000 <p>This client had just moved into a property in York and having pulled back the old carpet revealed a lovely old period Victorian tiled floor she didn’t know existed when she bought the house! I went over at the beginning of this year to survey the floor and could see that fortunately, no glue or [&#8230;]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://northwestyorkshire.tiledoctor.biz/victorian-tiled-hallway-floor-deep-cleaned-and-sealed-in-york/">Victorian Tiled Hallway Floor Deep Cleaned and Sealed in York</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://northwestyorkshire.tiledoctor.biz">North West Yorkshire Tile Doctor</a>.</p> <p>This client had just moved into a property in <b><a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/York" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">York</a></b> and having pulled back the old carpet revealed a lovely old period <b>Victorian tiled floor</b> she didn’t know existed when she bought the house!</p> <p>I went over at the beginning of this year to survey the floor and could see that fortunately, no glue or carpet grips had been used to secure the carpet; additionally the floor was in good physical condition considering its age with no cracks or loose tiles. The tiles were however very dusty and dirty with ingrained dirt and so had probably been covered with carpet for a very long time. The hallway was quite dark I&#8217;m afraid with little natural light so apologies for the photographs.</p> <p><center><img title="Victorian Tiled Hallway Before Cleaning York" src="https://northwestyorkshire.tiledoctor.biz/wp-content/uploads/sites/30/2020/06/Victorian-Tiled-Hallway-Before-Cleaning-York-080923.jpg" alt="Victorian Tiled Hallway Before Cleaning York" width="90%" height="" /></center></p> <p>With old houses like this you never know what you are going to find so whilst I was there surveying the floor, I took some moisture readings with a damp meter on the floors and walls. The readings came back low so no sign of damp which was a relief to the owner.<br /> We agreed a price for the work, and I arranged to come back the following week.</p> <p>I must admit I do like York, its steeped in history and famous for its Cathedral and Viking museum. The houses in the city have loads of character and period features like this floor are quite common.</p> <h2>Deep Cleaning a Victorian Tiled Hallway Floor in York</h2> <p>I deep cleaned the floor with a strong 1:3 dilution of <a href="https://www.tiledoctor.co.uk/shop/item.aspx/tile-doctor-pro-clean-1-litre/13/" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Tile Doctor Pro-Clean</a> worked in with a <a href="http://www.tiledoctor.co.uk/shop/item.aspx/17-inch-buffing-pad-black/29/" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">black scrubbing pad</a> fitted to a rotary machine. Initially the solution was left to soak into the tile before being agitated by the machine. The soil was then rinsed off with minimal water and then extracted with a wet vacuum.</p> <p>I followed this up with an Acid Wash using <a href="https://www.tiledoctor.co.uk/shop/item.aspx/tile-doctor-acid-gel-1-litre/2/" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Tile Doctor Acid Gel</a> to further clean up the tiles and help inhibit any potential efflorescent salt issues which are common in floors of this age due to the absence of the damp proof membrane. The floor was given a further rinse and extraction and allowed to dry out fully overnight. I needed the floor to be dry for the next day so it could be sealed.</p> <h2>Sealing a Victorian Tiled Hallway Floor</h2> <p>I came back the next day and started by taking more damp readings which showed similar readings to the day before. Given the low readings I was able to move straight onto sealing which was done using four coats of <a href="https://www.tiledoctor.co.uk/shop/item.aspx/tile-doctor-seal-go-1-litre/21/" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Tile Doctor Seal and Go</a>. This product works really well on old Victorian Tiles like these and being water based it doesn’t leave a smell as it dries.</p> <p>Once the final coat of sealer had dried there was a significant improvement in the appearance of the floor which was much appreciated by client who was very happy with the end result.</p> <p><center><img title="Victorian Tiled Hallway After Cleaning York" src="https://northwestyorkshire.tiledoctor.biz/wp-content/uploads/sites/30/2020/06/Victorian-Tiled-Hallway-After-Cleaning-York-130106.jpg" alt="Victorian Tiled Hallway After Cleaning York" width="90%" height="" /></center></p> <p>For aftercare I recommended the use of <a href="https://www.tiledoctor.co.uk/shop/item.aspx/tile-doctor-neutral-tile-cleaner-1-litre/11/" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">Tile Doctor Neutral Tile Cleaner</a> to maintain the floor, it has a nice fresh smell and can be used regularly due to its pH neutral nature which won’t prematurely erode the sealer like stronger bleach based cleaners.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <h3>Professional Restoration of a Victorian Tiled Hallway in Yorkshire</h3> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://northwestyorkshire.tiledoctor.biz/victorian-tiled-hallway-floor-deep-cleaned-and-sealed-in-york/">Victorian Tiled Hallway Floor Deep Cleaned and Sealed in York</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://northwestyorkshire.tiledoctor.biz">North West Yorkshire Tile Doctor</a>.</p> Revitalizing Limestone Floor Tile & Grouting in Silfield https://norfolk.tiledoctor.biz/revitalizing-limestone-floor-tile-grouting-in-silfield/ Norfolk Tile Doctor urn:uuid:fe477c02-9f59-b3fd-f679-1e8ba54c28ea Tue, 09 Jun 2020 14:51:31 +0000 <p>Earlier this year I was invited over to a property in the village of Silfield near Wymondham in Norfolk to inspect a Limestone tiled floor. Now I don’t usually quote my clients, but this is how the owner of the property had described the floor in the enquiry I received from Tile Doctor. &#8220;Grout Black, [&#8230;]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://norfolk.tiledoctor.biz/revitalizing-limestone-floor-tile-grouting-in-silfield/">Revitalizing Limestone Floor Tile &#038; Grouting in Silfield</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://norfolk.tiledoctor.biz">Norfolk Tile Doctor</a>.</p> <p>Earlier this year I was invited over to a property in the village of <b>Silfield</b> near <b><a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wymondham" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank">Wymondham</a></b> in Norfolk to inspect a <b>Limestone tiled floor</b>. Now I don’t usually quote my clients, but this is how the owner of the property had described the floor in the enquiry I received from Tile Doctor.</p> <p><center><em>&#8220;Grout Black, where tiles have divots, dirt is encased,<br /> plus no shine to floor, sealant non-existent.&#8221;</em></center></p> <p>The problems listed were quite comprehensive and having had chance to survey the floor we found them to be quite accurate and really could not disagree with her comments! The Limestone tiles had been laid throughout the Kitchen diner and it was clear the sealer had worn off completely allowing dirt to become ingrained in the Limestone tiles and especially the grout which had turned black.</p> <table width="100%"> <tbody> <tr> <td style="text-align:center; width:50%; padding: 5px;"><img style="width:100%; object-fit: cover;" src="https://norfolk.tiledoctor.biz/wp-content/uploads/sites/60/2020/06/Limestone-Flooring-Before-Renovation-in-Silfield-095655.jpg" alt="Limestone Flooring Before Renovation in Silfield" width="" height="" title="Limestone Flooring Before Renovation in Silfield" /></td> <td style="text-align:center; width:50%; padding: 5px;"><img style="width:100%; object-fit: cover;" src="https://norfolk.tiledoctor.biz/wp-content/uploads/sites/60/2020/06/Limestone-Flooring-Before-Renovation-in-Silfield-095742.jpg" alt="Limestone Flooring Before Renovation in Silfield" width="" height="" title="Limestone Flooring Before Renovation in Silfield" /></td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p>I understood from the owner that the grout lines should have been a pale cream colour rather than the black it was now, additionally the natural pitting in the Limestone was full of the same black contaminants. I ran a quick water test on the tiles to see if there was a seal present and it confirmed that if there had ever been one it was now completely compromised. The lack of sealer had allowed all liquid spills and dirt to soak straight into the tile making it dirty and exceedingly difficult to clean. </p> <p>A large birthday celebration party had been planned and our client was desperate for the floor to be brought back to life beforehand. Although I couldn’t start immediately due to other commitments, it was able to return in time to get the floor clean for the party.</p> <h2>Deep Cleaning Limestone Tile and Grout</h2> <p>Our first job was to tackle the severe soiling trapped in the pits and grout lines. To do this a very strong dilution (2:1 ratio) of <a href="https://www.tiledoctor.co.uk/shop/item.aspx/tile-doctor-pro-clean-1-litre/13/" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank">Tile Doctor Pro-Clean</a> was applied to the floor and left to soak into the tile and grout for about 10 minutes. Then is was scrubbed into the tiles with help from a rotary buffer fitted with a soft/medium long-bristled nylon brush. The resulting slurry was then power rinsed with 60-degree hot water and extracted with our 400psi machine which jetted out all the black, oily contaminants from the grout and pits. </p> <p>The floor was speed dried with the assistance of a large air mover. Once dry to the touch our attention was turned to filling the now exposed pitts in the Limestone tiles and two cracks with an appropriately coloured fast cure epoxy compound. Having allowed the filler time to reach full hardness, we ground down the excess material with 100 and 200 grit <a href="https://www.tiledoctor.co.uk/shop/item.aspx/diamond-hand-burnishing-block-set-greenblackred-yellow/31/" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank">hand burnishing blocks</a> in preparation for the next stage.</p> <p>We find the best way to renovate the appearance of stone is to use a process called burnishing which hones the stone and beings up the polish. For this you need a set of <a href="https://www.tiledoctor.co.uk/shop/item.aspx/17-inch-set-of-four-burnishing-pads-inc-no-123-and-4/42/" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank">17-inch diamond encrusted burnishing pads</a>. The pads fit the rotary buffer and are applied to the floor in sequence from 400, 800 and then 1500 grit using water to lubricate the process. The waster turns into a slurry as you work, and this is then rinsed off the floor with water after each pad and extracted using a wet vacuum. The floor was then left to dry thoroughly overnight with the assistance of our large capacity dehumidifier.</p> <h2> Sealing a Limestone Tiled Kitchen Diner Floor</h2> <p>Returning the following day, we thoroughly vacuumed the floor to remove any remaining powder and grit left from the previous day&#8217;s wet work before spray burnishing the surface with a Tile Doctor 3000-grit diamond pad. This last pad really beings up the polished appearance of the Limestone and gave the tiles a deep and rich shine.</p> <p>This last pad is applied without water and so leaves the floor dry and ready to for a new sealer to be applied. Our sealer of choice was <a href="https://www.tiledoctor.co.uk/shop/item.aspx/tile-doctor-ultra-seal-1-litre/23/" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank">Tile Doctor Ultra Seal</a>, it’s a premium penetrating sealer that soaks into the pores of the stone protecting it from within. Ultra-Seal doesn’t alter the natural appearance of the stone giving it undetectable protection from staining. Having allowed the sealed floor to dry with the assistance of our air mover, the whole area was buffed using a <a href="https://www.tiledoctor.co.uk/shop/item.aspx/17-inch-buffing-pad-white/30/" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank">white buffing pad</a> and a small amount of finely sprayed water to remove any light smearing before vacuuming once again to finish.</p> <table width="100%"> <tbody> <tr> <td style="text-align:center; width:50%; padding: 5px;"><img style="width:100%; object-fit: cover;" src="https://norfolk.tiledoctor.biz/wp-content/uploads/sites/60/2020/06/Limestone-Flooring-After-Renovation-in-Silfield-104944.jpg" alt="Limestone Flooring After Renovation in Silfield" width="" height="" title="Limestone Flooring After Renovation in Silfield" /></td> <td style="text-align:center; width:50%; padding: 5px;"><img style="width:100%; object-fit: cover;" src="https://norfolk.tiledoctor.biz/wp-content/uploads/sites/60/2020/06/Limestone-Flooring-After-Renovation-in-Silfield-104804.jpg" alt="Limestone Flooring After Renovation in Silfield" width="" height="" title="Limestone Flooring After Renovation in Silfield" /></td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p>My client was delighted with the result and left the following feedback for us:</p> <p><I>&#8220;Totally renewed two flooring areas in our house to what looks like a recently laid floor. I have already had so many compliments without even telling people it had been professionally cleaned! Nick and Sue are always very easy to have about, inconspicuous and hard working. Absolutely delighted with the outcome and would recommend without hesitation. Thank you so much!&#8221;</I></p> <p>For aftercare cleaning I recommended <a href="https://www.tiledoctor.co.uk/shop/item.aspx/tile-doctor-stone-soap-1-litre/48/" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank">Tile Doctor Stone Soap</a>, its designed for cleaning polished stone floors and will help build-up the patina. It’s a neutral pH product so won’t prematurely erode the sealer like many tile cleaning products you find in supermarkets which are really sold for cleaning glazed ceramic tiles not sealed natural stone.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <h3>Professional Restoration of a Limestone Tiled Kitchen Diner in Norfolk</h3> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://norfolk.tiledoctor.biz/revitalizing-limestone-floor-tile-grouting-in-silfield/">Revitalizing Limestone Floor Tile &#038; Grouting in Silfield</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://norfolk.tiledoctor.biz">Norfolk Tile Doctor</a>.</p> Large Slate Patio Renovated in Wantage https://oxfordshire.tiledoctor.biz/large-slate-patio-renovated-in-wantage/ Oxfordshire Tile Doctor urn:uuid:bb1d3508-5fb9-2c4f-d6f7-e59da61cfeaf Mon, 08 Jun 2020 13:53:30 +0000 <p>These photos of a Slate Patio were taken in 2019 at a property in Wantage. It’s an excellent example of the transformation that can be achieved with stone patios and given the current situation something we would like to do more of. Although structurally sound the stone looked bleached by the weather and the owner [&#8230;]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://oxfordshire.tiledoctor.biz/large-slate-patio-renovated-in-wantage/">Large Slate Patio Renovated in Wantage</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://oxfordshire.tiledoctor.biz">Oxfordshire Tile Doctor</a>.</p> <p>These photos of a <b>Slate Patio</b> were taken in 2019 at a property in <b>Wantage</b>. It’s an excellent example of the transformation that can be achieved with stone patios and given the current situation something we would like to do more of.</p> <p>Although structurally sound the stone looked bleached by the weather and the owner of the property wanted the patio to look like it did when it had been first laid with the colour and character of the Slate restored.</p> <p><center><img style="width:80%; object-fit: cover;" src="https://i0.wp.com/oxfordshire.tiledoctor.biz/wp-content/uploads/sites/23/2020/06/Slate-Patio-Before-Cleaning-Wantage-085926.jpg?w=752&#038;ssl=1" alt="Slate Patio Before Cleaning Wantage" width="" height="" title="Slate Patio Before Cleaning Wantage" data-recalc-dims="1" /></center></p> <p>I called in to do site visit to take a closer look. The patio was situated in a sunny spot, so had indeed been bleached by the weather. I discussed what we could do to restore the tiles and they were very happy to go ahead with my quote. We booked to return the following week weather permitting. </p> <p>Incidentally <b>Wantage</b> is an historic market town that was part of Berkshire, but it has been administered as part of the Vale of White Horse district of Oxfordshire since 1974. The town is situated around 8 miles from Abingdon, with Reading, Newbury and Oxford nearby. </p> <h2>Deep Cleaning a Slate Patio in Wantage</h2> <p>It was a large patio, so I did the work in sections starting with the application of a strong dilution of Tile Doctor Pro-Clean which was left to soak in for ten minutes. This is a concentrated, multi-purpose high-alkaline cleaner, stripper and degreaser that can be diluted at varying strengths, its effective on mildew and algae in areas that have been neglected or subjected to heavy use. Tile Doctor have numerous products that could have been used to renovate stone patio including a dedicated Patio Cleaner which is something I considered using if I needed extra cleaning power.</p> <p>After ten minutes the solution was scrubbed into the patio with a rotary floor scrubber fitted with a black scrubbing pad. This action lifted the dirt and previous coatings out of the stone turning the cleaning solution into a dark slurry. The slurry was rinsed off and extracted with a wet vacuum. </p> <p>I then gave the patio an Acid Wash using Tile Doctor Grout Clean-Up to further clean up the stone and disperse any residues, after another rinse with water the patio was dried with a wet vacuum. This product is a cleaner designed to penetrate below the surface to remove light grout smears (grout haze), mineral deposits, rust stains and efflorescence. We also use this product for the removal of most hard water stains, lime deposits and soap scum, it is very effective especially when used in conjunction with Tile Doctor Pro-Clean. Our client had not realised quite how dirty the patio had been!</p> <h2>Sealing a Slate Patio in Wantage</h2> <p>To apply the sealer, I had to wait for a weather window when it would be dry for a few days. I know from experience that applying a sealer to damp stone results can lead to an inconsistent result that customers are rarely happy with. </p> <p>After returning, I started the sealing process with the application of a pre-sealer called Tile Doctor Stone Oil which soaks into the stone and adds the deep colour the slate really needed. Once this was dry, I applied a single coat of Tile Doctor Ultra Seal to lock in the Stone Oil and add protection. </p> <p><center><img style="width:80%; object-fit: cover;" src="https://i0.wp.com/oxfordshire.tiledoctor.biz/wp-content/uploads/sites/23/2020/06/Slate-Patio-After-Cleaning-and-Colour-Restored-Wantage-132243.jpg?w=752&#038;ssl=1" alt="Slate Patio After Cleaning and Colour Restored Wantage" width="" height="" title="Slate Patio After Cleaning and Colour Restored Wantage" data-recalc-dims="1" /></center><br /> <Slate-Patio-After-Cleaning-and-Colour-Restored-Wantage-132243.jpg></p> <p>The Slate patio was completely transformed and needless to say, the owner of the property was very pleased with the result. They were looking forward to using the space and entertaining friends and family.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <h3>Professional Restoration of a Slate Tiled Patio in Oxfordshire</h3> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://oxfordshire.tiledoctor.biz/large-slate-patio-renovated-in-wantage/">Large Slate Patio Renovated in Wantage</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://oxfordshire.tiledoctor.biz">Oxfordshire Tile Doctor</a>.</p> Restoration of Famous Palm Court Marble Tiled Floor in Felixstowe https://suffolk.tiledoctor.biz/restoration-of-famous-palm-court-marble-tiled-floor-in-felixstowe/ Suffolk Tile Doctor urn:uuid:72593b8e-d730-d223-ad73-d35ec6e1b560 Fri, 05 Jun 2020 16:14:22 +0000 <p>Earlier this year I was asked to restore a large 290m2 Marble tiled floor in a room known as Palm Court at the famous clifftop Grade II listed Felix Hotel in Felixstowe which has now been redeveloped into 61 retirement apartments with communal areas. The Felix Hotel was originally opened in Felixstowe in 1903 and [&#8230;]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://suffolk.tiledoctor.biz/restoration-of-famous-palm-court-marble-tiled-floor-in-felixstowe/">Restoration of Famous Palm Court Marble Tiled Floor in Felixstowe</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://suffolk.tiledoctor.biz">Suffolk Tile Doctor</a>.</p> <p>Earlier this year I was asked to restore a large 290m2 <b>Marble tiled floor</b> in a room known as Palm Court at the famous clifftop Grade II listed <b>Felix Hotel</b> in Felixstowe which has now been redeveloped into 61 retirement apartments with communal areas. The Felix Hotel was originally opened in <b><a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Felixstowe" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank">Felixstowe</a></b> in 1903 and was advertised as the Finest Hotel on the East Coast. It is said that Ms Simpson stayed at the Hotel during her divorce proceedings In Ipswich to allow her free to marry King Edward VIII.</p> <table width="100%"> <tbody> <tr> <td style="text-align:center; width:50%; padding: 5px;"><img src="https://suffolk.tiledoctor.biz/wp-content/uploads/sites/8/2020/06/Marble-Floor-Before-Renovation-Palm-Court-Harvest-House-Felixstowe-2.jpg" alt="Marble Floor Before Renovation Palm Court Harvest House Felixstowe" title="Marble Floor Before Renovation Palm Court Harvest House Felixstowe" width="" height="" style="width:100%; object-fit: cover;" /></td> <td style="text-align:center; width:50%; padding: 5px;"><img src="https://suffolk.tiledoctor.biz/wp-content/uploads/sites/8/2020/06/Marble-Floor-Before-Renovation-Palm-Court-Harvest-House-Felixstowe-3.jpg" alt="Marble Floor Before Renovation Palm Court Harvest House Felixstowe" title="Marble Floor Before Renovation Palm Court Harvest House Felixstowe" width="" height="" style="width:100%; object-fit: cover;" /></td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p>The building was taken over by Fisons in 1952 who used it as their HQ and it is believed that they covered the Marble floor with carpet so they could use it for office space.<br /> Our task was to remove all the carpet glue and restore the Marble tiles of Palm Court back to its original glory. The room is used for <a href="http://www.harvesthouseweddings.com/" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank">wedding ceremonies</a> and the company that runs the property wanted to restore the floor as an original feature. There are some photos below of the room as it used to be when it was opened. </p> <table width="100%"> <tbody> <tr> <td style="text-align:center; width:50%; padding: 5px;"><img src="https://suffolk.tiledoctor.biz/wp-content/uploads/sites/8/2020/06/Original-Poster-1903-at-Palm-Court-Harvest-House-Felixstowe.jpg" alt="Original Poster 1903 at Palm Court Harvest House Felixstowe" title="Original Poster 1903 at Palm Court Harvest House Felixstowe" width="" height="" style="width:100%; object-fit: cover;" /></td> <td style="text-align:center; width:50%; padding: 5px;"><img src="https://suffolk.tiledoctor.biz/wp-content/uploads/sites/8/2020/06/Palm-Court-1903-Harvest-House-Felixstowe.jpg" alt="Palm Court 1903 Harvest House Felixstowe" title="Palm Court 1903 Harvest House Felixstowe" width="" height="" style="object-fit: cover;" /></td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p>With 290m2 of Marble flooring to restore it was clearly large project however having worked on numerous stone floor restorations previously I was confident we could restore it and was able to bring Dean who runs the <a href="https://north-essex.tiledoctor.biz/" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank">North Essex Tile Doctor</a> to assist. </p> <p>To provide an accurate price for the work however I visited the property to survey the floor and ran a test clean in one section. This allows me to work out the best method and products to use on the floor and ensure there are no surprises, the test worked out very well and transformed that small section of Marble remarkably well. The quote was agreed, and a suitable time was arranged to start the restoration which would take place over a few weeks.</p> <p><center><img src="https://suffolk.tiledoctor.biz/wp-content/uploads/sites/8/2020/06/Marble-Floor-Before-Renovation-Palm-Court-Harvest-House-Felixstowe-1-TestClean.jpg" alt="Marble Floor Before Renovation Palm Court Harvest House Felixstowe - TestClean" title="Marble Floor Before Renovation Palm Court Harvest House Felixstowe - TestClean" width="" height="" style="width:100%; object-fit: cover;" /></center></p> <h2>Removing Carpet Adhesive from a Marble Tiled Floor</h2> <p>I started the work by tackling the old carpet adhesive which covered the entire floor. The method I used involved applying a strong dilution of <a href="https://www.tiledoctor.co.uk/shop/item.aspx/tile-doctor-remove-go-1-litre-with-trigger-spray/17/" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank">Tile Doctor Remove &#038; Go</a> which is a coatings remover that is safe to use on stone. Working in sections the product was applied to the surface and then covered with plastic sheeting to prevent the solution from drying out. It took the best part of a day to achieve this as the area was so large. </p> <p>The following day we started removing the plastic in small sections and got to work scrubbing the Marble clean using a rotary machine fitted with a <a href="https://www.tiledoctor.co.uk/shop/item.aspx/17-inch-buffing-pad-black/29/" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank">black scrubbing pad</a>. Scraper blades were also used by hand to remove stubborn areas of glue and carpet backing. The floor was rinsed with water and the slurry extracted using an industrial wet vacuum. This part of the job took four days in total to complete but we could now see the beautiful marble that had been hidden beneath.</p> <table width="100%"> <tbody> <tr> <td style="text-align:center; width:50%; padding: 5px;"><img src="https://suffolk.tiledoctor.biz/wp-content/uploads/sites/8/2020/06/Marble-Floor-During-Cleaning-Palm-Court-Harvest-House-Felixstowe-4.jpg" alt="Marble Floor During Cleaning Palm Court Harvest House Felixstowe" title="Marble Floor During Cleaning Palm Court Harvest House Felixstowe" width="" height="" style="width:100%; object-fit: cover;" /></td> <td style="text-align:center; width:50%; padding: 5px;"><img src="https://suffolk.tiledoctor.biz/wp-content/uploads/sites/8/2020/06/Marble-Floor-During-Cleaning-Palm-Court-Harvest-House-Felixstowe-7.jpg" alt="Marble Floor During Cleaning Palm Court Harvest House Felixstowe" title="Marble Floor During Cleaning Palm Court Harvest House Felixstowe" width="" height="" style="width:100%; object-fit: cover;" /></td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <h2>Restoring the Appearance of Polished Marble Tiles</h2> <p>The next step was to restore the appearance of the Marble using a process we call Burnishing but is also referred to as Honing. This involves applying <a href="https://www.tiledoctor.co.uk/shop/item.aspx/17-inch-set-of-four-burnishing-pads-inc-no-123-and-4/42/" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank">diamond encrusted pads</a> of increasingly finer grits to the Marble tiles to grind off the dirt and polish the surface. We started with a very coarse 200-grit pad which was run over every tile three times using water to lubricate the process. This generated a fine slurry which is then rinsed off with water and then extracted with the wet vacuum The 200-grit pad was then followed using a sequence of 400, 800 grit pads rinsing each time between pads and extracting the slurry as before using the wet vacuum. </p> <table width="100%"> <tbody> <tr> <td style="text-align:center; width:50%; padding: 5px;"><img src="https://suffolk.tiledoctor.biz/wp-content/uploads/sites/8/2020/06/Marble-Floor-During-Burnishing-400-grit-Palm-Court-Harvest-House-Felixstowe-10.jpg" alt="Marble Floor During Burnishing 400-grit Palm Court Harvest House Felixstowe" title="Marble Floor During Burnishing 400-grit Palm Court Harvest House Felixstowe" width="" height="" style="width:100%; object-fit: cover;" /></td> <td style="text-align:center; width:50%; padding: 5px;"><img src="https://suffolk.tiledoctor.biz/wp-content/uploads/sites/8/2020/06/Marble-Floor-During-Burnishing-800-grit-Palm-Court-Harvest-House-Felixstowe-10.jpg" alt="Marble Floor During Burnishing 800-grit Palm Court Harvest House Felixstowe" title="Marble Floor During Burnishing 800-grit Palm Court Harvest House Felixstowe" width="" height="" style="width:100%; object-fit: cover;" /></td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <h2>Re-grouting a Large Marble Tiled Floor</h2> <p>Burnishing the stone tiles took care of renovating the appearance of the Marble but did little for the grout which had been badly stained and over the years and now needed to be removed and replaced. Removing the old grout and replacing with new was a mammoth job but I knew it would make all the difference to the final appearance of the floor </p> <p>With the grouting redone the floor was given a further polish with the application of a 1500-grit pad, again the floor was rinsed with water and extracted afterwards. This stage of re-grouting and polishing took another four days to complete.</p> <table width="100%"> <tbody> <tr> <td style="text-align:center; width:50%; padding: 5px;"><img src="https://suffolk.tiledoctor.biz/wp-content/uploads/sites/8/2020/06/Marble-Floor-During-Regrouting-Palm-Court-Harvest-House-Felixstowe-12.jpg" alt="Marble Floor During Regrouting Palm Court Harvest House Felixstowe" title="Marble Floor During Regrouting Palm Court Harvest House Felixstowe" width="" height="" style="width:100%; object-fit: cover;" /></td> <td style="text-align:center; width:50%; padding: 5px;"><img src="https://suffolk.tiledoctor.biz/wp-content/uploads/sites/8/2020/06/Marble-Floor-During-Burnishing-1500-grit-Palm-Court-Harvest-House-Felixstowe-13.jpg" alt="Marble Floor During Burnishing 1500-grit Palm Court Harvest House Felixstowe" title="Marble Floor During Burnishing 1500-grit Palm Court Harvest House Felixstowe" width="" height="" style="width:100%; object-fit: cover;" /></td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <h2>Sealing a Large Marble Tiled Floor</h2> <p>The last stage was to seal the marble. To do this, two coats of <a href="https://www.tiledoctor.co.uk/shop/item.aspx/tile-doctor-ultra-seal-1-litre/23/" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank">Tile Doctor Ultra Seal</a> were applied which took a further two days to apply and that’s with two of us doing the work. Tile Doctor Ultra Seal provides a protective seal and gives a no sheen natural look finish, so the floor is not left too shiny and slippery. The natural beauty of the marble was then allowed to shine through.</p> <p><center><img src="https://suffolk.tiledoctor.biz/wp-content/uploads/sites/8/2020/06/Marble-Floor-After-Restoration-Palm-Court-Harvest-House-Felixstowe-.jpg" alt="Marble Floor After Restoration Palm Court Harvest House Felixstowe" title="Marble Floor After Restoration Palm Court Harvest House Felixstowe" width="" height="" style="width:100%; object-fit: cover;" /></center></p> <p>Once finished the floor looked amazing, the stone looked lighter in colour and overall, it gave the impression it has only recently been installed. I was incredibly pleased with the result and most importantly the Directors of Harvest House Ltd were delighted with the outcome. It had been hard work to bring such a large Marble floor back to life but a real pleasure to restore a historic 117-year-old floor back to its former glory.</p> <table width="100%"> <tbody> <tr> <td style="text-align:center; width:50%; padding: 5px;"><img src="https://suffolk.tiledoctor.biz/wp-content/uploads/sites/8/2020/06/Marble-Floor-After-Sealing-Palm-Court-Harvest-House-Felixstowe-15.jpg" alt="Marble Floor After Sealing Palm Court Harvest House Felixstowe" title="Marble Floor After Sealing Palm Court Harvest House Felixstowe" width="" height="" style="width:100%; object-fit: cover;" /></td> <td style="text-align:center; width:50%; padding: 5px;"><img src="https://suffolk.tiledoctor.biz/wp-content/uploads/sites/8/2020/06/Marble-Floor-After-Sealing-Palm-Court-Harvest-House-Felixstowe-14.jpg" alt="Marble Floor After Sealing Palm Court Harvest House Felixstowe" title="Marble Floor After Sealing Palm Court Harvest House Felixstowe" width="" height="" style="width:100%; object-fit: cover;" /></td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p>&nbsp;</p> <h3>Professional Restoration of a Large Marble Tiled Floor in Suffolk</h3> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://suffolk.tiledoctor.biz/restoration-of-famous-palm-court-marble-tiled-floor-in-felixstowe/">Restoration of Famous Palm Court Marble Tiled Floor in Felixstowe</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://suffolk.tiledoctor.biz">Suffolk Tile Doctor</a>.</p> Post Installation Clean of Wood Effect Porcelain Tiles in Middlesex Hampton https://south-middlesex.tiledoctor.biz/post-installation-clean-of-wood-effect-porcelain-tiles-in-middlesex-hampton/ South Middlesex Tile Doctor urn:uuid:b6aed310-f982-2a8d-11d3-c10f92b2a930 Mon, 01 Jun 2020 14:24:49 +0000 <p>This kitchen floor at a property in Hampton may look like it is made from wood but is in-fact Porcelain tile in a very convincing wood effect. The tiled floor had been laid well but had not been cleaned off properly afterwards by the tilers. This is a common problem with tile installations and what [&#8230;]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://south-middlesex.tiledoctor.biz/post-installation-clean-of-wood-effect-porcelain-tiles-in-middlesex-hampton/">Post Installation Clean of Wood Effect Porcelain Tiles in Middlesex Hampton</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://south-middlesex.tiledoctor.biz">South Middlesex Tile Doctor</a>.</p> <p>This kitchen floor at a property in <b><a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hampton,_London" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank">Hampton</a></b> may look like it is made from wood but is in-fact Porcelain tile in a very convincing wood effect. The tiled floor had been laid well but had not been cleaned off properly afterwards by the tilers. This is a common problem with tile installations and what should happen is the excess grout is polished off the tiles before it sets hard on the surface, a problem we call Grout Haze. This is especially important where the tile has a textured finish which can trap the grout much more easily and this was the case with these wooden plank effect Porcelain tiles. The grout also increased the textured nature of the surface, so it attracted dirt more easily and after a while the customer was finding it impossible to get the floor looking clean.</p> <table width="100%"> <tbody> <tr> <td style="text-align:center; width:50%;padding: 5px;"><img style="width:100%; object-fit: cover;" src="https://south-middlesex.tiledoctor.biz/wp-content/uploads/sites/20/2020/06/Wood-Effect-Porcelain-Floor-Before-Deep-Cleaning-Hampton-0514.jpg" alt="Wood Effect Porcelain Floor Before Deep Cleaning Hampton" width="" height="" title="Wood Effect Porcelain Floor Before Deep Cleaning Hampton" /></td> <td style="text-align:center; width:50%;padding: 5px;"><img style="width:100%; object-fit: cover;" src="https://south-middlesex.tiledoctor.biz/wp-content/uploads/sites/20/2020/06/Wood-Effect-Porcelain-Floor-Before-Deep-Cleaning-Hampton-0516.jpg" alt="Wood Effect Porcelain Floor Before Deep Cleaning Hampton" width="" height="" title="Wood Effect Porcelain Floor Before Deep Cleaning Hampton" /></td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p>The kitchen had been newly installed, and the state of the tiles were dragging down the overall appearance of the room. Naturally, the owner was not happy and called us in to rectify the situation. The property is in <b>Hampton</b> which is a suburban area on the north bank of the River Thames, it is situated in the London Borough of Richmond upon Thames, which includes the historic Hampton Court Palace, once the home of Henry VIII. </p> <h2>Removing Grout Haze from a Wood Effect Porcelain Tiled Floor</h2> <p>This work actually took place earlier in the year and after visiting the property to survey the floor it wasn’t long before I was able to return and give the floor a deep clean. I got to work preparing the area first by taping the plinths and woodwork to prevent any damage to them. </p> <p>Next, I tackled the grout haze by giving the floor a wash and scrub in <a href="https://www.tiledoctor.co.uk/shop/item.aspx/tile-doctor-grout-clean-up-1-litre/4/" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank">Tile Doctor Grout Clean-Up</a>. This product is designed for removing grout haze or grout smears as its sometimes referred to. The kitchen area was a little tight for a rotary floor scrubbing machine, so I decided to tackle the problem by scrubbing each tile by hand. The method I used was to apply a strong dilution of Tile Doctor Grout Clean-Up to the tiles and leave it for about ten minutes before scrubbing it in. Once done the floor was rinsed with water and the now released grout haze and dirt is extracted using a wet vacuum. Whilst this was a more time-consuming method than using the rotary machine the overall result was the same.</p> <p>With the grout haze removed the kitchen now looks stunning as was intended and our client should find the floor much easier to maintain going forward. Most Porcelain tiles are glazed at the factory and so in this case there was no need to apply a sealant to protect them and so the job was completed in a day.</p> <table width="100%"> <tbody> <tr> <td style="text-align:center; width:50%;padding: 5px;"><img style="width:100%; object-fit: cover;" src="https://south-middlesex.tiledoctor.biz/wp-content/uploads/sites/20/2020/06/Wood-Effect-Porcelain-Floor-After-Deep-Cleaning-Hampton-0520.jpg" alt="Wood Effect Porcelain Floor After Deep Cleaning Hampton" width="" height="" title="Wood Effect Porcelain Floor After Deep Cleaning Hampton" /></td> <td style="text-align:center; width:50%;padding: 5px;"><img style="width:100%; object-fit: cover;" src="https://south-middlesex.tiledoctor.biz/wp-content/uploads/sites/20/2020/06/Wood-Effect-Porcelain-Floor-After-Deep-Cleaning-Hampton-0519.jpg" alt="Wood Effect Porcelain Floor After Deep Cleaning Hampton" width="" height="" title="Wood Effect Porcelain Floor After Deep Cleaning Hampton" /></td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p>For aftercare I recommend the use of <a href="https://www.tiledoctor.co.uk/shop/item.aspx/tile-doctor-neutral-tile-cleaner-1-litre/11/" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank">Tile Doctor Neutral Tile Cleaner</a> to ensure the floor was kept in great condition. It won’t leave any residue like some household cleaners and will ensure the Porcelain tiles are maintained and continue to look this great.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <h3>Wood Effect Porcelain Tile Cleaning in Middlesex</h3> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://south-middlesex.tiledoctor.biz/post-installation-clean-of-wood-effect-porcelain-tiles-in-middlesex-hampton/">Post Installation Clean of Wood Effect Porcelain Tiles in Middlesex Hampton</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://south-middlesex.tiledoctor.biz">South Middlesex Tile Doctor</a>.</p> Listed Victorian Floor Restoration at Aston Park House Great Budworth https://west-cheshire.tiledoctor.biz/listed-victorian-floor-restoration-at-aston-park-house-great-budworth/ West Cheshire Tile Doctor urn:uuid:1e0afc0b-1d48-844e-2b01-feaeff7e80b3 Thu, 28 May 2020 11:43:39 +0000 <p>Earlier this year were contacted by the The Vintage Floor company who have supplied me with reclaimed tiles in the past to see if we could help one of their customers restore a Victorian floor at Aston Park House in Great Budworth. A section of flooring in the mansion house had been ripped out by [&#8230;]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://west-cheshire.tiledoctor.biz/listed-victorian-floor-restoration-at-aston-park-house-great-budworth/">Listed Victorian Floor Restoration at Aston Park House Great Budworth</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://west-cheshire.tiledoctor.biz">West Cheshire Tile Doctor</a>.</p> <p>Earlier this year were contacted by the The <a href="https://thevintagefloortilecompany.co.uk/" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank">Vintage Floor company</a> who have supplied me with reclaimed tiles in the past to see if we could help one of their customers <b>restore a Victorian floor</b> at <a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aston_Park,_Cheshire" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank">Aston Park House</a> in <b><a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Great_Budworth" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank">Great Budworth</a></b>. A section of flooring in the mansion house had been ripped out by a property developer along with most of the other features in the building. According to <a href="https://www.cheshire-live.co.uk/news/chester-cheshire-news/property-developer-punished-demolishing-part-15515957" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank">Cheshire Live news</a> the developer was taken to court and fined for the “reckless vandalism” of a rare Grade II listed building. </p> <p><center><img style="width:90%; object-fit: cover;" src="https://i0.wp.com/west-cheshire.tiledoctor.biz/wp-content/uploads/sites/52/2020/05/Aston-Park-House-Great-Budworth-Northwich-Cheshire.jpg?w=752&#038;ssl=1" alt="Aston Park House Great Budworth Northwich Cheshire" width="" height="" title="Aston Park House Great Budworth Northwich Cheshire" data-recalc-dims="1" /></center></p> <p>The property dates to 1715 and at one time was part of the nearby <a href="https://www.arleyhallandgardens.com/" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank">Arley Hall Estate</a> which has been used for many film locations including Peaky Blinders and War of the Worlds. <a href="https://www.english-heritage.org.uk/" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank">English Heritage</a> were now keeping a close eye on the renovation work, so needless to say the standard had to be high.</p> <p>On the first day of work a person from English Heritage met me with old plans of the floor and how it was to be restored. Fortunately, half the floor was still there so that section just needed a good clean and seal, but there was a twelve-foot section of the floor missing which needed to be replaced to English Heritage standards.</p> <table width="100%"> <tbody> <tr> <td style="text-align:center; width:50%; padding: 5px;"><img style="width:100%; object-fit: cover;" src="https://i2.wp.com/west-cheshire.tiledoctor.biz/wp-content/uploads/sites/52/2020/05/Victorian-Floor-Before-Installaton-and-Restorattion-Aston-Park-House-Great-Budworth-Northwich-23123602.jpg?w=752&#038;ssl=1" alt="Victorian Floor Before Installaton and Restorattion Aston Park House Great Budworth Northwich" width="" height="" title="Victorian Floor Before Installaton and Restorattion Aston Park House Great Budworth Northwich" data-recalc-dims="1" /></td> <td style="text-align:center; width:50%; padding: 5px;"><img style="width:100%; object-fit: cover;" src="https://i1.wp.com/west-cheshire.tiledoctor.biz/wp-content/uploads/sites/52/2020/05/Victorian-Floor-Before-Installaton-and-Restorattion-Aston-Park-House-Great-Budworth-Northwich-23123647.jpg?w=752&#038;ssl=1" alt="Victorian Floor Before Installaton and Restorattion Aston Park House Great Budworth Northwich" width="" height="" title="Victorian Floor Before Installaton and Restorattion Aston Park House Great Budworth Northwich" data-recalc-dims="1" /></td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <h2>Rebuilding a Victorian Tiled Hallway Floor</h2> <p>English Heritage had arranged to have a new sub-base installed so I was able to get straight onto tiling the floor. I used a modern flexible adhesive to lay the tiles which alone took two weeks as there were 2,450 tiles of different sizes. Keeping the tiles butted up to each other level and smooth and following the correct pattern is meticulous work. Once the new tiles were laid it was left for three days to set before I returned to grout the floor. With part one of the project done English Heritage returned to check my work which was a nerve-racking experience. </p> <table width="100%"> <tbody> <tr> <td style="text-align:center; width:50%; padding: 5px;"><img style="width:100%; object-fit: cover;" src="https://i2.wp.com/west-cheshire.tiledoctor.biz/wp-content/uploads/sites/52/2020/05/Victorian-Floor-During-Installaton-and-Restorattion-Aston-Park-House-Great-Budworth-Northwich-24080335.jpg?w=752&#038;ssl=1" alt="Victorian Floor During Installaton and Restorattion Aston Park House Great Budworth Northwich" width="" height="" title="Victorian Floor During Installaton and Restorattion Aston Park House Great Budworth Northwich" data-recalc-dims="1" /></td> <td style="text-align:center; width:50%; padding: 5px;"><img style="width:100%; object-fit: cover;" src="https://i2.wp.com/west-cheshire.tiledoctor.biz/wp-content/uploads/sites/52/2020/05/Victorian-Floor-During-Installaton-and-Restorattion-Aston-Park-House-Great-Budworth-Northwich-25131135.jpg?w=752&#038;ssl=1" alt="Victorian Floor During Installaton and Restorattion Aston Park House Great Budworth Northwich" width="" height="" title="Victorian Floor During Installaton and Restorattion Aston Park House Great Budworth Northwich" data-recalc-dims="1" /></td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p>English Heritage has specified that the floor needed to be levelled so to ensure the tiles were completely flat I applied a system that Tile Doctor use called Milling. This involves the application of a coarse <a href="https://www.tiledoctor.co.uk/shop/item.aspx/drb-17-inch-200-grit-coarse-diamond-milling-pad-with-segments/221/" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank">200-grit DRB pad</a> to take out any lippage and flatten the tiles. DRB stands for Diamond Resin Block which refers to the segments in the pad that do the heavy lifting of milling the tiles. The pads are applied using a rotary machine which is fitted with extra weights to make better contact with the tile and is run at a slow speed. Water is used as a lubricant and the fine slurry generated is removed with a wet vacuum. </p> <h2>Deep Cleaning a Victorian Tiled Hallway Floor</h2> <p>Next step was to get both floors clean using a 200-grit pad (without segments) followed with a <a href="https://www.tiledoctor.co.uk/shop/item.aspx/17-inch-set-of-four-burnishing-pads-inc-no-123-and-4/42/" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank">set of burnishing pads</a> from 400, 800 and finally 1500-grit to restore the surface. Again, each pad is applied with water for lubrication and is rinsed and extracted after each pad. This process really gets the floor clean and reduces any noticeable difference between the new and old floors.</p> <p>After completing the burnishing, the floor was treated to an acid wash using <a href="https://www.tiledoctor.co.uk/shop/item.aspx/tile-doctor-acid-gel-1-litre/2/" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank">Tile Doctor Acid Gel</a>. This is applied to the floor and left to soak for ten minutes before being rinsed off with water and extracted with a wet vacuum. Old floors don’t have a damp proof membrane so this neutralises any efflorescent salts in the tile which could cause a problem later, it also ensures grout smears are removed. The floor was then left to dry out for seven days.</p> <h2>Sealing a Victorian Tiled Hallway Floor</h2> <p>On return we tested the floor to check it was dry enough to seal, this is important as any moisture in the tile can affect the sealer leading to an inconsistent finish. One coat of <a href="https://www.tiledoctor.co.uk/shop/item.aspx/tile-doctor-colour-grow-sealer-1-litre/3/" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank">Tile Doctor Colour Grow</a> was applied to start, this is a colour intensifying breathable impregnator that soaks into the tile improving its appearance and adding protection from within. Any excess sealant was removed by wiping the floor with a microfibre cloth and then it was left to dry for an hour. </p> <p>We then applied four coats of <a href="https://www.tiledoctor.co.uk/shop/item.aspx/tile-doctor-seal-go-extra-1-litre/22/" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank">Tile Doctor Seal and Go Extra</a> which is an acrylic sealer and breathable. This is an important feature when choosing a sealer for old floors where moisture needs to be allowed to rise through the tile, otherwise it can become trapped under the floor and reach out to the walls causing rising damp. </p> <p><center><img style="width:90%; object-fit: cover;" src="https://i0.wp.com/west-cheshire.tiledoctor.biz/wp-content/uploads/sites/52/2020/05/Victorian-Floor-After-Installaton-Aston-Park-House-Great-Budworth-Northwich-27165533.jpg?w=752&#038;ssl=1" alt="Victorian Floor After Installaton Aston Park House Great Budworth Northwich" width="" height="" title="Victorian Floor Before Installaton Aston Park House Great Budworth Northwich" data-recalc-dims="1" /></center></p> <p>We returned two days later for a final inspection with English Heritage which thankfully we got the nod that the floor had passed! </p> <p><center><img style="width:90%; object-fit: cover;" src="https://i1.wp.com/west-cheshire.tiledoctor.biz/wp-content/uploads/sites/52/2020/05/Victorian-Floor-After-Installaton-Aston-Park-House-Great-Budworth-Northwich-27182616.jpg?w=752&#038;ssl=1" alt="Victorian Floor After Installaton Aston Park House Great Budworth Northwich" width="" height="" title="Victorian Floor Before Installaton Aston Park House Great Budworth Northwich" data-recalc-dims="1" /></center></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <h3> Professional Restoration of a Victorian Tiled Hallway in West Cheshire</h3> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://west-cheshire.tiledoctor.biz/listed-victorian-floor-restoration-at-aston-park-house-great-budworth/">Listed Victorian Floor Restoration at Aston Park House Great Budworth</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://west-cheshire.tiledoctor.biz">West Cheshire Tile Doctor</a>.</p> Edwardian Geometric Craven Dunhill Tile Restoration in Birstall https://leicestershire.tiledoctor.biz/edwardian-geometric-craven-dunhill-tile-restoration-in-birstall/ Leicestershire Tile Doctor urn:uuid:ef051943-4254-ab96-d4c1-d847271e5fc0 Mon, 25 May 2020 13:36:00 +0000 <p>I took these pictures earlier in the year when a homeowner got in touch requesting repairs to a Geometric Tiled Hallway floor at their property in Birstall, Leicestershire. The tiles were made by Craven Dunhill back in the Edwardian Era, a company which is still in operation today. They are an original Victorian Geometric &#038; [&#8230;]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://leicestershire.tiledoctor.biz/edwardian-geometric-craven-dunhill-tile-restoration-in-birstall/">Edwardian Geometric Craven Dunhill Tile Restoration in Birstall</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://leicestershire.tiledoctor.biz">Leicestershire Tile Doctor</a>.</p> <p>I took these pictures earlier in the year when a homeowner got in touch requesting repairs to a Geometric Tiled Hallway floor at their property in <b><a href="https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Birstall,_Leicestershire" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank">Birstall</a></b>, Leicestershire.</p> <p>The tiles were made by <b><a href="https://www.cdjackfield.com/" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank">Craven Dunhill</a></b> back in the Edwardian Era, a company which is still in operation today. They are an original Victorian Geometric &#038; Encaustic Tile manufacturer and have been operating from their facility in Jackfield, Telford since 1872. The tiles were a lovely example of their work but clearly the tiles were now in need of some work to bring them back to their former glory.</p> <p>I popped along to the property to have a look at the floor in person, survey the floor and produce an accurate quote for renovating it. I could see there was damage to border tiles from tacks, fixing holes and resin adhesive which indicated the floor had been covered by a carpet at some point in its long history. The main body of the floor also had movement cracks, and a section in front of the stairs had dropped considerably. This was loose underfoot and a trip hazard.</p> <table width="100%"> <tbody> <tr> <td style="text-align:center; width:50%; padding: 5px;"><img src="https://leicestershire.tiledoctor.biz/wp-content/uploads/sites/6/2020/05/Craven-Dunhill-Geometric-Tiled-Hallway-Floor-Before-Repair-Birstall-3-rotated.jpeg" style="width:100%; object-fit: cover;" alt="Craven Dunhill Geometric Tiled Hallway Floor Before Repair Birstall" width="" height="" title="Craven Dunhill Geometric Tiled Hallway Floor Before Repair Birstall" /></td> <td style="text-align:center; width:50%; padding: 5px;"><img src="https://leicestershire.tiledoctor.biz/wp-content/uploads/sites/6/2020/05/Craven-Dunhill-Geometric-Tiled-Hallway-Floor-Before-Repair-Birstall-4.jpeg" style="width:100%; object-fit: cover;" alt="Craven Dunhill Geometric Tiled Hallway Floor Before Repair Birstall" width="" height="" title="Craven Dunhill Geometric Tiled Hallway Floor Before Repair Birstall" /></td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p>After surveying the floor, I was able to give the owners an accurate quote for repairing and restoring the floor back to its original condition. They were happy with the quote and we agreed a date for my return. Original features like these are well worth preserving as they are very sought after and add a lot of value to a property, especially when the tiles are from a respected manufacturer like Craven Dunhill or Mintons.</p> <h2> Cleaning and Repairing an Edwardian Era Geometric Tiled Hallway Floor</h2> <p>Arriving on the first day, we prepared the area by taping off the surrounding areas with dust sheets. We then began the careful process of repairing the floor starting with the removal of the damaged and loose tiles. </p> <p><center><img src="https://leicestershire.tiledoctor.biz/wp-content/uploads/sites/6/2020/05/Craven-Dunhill-Geometric-Tiled-Hallway-Floor-Before-Repair-Birstall-1.jpg" style="width:100%; object-fit: cover;" alt="Craven Dunhill Geometric Tiled Hallway Floor Before Repair Birstall" width="" height="" title="Craven Dunhill Geometric Tiled Hallway Floor Before Repair Birstall" /></center></p> <p>With the tiles removed the next step was to repair the damage to the subfloor using cement to fill the voids and raise the lowered section. Once this has dried the tiling was replaced using a combination of original and replacement tiles. As the manufacturer was still in business the client had managed to source some replacements tiles which made the job a lot easier to complete and would ensure the heritage of the restoration. </p> <table width="100%"> <tbody> <tr> <td style="text-align:center; width:50%; padding: 5px;"><img src="https://leicestershire.tiledoctor.biz/wp-content/uploads/sites/6/2020/05/Craven-Duhnill-Geometric-Tiled-Hallway-Floor-During-Repair-Birstall-6.jpg" style="width:100%; object-fit: cover;" alt="Craven Dunhill Geometric Tiled Hallway Floor During Repair Birstall" width="" height="" title="Craven Dunhill Geometric Tiled Hallway Floor During Repair Birstall" /></td> <td style="text-align:center; width:50%; padding: 5px;"><img src="https://leicestershire.tiledoctor.biz/wp-content/uploads/sites/6/2020/05/Craven-Dunhill-Geometric-Tiled-Hallway-Floor-During-Repair-Birstall-5.jpg" style="width:100%; object-fit: cover;" alt="Craven Dunhill Geometric Tiled Hallway Floor During Repair Birstall" width="" height="" title="Craven Dunhill Geometric Tiled Hallway Floor During Repair Birstall" /></td> </tr> </tbody> </table> <p>Once the tiles had been replaced you could really see the floor was starting to come together and I we were all looking forward to seeing the finished result. </p> <p>With the repairs completed we carried out a low-moisture restorative clean and seal using <a href="https://www.tiledoctor.co.uk/shop/item.aspx/tile-doctor-remove-go-1-litre-with-trigger-spray/17/" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank">Tile Doctors Remove and Go</a> and <a href="https://www.tiledoctor.co.uk/shop/item.aspx/tile-doctor-acid-gel-1-litre/2/" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank">Acid Gel</a> products along with light <a href="https://www.tiledoctor.co.uk/shop/item.aspx/17-inch-100-grit-very-coarse-milling-pad/44/" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank">diamond pads</a>. This two-stage process remove the build-up of soiling and sealers. Following this the floor was thoroughly rinsed, and the waste extracted with a wet vacuum. The floor was then left for a few days to dry out.</p> <h2>Sealing an Edwardian Era Geometric Tiled Hallway Floor </h2> <p>We retuned a few days later and tested the floor with the damp meter to check the floor was ready for the seal. The readings were acceptable and so we were able to finish the floor by apply a protecting sealer. For this floor we selected to use <a href="https://www.tiledoctor.co.uk/shop/item.aspx/tile-doctor-colour-grow-sealer-1-litre/3/" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank">Tile Doctor Colour Grow</a>. This is an impregnating sealer that soaks into the pores of the tile intensifies the colours and providing durable protection from within. <a href="https://www.tiledoctor.co.uk/shop/item.aspx/tile-doctor-colour-grow-sealer-1-litre/3/" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank">Colour Grow</a> is fully breathable sealer which is a vital consideration for floors of this age which do not have a damp proof membrane installed. </p> <p><center><img src="https://leicestershire.tiledoctor.biz/wp-content/uploads/sites/6/2020/05/Craven-Dunhill-Geometric-Tiled-Hallway-Floor-After-Repair-Birstall-7.jpg" style="width:90%; object-fit: cover;" alt="Craven Dunhill Geometric Tiled Hallway Floor After Repair Birstall" width="" height="" title="Craven Dunhill Geometric Tiled Hallway Floor After Repair Birstall" /></center></p> <p>The work took us a week to complete and by the end floor was level and the lovely patten, colours and appearance of the floor was restored as promised. The owners were very happy with the results and new sealer will help protect the floor for up to 5 years if properly maintained with our <a href="https://www.tiledoctor.co.uk/shop/item.aspx/tile-doctor-neutral-tile-cleaner-1-litre/11/" rel="noopener noreferrer" target="_blank">Tile Doctor pH Neutral Tile Cleaning</a> Concentrate.</p> <p><center><img src="https://leicestershire.tiledoctor.biz/wp-content/uploads/sites/6/2020/05/Craven-Dunhill-Geometric-Tiled-Hallway-Floor-After-Repair-Birstall-8.jpg" style="width:90%; object-fit: cover;" alt="Craven Dunhill Geometric Tiled Hallway Floor After Repair Birstall" width="" height="" title="Craven Dunhill Geometric Tiled Hallway Floor After Repair Birstall" /></center></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <h3> Professional Restoration of a Craven Dunhill Tiled Hallway in Leicestershire</h3> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://leicestershire.tiledoctor.biz/edwardian-geometric-craven-dunhill-tile-restoration-in-birstall/">Edwardian Geometric Craven Dunhill Tile Restoration in Birstall</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://leicestershire.tiledoctor.biz">Leicestershire Tile Doctor</a>.</p> Renovating a Flood Stained Terracotta Kitchen Floor in Gloucester https://gloucester.tiledoctor.biz/renovating-a-flood-stained-terracotta-kitchen-floor-in-gloucester/ Gloucester Tile Doctor urn:uuid:a85a5540-f43d-90d6-40ea-24dc7e8f5617 Fri, 22 May 2020 13:43:33 +0000 <p>Earlier this year a customer from Gloucester got in touch with Tile Doctor through Home Services following a flood that had affected his Terracotta Kitchen floor. It&#8217;s difficult to tell from the pictures but the Terracotta floor was badly stained and marked following the flood, it now looked flat and dull and my customer wanted [&#8230;]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://gloucester.tiledoctor.biz/renovating-a-flood-stained-terracotta-kitchen-floor-in-gloucester/">Renovating a Flood Stained Terracotta Kitchen Floor in Gloucester</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://gloucester.tiledoctor.biz">Gloucester Tile Doctor</a>.</p> <p>Earlier this year a customer from <b>Gloucester</b> got in touch with Tile Doctor through Home Services following a flood that had affected his <b>Terracotta Kitchen floor</b>. It&#8217;s difficult to tell from the pictures but the Terracotta floor was badly stained and marked following the flood, it now looked flat and dull and my customer wanted its appearance restored to the way it looked before. </p> <p><center><img src="https://gloucester.tiledoctor.biz/wp-content/uploads/sites/44/2020/05/Flood-Stained-Terracotta-Floor-Before-Cleaning-Gloucester-084821-scaled.jpg" alt="Flood Stained Terracotta Floor Before Cleaning Gloucester" style="width:90%; object-fit: cover;" title="Flood Stained Terracotta Floor Before Cleaning Gloucester" /></center></p> <p>I visited site to survey the tiles a recommend a was way to improve the appearance of the floor. Although now completely dry the floor was not looking its best, but there was nothing we couldn’t remedy. To resolve, I recommended deep cleaning the floor, stripping off any dirt and what was left of old sealers and then applying a new sealer. I gave them a formal quote which they could pass on to their insurance company and a not long after we received a call to say they were able to go ahead with the work.</p> <h2>Deep Cleaning a Terracotta Tiled Kitchen Floor</h2> <p>My first job was to prepare the floor for cleaning by removing the kickboards under the kitchen units and sweeping away any grit. Next the floor was deep cleaned using a strong dilution of Tile Doctor Pro-Clean which was left to soak into the Terracotta tiles for ten minutes. This gives time for the Pro-Clean to get to work breaking down the old sealers and dirt trapped in the pores of the tile. The Pro-Clean was then scrubbed into the tile using a black buffing pad fitted to a rotary machine. </p> <p>After scrubbing the floor soiled cleaning solution was rinsed away with water and extracted from the floor using a wet vacuum. The tiles were then inspected to see if more work was required, there were a few areas I was not happy with, so the process was repeated where needed.</p> <p>I then turned my attention to the grout lines which were really ingrained with dirt. I cleaned these with Tile Doctor Remove and Go which is a stronger product that is really designed for removing stubborn sealers but is also a powerful cleaning agent in its own right. Again, I left the product to soak into the grout for ten minutes before scrubbing it by hand with a stiff brush to really get the grout clean.</p> <p>After rinsing and extracting one more time the Terracotta and Grout were as clean as they could be, and I left the floor to dry off fully for four days. Terracotta is very porous, so it absorbs the water and takes longer to dry than other tiles.</p> <p><center><img src="https://gloucester.tiledoctor.biz/wp-content/uploads/sites/44/2020/05/Flood-Stained-Terracotta-Floor-After-Cleaning-Gloucester-105912-scaled.jpg" alt="Flood Stained Terracotta Floor After Cleaning Gloucester" style="width:90%; object-fit: cover;" title="Flood Stained Terracotta Floor After Cleaning Gloucester" /></center></p> <h2> Sealing a Terracotta Tiled Kitchen Floor</h2> <p>On my return I first checked the floor for moisture using a damp meter taking several readings around the floor to satisfy myself it was dry. Applying a sealer to a damp tile would lead to an inconsistent result so it’s always best to be sure.</p> <p>Eight coats of sealer were needed to ensure the floor was fully sealed, again Terracotta is very porous, and it can really drink the sealer. For this floor I chose Tile Doctor Seal and Go which works really well on Terracotta it added a nice subtle shine to the tiles and will ensure the floor is protected going forward. It’s also water based so you don&#8217;t get a smell as it dries. </p> <p><center><img src="https://gloucester.tiledoctor.biz/wp-content/uploads/sites/44/2020/05/Flood-Stained-Terracotta-Floor-After-Cleaning-Sealing-Gloucester-135639-scaled.jpg" alt="Flood Stained Terracotta Floor After Cleaning Sealing Gloucester" style="width:90%; object-fit: cover;" title="Flood Stained Terracotta Floor After Cleaning Sealing Gloucester" /></center><br /> <Flood-Stained-Terracotta-Floor-After-Cleaning-Sealing-Gloucester-135639.jpg></p> <p>Afterwards the floor looked great and the customer was very happy. They are just hoping there will not be a repeat of the floods that caused the previous damage.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <h3>Professional Restoration of a Terracotta Tiled Kitchen in Gloucestershire</h3> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://gloucester.tiledoctor.biz/renovating-a-flood-stained-terracotta-kitchen-floor-in-gloucester/">Renovating a Flood Stained Terracotta Kitchen Floor in Gloucester</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://gloucester.tiledoctor.biz">Gloucester Tile Doctor</a>.</p> 2019 Tile Doctor of the Year Winner https://west-surrey.tiledoctor.biz/2019-tile-doctor-of-the-year-winner/ West Surrey Tile Doctor urn:uuid:479d12fe-4a23-46f3-6d8d-b68ec025a18c Tue, 19 May 2020 11:45:53 +0000 <p>Another massive thanks to my customers whose feedback pushed me up the Tile Doctor league table in 2019 to take the coveted title of “Tile Doctor of the Year 2019”.  This is the third year in a row that I have won the title and I’m pleased to say I managed to maintain a high-quality [&#8230;]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://west-surrey.tiledoctor.biz/2019-tile-doctor-of-the-year-winner/">2019 Tile Doctor of the Year Winner</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://west-surrey.tiledoctor.biz">West Surrey Tile Doctor</a>.</p> <p>Another massive thanks to my customers whose feedback pushed me up the Tile Doctor league table in 2019 to take the coveted title of “Tile Doctor of the Year 2019”.  This is the third year in a row that I have won the title and I’m pleased to say I managed to maintain a high-quality score of 4.8 stars out of 5.0.</p> <p>The winner is announced at the annual Tile Doctor conference which was meant to take place in Leamington Spa this year however due to the COVID-19 pandemic this was cancelled and replaced with an on-line Zoom meeting instead.  That’s me in the bottom left of the screen in the screen shot below.</p> <figure id="attachment_1234" aria-describedby="caption-attachment-1234" style="width: 812px" class="wp-caption aligncenter"><img class="size-large wp-image-1234" src="https://west-surrey.tiledoctor.biz/wp-content/uploads/sites/15/2020/05/2020-Conference-Attendees-Rupert-1024x830.jpg" alt="Tile Doctor 2020 Conference Zoom Screenshot" width="812" height="658" srcset="https://west-surrey.tiledoctor.biz/wp-content/uploads/sites/15/2020/05/2020-Conference-Attendees-Rupert-1024x830.jpg 1024w, https://west-surrey.tiledoctor.biz/wp-content/uploads/sites/15/2020/05/2020-Conference-Attendees-Rupert-300x243.jpg 300w, https://west-surrey.tiledoctor.biz/wp-content/uploads/sites/15/2020/05/2020-Conference-Attendees-Rupert-768x623.jpg 768w, https://west-surrey.tiledoctor.biz/wp-content/uploads/sites/15/2020/05/2020-Conference-Attendees-Rupert.jpg 1248w" sizes="(max-width: 812px) 100vw, 812px" /><figcaption id="caption-attachment-1234" class="wp-caption-text">Tile Doctor 2020 Conference Zoom Screenshot</figcaption></figure> <p>I was actually in the park when the meeting took place, fortuntately technology meant I could have been anywhere, although my battery was getting pretty low by the time we got to the award.  Accepting the award for the third year in a row I made the following comments:</p> <p>&#8220;Thanks to everyone, I really enjoy my job and I get some great backup from Tile Doctor and from other Tile Doctors, I would especially like to thank Mick Conlon from East Surrey who helped me out with a couple of larger and difficult jobs recently.  Naturally I would also like to thank my customers who took the time to leave a review.&#8221;</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://west-surrey.tiledoctor.biz/2019-tile-doctor-of-the-year-winner/">2019 Tile Doctor of the Year Winner</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://west-surrey.tiledoctor.biz">West Surrey Tile Doctor</a>.</p> Working Through COVID-19 https://north-wales.tiledoctor.biz/working-through-covid-19/ North Wales Tile Doctor urn:uuid:8f3bf3e9-477f-73ba-0cdd-3dc43259a69c Thu, 23 Apr 2020 17:18:55 +0000 <p>Due to the impact of the Covid-19 Coronavirus it’s become necessary to change our working practices in-line with government guidelines and to take action to minimise health risks to you and our team.  At present, none of our team are showing any symptoms of the virus so we are continuing home visits for quotes and [&#8230;]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://north-wales.tiledoctor.biz/working-through-covid-19/">Working Through COVID-19</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://north-wales.tiledoctor.biz">North Wales Tile Doctor</a>.</p> <p>Due to the impact of the Covid-19 Coronavirus it’s become necessary to change our working practices in-line with government guidelines and to take action to minimise health risks to you and our team.  At present, none of our team are showing any symptoms of the virus so we are continuing home visits for quotes and to complete scheduled works should it be safe to do so.</p> <p>All Tile Doctors are aware to look out for the known symptoms of High Temperature and New Continuous Cough. We are aware of the need to self-isolate should it be necessary and should this be the case we will contact you to postpone. We also ask you monitor your own health and contact us should it be necessary for you to postpone for the same reason. Should you be in a high-risk group we recommend contacting us to re-arrange a visit to later in the year.</p> <p>Naturally the situation could change very quickly and therefore we will no longer ask for any official notice should you wish to postpone or cancel a booking, however we would appreciate a phone call.</p> <p>Our Tile Doctors are aware of the guidelines and will carry out a risk assessment at every premises they visit. They also understand the importance of observing the following whilst on site:</p> <ul> <li>Avoiding Physical Contact</li> <li>The importance of Social Distancing</li> <li>Wearing single use Gloves and Overshoes</li> <li>Regular hand washing and use of liquid sanitiser</li> <li>Cleaning Equipment with Detergent after use</li> </ul> <p>We are monitoring Government guidance and will ensure we continually adjust our working practices as required and endeavour to keep you informed. These are challenging times that are impossible to predict, the key is to stay safe and accepting of late changes should they occur.</p> <p>Regards</p> <p><strong>Andrew &#038; Alastair Robb</strong><br /> <strong>North Wales &#038; West Cheshire Tile Doctors</strong><br /> #TileDoctorUK #weareinthistogether #pulltogether #staystrong</p> <p>For more information about Covid-19 virus we recommend the following sources:<br /> <a href="https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/</a><br /> <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/coronavirus-covid-19-list-of-guidance" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/coronavirus-covid-19-list-of-guidance</a><br /> <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/covid-19-track-coronavirus-cases" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/covid-19-track-coronavirus-cases</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://north-wales.tiledoctor.biz/working-through-covid-19/">Working Through COVID-19</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://north-wales.tiledoctor.biz">North Wales Tile Doctor</a>.</p> Working Through COVID-19 https://south-buckinghamshire.tiledoctor.biz/working-with-tile-doctor-through-the-covid-19-pandemic/ South Buckinghamshire Tile Doctor urn:uuid:5cf1a163-527f-55d4-368f-2c9c0a76dcaf Mon, 23 Mar 2020 15:25:38 +0000 <p>Due to the impact of the Covid-19 Coronavirus it’s become necessary to change our working practices in-line with government guidelines and to take action to minimise health risks to you and our team.  At present, none of our team are &#8230; <a href="https://south-buckinghamshire.tiledoctor.biz/working-with-tile-doctor-through-the-covid-19-pandemic/">Continue reading <span class="meta-nav">&#8594;</span></a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://south-buckinghamshire.tiledoctor.biz/working-with-tile-doctor-through-the-covid-19-pandemic/">Working Through COVID-19</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://south-buckinghamshire.tiledoctor.biz">South Buckinghamshire Tile Doctor</a>.</p> <p>Due to the impact of the Covid-19 Coronavirus it’s become necessary to change our working practices in-line with government guidelines and to take action to minimise health risks to you and our team.  At present, none of our team are showing any symptoms of the virus so we are continuing home visits for quotes and to complete scheduled works should it be safe to do so.</p> <p><img class="size-full wp-image-1933" src="https://south-buckinghamshire.tiledoctor.biz/wp-content/uploads/sites/17/2020/03/COVID-19-Symptoms.jpg" alt="COVID 19 Symptoms Reproduced Courtesy of Public Health England" width="835" height="216" /></p> <p>All Tile Doctors are aware to look out for the known symptoms of High Temperature and New Continuous Cough. We are aware of the need to self-isolate should it be necessary and should this be the case we will contact you to postpone. We also ask you monitor your own health and contact us should it be necessary for you to postpone for the same reason. Should you be in a high-risk group we recommend contacting us to re-arrange a visit to later in the year.</p> <p>Naturally the situation could change very quickly and therefore we will no longer ask for any official notice should you wish to postpone or cancel a booking, however we would appreciate a phone call.</p> <p>Our Tile Doctors are aware of the guidelines and will carry out a risk assessment at every premises they visit. They also understand the importance of observing the following whilst on site:</p> <ul> <li>Avoiding Physical Contact</li> <li>The importance of Social Distancing</li> <li>Wearing single use Gloves and Overshoes</li> <li>Regular hand washing and use of liquid sanitiser</li> <li>Cleaning Equipment with Detergent after use</li> </ul> <p>We are monitoring Government guidance and will ensure we continually adjust our working practices as required and endeavour to keep you informed. These are challenging times that are impossible to predict, the key is to stay safe and accepting of late changes should they occur.</p> <p>Regards</p> <p><strong>Andrew Newstead</strong><br /> <strong>South Buckinghamshire Tile Doctor</strong><br /> #TileDoctorUK #weareinthistogether #pulltogether #staystrong</p> <p>For more information about Covid-19 virus we recommend the following sources:<br /> <a href="https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/</a><br /> <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/coronavirus-covid-19-list-of-guidance" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/coronavirus-covid-19-list-of-guidance</a><br /> <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/covid-19-track-coronavirus-cases" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/covid-19-track-coronavirus-cases</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://south-buckinghamshire.tiledoctor.biz/working-with-tile-doctor-through-the-covid-19-pandemic/">Working Through COVID-19</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://south-buckinghamshire.tiledoctor.biz">South Buckinghamshire Tile Doctor</a>.</p> Working Through COVID-19 https://gloucester.tiledoctor.biz/working-with-tile-doctor-through-the-covid-19-pandemic/ Gloucester Tile Doctor urn:uuid:4dfcec51-3f6c-cad4-9b0c-56ec3ec47689 Mon, 23 Mar 2020 15:25:32 +0000 <p>Due to the impact of the Covid-19 Coronavirus it’s become necessary to change our working practices in-line with government guidelines and to take action to minimise health risks to you and our team.  At present, none of our team are &#8230; <a href="https://gloucester.tiledoctor.biz/working-with-tile-doctor-through-the-covid-19-pandemic/">Continue reading <span class="meta-nav">&#8594;</span></a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://gloucester.tiledoctor.biz/working-with-tile-doctor-through-the-covid-19-pandemic/">Working Through COVID-19</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://gloucester.tiledoctor.biz">Gloucester Tile Doctor</a>.</p> <p>Due to the impact of the Covid-19 Coronavirus it’s become necessary to change our working practices in-line with government guidelines and to take action to minimise health risks to you and our team.  At present, none of our team are showing any symptoms of the virus so we are continuing home visits for quotes and to complete scheduled works should it be safe to do so.</p> <p><img class="size-full wp-image-1933" src="https://gloucester.tiledoctor.biz/wp-content/uploads/sites/44/2020/03/COVID-19-Symptoms.jpg" alt="COVID 19 Symptoms Reproduced Courtesy of Public Health England" width="835" height="216" /></p> <p>All Tile Doctors are aware to look out for the known symptoms of High Temperature and New Continuous Cough. We are aware of the need to self-isolate should it be necessary and should this be the case we will contact you to postpone. We also ask you monitor your own health and contact us should it be necessary for you to postpone for the same reason. Should you be in a high-risk group we recommend contacting us to re-arrange a visit to later in the year.</p> <p>Naturally the situation could change very quickly and therefore we will no longer ask for any official notice should you wish to postpone or cancel a booking, however we would appreciate a phone call.</p> <p>Our Tile Doctors are aware of the guidelines and will carry out a risk assessment at every premises they visit. They also understand the importance of observing the following whilst on site:</p> <ul> <li>Avoiding Physical Contact</li> <li>The importance of Social Distancing</li> <li>Wearing single use Gloves and Overshoes</li> <li>Regular hand washing and use of liquid sanitiser</li> <li>Cleaning Equipment with Detergent after use</li> </ul> <p>We are monitoring Government guidance and will ensure we continually adjust our working practices as required and endeavour to keep you informed. These are challenging times that are impossible to predict, the key is to stay safe and accepting of late changes should they occur.</p> <p>Regards</p> <p><strong>Malcolm Crowther</strong><br /> <strong>Gloucester Tile Doctor</strong><br /> #TileDoctorUK #weareinthistogether #pulltogether #staystrong</p> <p>For more information about Covid-19 virus we recommend the following sources:<br /> <a href="https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/</a><br /> <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/coronavirus-covid-19-list-of-guidance" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/coronavirus-covid-19-list-of-guidance</a><br /> <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/covid-19-track-coronavirus-cases" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/covid-19-track-coronavirus-cases</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://gloucester.tiledoctor.biz/working-with-tile-doctor-through-the-covid-19-pandemic/">Working Through COVID-19</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://gloucester.tiledoctor.biz">Gloucester Tile Doctor</a>.</p> Working Through COVID-19 https://west-sussex.tiledoctor.biz/working-with-tile-doctor-through-the-covid-19-pandemic/ West Sussex Tile Doctor urn:uuid:2ca1065e-772f-ea11-772e-b3b4644be11e Mon, 23 Mar 2020 15:25:30 +0000 <p>Due to the impact of the Covid-19 Coronavirus it’s become necessary to change our working practices in-line with government guidelines and to take action to minimise health risks to you and our team.  At present, none of our team are &#8230; <a href="https://west-sussex.tiledoctor.biz/working-with-tile-doctor-through-the-covid-19-pandemic/">Continue reading <span class="meta-nav">&#8594;</span></a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://west-sussex.tiledoctor.biz/working-with-tile-doctor-through-the-covid-19-pandemic/">Working Through COVID-19</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://west-sussex.tiledoctor.biz">West Sussex Tile Doctor</a>.</p> <p>Due to the impact of the Covid-19 Coronavirus it’s become necessary to change our working practices in-line with government guidelines and to take action to minimise health risks to you and our team.  At present, none of our team are showing any symptoms of the virus so we are continuing home visits for quotes and to complete scheduled works should it be safe to do so.</p> <p><img class="size-full wp-image-1933" src="https://west-sussex.tiledoctor.biz/wp-content/uploads/sites/28/2020/03/COVID-19-Symptoms.jpg" alt="COVID 19 Symptoms Reproduced Courtesy of Public Health England" width="835" height="216" /></p> <p>All Tile Doctors are aware to look out for the known symptoms of High Temperature and New Continuous Cough. We are aware of the need to self-isolate should it be necessary and should this be the case we will contact you to postpone. We also ask you monitor your own health and contact us should it be necessary for you to postpone for the same reason. Should you be in a high-risk group we recommend contacting us to re-arrange a visit to later in the year.</p> <p>Naturally the situation could change very quickly and therefore we will no longer ask for any official notice should you wish to postpone or cancel a booking, however we would appreciate a phone call.</p> <p>Our Tile Doctors are aware of the guidelines and will carry out a risk assessment at every premises they visit. They also understand the importance of observing the following whilst on site:</p> <ul> <li>Avoiding Physical Contact</li> <li>The importance of Social Distancing</li> <li>Wearing single use Gloves and Overshoes</li> <li>Regular hand washing and use of liquid sanitiser</li> <li>Cleaning Equipment with Detergent after use</li> </ul> <p>We are monitoring Government guidance and will ensure we continually adjust our working practices as required and endeavour to keep you informed. These are challenging times that are impossible to predict, the key is to stay safe and accepting of late changes should they occur.</p> <p>Regards</p> <p><strong>West Sussex Tile Doctor</strong><br /> #TileDoctorUK #weareinthistogether #pulltogether #staystrong</p> <p>For more information about Covid-19 virus we recommend the following sources:<br /> <a href="https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/</a><br /> <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/coronavirus-covid-19-list-of-guidance" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/coronavirus-covid-19-list-of-guidance</a><br /> <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/covid-19-track-coronavirus-cases" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/covid-19-track-coronavirus-cases</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://west-sussex.tiledoctor.biz/working-with-tile-doctor-through-the-covid-19-pandemic/">Working Through COVID-19</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://west-sussex.tiledoctor.biz">West Sussex Tile Doctor</a>.</p> Working Through COVID-19 https://worcestershire.tiledoctor.biz/working-with-tile-doctor-through-the-covid-19-pandemic/ Worcestershire Tile Doctor urn:uuid:04480c5c-7755-3a77-c4c0-efb59682cb65 Mon, 23 Mar 2020 15:25:28 +0000 <p>Due to the impact of the Covid-19 Coronavirus it’s become necessary to change our working practices in-line with government guidelines and to take action to minimise health risks to you and our team.  At present, none of our team are showing any symptoms of the virus so we are continuing home visits for quotes and [&#8230;]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://worcestershire.tiledoctor.biz/working-with-tile-doctor-through-the-covid-19-pandemic/">Working Through COVID-19</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://worcestershire.tiledoctor.biz">Worcestershire Tile Doctor</a>.</p> <p>Due to the impact of the Covid-19 Coronavirus it’s become necessary to change our working practices in-line with government guidelines and to take action to minimise health risks to you and our team.  At present, none of our team are showing any symptoms of the virus so we are continuing home visits for quotes and to complete scheduled works should it be safe to do so.</p> <p>All Tile Doctors are aware to look out for the known symptoms of High Temperature and New Continuous Cough. We are aware of the need to self-isolate should it be necessary and should this be the case we will contact you to postpone. We also ask you monitor your own health and contact us should it be necessary for you to postpone for the same reason. Should you be in a high-risk group we recommend contacting us to re-arrange a visit to later in the year.</p> <p>Naturally the situation could change very quickly and therefore we will no longer ask for any official notice should you wish to postpone or cancel a booking, however we would appreciate a phone call.</p> <p>Our Tile Doctors are aware of the guidelines and will carry out a risk assessment at every premises they visit. They also understand the importance of observing the following whilst on site:</p> <ul> <li>Avoiding Physical Contact</li> <li>The importance of Social Distancing</li> <li>Wearing single use Gloves and Overshoes</li> <li>Regular hand washing and use of liquid sanitiser</li> <li>Cleaning Equipment with Detergent after use</li> </ul> <p>We are monitoring Government guidance and will ensure we continually adjust our working practices as required and endeavour to keep you informed. These are challenging times that are impossible to predict, the key is to stay safe and accepting of late changes should they occur.</p> <p>Regards</p> <p><strong>Mark Conway</strong><br /> <strong>Worcestershire Tile Doctor</strong><br /> #TileDoctorUK #weareinthistogether #pulltogether #staystrong</p> <p>For more information about Covid-19 virus we recommend the following sources:<br /> <a href="https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/</a><br /> <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/coronavirus-covid-19-list-of-guidance" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/coronavirus-covid-19-list-of-guidance</a><br /> <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/covid-19-track-coronavirus-cases" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/covid-19-track-coronavirus-cases</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://worcestershire.tiledoctor.biz/working-with-tile-doctor-through-the-covid-19-pandemic/">Working Through COVID-19</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://worcestershire.tiledoctor.biz">Worcestershire Tile Doctor</a>.</p> Working Through COVID-19 https://west-cheshire.tiledoctor.biz/working-with-tile-doctor-through-the-covid-19-pandemic/ West Cheshire Tile Doctor urn:uuid:cedb807a-edff-a60e-4356-4de38a7518fc Mon, 23 Mar 2020 15:13:25 +0000 <p>Due to the impact of the Covid-19 Coronavirus it’s become necessary to change our working practices in-line with government guidelines and to take action to minimise health risks to you and our team.  At present, none of our team are showing any symptoms of the virus so we are continuing home visits for quotes and [&#8230;]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://west-cheshire.tiledoctor.biz/working-with-tile-doctor-through-the-covid-19-pandemic/">Working Through COVID-19</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://west-cheshire.tiledoctor.biz">West Cheshire Tile Doctor</a>.</p> <p>Due to the impact of the Covid-19 Coronavirus it’s become necessary to change our working practices in-line with government guidelines and to take action to minimise health risks to you and our team.  At present, none of our team are showing any symptoms of the virus so we are continuing home visits for quotes and to complete scheduled works should it be safe to do so.</p> <p>All Tile Doctors are aware to look out for the known symptoms of High Temperature and New Continuous Cough. We are aware of the need to self-isolate should it be necessary and should this be the case we will contact you to postpone. We also ask you monitor your own health and contact us should it be necessary for you to postpone for the same reason. Should you be in a high-risk group we recommend contacting us to re-arrange a visit to later in the year.</p> <p>Naturally the situation could change very quickly and therefore we will no longer ask for any official notice should you wish to postpone or cancel a booking, however we would appreciate a phone call.</p> <p>Our Tile Doctors are aware of the guidelines and will carry out a risk assessment at every premises they visit. They also understand the importance of observing the following whilst on site:</p> <ul> <li>Avoiding Physical Contact</li> <li>The importance of Social Distancing</li> <li>Wearing single use Gloves and Overshoes</li> <li>Regular hand washing and use of liquid sanitiser</li> <li>Cleaning Equipment with Detergent after use</li> </ul> <p>We are monitoring Government guidance and will ensure we continually adjust our working practices as required and endeavour to keep you informed. These are challenging times that are impossible to predict, the key is to stay safe and accepting of late changes should they occur.</p> <p>Regards</p> <p><strong>Alastair Robb</strong><br /> <strong>West Cheshire Tile Doctor</strong><br /> #TileDoctorUK #weareinthistogether #pulltogether #staystrong</p> <p>For more information about Covid-19 virus we recommend the following sources:<br /> <a href="https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/</a><br /> <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/coronavirus-covid-19-list-of-guidance" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/coronavirus-covid-19-list-of-guidance</a><br /> <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/covid-19-track-coronavirus-cases" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/covid-19-track-coronavirus-cases</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://west-cheshire.tiledoctor.biz/working-with-tile-doctor-through-the-covid-19-pandemic/">Working Through COVID-19</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://west-cheshire.tiledoctor.biz">West Cheshire Tile Doctor</a>.</p> Working Through COVID-19 https://warwickshire.tiledoctor.biz/working-with-tile-doctor-through-the-covid-19-pandemic/ Warwickshire Tile Doctor urn:uuid:d798dcf2-6b82-d6ec-98ea-cdc0eb923c7e Mon, 23 Mar 2020 15:13:23 +0000 <p>Due to the impact of the Covid-19 Coronavirus it’s become necessary to change our working practices in-line with government guidelines and to take action to minimise health risks to you and our team.  At present, none of our team are showing any symptoms of the virus so we are continuing home visits for quotes and [&#8230;]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://warwickshire.tiledoctor.biz/working-with-tile-doctor-through-the-covid-19-pandemic/">Working Through COVID-19</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://warwickshire.tiledoctor.biz">Warwickshire Tile Doctor</a>.</p> <p>Due to the impact of the Covid-19 Coronavirus it’s become necessary to change our working practices in-line with government guidelines and to take action to minimise health risks to you and our team.  At present, none of our team are showing any symptoms of the virus so we are continuing home visits for quotes and to complete scheduled works should it be safe to do so.</p> <p>All Tile Doctors are aware to look out for the known symptoms of High Temperature and New Continuous Cough. We are aware of the need to self-isolate should it be necessary and should this be the case we will contact you to postpone. We also ask you monitor your own health and contact us should it be necessary for you to postpone for the same reason. Should you be in a high-risk group we recommend contacting us to re-arrange a visit to later in the year.</p> <p>Naturally the situation could change very quickly and therefore we will no longer ask for any official notice should you wish to postpone or cancel a booking, however we would appreciate a phone call.</p> <p>Our Tile Doctors are aware of the guidelines and will carry out a risk assessment at every premises they visit. They also understand the importance of observing the following whilst on site:</p> <ul> <li>Avoiding Physical Contact</li> <li>The importance of Social Distancing</li> <li>Wearing single use Gloves and Overshoes</li> <li>Regular hand washing and use of liquid sanitiser</li> <li>Cleaning Equipment with Detergent after use</li> </ul> <p>We are monitoring Government guidance and will ensure we continually adjust our working practices as required and endeavour to keep you informed. These are challenging times that are impossible to predict, the key is to stay safe and accepting of late changes should they occur.</p> <p>Regards</p> <p><strong>Mick Gayton</strong><br /> <strong>Warwickshire Tile Doctor</strong><br /> #TileDoctorUK #weareinthistogether #pulltogether #staystrong</p> <p>For more information about Covid-19 virus we recommend the following sources:<br /> <a href="https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/</a><br /> <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/coronavirus-covid-19-list-of-guidance" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/coronavirus-covid-19-list-of-guidance</a><br /> <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/covid-19-track-coronavirus-cases" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/covid-19-track-coronavirus-cases</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://warwickshire.tiledoctor.biz/working-with-tile-doctor-through-the-covid-19-pandemic/">Working Through COVID-19</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://warwickshire.tiledoctor.biz">Warwickshire Tile Doctor</a>.</p> Working Through COVID-19 https://suffolk.tiledoctor.biz/working-with-tile-doctor-through-the-covid-19-pandemic/ Suffolk Tile Doctor urn:uuid:1262a557-667f-3d93-b37a-ec80f6c9e809 Mon, 23 Mar 2020 15:13:22 +0000 <p>Due to the impact of the Covid-19 Coronavirus it’s become necessary to change our working practices in-line with government guidelines and to take action to minimise health risks to you and our team.  At present, none of our team are showing any symptoms of the virus so we are continuing home visits for quotes and [&#8230;]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://suffolk.tiledoctor.biz/working-with-tile-doctor-through-the-covid-19-pandemic/">Working Through COVID-19</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://suffolk.tiledoctor.biz">Suffolk Tile Doctor</a>.</p> <p>Due to the impact of the Covid-19 Coronavirus it’s become necessary to change our working practices in-line with government guidelines and to take action to minimise health risks to you and our team.  At present, none of our team are showing any symptoms of the virus so we are continuing home visits for quotes and to complete scheduled works should it be safe to do so.</p> <p><img class="size-full wp-image-1933" src="https://suffolk.tiledoctor.biz/wp-content/uploads/sites/8/2020/03/COVID-19-Symptoms.jpg" alt="COVID 19 Symptoms Reproduced Courtesy of Public Health England" width="835" height="216" /></p> <p>All Tile Doctors are aware to look out for the known symptoms of High Temperature and New Continuous Cough. We are aware of the need to self-isolate should it be necessary and should this be the case we will contact you to postpone. We also ask you monitor your own health and contact us should it be necessary for you to postpone for the same reason. Should you be in a high-risk group we recommend contacting us to re-arrange a visit to later in the year.</p> <p>Naturally the situation could change very quickly and therefore we will no longer ask for any official notice should you wish to postpone or cancel a booking, however we would appreciate a phone call.</p> <p>Our Tile Doctors are aware of the guidelines and will carry out a risk assessment at every premises they visit. They also understand the importance of observing the following whilst on site:</p> <ul> <li>Avoiding Physical Contact</li> <li>The importance of Social Distancing</li> <li>Wearing single use Gloves and Overshoes</li> <li>Regular hand washing and use of liquid sanitiser</li> <li>Cleaning Equipment with Detergent after use</li> </ul> <p>We are monitoring Government guidance and will ensure we continually adjust our working practices as required and endeavour to keep you informed. These are challenging times that are impossible to predict, the key is to stay safe and accepting of late changes should they occur.</p> <p>Regards</p> <p><strong>Bruce Copping</strong><br /> <strong>Suffolk Tile Doctor</strong><br /> #TileDoctorUK #weareinthistogether #pulltogether #staystrong</p> <p>For more information about Covid-19 virus we recommend the following sources:<br /> <a href="https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/</a><br /> <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/coronavirus-covid-19-list-of-guidance" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/coronavirus-covid-19-list-of-guidance</a><br /> <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/covid-19-track-coronavirus-cases" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/covid-19-track-coronavirus-cases</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://suffolk.tiledoctor.biz/working-with-tile-doctor-through-the-covid-19-pandemic/">Working Through COVID-19</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://suffolk.tiledoctor.biz">Suffolk Tile Doctor</a>.</p> Working Through COVID-19 https://staffordshire.tiledoctor.biz/working-with-tile-doctor-through-the-covid-19-pandemic/ Staffordshire Tile Doctor urn:uuid:51b80c72-1a84-e633-7a64-2981f46ac4f2 Mon, 23 Mar 2020 15:13:21 +0000 <p>Due to the impact of the Covid-19 Coronavirus it’s become necessary to change our working practices in-line with government guidelines and to take action to minimise health risks to you and our team.  At present, none of our team are &#8230; <a href="https://staffordshire.tiledoctor.biz/working-with-tile-doctor-through-the-covid-19-pandemic/">Continue reading <span class="meta-nav">&#8594;</span></a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://staffordshire.tiledoctor.biz/working-with-tile-doctor-through-the-covid-19-pandemic/">Working Through COVID-19</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://staffordshire.tiledoctor.biz">Staffordshire Tile Doctor</a>.</p> <p>Due to the impact of the Covid-19 Coronavirus it’s become necessary to change our working practices in-line with government guidelines and to take action to minimise health risks to you and our team.  At present, none of our team are showing any symptoms of the virus so we are continuing home visits for quotes and to complete scheduled works should it be safe to do so.</p> <p><img class="size-full wp-image-1933" src="https://staffordshire.tiledoctor.biz/wp-content/uploads/sites/19/2020/03/COVID-19-Symptoms.jpg" alt="COVID 19 Symptoms Reproduced Courtesy of Public Health England" width="835" height="216" /></p> <p>All Tile Doctors are aware to look out for the known symptoms of High Temperature and New Continuous Cough. We are aware of the need to self-isolate should it be necessary and should this be the case we will contact you to postpone. We also ask you monitor your own health and contact us should it be necessary for you to postpone for the same reason. Should you be in a high-risk group we recommend contacting us to re-arrange a visit to later in the year.</p> <p>Naturally the situation could change very quickly and therefore we will no longer ask for any official notice should you wish to postpone or cancel a booking, however we would appreciate a phone call.</p> <p>Our Tile Doctors are aware of the guidelines and will carry out a risk assessment at every premises they visit. They also understand the importance of observing the following whilst on site:</p> <ul> <li>Avoiding Physical Contact</li> <li>The importance of Social Distancing</li> <li>Wearing single use Gloves and Overshoes</li> <li>Regular hand washing and use of liquid sanitiser</li> <li>Cleaning Equipment with Detergent after use</li> </ul> <p>We are monitoring Government guidance and will ensure we continually adjust our working practices as required and endeavour to keep you informed. These are challenging times that are impossible to predict, the key is to stay safe and accepting of late changes should they occur.</p> <p>Regards</p> <p><strong>Trevor Preece</strong><br /> <strong>Staffordshire Tile Doctor</strong><br /> #TileDoctorUK #weareinthistogether #pulltogether #staystrong</p> <p>For more information about Covid-19 virus we recommend the following sources:<br /> <a href="https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/</a><br /> <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/coronavirus-covid-19-list-of-guidance" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/coronavirus-covid-19-list-of-guidance</a><br /> <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/covid-19-track-coronavirus-cases" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/covid-19-track-coronavirus-cases</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://staffordshire.tiledoctor.biz/working-with-tile-doctor-through-the-covid-19-pandemic/">Working Through COVID-19</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://staffordshire.tiledoctor.biz">Staffordshire Tile Doctor</a>.</p> Working Through COVID-19 https://south-yorkshire.tiledoctor.biz/working-with-tile-doctor-through-the-covid-19-pandemic/ South Yorkshire Tile Doctor urn:uuid:2731a40a-4b0b-3e2d-1f01-277f9a8fc0d5 Mon, 23 Mar 2020 15:13:19 +0000 <p>Due to the impact of the Covid-19 Coronavirus it’s become necessary to change our working practices in-line with government guidelines and to take action to minimise health risks to you and our team.  At present, none of our team are &#8230; <a href="https://south-yorkshire.tiledoctor.biz/working-with-tile-doctor-through-the-covid-19-pandemic/">Continue reading <span class="meta-nav">&#8594;</span></a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://south-yorkshire.tiledoctor.biz/working-with-tile-doctor-through-the-covid-19-pandemic/">Working Through COVID-19</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://south-yorkshire.tiledoctor.biz">South Yorkshire Tile Doctor</a>.</p> <p>Due to the impact of the Covid-19 Coronavirus it’s become necessary to change our working practices in-line with government guidelines and to take action to minimise health risks to you and our team.  At present, none of our team are showing any symptoms of the virus so we are continuing home visits for quotes and to complete scheduled works should it be safe to do so.</p> <p><img class="size-full wp-image-1933" src="https://south-yorkshire.tiledoctor.biz/wp-content/uploads/sites/64/2020/03/COVID-19-Symptoms.jpg" alt="COVID 19 Symptoms Reproduced Courtesy of Public Health England" width="835" height="216" /></p> <p>All Tile Doctors are aware to look out for the known symptoms of High Temperature and New Continuous Cough. We are aware of the need to self-isolate should it be necessary and should this be the case we will contact you to postpone. We also ask you monitor your own health and contact us should it be necessary for you to postpone for the same reason. Should you be in a high-risk group we recommend contacting us to re-arrange a visit to later in the year.</p> <p>Naturally the situation could change very quickly and therefore we will no longer ask for any official notice should you wish to postpone or cancel a booking, however we would appreciate a phone call.</p> <p>Our Tile Doctors are aware of the guidelines and will carry out a risk assessment at every premises they visit. They also understand the importance of observing the following whilst on site:</p> <ul> <li>Avoiding Physical Contact</li> <li>The importance of Social Distancing</li> <li>Wearing single use Gloves and Overshoes</li> <li>Regular hand washing and use of liquid sanitiser</li> <li>Cleaning Equipment with Detergent after use</li> </ul> <p>We are monitoring Government guidance and will ensure we continually adjust our working practices as required and endeavour to keep you informed. These are challenging times that are impossible to predict, the key is to stay safe and accepting of late changes should they occur.</p> <p>Regards</p> <p><strong>Matthew Lovett</strong><br /> <strong>South Yorkshire Tile Doctor</strong><br /> #TileDoctorUK #weareinthistogether #pulltogether #staystrong</p> <p>For more information about Covid-19 virus we recommend the following sources:<br /> <a href="https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/</a><br /> <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/coronavirus-covid-19-list-of-guidance" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/coronavirus-covid-19-list-of-guidance</a><br /> <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/covid-19-track-coronavirus-cases" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/covid-19-track-coronavirus-cases</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://south-yorkshire.tiledoctor.biz/working-with-tile-doctor-through-the-covid-19-pandemic/">Working Through COVID-19</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://south-yorkshire.tiledoctor.biz">South Yorkshire Tile Doctor</a>.</p> Working Through COVID-19 https://south-cumbria.tiledoctor.biz/working-with-tile-doctor-through-the-covid-19-pandemic/ South Cumbria Tile Doctor urn:uuid:71ea588a-e6ee-3bdc-9b19-7f28a8944c55 Mon, 23 Mar 2020 15:13:19 +0000 <p>Due to the impact of the Covid-19 Coronavirus it’s become necessary to change our working practices in-line with government guidelines and to take action to minimise health risks to you and our team.  At present, none of our team are showing any symptoms of the virus so we are continuing home visits for quotes and [&#8230;]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://south-cumbria.tiledoctor.biz/working-with-tile-doctor-through-the-covid-19-pandemic/">Working Through COVID-19</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://south-cumbria.tiledoctor.biz">South Cumbria Tile Doctor</a>.</p> <p>Due to the impact of the Covid-19 Coronavirus it’s become necessary to change our working practices in-line with government guidelines and to take action to minimise health risks to you and our team.  At present, none of our team are showing any symptoms of the virus so we are continuing home visits for quotes and to complete scheduled works should it be safe to do so.</p> <p>All Tile Doctors are aware to look out for the known symptoms of High Temperature and New Continuous Cough. We are aware of the need to self-isolate should it be necessary and should this be the case we will contact you to postpone. We also ask you monitor your own health and contact us should it be necessary for you to postpone for the same reason. Should you be in a high-risk group we recommend contacting us to re-arrange a visit to later in the year.</p> <p>Naturally the situation could change very quickly and therefore we will no longer ask for any official notice should you wish to postpone or cancel a booking, however we would appreciate a phone call.</p> <p>Our Tile Doctors are aware of the guidelines and will carry out a risk assessment at every premises they visit. They also understand the importance of observing the following whilst on site:</p> <ul> <li>Avoiding Physical Contact</li> <li>The importance of Social Distancing</li> <li>Wearing single use Gloves and Overshoes</li> <li>Regular hand washing and use of liquid sanitiser</li> <li>Cleaning Equipment with Detergent after use</li> </ul> <p>We are monitoring Government guidance and will ensure we continually adjust our working practices as required and endeavour to keep you informed. These are challenging times that are impossible to predict, the key is to stay safe and accepting of late changes should they occur.</p> <p>Regards</p> <p><strong>Heidi Taylor</strong><br /> <strong>South Cumbria Tile Doctor</strong><br /> #TileDoctorUK #weareinthistogether #pulltogether #staystrong</p> <p>For more information about Covid-19 virus we recommend the following sources:<br /> <a href="https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/</a><br /> <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/coronavirus-covid-19-list-of-guidance" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/coronavirus-covid-19-list-of-guidance</a><br /> <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/covid-19-track-coronavirus-cases" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/covid-19-track-coronavirus-cases</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://south-cumbria.tiledoctor.biz/working-with-tile-doctor-through-the-covid-19-pandemic/">Working Through COVID-19</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://south-cumbria.tiledoctor.biz">South Cumbria Tile Doctor</a>.</p> Working Through COVID-19 https://shropshire.tiledoctor.biz/working-with-tile-doctor-through-the-covid-19-pandemic/ Shropshire Tile Doctor urn:uuid:4b7d0af8-ce43-bfac-f99f-2e5612890bd5 Mon, 23 Mar 2020 15:13:17 +0000 <p>Due to the impact of the Covid-19 Coronavirus it’s become necessary to change our working practices in-line with government guidelines and to take action to minimise health risks to you and our team.  At present, none of our team are &#8230; <a href="https://shropshire.tiledoctor.biz/working-with-tile-doctor-through-the-covid-19-pandemic/">Continue reading <span class="meta-nav">&#8594;</span></a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://shropshire.tiledoctor.biz/working-with-tile-doctor-through-the-covid-19-pandemic/">Working Through COVID-19</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://shropshire.tiledoctor.biz">Shropshire Tile Doctor</a>.</p> <p>Due to the impact of the Covid-19 Coronavirus it’s become necessary to change our working practices in-line with government guidelines and to take action to minimise health risks to you and our team.  At present, none of our team are showing any symptoms of the virus so we are continuing home visits for quotes and to complete scheduled works should it be safe to do so.</p> <p><img class="size-full wp-image-1933" src="https://shropshire.tiledoctor.biz/wp-content/uploads/sites/34/2020/03/COVID-19-Symptoms.jpg" alt="COVID 19 Symptoms Reproduced Courtesy of Public Health England" width="835" height="216" /></p> <p>All Tile Doctors are aware to look out for the known symptoms of High Temperature and New Continuous Cough. We are aware of the need to self-isolate should it be necessary and should this be the case we will contact you to postpone. We also ask you monitor your own health and contact us should it be necessary for you to postpone for the same reason. Should you be in a high-risk group we recommend contacting us to re-arrange a visit to later in the year.</p> <p>Naturally the situation could change very quickly and therefore we will no longer ask for any official notice should you wish to postpone or cancel a booking, however we would appreciate a phone call.</p> <p>Our Tile Doctors are aware of the guidelines and will carry out a risk assessment at every premises they visit. They also understand the importance of observing the following whilst on site:</p> <ul> <li>Avoiding Physical Contact</li> <li>The importance of Social Distancing</li> <li>Wearing single use Gloves and Overshoes</li> <li>Regular hand washing and use of liquid sanitiser</li> <li>Cleaning Equipment with Detergent after use</li> </ul> <p>We are monitoring Government guidance and will ensure we continually adjust our working practices as required and endeavour to keep you informed. These are challenging times that are impossible to predict, the key is to stay safe and accepting of late changes should they occur.</p> <p>Regards</p> <p><strong>Jozsef Hoffmann</strong><br /> <strong>Shropshire Tile Doctor</strong><br /> #TileDoctorUK #weareinthistogether #pulltogether #staystrong</p> <p>For more information about Covid-19 virus we recommend the following sources:<br /> <a href="https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/</a><br /> <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/coronavirus-covid-19-list-of-guidance" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/coronavirus-covid-19-list-of-guidance</a><br /> <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/covid-19-track-coronavirus-cases" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/covid-19-track-coronavirus-cases</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://shropshire.tiledoctor.biz/working-with-tile-doctor-through-the-covid-19-pandemic/">Working Through COVID-19</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://shropshire.tiledoctor.biz">Shropshire Tile Doctor</a>.</p> Working Through COVID-19 https://se-wales.tiledoctor.biz/working-with-tile-doctor-through-the-covid-19-pandemic/ South East Wales Tile Doctor urn:uuid:01a9fb85-ce52-8e13-f318-bf6feb37f42b Mon, 23 Mar 2020 14:57:50 +0000 <p>Due to the impact of the Covid-19 Coronavirus it’s become necessary to change our working practices in-line with government guidelines and to take action to minimise health risks to you and our team.  At present, none of our team are &#8230; <a href="https://se-wales.tiledoctor.biz/working-with-tile-doctor-through-the-covid-19-pandemic/">Continue reading <span class="meta-nav">&#8594;</span></a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://se-wales.tiledoctor.biz/working-with-tile-doctor-through-the-covid-19-pandemic/">Working Through COVID-19</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://se-wales.tiledoctor.biz">South East Wales Tile Doctor</a>.</p> <p>Due to the impact of the Covid-19 Coronavirus it’s become necessary to change our working practices in-line with government guidelines and to take action to minimise health risks to you and our team.  At present, none of our team are showing any symptoms of the virus so we are continuing home visits for quotes and to complete scheduled works should it be safe to do so.</p> <p><img class="size-full wp-image-1933" src="https://se-wales.tiledoctor.biz/wp-content/uploads/sites/31/2020/03/COVID-19-Symptoms.jpg" alt="COVID 19 Symptoms Reproduced Courtesy of Public Health England" width="835" height="216" /></p> <p>All Tile Doctors are aware to look out for the known symptoms of High Temperature and New Continuous Cough. We are aware of the need to self-isolate should it be necessary and should this be the case we will contact you to postpone. We also ask you monitor your own health and contact us should it be necessary for you to postpone for the same reason. Should you be in a high-risk group we recommend contacting us to re-arrange a visit to later in the year.</p> <p>Naturally the situation could change very quickly and therefore we will no longer ask for any official notice should you wish to postpone or cancel a booking, however we would appreciate a phone call.</p> <p>Our Tile Doctors are aware of the guidelines and will carry out a risk assessment at every premises they visit. They also understand the importance of observing the following whilst on site:</p> <ul> <li>Avoiding Physical Contact</li> <li>The importance of Social Distancing</li> <li>Wearing single use Gloves and Overshoes</li> <li>Regular hand washing and use of liquid sanitiser</li> <li>Cleaning Equipment with Detergent after use</li> </ul> <p>We are monitoring Government guidance and will ensure we continually adjust our working practices as required and endeavour to keep you informed. These are challenging times that are impossible to predict, the key is to stay safe and accepting of late changes should they occur.</p> <p>Regards</p> <p><strong>Julian Iacono</strong><br /> <strong>South East Wales Tile Doctor</strong><br /> #TileDoctorUK #weareinthistogether #pulltogether #staystrong</p> <p>For more information about Covid-19 virus we recommend the following sources:<br /> <a href="https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/</a><br /> <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/coronavirus-covid-19-list-of-guidance" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/coronavirus-covid-19-list-of-guidance</a><br /> <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/covid-19-track-coronavirus-cases" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/covid-19-track-coronavirus-cases</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://se-wales.tiledoctor.biz/working-with-tile-doctor-through-the-covid-19-pandemic/">Working Through COVID-19</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://se-wales.tiledoctor.biz">South East Wales Tile Doctor</a>.</p> Working Through COVID-19 https://oxfordshire.tiledoctor.biz/working-with-tile-doctor-through-the-covid-19-pandemic/ Oxfordshire Tile Doctor urn:uuid:dd3c0626-519f-8cab-6283-84a64f21a1c1 Mon, 23 Mar 2020 14:57:49 +0000 <p>Due to the impact of the Covid-19 Coronavirus it’s become necessary to change our working practices in-line with government guidelines and to take action to minimise health risks to you and our team.  At present, none of our team are &#8230; <a href="https://oxfordshire.tiledoctor.biz/working-with-tile-doctor-through-the-covid-19-pandemic/">Continue reading <span class="meta-nav">&#8594;</span></a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://oxfordshire.tiledoctor.biz/working-with-tile-doctor-through-the-covid-19-pandemic/">Working Through COVID-19</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://oxfordshire.tiledoctor.biz">Oxfordshire Tile Doctor</a>.</p> <p>Due to the impact of the Covid-19 Coronavirus it’s become necessary to change our working practices in-line with government guidelines and to take action to minimise health risks to you and our team.  At present, none of our team are showing any symptoms of the virus so we are continuing home visits for quotes and to complete scheduled works should it be safe to do so.</p> <p><img class="size-full wp-image-1933" src="https://i0.wp.com/oxfordshire.tiledoctor.biz/wp-content/uploads/sites/23/2020/03/COVID-19-Symptoms.jpg?resize=584%2C151&#038;ssl=1" alt="COVID 19 Symptoms Reproduced Courtesy of Public Health England" width="584" height="151" data-recalc-dims="1" /></p> <p>All Tile Doctors are aware to look out for the known symptoms of High Temperature and New Continuous Cough. We are aware of the need to self-isolate should it be necessary and should this be the case we will contact you to postpone. We also ask you monitor your own health and contact us should it be necessary for you to postpone for the same reason. Should you be in a high-risk group we recommend contacting us to re-arrange a visit to later in the year.</p> <p>Naturally the situation could change very quickly and therefore we will no longer ask for any official notice should you wish to postpone or cancel a booking, however we would appreciate a phone call.</p> <p>Our Tile Doctors are aware of the guidelines and will carry out a risk assessment at every premises they visit. They also understand the importance of observing the following whilst on site:</p> <ul> <li>Avoiding Physical Contact</li> <li>The importance of Social Distancing</li> <li>Wearing single use Gloves and Overshoes</li> <li>Regular hand washing and use of liquid sanitiser</li> <li>Cleaning Equipment with Detergent after use</li> </ul> <p>We are monitoring Government guidance and will ensure we continually adjust our working practices as required and endeavour to keep you informed. These are challenging times that are impossible to predict, the key is to stay safe and accepting of late changes should they occur.</p> <p>Regards</p> <p><strong>Barry Woodward</strong><br /> <strong>Oxfordshire Tile Doctor</strong><br /> #TileDoctorUK #weareinthistogether #pulltogether #staystrong</p> <p>For more information about Covid-19 virus we recommend the following sources:<br /> <a href="https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/</a><br /> <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/coronavirus-covid-19-list-of-guidance" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/coronavirus-covid-19-list-of-guidance</a><br /> <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/covid-19-track-coronavirus-cases" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/covid-19-track-coronavirus-cases</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://oxfordshire.tiledoctor.biz/working-with-tile-doctor-through-the-covid-19-pandemic/">Working Through COVID-19</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://oxfordshire.tiledoctor.biz">Oxfordshire Tile Doctor</a>.</p> Working Through COVID-19 https://nottinghamshire.tiledoctor.biz/working-with-tile-doctor-through-the-covid-19-pandemic/ Nottinghamshire Tile Doctor urn:uuid:4c5146e5-7d76-080a-ce67-663b22c27f78 Mon, 23 Mar 2020 14:57:46 +0000 <p>Due to the impact of the Covid-19 Coronavirus it’s become necessary to change our working practices in-line with government guidelines and to take action to minimise health risks to you and our team.  At present, none of our team are showing any symptoms of the virus so we are continuing home visits for quotes and [&#8230;]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://nottinghamshire.tiledoctor.biz/working-with-tile-doctor-through-the-covid-19-pandemic/">Working Through COVID-19</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://nottinghamshire.tiledoctor.biz">Nottinghamshire Tile Doctor</a>.</p> <p>Due to the impact of the Covid-19 Coronavirus it’s become necessary to change our working practices in-line with government guidelines and to take action to minimise health risks to you and our team.  At present, none of our team are showing any symptoms of the virus so we are continuing home visits for quotes and to complete scheduled works should it be safe to do so.</p> <p>All Tile Doctors are aware to look out for the known symptoms of High Temperature and New Continuous Cough. We are aware of the need to self-isolate should it be necessary and should this be the case we will contact you to postpone. We also ask you monitor your own health and contact us should it be necessary for you to postpone for the same reason. Should you be in a high-risk group we recommend contacting us to re-arrange a visit to later in the year.</p> <p>Naturally the situation could change very quickly and therefore we will no longer ask for any official notice should you wish to postpone or cancel a booking, however we would appreciate a phone call.</p> <p>Our Tile Doctors are aware of the guidelines and will carry out a risk assessment at every premises they visit. They also understand the importance of observing the following whilst on site:</p> <ul> <li>Avoiding Physical Contact</li> <li>The importance of Social Distancing</li> <li>Wearing single use Gloves and Overshoes</li> <li>Regular hand washing and use of liquid sanitiser</li> <li>Cleaning Equipment with Detergent after use</li> </ul> <p>We are monitoring Government guidance and will ensure we continually adjust our working practices as required and endeavour to keep you informed. These are challenging times that are impossible to predict, the key is to stay safe and accepting of late changes should they occur.</p> <p>Regards</p> <p><strong>Steve Carpenter</strong><br /> <strong>Nottinghamshire Tile Doctor</strong><br /> #TileDoctorUK #weareinthistogether #pulltogether #staystrong</p> <p>For more information about Covid-19 virus we recommend the following sources:<br /> <a href="https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/</a><br /> <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/coronavirus-covid-19-list-of-guidance" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/coronavirus-covid-19-list-of-guidance</a><br /> <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/covid-19-track-coronavirus-cases" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/covid-19-track-coronavirus-cases</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://nottinghamshire.tiledoctor.biz/working-with-tile-doctor-through-the-covid-19-pandemic/">Working Through COVID-19</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://nottinghamshire.tiledoctor.biz">Nottinghamshire Tile Doctor</a>.</p> Working Through COVID-19 https://northwestyorkshire.tiledoctor.biz/working-with-tile-doctor-through-the-covid-19-pandemic/ North West Yorkshire Tile Doctor urn:uuid:1214d9e2-b4a7-3fd0-215f-5eacac86f1de Mon, 23 Mar 2020 14:57:43 +0000 <p>Due to the impact of the Covid-19 Coronavirus it’s become necessary to change our working practices in-line with government guidelines and to take action to minimise health risks to you and our team.  At present, none of our team are showing any symptoms of the virus so we are continuing home visits for quotes and [&#8230;]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://northwestyorkshire.tiledoctor.biz/working-with-tile-doctor-through-the-covid-19-pandemic/">Working Through COVID-19</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://northwestyorkshire.tiledoctor.biz">North West Yorkshire Tile Doctor</a>.</p> <p>Due to the impact of the Covid-19 Coronavirus it’s become necessary to change our working practices in-line with government guidelines and to take action to minimise health risks to you and our team.  At present, none of our team are showing any symptoms of the virus so we are continuing home visits for quotes and to complete scheduled works should it be safe to do so.</p> <p>All Tile Doctors are aware to look out for the known symptoms of High Temperature and New Continuous Cough. We are aware of the need to self-isolate should it be necessary and should this be the case we will contact you to postpone. We also ask you monitor your own health and contact us should it be necessary for you to postpone for the same reason. Should you be in a high-risk group we recommend contacting us to re-arrange a visit to later in the year.</p> <p>Naturally the situation could change very quickly and therefore we will no longer ask for any official notice should you wish to postpone or cancel a booking, however we would appreciate a phone call.</p> <p>Our Tile Doctors are aware of the guidelines and will carry out a risk assessment at every premises they visit. They also understand the importance of observing the following whilst on site:</p> <ul> <li>Avoiding Physical Contact</li> <li>The importance of Social Distancing</li> <li>Wearing single use Gloves and Overshoes</li> <li>Regular hand washing and use of liquid sanitiser</li> <li>Cleaning Equipment with Detergent after use</li> </ul> <p>We are monitoring Government guidance and will ensure we continually adjust our working practices as required and endeavour to keep you informed. These are challenging times that are impossible to predict, the key is to stay safe and accepting of late changes should they occur.</p> <p>Regards</p> <p><strong>Nigel Stoker</strong><br /> <strong>North West Yorkshire Tile Doctor</strong><br /> #TileDoctorUK #weareinthistogether #pulltogether #staystrong</p> <p>For more information about Covid-19 virus we recommend the following sources:<br /> <a href="https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/</a><br /> <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/coronavirus-covid-19-list-of-guidance" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/coronavirus-covid-19-list-of-guidance</a><br /> <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/covid-19-track-coronavirus-cases" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/covid-19-track-coronavirus-cases</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://northwestyorkshire.tiledoctor.biz/working-with-tile-doctor-through-the-covid-19-pandemic/">Working Through COVID-19</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://northwestyorkshire.tiledoctor.biz">North West Yorkshire Tile Doctor</a>.</p> Working Through COVID-19 https://north-essex.tiledoctor.biz/working-with-tile-doctor-through-the-covid-19-pandemic/ North Essex Tile Doctor urn:uuid:76f7fc75-9fe9-bdc7-a1ca-28cb0130d92b Mon, 23 Mar 2020 14:57:41 +0000 <p>Due to the impact of the Covid-19 Coronavirus it’s become necessary to change our working practices in-line with government guidelines and to take action to minimise health risks to you and our team.  At present, none of our team are showing any symptoms of the virus so we are continuing home visits for quotes and [&#8230;]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://north-essex.tiledoctor.biz/working-with-tile-doctor-through-the-covid-19-pandemic/">Working Through COVID-19</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://north-essex.tiledoctor.biz">North Essex Tile Doctor</a>.</p> <p>Due to the impact of the Covid-19 Coronavirus it’s become necessary to change our working practices in-line with government guidelines and to take action to minimise health risks to you and our team.  At present, none of our team are showing any symptoms of the virus so we are continuing home visits for quotes and to complete scheduled works should it be safe to do so.</p> <p>All Tile Doctors are aware to look out for the known symptoms of High Temperature and New Continuous Cough. We are aware of the need to self-isolate should it be necessary and should this be the case we will contact you to postpone. We also ask you monitor your own health and contact us should it be necessary for you to postpone for the same reason. Should you be in a high-risk group we recommend contacting us to re-arrange a visit to later in the year.</p> <p>Naturally the situation could change very quickly and therefore we will no longer ask for any official notice should you wish to postpone or cancel a booking, however we would appreciate a phone call.</p> <p>Our Tile Doctors are aware of the guidelines and will carry out a risk assessment at every premises they visit. They also understand the importance of observing the following whilst on site:</p> <ul> <li>Avoiding Physical Contact</li> <li>The importance of Social Distancing</li> <li>Wearing single use Gloves and Overshoes</li> <li>Regular hand washing and use of liquid sanitiser</li> <li>Cleaning Equipment with Detergent after use</li> </ul> <p>We are monitoring Government guidance and will ensure we continually adjust our working practices as required and endeavour to keep you informed. These are challenging times that are impossible to predict, the key is to stay safe and accepting of late changes should they occur.</p> <p>Regards</p> <p><strong>Dean Copping</strong><br /> <strong>North Essex Tile Doctor</strong><br /> #TileDoctorUK #weareinthistogether #pulltogether #staystrong</p> <p>For more information about Covid-19 virus we recommend the following sources:<br /> <a href="https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/</a><br /> <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/coronavirus-covid-19-list-of-guidance" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/coronavirus-covid-19-list-of-guidance</a><br /> <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/covid-19-track-coronavirus-cases" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/covid-19-track-coronavirus-cases</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://north-essex.tiledoctor.biz/working-with-tile-doctor-through-the-covid-19-pandemic/">Working Through COVID-19</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://north-essex.tiledoctor.biz">North Essex Tile Doctor</a>.</p> Working Through COVID-19 https://north-cumbria.tiledoctor.biz/working-with-tile-doctor-through-the-covid-19-pandemic/ North Cumbria Tile Doctor urn:uuid:c6a1e4ff-09ce-c760-9343-ab9089fb38d4 Mon, 23 Mar 2020 14:09:43 +0000 <p>Due to the impact of the Covid-19 Coronavirus it’s become necessary to change our working practices in-line with government guidelines and to take action to minimise health risks to you and our team.  At present, none of our team are &#8230; <a href="https://north-cumbria.tiledoctor.biz/working-with-tile-doctor-through-the-covid-19-pandemic/">Continue reading <span class="meta-nav">&#8594;</span></a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://north-cumbria.tiledoctor.biz/working-with-tile-doctor-through-the-covid-19-pandemic/">Working Through COVID-19</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://north-cumbria.tiledoctor.biz">North Cumbria Tile Doctor</a>.</p> <p>Due to the impact of the Covid-19 Coronavirus it’s become necessary to change our working practices in-line with government guidelines and to take action to minimise health risks to you and our team.  At present, none of our team are showing any symptoms of the virus so we are continuing home visits for quotes and to complete scheduled works should it be safe to do so.</p> <p><img class="size-full wp-image-1933" src="https://north-cumbria.tiledoctor.biz/wp-content/uploads/sites/25/2020/03/COVID-19-Symptoms.jpg" alt="COVID 19 Symptoms Reproduced Courtesy of Public Health England" width="835" height="216" /></p> <p>All Tile Doctors are aware to look out for the known symptoms of High Temperature and New Continuous Cough. We are aware of the need to self-isolate should it be necessary and should this be the case we will contact you to postpone. We also ask you monitor your own health and contact us should it be necessary for you to postpone for the same reason. Should you be in a high-risk group we recommend contacting us to re-arrange a visit to later in the year.</p> <p>Naturally the situation could change very quickly and therefore we will no longer ask for any official notice should you wish to postpone or cancel a booking, however we would appreciate a phone call.</p> <p>Our Tile Doctors are aware of the guidelines and will carry out a risk assessment at every premises they visit. They also understand the importance of observing the following whilst on site:</p> <ul> <li>Avoiding Physical Contact</li> <li>The importance of Social Distancing</li> <li>Wearing single use Gloves and Overshoes</li> <li>Regular hand washing and use of liquid sanitiser</li> <li>Cleaning Equipment with Detergent after use</li> </ul> <p>We are monitoring Government guidance and will ensure we continually adjust our working practices as required and endeavour to keep you informed. These are challenging times that are impossible to predict, the key is to stay safe and accepting of late changes should they occur.</p> <p>Regards</p> <p><strong>Heidi Taylor</strong><br /> <strong>North Cumbria Tile Doctor</strong><br /> #TileDoctorUK #weareinthistogether #pulltogether #staystrong</p> <p>For more information about Covid-19 virus we recommend the following sources:<br /> <a href="https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/</a><br /> <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/coronavirus-covid-19-list-of-guidance" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/coronavirus-covid-19-list-of-guidance</a><br /> <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/covid-19-track-coronavirus-cases" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/covid-19-track-coronavirus-cases</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://north-cumbria.tiledoctor.biz/working-with-tile-doctor-through-the-covid-19-pandemic/">Working Through COVID-19</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://north-cumbria.tiledoctor.biz">North Cumbria Tile Doctor</a>.</p> Working Through COVID-19 https://norfolk.tiledoctor.biz/working-with-tile-doctor-through-the-covid-19-pandemic/ Norfolk Tile Doctor urn:uuid:58fd6600-a3a7-9e70-6e6d-fb12e677011f Mon, 23 Mar 2020 14:03:14 +0000 <p>Due to the impact of the Covid-19 Coronavirus it’s become necessary to change our working practices in-line with government guidelines and to take action to minimise health risks to you and our team.  At present, none of our team are &#8230; <a href="https://norfolk.tiledoctor.biz/working-with-tile-doctor-through-the-covid-19-pandemic/">Continue reading <span class="meta-nav">&#8594;</span></a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://norfolk.tiledoctor.biz/working-with-tile-doctor-through-the-covid-19-pandemic/">Working Through COVID-19</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://norfolk.tiledoctor.biz">Norfolk Tile Doctor</a>.</p> <p>Due to the impact of the Covid-19 Coronavirus it’s become necessary to change our working practices in-line with government guidelines and to take action to minimise health risks to you and our team.  At present, none of our team are showing any symptoms of the virus so we are continuing home visits for quotes and to complete scheduled works should it be safe to do so.</p> <p><img class="size-full wp-image-1933" src="https://norfolk.tiledoctor.biz/wp-content/uploads/sites/60/2020/03/COVID-19-Symptoms.jpg" alt="COVID 19 Symptoms Reproduced Courtesy of Public Health England" width="835" height="216" /></p> <p>All Tile Doctors are aware to look out for the known symptoms of High Temperature and New Continuous Cough. We are aware of the need to self-isolate should it be necessary and should this be the case we will contact you to postpone. We also ask you monitor your own health and contact us should it be necessary for you to postpone for the same reason. Should you be in a high-risk group we recommend contacting us to re-arrange a visit to later in the year.</p> <p>Naturally the situation could change very quickly and therefore we will no longer ask for any official notice should you wish to postpone or cancel a booking, however we would appreciate a phone call.</p> <p>Our Tile Doctors are aware of the guidelines and will carry out a risk assessment at every premises they visit. They also understand the importance of observing the following whilst on site:</p> <ul> <li>Avoiding Physical Contact</li> <li>The importance of Social Distancing</li> <li>Wearing single use Gloves and Overshoes</li> <li>Regular hand washing and use of liquid sanitiser</li> <li>Cleaning Equipment with Detergent after use</li> </ul> <p>We are monitoring Government guidance and will ensure we continually adjust our working practices as required and endeavour to keep you informed. These are challenging times that are impossible to predict, the key is to stay safe and accepting of late changes should they occur.</p> <p>Regards</p> <p><strong>Nick White</strong><br /> <strong>Norfolk Tile Doctor</strong><br /> #TileDoctorUK #weareinthistogether #pulltogether #staystrong</p> <p>For more information about Covid-19 virus we recommend the following sources:<br /> <a href="https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/</a><br /> <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/coronavirus-covid-19-list-of-guidance" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/coronavirus-covid-19-list-of-guidance</a><br /> <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/covid-19-track-coronavirus-cases" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/covid-19-track-coronavirus-cases</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://norfolk.tiledoctor.biz/working-with-tile-doctor-through-the-covid-19-pandemic/">Working Through COVID-19</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://norfolk.tiledoctor.biz">Norfolk Tile Doctor</a>.</p> Working Through COVID-19 https://lincolnshire.tiledoctor.biz/working-with-tile-doctor-through-the-covid-19-pandemic/ Lincolnshire Tile Doctor urn:uuid:eeedd9ce-f4cb-7a5f-6bb0-eaf2e32e5255 Mon, 23 Mar 2020 14:00:57 +0000 <p>Due to the impact of the Covid-19 Coronavirus it’s become necessary to change our working practices in-line with government guidelines and to take action to minimise health risks to you and our team.  At present, none of our team are &#8230; <a href="https://lincolnshire.tiledoctor.biz/working-with-tile-doctor-through-the-covid-19-pandemic/">Continue reading <span class="meta-nav">&#8594;</span></a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://lincolnshire.tiledoctor.biz/working-with-tile-doctor-through-the-covid-19-pandemic/">Working Through COVID-19</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://lincolnshire.tiledoctor.biz">Lincolnshire Tile Doctor</a>.</p> <p>Due to the impact of the Covid-19 Coronavirus it’s become necessary to change our working practices in-line with government guidelines and to take action to minimise health risks to you and our team.  At present, none of our team are showing any symptoms of the virus so we are continuing home visits for quotes and to complete scheduled works should it be safe to do so.</p> <p><img class="size-full wp-image-1933" src="https://lincolnshire.tiledoctor.biz/wp-content/uploads/sites/4/2020/03/COVID-19-Symptoms.jpg" alt="COVID 19 Symptoms Reproduced Courtesy of Public Health England" width="835" height="216" /></p> <p>All Tile Doctors are aware to look out for the known symptoms of High Temperature and New Continuous Cough. We are aware of the need to self-isolate should it be necessary and should this be the case we will contact you to postpone. We also ask you monitor your own health and contact us should it be necessary for you to postpone for the same reason. Should you be in a high-risk group we recommend contacting us to re-arrange a visit to later in the year.</p> <p>Naturally the situation could change very quickly and therefore we will no longer ask for any official notice should you wish to postpone or cancel a booking, however we would appreciate a phone call.</p> <p>Our Tile Doctors are aware of the guidelines and will carry out a risk assessment at every premises they visit. They also understand the importance of observing the following whilst on site:</p> <ul> <li>Avoiding Physical Contact</li> <li>The importance of Social Distancing</li> <li>Wearing single use Gloves and Overshoes</li> <li>Regular hand washing and use of liquid sanitiser</li> <li>Cleaning Equipment with Detergent after use</li> </ul> <p>We are monitoring Government guidance and will ensure we continually adjust our working practices as required and endeavour to keep you informed. These are challenging times that are impossible to predict, the key is to stay safe and accepting of late changes should they occur.</p> <p>Regards</p> <p><strong>Phil Barrs</strong><br /> <strong>Lincolnshire Tile Doctor</strong><br /> #TileDoctorUK #weareinthistogether #pulltogether #staystrong</p> <p>For more information about Covid-19 virus we recommend the following sources:<br /> <a href="https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/</a><br /> <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/coronavirus-covid-19-list-of-guidance" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/coronavirus-covid-19-list-of-guidance</a><br /> <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/covid-19-track-coronavirus-cases" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/covid-19-track-coronavirus-cases</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://lincolnshire.tiledoctor.biz/working-with-tile-doctor-through-the-covid-19-pandemic/">Working Through COVID-19</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://lincolnshire.tiledoctor.biz">Lincolnshire Tile Doctor</a>.</p> Working Through COVID-19 https://leicestershire.tiledoctor.biz/working-with-tile-doctor-through-the-covid-19-pandemic/ Leicestershire Tile Doctor urn:uuid:583de5b0-87b2-5dc3-5344-f15e2e17b5d5 Mon, 23 Mar 2020 13:58:25 +0000 <p>Due to the impact of the Covid-19 Coronavirus it’s become necessary to change our working practices in-line with government guidelines and to take action to minimise health risks to you and our team.  At present, none of our team are &#8230; <a href="https://leicestershire.tiledoctor.biz/working-with-tile-doctor-through-the-covid-19-pandemic/">Continue reading <span class="meta-nav">&#8594;</span></a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://leicestershire.tiledoctor.biz/working-with-tile-doctor-through-the-covid-19-pandemic/">Working Through COVID-19</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://leicestershire.tiledoctor.biz">Leicestershire Tile Doctor</a>.</p> <p>Due to the impact of the Covid-19 Coronavirus it’s become necessary to change our working practices in-line with government guidelines and to take action to minimise health risks to you and our team.  At present, none of our team are showing any symptoms of the virus so we are continuing home visits for quotes and to complete scheduled works should it be safe to do so.</p> <p><img class="size-full wp-image-1933" src="https://leicestershire.tiledoctor.biz/wp-content/uploads/sites/6/2020/03/COVID-19-Symptoms.jpg" alt="COVID 19 Symptoms Reproduced Courtesy of Public Health England" width="835" height="216" /></p> <p>All Tile Doctors are aware to look out for the known symptoms of High Temperature and New Continuous Cough. We are aware of the need to self-isolate should it be necessary and should this be the case we will contact you to postpone. We also ask you monitor your own health and contact us should it be necessary for you to postpone for the same reason. Should you be in a high-risk group we recommend contacting us to re-arrange a visit to later in the year.</p> <p>Naturally the situation could change very quickly and therefore we will no longer ask for any official notice should you wish to postpone or cancel a booking, however we would appreciate a phone call.</p> <p>Our Tile Doctors are aware of the guidelines and will carry out a risk assessment at every premises they visit. They also understand the importance of observing the following whilst on site:</p> <ul> <li>Avoiding Physical Contact</li> <li>The importance of Social Distancing</li> <li>Wearing single use Gloves and Overshoes</li> <li>Regular hand washing and use of liquid sanitiser</li> <li>Cleaning Equipment with Detergent after use</li> </ul> <p>We are monitoring Government guidance and will ensure we continually adjust our working practices as required and endeavour to keep you informed. These are challenging times that are impossible to predict, the key is to stay safe and accepting of late changes should they occur.</p> <p>Regards</p> <p><strong>Kay Sylvester</strong><br /> <strong>Leicestershire Tile Doctor</strong><br /> #TileDoctorUK #weareinthistogether #pulltogether #staystrong</p> <p>For more information about Covid-19 virus we recommend the following sources:<br /> <a href="https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/</a><br /> <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/coronavirus-covid-19-list-of-guidance" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/coronavirus-covid-19-list-of-guidance</a><br /> <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/covid-19-track-coronavirus-cases" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/covid-19-track-coronavirus-cases</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://leicestershire.tiledoctor.biz/working-with-tile-doctor-through-the-covid-19-pandemic/">Working Through COVID-19</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://leicestershire.tiledoctor.biz">Leicestershire Tile Doctor</a>.</p> Working Through COVID-19 https://kent.tiledoctor.biz/working-with-tile-doctor-through-the-covid-19-pandemic/ West Kent Tile Doctor urn:uuid:89b75433-3eda-b468-5a64-8b0626d32938 Mon, 23 Mar 2020 13:55:37 +0000 <p>Due to the impact of the Covid-19 Coronavirus it’s become necessary to change our working practices in-line with government guidelines and to take action to minimise health risks to you and our team.  At present, none of our team are &#8230; <a href="https://kent.tiledoctor.biz/working-with-tile-doctor-through-the-covid-19-pandemic/">Continue reading <span class="meta-nav">&#8594;</span></a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://kent.tiledoctor.biz/working-with-tile-doctor-through-the-covid-19-pandemic/">Working Through COVID-19</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://kent.tiledoctor.biz">West Kent Tile Doctor</a>.</p> <p>Due to the impact of the Covid-19 Coronavirus it’s become necessary to change our working practices in-line with government guidelines and to take action to minimise health risks to you and our team.  At present, none of our team are showing any symptoms of the virus so we are continuing home visits for quotes and to complete scheduled works should it be safe to do so.</p> <p><img class="size-full wp-image-1933" src="https://kent.tiledoctor.biz/wp-content/uploads/sites/11/2020/03/COVID-19-Symptoms.jpg" alt="COVID 19 Symptoms Reproduced Courtesy of Public Health England" width="835" height="216" /></p> <p>All Tile Doctors are aware to look out for the known symptoms of High Temperature and New Continuous Cough. We are aware of the need to self-isolate should it be necessary and should this be the case we will contact you to postpone. We also ask you monitor your own health and contact us should it be necessary for you to postpone for the same reason. Should you be in a high-risk group we recommend contacting us to re-arrange a visit to later in the year.</p> <p>Naturally the situation could change very quickly and therefore we will no longer ask for any official notice should you wish to postpone or cancel a booking, however we would appreciate a phone call.</p> <p>Our Tile Doctors are aware of the guidelines and will carry out a risk assessment at every premises they visit. They also understand the importance of observing the following whilst on site:</p> <ul> <li>Avoiding Physical Contact</li> <li>The importance of Social Distancing</li> <li>Wearing single use Gloves and Overshoes</li> <li>Regular hand washing and use of liquid sanitiser</li> <li>Cleaning Equipment with Detergent after use</li> </ul> <p>We are monitoring Government guidance and will ensure we continually adjust our working practices as required and endeavour to keep you informed. These are challenging times that are impossible to predict, the key is to stay safe and accepting of late changes should they occur.</p> <p>Regards</p> <p><strong>Jason Gates</strong><br /> <strong>Kent Tile Doctor</strong><br /> #TileDoctorUK #weareinthistogether #pulltogether #staystrong</p> <p>For more information about Covid-19 virus we recommend the following sources:<br /> <a href="https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/</a><br /> <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/coronavirus-covid-19-list-of-guidance" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/coronavirus-covid-19-list-of-guidance</a><br /> <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/covid-19-track-coronavirus-cases" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/covid-19-track-coronavirus-cases</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://kent.tiledoctor.biz/working-with-tile-doctor-through-the-covid-19-pandemic/">Working Through COVID-19</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://kent.tiledoctor.biz">West Kent Tile Doctor</a>.</p> Working Through COVID-19 https://greater-manchester.tiledoctor.biz/working-with-tile-doctor-through-the-covid-19-pandemic/ Greater Manchester Tile Doctor urn:uuid:971ecb2c-6a36-8987-2354-9bc85df085e0 Mon, 23 Mar 2020 13:53:15 +0000 <p>Due to the impact of the Covid-19 Coronavirus it’s become necessary to change our working practices in-line with government guidelines and to take action to minimise health risks to you and our team.  At present, none of our team are showing any symptoms of the virus so we are continuing home visits for quotes and [&#8230;]</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://greater-manchester.tiledoctor.biz/working-with-tile-doctor-through-the-covid-19-pandemic/">Working Through COVID-19</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://greater-manchester.tiledoctor.biz">Greater Manchester Tile Doctor</a>.</p> <p>Due to the impact of the Covid-19 Coronavirus it’s become necessary to change our working practices in-line with government guidelines and to take action to minimise health risks to you and our team.  At present, none of our team are showing any symptoms of the virus so we are continuing home visits for quotes and to complete scheduled works should it be safe to do so.</p> <p><img class="size-full wp-image-1933" src="https://greater-manchester.tiledoctor.biz/wp-content/uploads/sites/29/2020/03/COVID-19-Symptoms.jpg" alt="COVID 19 Symptoms Reproduced Courtesy of Public Health England" width="835" height="216" /></p> <p>All Tile Doctors are aware to look out for the known symptoms of High Temperature and New Continuous Cough. We are aware of the need to self-isolate should it be necessary and should this be the case we will contact you to postpone. We also ask you monitor your own health and contact us should it be necessary for you to postpone for the same reason. Should you be in a high-risk group we recommend contacting us to re-arrange a visit to later in the year.</p> <p>Naturally the situation could change very quickly and therefore we will no longer ask for any official notice should you wish to postpone or cancel a booking, however we would appreciate a phone call.</p> <p>Our Tile Doctors are aware of the guidelines and will carry out a risk assessment at every premises they visit. They also understand the importance of observing the following whilst on site:</p> <ul> <li>Avoiding Physical Contact</li> <li>The importance of Social Distancing</li> <li>Wearing single use Gloves and Overshoes</li> <li>Regular hand washing and use of liquid sanitiser</li> <li>Cleaning Equipment with Detergent after use</li> </ul> <p>We are monitoring Government guidance and will ensure we continually adjust our working practices as required and endeavour to keep you informed. These are challenging times that are impossible to predict, the key is to stay safe and accepting of late changes should they occur.</p> <p>Regards</p> <p><strong>Alex Logonzy</strong><br /> <strong>Greater Manchester Tile Doctor</strong><br /> #TileDoctorUK #weareinthistogether #pulltogether #staystrong</p> <p>For more information about Covid-19 virus we recommend the following sources:<br /> <a href="https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/</a><br /> <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/coronavirus-covid-19-list-of-guidance" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/coronavirus-covid-19-list-of-guidance</a><br /> <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/covid-19-track-coronavirus-cases" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/covid-19-track-coronavirus-cases</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://greater-manchester.tiledoctor.biz/working-with-tile-doctor-through-the-covid-19-pandemic/">Working Through COVID-19</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://greater-manchester.tiledoctor.biz">Greater Manchester Tile Doctor</a>.</p> Working Through COVID-19 https://east-sussex.tiledoctor.biz/working-with-tile-doctor-through-the-covid-19-pandemic/ East Sussex Tile Doctor urn:uuid:4cdb2506-bd99-572d-3dbb-5cee699ba794 Mon, 23 Mar 2020 13:44:14 +0000 <p>Due to the impact of the Covid-19 Coronavirus it’s become necessary to change our working practices in-line with government guidelines and to take action to minimise health risks to you and our team.  At present, none of our team are &#8230; <a href="https://east-sussex.tiledoctor.biz/working-with-tile-doctor-through-the-covid-19-pandemic/">Continue reading <span class="meta-nav">&#8594;</span></a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://east-sussex.tiledoctor.biz/working-with-tile-doctor-through-the-covid-19-pandemic/">Working Through COVID-19</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://east-sussex.tiledoctor.biz">East Sussex Tile Doctor</a>.</p> <p>Due to the impact of the Covid-19 Coronavirus it’s become necessary to change our working practices in-line with government guidelines and to take action to minimise health risks to you and our team.  At present, none of our team are showing any symptoms of the virus so we are continuing home visits for quotes and to complete scheduled works should it be safe to do so.</p> <p><img class="size-full wp-image-1933" src="https://i2.wp.com/east-sussex.tiledoctor.biz/wp-content/uploads/sites/13/2020/03/COVID-19-Symptoms.jpg?resize=584%2C151&#038;ssl=1" alt="COVID 19 Symptoms Reproduced Courtesy of Public Health England" width="584" height="151" data-recalc-dims="1" /></p> <p>All Tile Doctors are aware to look out for the known symptoms of High Temperature and New Continuous Cough. We are aware of the need to self-isolate should it be necessary and should this be the case we will contact you to postpone. We also ask you monitor your own health and contact us should it be necessary for you to postpone for the same reason. Should you be in a high-risk group we recommend contacting us to re-arrange a visit to later in the year.</p> <p>Naturally the situation could change very quickly and therefore we will no longer ask for any official notice should you wish to postpone or cancel a booking, however we would appreciate a phone call.</p> <p>Our Tile Doctors are aware of the guidelines and will carry out a risk assessment at every premises they visit. They also understand the importance of observing the following whilst on site:</p> <ul> <li>Avoiding Physical Contact</li> <li>The importance of Social Distancing</li> <li>Wearing single use Gloves and Overshoes</li> <li>Regular hand washing and use of liquid sanitiser</li> <li>Cleaning Equipment with Detergent after use</li> </ul> <p>We are monitoring Government guidance and will ensure we continually adjust our working practices as required and endeavour to keep you informed. These are challenging times that are impossible to predict, the key is to stay safe and accepting of late changes should they occur.</p> <p>Regards</p> <p><strong>Mick Conlon</strong><br /> <strong>East Sussex Tile Doctor</strong><br /> #TileDoctorUK #weareinthistogether #pulltogether #staystrong</p> <p>For more information about Covid-19 virus we recommend the following sources:<br /> <a href="https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/</a><br /> <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/coronavirus-covid-19-list-of-guidance" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/coronavirus-covid-19-list-of-guidance</a><br /> <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/covid-19-track-coronavirus-cases" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/covid-19-track-coronavirus-cases</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://east-sussex.tiledoctor.biz/working-with-tile-doctor-through-the-covid-19-pandemic/">Working Through COVID-19</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://east-sussex.tiledoctor.biz">East Sussex Tile Doctor</a>.</p> Working Through COVID-19 https://east-surrey.tiledoctor.biz/working-with-tile-doctor-through-the-covid-19-pandemic/ East Surrey Tile Doctor urn:uuid:5f4b4a80-f1e0-3427-0add-cd6306d55c3a Mon, 23 Mar 2020 13:32:18 +0000 <p>Due to the impact of the Covid-19 Coronavirus it’s become necessary to change our working practices in-line with government guidelines and to take action to minimise health risks to you and our team.  At present, none of our team are &#8230; <a href="https://east-surrey.tiledoctor.biz/working-with-tile-doctor-through-the-covid-19-pandemic/">Continue reading <span class="meta-nav">&#8594;</span></a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://east-surrey.tiledoctor.biz/working-with-tile-doctor-through-the-covid-19-pandemic/">Working Through COVID-19</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://east-surrey.tiledoctor.biz">East Surrey Tile Doctor</a>.</p> <p>Due to the impact of the Covid-19 Coronavirus it’s become necessary to change our working practices in-line with government guidelines and to take action to minimise health risks to you and our team.  At present, none of our team are showing any symptoms of the virus so we are continuing home visits for quotes and to complete scheduled works should it be safe to do so.</p> <p><img class="size-full wp-image-1933" src="https://east-surrey.tiledoctor.biz/wp-content/uploads/sites/7/2020/03/COVID-19-Symptoms-1.jpg" alt="COVID 19 Symptoms Reproduced Courtesy of Public Health England" width="835" height="216" /></p> <p>All Tile Doctors are aware to look out for the known symptoms of High Temperature and New Continuous Cough. We are aware of the need to self-isolate should it be necessary and should this be the case we will contact you to postpone. We also ask you monitor your own health and contact us should it be necessary for you to postpone for the same reason. Should you be in a high-risk group we recommend contacting us to re-arrange a visit to later in the year.</p> <p>Naturally the situation could change very quickly and therefore we will no longer ask for any official notice should you wish to postpone or cancel a booking, however we would appreciate a phone call.</p> <p>Our Tile Doctors are aware of the guidelines and will carry out a risk assessment at every premises they visit. They also understand the importance of observing the following whilst on site:</p> <ul> <li>Avoiding Physical Contact</li> <li>The importance of Social Distancing</li> <li>Wearing single use Gloves and Overshoes</li> <li>Regular hand washing and use of liquid sanitiser</li> <li>Cleaning Equipment with Detergent after use</li> </ul> <p>We are monitoring Government guidance and will ensure we continually adjust our working practices as required and endeavour to keep you informed. These are challenging times that are impossible to predict, the key is to stay safe and accepting of late changes should they occur.</p> <p>Regards</p> <p><strong>Michael Conlon</strong><br /> <strong>East Surrey Tile Doctor</strong><br /> #TileDoctorUK #weareinthistogether #pulltogether #staystrong</p> <p>For more information about Covid-19 virus we recommend the following sources:<br /> <a href="https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/</a><br /> <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/coronavirus-covid-19-list-of-guidance" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/coronavirus-covid-19-list-of-guidance</a><br /> <a href="https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/covid-19-track-coronavirus-cases" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/covid-19-track-coronavirus-cases</a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="https://east-surrey.tiledoctor.biz/working-with-tile-doctor-through-the-covid-19-pandemic/">Working Through COVID-19</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="https://east-surrey.tiledoctor.biz">East Surrey Tile Doctor</a>.</p>