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Stone tiles

 

Solvent sealing

External Balcony stone Tiles

Symptom - tiles going white and soiling - a solvent based sealer had been applied over a water based sealer ... causing the solvent sealer to fail due to water penetration & inadequate "keying" to the surface. 

What Abbott did

Services we provided

  • Tape up painted surfaces
  • Apply unique water based solvent stripper
  • Remove sealer via water pressure cleaning
  • Apply solvent seal directly to tiles
  • Clean up

Featured tip

Advice from the experts

Solvent sealer should be used for exterior applications as waterbased sealer "rehydrate" when water is left to lay on the surface causing it to fail.

Malak Community Centre

Vinyl flooring

 

Strip & Polish (seal)

renewing worn polish

water based sealers are a "sacrifical coating" designed to protect & enhance a vinyl floor, the polish has a limited life span and correct maintenance is critical to it affectiveness.

What Abbott did

Services we provided

  • strip existing sealer
  • remove slurry
  • clean floor
  • relay polish

Featured tip

Advice from the experts

Vinyl floors must be buffed to maintain their lustre, the more you buff a floor, the harder the polish becomes , the easier it is to maintain, the longer will it last!

Malak Community Centre

Ceramic tiles

 

Tile & Grout Cleaning

Machine Scrub

Using specialised non invasive tile cleansers & equipment to remove built up soiling from the the tiles & grout line. Generally caused by heavy traffic movement & incorrect maintenance. 

What Abbott did

Services we provided

  • Apply cleaning solution
  • Allow to "dwell & emulsify"
  • Machine scrub tiles & grout line
  • detail edges by hand
  • Vac & mop clean

Featured tip

Advice from the experts

Treat a ceramic floor like a cleaning glass .. low water ,fast dry. Importantly use a "neutral" cleanser and preferably a micro fibre mop to keep the sparkle in your floor.