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Our tile and grout cleaning system is very unique. We have the proper machinery which uses heat up to 250 degrees farenheit (121 degrees Celsius) and pressure between 1000 psi and 3000 psi. No job too small or too big, from a small bathroom to a massive commercial area, nothing is a problem for us at All Aces Services.
All Aces Services can clean and protect your tiles in many ways. We have our own deluxe tile and grout cleaning system, which includes the following seven steps:
We carefully identify the type and style of your tiles.
- Careful movement of your furniture
Most furniture will be moved.
- Dry sweep the area
To remove dry soiling and large particles.
- Apply a specialised cleaning solution
Different tiles require different chemicals to achieve the best results.
- High temperature and high pressure cleaning and extraction with powerful truckmount steam extraction (State of the art equipment)
No splash, No mess, No standing in water.
- Dry Mop floors
Mop or wipe over your tiles with drying towels.
- Dry the area
We place high-speed air movers to blow dry your floors.
Now that your tiles and grout are clean, how can you protect them?
Tile and Grout Protection
There are four options for protecting your tiles and grout. All Aces Services can re-colour or do different types of sealing.
- Grout Sealing
Have your grout sealed with a natural look penetrating sealer. This prevents penetration by liquids therefore preventing stains. We recommend this service.
- Tile and Grout Sealing - natural look
If you have porous tiles such as terracotta, sandstone, or just plain concrete, we can seal it with a penetrating natural look sealer. Your tiles will retain their natural look and texture, just like new, whilst repelling water, oil and soil.
- Tile and Grout Sealing - wet look
If you prefer a "wet look" of gloss and satin sealers, we can help you too.We can strip and seal your slate floors and restore it to a new looking condition.
- Grout Re-colouring
How about re-colouring your grout? Is it a dull boring grey? We can re-colour your grout in one of eight new colours to complement your tile and decor.
- Note: We cannot perform building work valued in excess of $3,300.
Our range of coatings includes both solvent based solutions and water based emulsions. These products soak into the pores and build up on the surface – acting as a physical barrier to prevent water, oil and dirt from entering pores. Coatings will give a glazed appearance on the surface and should only be used on relatively porous surfaces such as slate, sandstone, and concrete.
Our penetrating sealers are based on state of the art technology from around the globe. These products deeply impregnate the pores and generally leave the stone/tile unchanged in appearance. The resin lines the pores of the substrate and creates a multi-dimensional network which repels the water and/or oil (depending on the resin). Because the pore is lined, not filled, it allows water vapour to escape (allowing the stone/tile to breathe), while providing protection from surface staining.
Cleaning prior to sealing and ongoing maintenance is vitally important to get the maximum performance from the sealers. Our cleaners are designed for stone and solvents and strippers are proven for maximum effectiveness in this market.
NEW BIO-SAFE TECHNOLOGY™
BIO-SAFE TECHNOLOGY ™ is the environmentally friendly alternative to petro-chemical solvent based sealers – but still with the same high level of penetration and performance of our regular penetrating sealers. This product complies to environmental standard, GECA23-2005- Architectural & Protective Coatings and can be reviewed by visiting www.GECA.org.au
Identification of Natural Stone
What Types of Rock are there??
- Igneous Rock is formed when magma cools underground and crystallizes or when it erupts onto the surface of the ground, cools and crystallizes. Magma that erupts on to the surface is called lava. When magma cools slowly underground the crystals are large enough to see. When it cools quickly on the surface, the crystals are very small and you would need a magnifier or a microscope to see them. Sometimes, when the magma cools very quickly, it forms a kind of black glass that you cannot see though i.e Basalt.
- Sedimentary Rock forms from particles, called sediment, that are worn off other rocks. The particles are sand, silt and clay. Sand has the largest particles while clay has the smallest. If there are a lot of pebbles mixed with the sand, it is called gravel. The sediment gets turned into rock by being buried and compacted by pressure from weight above it. Another way it becomes rock is from being cemented together by material that has been dissolved in water. Often, both cementing and compaction take place together i.e Sandstone
- Metamorphic Rock is formed by great heat, great pressure or both. The pressure can come from being buried very deep in the earth’s crust or from the huge plates of the earth’s crust pushing against each other. The deeper below the surface of the earth, the higher the temperature, so deep burial also means high temperatures. Another way that high temperatures occur is when magma rises through the earth’s upper crust. It is very hot and bakes the rock through which it moves. Hot liquids or gases from the magma also can cause chemical changes in the rock around the magma i.e Marble
- Travertine is a natural stone material from the limestone family. It is made of calcium carbonate and is usually found in the form of deposits near hot springs or rivers. It is often beautifully coloured and banded as a result of the presence of iron compounds or other impurities. Apart from bleaching in sunlight and being an acid sensitive stone, Travertine is a great building material and is commonly used for countertops and flooring, but may also be used in showers and tub surrounds as well as in exterior decor.
- Terracotta originates from Italy and means dried earth. An appropriate portion of refined clay is partially dried and cast, moulded or hand worked into the desired shape then fired for hardness. Terracotta tiles are hard wearing and come in an unglazed or glazed finish. Terracotta is partially porous and is not as dense or tough as other types of stone. Terracotta comes in a range of colours from orange, orange-red to a brownish orange depending on mineral and metal particles found in the clay. Terracotta has been used throughout history for sculpture and pottery, as well as bricks and roof shingles and is still popular today. The simpler manufacturing procedure for Terracotta results in much lower material costs.
- Slate is derived from an original shale-type sedimentary rock composed of clay or volcanic ash resultant through low grade regional metamorphism. Slate is frequently grey in colour especially when seen en masse covering roofs. However, slate occurs in a variety of colours even from a single locality.
Slate tiles are often used for interior and exterior flooring, stairs, walkways, and wall cladding. Tiles are installed and set on mortar and grouted along the edges. Chemical sealants are often used on slate tiles to improve durability and appearance, increase stain resistance, reduce efflorescence and increase or reduce surface smoothness. Tiles are often sold gauged, meaning that the back surface is ground for ease of installation.
- Sandstone is a sedimentary rock that is made up of mostly tiny grains of quartz cemented together with various materials such as Silica and Iron Oxide. Other minerals that are commonly found in sandstone are clay, hematite, ilmenite, feldspar, and mica. Due to the impurities, this has created a wide range of colours from yellows, oranges and browns. Sandstone can be either cut, polished and carved for many uses such as floor tiles, pool coping (once it has been sealed and correct guide lines are met), display walls and many other possible uses.
Sandstone is the most commonly found and well known sedimentary rock in the world. Most sandstones are resistant to weathering and are fairly easy to work with, making sandstone a popular building material.
- Porcelain is a ceramic material made by heating raw materials at high levels of temperatures between 1,200 °C and 1,400 °C. It generally consists of clay in the form of kaolin (a fine white clay). Porcelain is extremely low in porosity and can be either glazed or unglazed. Porcelain tiles are very popular in today’s building industry and are common in most standard, everyday homes. Due to porcelain's great durability it can be used on flooring, showers, bath tubs, walls and many other areas.
- Marble is generally formed from limestone undergoing metamorphism, when exposed to extremes of pressure or heat. Marble is one of the world's most dense and strongest stones in the world. Marble is acid sensitive but due to its amazing density the uses for this stone are almost endless. It is used in flooring, counter tops, pillars, stair cases, colonnades, paneling, and facing stone in architectural structures. Marble is one of the most beautiful stones, with a highly polished smooth face and a wide variety of colours.
- Limestone is chiefly composed of calcium carbonate and makes up about 10% of the total volume of all sedimentary rock in the world. Sedimentary rock - which means that it is formed by the collection of other minerals coming together to bond at a structural level. This most commonly occurs when lime builds up in oceans, then washes ashore and dries out. Limestone is very common in architecture, especially in North America and Europe. Many landmarks across the world, including the pyramids in Egypt, are made of limestone. Limestone is acid sensitive so particular care needs to be taken.
- Granite is a form of igneous rock formed by magma slowly been cooled under the earth's surface. It consists of coarse grains of quartz (10-50%), potassium feldspar and sodium feldspar. These minerals make up more than 80% of the rock. Other common minerals include mica and hornblende. Granite is a dense, durable stone that comes in a wide range of colours.
Due to granite's exceptional abrasion resistance it has become a popular commercial building material world wide, and is commonly use for kitchen and bathroom bench tops and also flooring. Granite can be Flamed, Honed or Polished, making Granite a popular choice for residential and commercial areas.
- Concrete is a construction material composed of cement as well as other materials such as fly ash and slag cement; aggregate such as gravel, limestone or granite; plus another fine aggregate such as sand or water. Concrete is a world wide used material and is used for driveways and workshop flooring and is now becoming a popular indoor finish once polished.
- Retaining walls are generally made of masonry, stone, brick, concrete, steel or timber. A retaining wall is a structure that holds back soil or rock from a building, structure or area. Retaining walls prevent down slope movement and provide support for vertical or near-vertical grade changes.
- Polished Concrete is concrete that has been treated with a chemical densifier and ground with progressively finer grinding tools. Polished Concrete floors are low-maintenance, as they are more durable and easier to clean than many flooring options. Polished Concrete is considered a good sustainable design flooring option because it makes use of the materials already present.
- Basalt is extrusive volcanic rock. It is usually grey to black and is formed by cooling of lava at the surface of a earth known as IGNEOUS rock. Basalt is mainly used as an aggregate in highway construction, railroad ballast, block work and tiles.