Cleaning stone effectively simply means using the correct solution for the type of stone you have.
This is not as complicated as it might seem, particularly if you're using 'neutral cleaners' that don't affect the surface that needs to be cleaned.
How do you know if it's a neutral stone cleaning solution?
To give an insight to what you should be looking for use this scale as a guide: 1- 14 is a scale of ph values.
The closer you are to 1, the more acidic a product is and the closer you are to 14, the more alkaline a product will be. if you find a neutral cleaner at 7 generally this is safe to use but caution must be taken to ensure it's right for the stone you're cleaning.
Both strong acids AND strong alkaline can damage some stones but by reading labels at least you'll have an idea of the ph value, taking preventative measures not to use something that could potentially ruin your stone floors or walls.
Neutral stone cleaners are your safest option, however, read labels and phone the technical numbers on labelling as these are the experts for the products you might use possibly not the staff where it is stocked.
The technical knowledge of 'the experts' 99.9% of the time, far exceeds that of somebody selling 100 or more products for cleaning stone, from varying suppliers.
Alternatively email or phone us and we'll help wherever possible.
Once you have satisfactorily completed your stone cleaning AND allowed it to completely dry, you can then proceed to seal it, maintaining the nice new finish.
Depending on the type of finish you want, you can seal your stone with one of a number of sealants that will produce no visible change, a deeper shade, a sheen or even a polished effect.
This doesn't always happen with one solution but can take separate coatings to achieve the result you're after.
Alternatively, washing with an enhancer will create a longer lasting finish and can be added to at any time. All of the finishing and additional products will have to be compatible to produce a lasting effect.
There are many, many makes available on the market which are confusing to most enthusiasts cleaning stone, but the simplest solutions are always the best even for us professionals.
It's the tools, equipment and machinery that makes it easier for us together with the ability gained over years of practical hands on experience.
For a free survey and quotation anywhere in the areas of Cardiff, Penarth, Newport, Cwmbran & Chepstow (CF & NP) please contact us today.
Also South Wales and The South West of England.
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Mike & Alex Lyons
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NP postcode areas covered
Abercarn, Abergavenny, Abertillery, Beachley, Blackwood, Blaenavon, Blaenau Gwent, Brynmawr, Caerleon, Caerphilly, Caldicot, Chepstow, Crickhowell, Crumlin, Cwmbran, Cwmfelinfach, Ebbw Vale, Forest of Dean, Griffithstown, Hereford, Little Mill, Llandegveth, Magor, Monmouthshire, Newport, Pontllanfraith, Pontypool, Powys, Raglan, Redbrook, Rhymney, Risca, Sedbury, Torfaen, Tredegar, Underwood, Usk, Welsh Newton, Ynysddu.
CF postcode areas covered
Aberdare, Bargoed, Barry, Bridgend, Caerphilly, Cardiff, Cowbridge, Dinas Powys, Ferndale, Hengoed, Llantwit Major, Maesteg, Merthyr Tydfil, Mountain Ash, Penarth, Pentre, Pontyclun, Pontypridd, Porth, Porthcawl, Rhoose, Sully, Tonypandy, Treharris, Treorchy.
Other areas by arrangement.
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Just a small selection of frequent testimonials and recommends received from satisfied customers
Just received a thank you from Mr Phillips, as requested would be happy for you to use the statement below for your website.
"IKEA have used Mr Lyons to assist in tiling works as part of its kitchen installation work completed by IKEA.
Mr Lyons has liaised with our customers using our kitchen installation service and offered them his service to tile walls and floors to complete their dream kitchens.
Our customers have shown great satisfaction with his work and we are happy to refer him when required.
On behalf of IKEA,
Customer Relations Manager
Caring for IKEA customers
A note from Mike
The kitchen design was 'stunning' and I was fortunate enough to be called in to 'complement' the kitchen with my tiling.
I was made welcome by the customers and I would highly recommend Ikea Kitchens without hesitation.
Mike and his team (Luke, Terry and Mike) have just completed a major 4 week total overhaul of our garden.
Great design and implementation under very difficult circumstances.
So refreshing to find people that turn up when they say they will and exceed expectations in their delivery of the project.
Thoroughly recommended, just make sure you have some extra coffee in the house. :-)
Thanks Mike. Fab job.
Chris & Christine Hyde
Very many thanks for carrying out the work at Victoria Mews, Cardiff...
It all looks great in the pictures you sent us by email...
Thank you also for liaising with your electrician Simon Webb on my behalf, for the other work we needed at the house.
Richard and Dana Edwards
Mike is polite, professional and does what he says. Mike and his colleague worked really hard and built an amazing patio for us in Indian sandstone. It really transformed our garden. Highly recommend.
Thank you Mike, it makes such a huge difference to our lives. So happy.
Mike & Alex have carried out various installations for us.
Everything has been done to a high standard and we have been thrilled with the results and the comments by friends and family have been wonderful.
I would recommend Mike & Alex to anyone and will keep using them in the future.
Karen & Anthony Howarth
Thank you so much for your work it looks fantastic!
The work undertaken was done in an extremely professional manner.
You were neat & tidy and everything was explained well at the start AND was completed on time.
Noel & Hayley Corley
When Mike first arrived for the quote he was very professional and punctual to the time given. He measured up and gave the quote as promised the next day. The work was undertaken and completed on time to a very high standard. Mike and Luke were conscientious and very professional and cleaned up at the end of the working day.
In conclusion I would recommend Newport landscaping,they provided excellent quality of work, professional and have already recommended them to family members.
Just wanted to thank Mike and team for turning our nightmare of a garden pond into a dream and refurbishing the paths.
It looks really lovely and its so good to have someone working in your home who cares so much about it.
Very professional and will highly recommend to all my friends.
Thanks again Mike.
Win & Vick Tadd / Cardiff
Mike & Alex
Many thanks for your letter and I like your professional approach to your work.
We are very pleased with the work you completed for us recently.
I found your approach and timing on the job (i.e. arriving when you said you would) giving confidence that the task would be carried out efficiently and well.
We shall certainly use you again if needed also recommend you to friends.
Jennifer & Bob Way
Dear Mike and team,
Just to say how impressed we are with the speed and standard of your work, you have helped us towards achieving something a bit different in a modern house and have impressed all those who have seen your work.
Look forward to yet more excellent creations from you in the future.
Chris and Jude
Called around a good few places for my garden revamp. Some didn’t bother quoting, others just didn’t seem trustworthy. Mike, Luke and Mike all did the job really well in the timeframe they promised. Fit and finish seem excellent, they also took care to clear up afterwards. Recommended!