Servicing the county of Hampshire Charles Okwechime is your local specialist for tile cleaning, stone cleaning, grout cleaning and tile, stone and grout sealing covering the restoration of all types of stone and tile.
Coarse 17 inch 200 grit milling pad with DRB (Diamond Router Bit) segments for milling rough or uneven stone floors and resolving lippage issues.
Help with Tile and Stone > Fireplace Cleaning
The advice below will help you deep clean and maintain stone or tiled Fireplace surrounds and hearths to a good standard and protect them from soot and other staining going forward.
Apply Tile Doctor Oxy-Gel Tile & Grout cleaner with a brush to the surround, hearth and wall plate, leave to dwell for 25 minutes then clean with soft and hard brushes depending of level of staining.
ROUGH/RIVEN FIREPLACE: If further cleaning is required on rough/riven stone fireplaces repeat the above process using harder brushes until dirt has been removed and increase Oxy-Gel dwell time.
SMOOTH MATT FINISH: If further cleaning is required on smooth or Matt finish stone fireplaces try using Tile Doctor Diamond Blocks, starting with a green 60 grit , ( spray water on the surface to clean with each block ) then use the 100 black Grit, followed by the red 200 and yellow 400 grit, and again rinsed off with water, the Diamond blocks are very good at working into edges and corners where dirt and muck can lay in place, make sure you cover the whole surface to be cleaned with each block with special emphasis on using the green block first as this will remove scratches’, trapped dirt, soot etc.
Rinse off with water and soft sponges to remove any cleaning solution and soil, then extract moisture using a wet vacuum, allow to dry for 12 hours or more before sealing.
For a natural look finish use a single coat of Tile Doctor Ultra-Seal which works really well on light coloured stone; alternately use Tile Doctor Colour Grow to enhance the look of dark coloured stone. Both are matt sealers and suitable for use on Wood, Gas or Coal burning fireplace’s and stoves.
Most sealers break down after 2-3 years (depending on usage and cleaning products used) so for regular cleaning use a sealer friendly cleaning product such as Neutral Tile Cleaner which has been especially formulated for the regular cleaning of Sealed Stone and Tile surfaces keeping them fresh with a pleasant mint scent.
POLISHED STONE FIREPLACES
Don’t attempt to reseal these types of tiles yourself. Seek professional help as you will need experience, machinery and the correct products and procedure in order to take out scratches, marks and re-polish. Your local Tile Doctor would be happy to advise you on this, you contact them via the: Tile Doctor Home Service Page.
For many examples of Limestone cleaning and sealing activities carried out by UK Tile Doctors please visit http://fireplace.tilecleaning.co.uk
Recommend Fireplace Cleaning Products
When using our products please take time to familiarise yourself with the directions on the back of the bottle first.
Black 120 grit diamond burnishing block ideal for use in restricted spaces. Use only Water.
Green 60 grit diamond burnishing block ideal for use in restricted spaces. Use only Water.
Red 200 grit diamond burnishing block ideal for use in restricted spaces. Use only Water.
Set of four hand use burnishing blocks in 60, 100, 200 and 400 grit blocks ideal for use in restricted spaces. Use only Water.
Yellow 400 grit diamond burnishing block ideal for use in restricted spaces. Use only Water.
Colour Grow, is a solvent based colour intensifying sealer that provides durable surface protection as well as allowing the surface to breath and enhance colour.
Tile Doctor Oxy-Gel is a Strong Alkaline Based Gel cleaner and degreaser which works well on Vertical surfaces where a long dwell time is required.
Premium, no-sheen, natural-look, solvent-based penetrating sealer formulated to provide maximum stain protection, especially in food preparation and serving areas.
Contact us for a personal solution to your tile installation problem by calling us on 0845 652 4652 or e-mail Info@TileDoctor.co.uk. Please include as much detail about your issue as possible and if you feel it will help attach a photograph. Our Tile Doctor have many years of experience of dealing with the typical issues that people experience and were confident we can find the right solution.
Alternately take a look at one of our dedicated sites below where we detail real examples of issues faced by our customers and how they were resolved.
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