Monthly Archives: July 2019

TLC for Terrazzo Flooring

Marble, Terrazzo, Limestone, Granite, Stone & Wood Floor Repairs & Maintenance, Diamond Polishing Re-Surfacing & Re-Sealing

 

Terrazzo floor repair is about working with this beautiful material and getting the best possible results. Antique Terrazzo flooring has a character all it’s own, with individual features and imperfections. These add to the charm of ‘terrazzo, and care has to be taken so that the repairs do not stand out like a sore thumb. Years of experience and a range of techniques means excellent results every time. This type of flooring is one of the most durable and long lasting available. When properly repaired and restored, it provides a stunning focal point for any home whatever it’s style. There aren’t many sights more spectacular in a house than a Terrazzo natural stone floor which has been diamond polished.

Loved by interior designers and architects alike, these floors are the first choice of many discerning home owners. They are also favoured for use in hospitals, schools, restaurants, hotels, shops and many other areas that require a tough, all purpose floor. It can be installed using a poured in place epoxy method, pre-cast, or a cement blend.

Just a regular brush and mop is needed to keep Terrazzo flooring beautiful, but small scratches or areas of damage should be addressed quickly. Cracks and chips can be repaired seamlessly by matching the resin and aggregate, and a high gloss finish will show off the vibrant shades. A polished finish also makes a room seem lighter, and there is no need for additional embellishments such as rugs.

Terrazzo can be deceiving, as there have been many instances where people have moved into a property and taken up carpets or flooring to discover Terrazzo underneath. The floor may be dull and damaged leading them to think it needs to be removed. This is usually not the case and even cracked and scratched Terrazzo will look amazing once repaired, treated and polished. Always consult the experts about your Terrazzo flooring, you’ll be very glad you did.

Wood Flooring Repair, In Situ Stone Tile Replacement. Supermarkets, Universities, Offices, Public Buildings. Staircase Refurbishment & Repair

Renovate or Relocate?

Marble, Terrazzo, Limestone, Granite, Stone & Wood Floor Repairs & Maintenance, Diamond Polishing Re-Surfacing & Re-Sealing

Renovating and revamping your living space is a great way to have the home you desire without having to up sticks and relocate. Kitchens and bathrooms are high on the list of favourite renovations in the UK, closely followed by extensions and conversions. The trend towards renovation rather than relocation began several years ago because of the rise in house prices. The concept caught on, with many choosing to change and redesign their property to their exact preferences where possible.

Kitchens

Kitchen renovations are a hot topic throughout the UK, as this room is one of the most important in the home. Much time is spent here chatting with family and friends over tea or coffee, cooking, eating or even doing homework. Even with a modest budget, a kitchen renovation can bring dramatic changes to your lifestyle.

Bathrooms

The bathroom is another priority for home owners when it comes to upgrading and improving. The layout may be something that needs rethinking, as sometimes little thought seems to have gone into the positioning of toilets etc. As with the kitchen, there are now a number of water and energy saving features available that will ultimately save you money.

Extensions

In general a floor level extension will cost less than a loft or basement conversion, as there is usually less structural work needed. Popular across the board are conservatories, which also offer a major advantage when it comes to selling your property. These home improvements can transform your space, and can provide an area for a kitchen diner if desired. This provides plenty of daylight and will merge the garden and home where stunning multi-fold doors are installed.

Conversions

Valuable space can be added to the home with a loft or basement conversion, without interfering with other parts of the home or garden. It’s important to think about the design of stairways and windows or skylights. Building specialists like Multi Building Services can advise on aspects like this. Smart storage solutions are also a good idea in these compact spaces. Basement conversions are ideal for maximising usable living space, and the floor can be lowered also for additional space. As with loft conversions, it is important to create a solid structure, that is watertight for a successful result.

Wood Flooring Repair, In Situ Stone Tile Replacement. Supermarkets, Universities, Offices, Public Buildings. Staircase Refurbishment & Repair