Help with Tile and Stone
Tile Doctor are UK experts in the maintenance of all types of Tile, Stone and Grout; over the years we have developed a set of thoroughly tested methods and products and below you will find links to specialist pages we have put together with advice for the wall and flooring materials widely in use today.
We have the products and experience to deal with all sorts of common problems affecting Tile, Stone and Grout from a full floor restoration, clean and seal renovation through to stain removal. Whatever your problem we have the solution and if you don't want to do the work yourself we can send one of our fully trained Tile Doctors round to do it for you.
Basalt Stone is an Igneous rock or Volcanic rock, formed by a lava flow after a volcano erupts, once cooled down it makes for an excellent hard stone, if somewhat pitted.
Porcelain tiles are a very popular and hard wearing option these days due their durability, water and scratch resistance.
The robust nature of Black Limestone makes it ideal for use as garden paving where it contrasts well against green planting and looks fantastic when wet.
A classic hard wearing tile often utilised in high traffic areas such as reception areas and also often used for outdoor patio areas and porches.
Glazed ceramic tiles are a popular option these days due their durability, water and scratch resistance. Originally tiles were hand-made, today of course most ceramic tiles are automatically manufactured.
Quartz tiles are manmade from compressed particles of crushed stone and mirror glass mixed with resin and then highly polished resutling in a resiliant sparkly finish.
Encaustic tiles are made from cement in a hydraulic press which makes them very durable. Although generally very easy to clean and requiring minimum maintenance they are micro porous and so should be sealed to avoid dirt becoming trapped in the tile.
At Tile Doctor we see Sandstone used a lot as Kitchen flooring, however as with any natural stone it needs to be sealed to protect it and bring out its beauty and colour.
Detailed advice and further information for cleaning and maintaining stone or tiled fireplaces including surrounds and hearths including Limestone, Marble and Sandstone fireplaces.
Slate stone has traditionally been used for centuries as roofing and flooring, the durability of this material ensured its popularity until the introduction of cheaper man made alternatives.
Flagstone is generally a term used for large Blocks of stone which could be Sandstone or Slate, but its not unusual to get Marble and Limestone Flags as well, especially in old Churches and Abbeys.
Terracotta Tiles have been around in certain parts of the world for over two millennia, in fact the word Terracotta means burned earth. These tiles are thicker than most modern tiles giving them strength and durability.
Granite is the main choice for Kitchen and Bathroom counter tops, available in a wide variety of colours and can be shaped into straight or curved patterns to match virtually any requirement.
All the information you need to be able to clean and maintain Terrazzo flooring including polishing.
Limestone is reputed in the international market for its premium quality, toughness and durability. It is often the preferred choice for interior and exterior in both commercial and domestic for flooring.
Travertine tile is a natural material that has unique features that no other stone can offer. It is ideal for commercial and residential use and can be used for floor tile, kitchen flooring, bathroom wall tile, and is often used externally.
Marble is reputed in the international market for its premium quality, toughness and durability. It is often the preferred choice for interior and exterior in both commercial and domestic for flooring.
A hard wearing tile that gives a classic look to any space which is commonly found in the reception areas of older buildings, especially in hallways.
Detailed information of the cleaning of external patio materials from precast concrete, all types of rough, textured or smooth honed stone to Porcelain and Victorian Tiled paths
Tile Doctor has a long background in floor care and can help you maintain your Vinyl tiles including Amtico, Karndean, Altro and Rhino flooring which although durable will require stripping and re-sealing over time.
Contact us for a personal solution to your tile installation problem by calling us on 0345 512 0122 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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