Stone sealer is absolutely necessary if you want to maintain a stone in pristine condition. Without it, the soiling and staining familiar with an uncared for surface will become apparent very, very quickly.
Obviously you need to start with a thoroughly clean surface, either on floors or walls, then you can start to building the protection with an appropriate sealer.
The type of stone you have will depend on how it's treated, one sealer will not produce the same result as another, each type of natural stone having different characteristics and consequently differing solutions needed.
Slate, marble, travertine and even block pavers need a sealer that will 'adhere' to the surface or penetrate deeply, allow traction without becoming slippery and above all 'last'.
We find that the longer lasting finish is first by penetration of a protective solution and then a wear layer being applied that can be 'topped up' directly or added to your cleaning water.
Maintenance obviously depends on where your stone is situated and what kind of wear and tear it is likely to endure. Choosing your flooring wisely makes a big difference to the life of the product not just being considered for its looks alone.
Application can be done by by roller, sponge, spray or with a cloth depending on 'as instructed' by your suppliers. Adhering to the instructions will make the difference between succeeding or failing, literally.
After taking considerable time and effort to have the right floor installed an equal consideration should be given to its protection and maintenance by means of good quality products applied and a little TLC afterwards.
As professional applicators our experience allows us to use compatible cleaners, sealers and aftercare products that give the maximum protection and strength to every stone type that we work on.
if you want advise for your project please email.
Periodically you should check that the surface is not becoming dull and worn enough to lose its protection.
With the correct aftercare products you can maintain the life of your chosen stone indefinitely, but does require a maintenance programme being followed after any stone sealer has been applied.
Every time you apply any product, follow the manufacturers instructions to the letter and don't be tempted to 'skip' any of the relevant stages from start to finish.
For external sealing see more at Resiblock.
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!