Cleaning for stone or tile floors

April 8, 2020

Many clients struggle with cleaning and maintenance of their stone or tiled floors, often we find they are using the wrong products, all natural stone isn’t the same so one product may not work for all, calcium based floors such as marble, travertine or limestone do not like acidic cleaners, acid based cleaners can cause damage such as etching to the surface of calcium based floors, etching can be difficult to remove without the aid of a professional,

Sealed stone and tiled floors don’t like high alkaline cleaning agents as these can break down a seal, or continued use may bleach the surface of your floor again resulting in the use of a professional to rectify.

Our main advice to our clients is to make sure any cleaning product used on natural stone especially is PH neutral, by following this advice its very unlikely that damage can be caused, stone soap is a particular favorite of ours, stone soap will create a natural seal and help to protect limestone, travertine or marble, it can also be used on most other floors as a daily cleaner, if in doubt always call your floor cleaning expert to ask their advice!

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Tumbled travertine floor deep cleaned and re-finished by S.P.carpet and upholstery care


Olympic chair cleaning

April 16, 2018

We earlier this year were asked to clean some office modular type chairs that had been used during the 2012 Olympics, the chairs had some quite severe staining to remove, Carl pre-sprayed the seats with our eco-friendly cleaning solution then extracted with our Airflex storm portable cleaning machine, the client was happy with the results.

Minton floor cleaning Terrace Royal Nottingham

April 16, 2018

We had been asked to clean a Victorian geometric Minton floor for Nottingham Trent University at their Terrace Royal Building Nottingham, the floor had been under carpet for sometime but during current renovations they required the floor to be exposed again, the floor had various contaminants such as adhesive and previous floor coatings and linseed, we cleaned and stripped the floor back by hand removing the contaminants, cleaned with our specialist cleaning solutions and our klindex floor machine and flushed to neutralize, we allowed the floor a week to dry and applied an oil based seal to protect and enhance the floors colours.

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Carpet cleaning in Nottingham

April 2, 2018

Spring is on its way and its time to get your carpets deep cleaned, over the winter period all sorts of things can get trampled in from outside such as grit and salt from road de-icing, grit like this can get deep into the carpets fibres and cause a grinding action, this will cause the carpet to wear prematurely, professional deep cleaning of your carpets is the best way to thoroughly remove the deeply embedded particles, deep cleaning done by skilled carpet cleaning professionals will also reduce bacteria and potential allergens.

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Deep cleaning the benefits

March 19, 2018

Regular vacuuming doesn’t remove all the deep down grit and dust particles lying at the base of your carpet fibers, annual deep cleaning of your carpets is recommend to thoroughly remove dust grit and bacteria lying deep in your carpets, annual cleaning of carpets not only cleans and freshens it also helps your carpets last longer, grit at the base of the fibers can cause a grinding action and wear the fiber as you walk, professional cleaning is recommend by manufacturers to help your carpets longevity. Modern professional eco -friendly cleaning solutions don’t leave any sticky residues which old fashioned detergents used to. The modern professional carpet cleaning company will use high powered cleaning machinery that will clean deeply but recover most of the moisture leaving carpets nearly dry,  call your local family run carpet cleaning business for a quotation and advice on your cleaning needs.

Rug cleaning

February 24, 2013

Today we have been cleaning rugs in our workshop, one particular rug had quite a dense wool pile, we turned the rug on its front (upside-down) as we normally do to vacuum the back, doing this also loosens grit from the fibres which then fall to the sheet its laying on, when we turned the rug back over there was a thick layer of debris on the sheet it was lying on, we recovered approx 1 pound of grit from the rug, the rug came from a client who was very particular about her cleaning regime, this is not uncommon when we clean rugs, the particles get trapped between the fibres and vacuuming is not enough to remove all the trapped particles, once a month when carrying out your regular vacuum turn the rug over and vacuum the back this will remove a lot of grit and dust trapped in the fibres.

Treating spots and spills on carpets

March 11, 2012

ere’s Rule No. 1 regarding spots and spills on your carpets: Clean them immediately. If you catch the spill when it’s fresh, you’ve got a good chance of removing it totally. If you do not have the confidence to deal with the stain yourself call for professional guidance as soon as possible,

Consider these tips, too:

  •     Carefully blot or scrape the entire area before applying any cleaning solution. Remove as much of the spill as possible.
  •     Before using any cleaning solution, test your carpet in an inconspicuous area to make sure the cleaner won’t damage or discolour it. Test the cleaning agents that you keep on hand before you have to use them to make sure they will not harm your carpet.
  •     Do not rub the spill — that might spread the problem to a larger area.
  •     When you apply spot cleaner, work from the outside of the stain toward the inside to avoid spreading the stain. After applying a cleaning solution, blot up all the moisture.
  •     A clean white towel is unsurpassed for drying carpet and brushing the nap back up to a standing position.
  •     If you feel that there is still too much moisture after blotting the carpet, place a stack of white towels over the spot and weigh them down with a heavy object.
  •   If the staining is still present call the professionals for further advice on 0115 9718323 for carpet cleaning services in Nottinghamshire

Professional safe cleaning solutions are available from S.P.carpet and upholstery care

Routine Carpet Cleaning

March 11, 2012

Carpet cleaning Nottinghamshire cleaning tips and advice.

Routine Carpet Cleaning

Vacuuming is where most people start when maintaining their carpeting. That is where we’ll start our advice on carpet cleaning Nottinghamshire. We’ll present you with some guidelines for cleaning, removing stains, and dealing with various other problems.

  • Carpets need to be vacuumed once a week and more often in areas of heavy traffic. Frequent vacuuming prolongs the life of your carpet by preventing a build-up of gritty particles that can wear carpet fibres. Every few weeks, take a little extra time and use your crevice tool for cleaning around skirting’s and radiators and in other hard-to-reach places.
  • When vacuuming fitted carpeting, divide the floor into small sections and vacuum an entire section before moving on to the next.
  • Take your time when you vacuum a carpet, especially a plush carpet in which dirt is sure to be deeply embedded. One pass with a high-powered upright is not enough. Go over each section of carpeting several times, and work slowly to allow the suction to remove all the ground-in dust and dirt.
  • Pay special attention to the entrance areas, traffic areas and where people sit and move their feet. Vacuum these areas of heavy traffic with a crisscross pattern of overlapping strokes.
  • Soil retardants can be applied to new carpets or to newly cleaned carpets. Follow manufacturers’ advice. Apply soil retardants only with professional equipment using the recommended application techniques. call 01773 749003 for more details
  • Add baking soda to the bag in your vacuum to help nutralise odours in the bag.
  • Remember carpets should be cleaned before soiling becomes too apparent, manufacturers recommend carpets should be professionally cleaned every year to 18 months


Stone floor cleaning in Nottingham

March 11, 2012


We are S.P.stone floor cleaning services Nottingham, we provide stone floor cleaning and polishing services for Nottingham Nottinghamshire and surrounding county’s, We clean all stone floor types including Slate Travertine Limestone Marble Terrazzo Ceramic and more, we also clean and renovate Victorian floors and quarry tiled floors.

We provide our professional floor cleaning services in Nottingham Derbyshire Lincolnshire Leicestershire Warwickshire Yorkshire areas

For more details please go to our stone floor cleaning website

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Below are some of the stone and tile types we clean


A sedimentary rock composed of the mineral calcite (calcium carbonate) or dolomite. The primary source of calcite is usually marine organisms. Regularly used to make concrete and is an excellent building stone for use in humid regions.



Porcelain Tile

Porcelain tiles are formed under extremely high pressure and fired at very high temperatures. This make these tiles much denser and stronger than the common glazed ceramic tiles so they are ideal for entryways, corridors and other high traffic areas. Ideal for both interior and exterior applications.  



A metamorphic stone that is characterized by a sheet-like structure with parallel cleavage, which permits it to be split readily into thin, smooth sheets. It is composed of clay, quartz, and mica and comes in a multitude of colors.


A form of limestone distinguished by layered structures of pores and cavities producing an open texture. It is formed from calcium carbonate that is deposited from the water of mineral springs (especially hot springs) or streams holding lime in solution.


A colorful flooring material made of marble or stone chips embedded in a cement or epoxy binder. After the floor has hardened it is ground and polished to a smooth and durable finish. Traditionally, terrazzo floors are poured and set on site, but manufactured terrazzo tiles are also available.


A sedimentary stone primarily composed of grains of quartz sands cemented with silica, iron oxide, or calcium carbonate. These cementing materials make one sandstone behave very differently from another. Sandstones containing silica are quite hard, strong, and decay resistant, whereas those containing calcite resemble

Quarry Tile

Tile made from shale, clay, or earth, resulting in an unglazed tile with color throughout. Usually in squares and often terra-cotta in color. Quarry tiles are used for both floors and walls and are normally used indoors.

limestone in their susceptibility to acid damage, and those containing clay absorb water and deteriorate more easily.

Ceramic Tile

Tiles that are made by shaping a nonmetallic mineral, such as clay, and then fired at a high temperature, which gives the tile its hardness. The most common type is glazed ceramic tiles made by applying liquid glass to the body of the tile and firing at high temperatures. The glazing becomes hard and non-porous leaving a surface that is scratch resistant, fire resistant, and easy to clean.  


Welcome to carpet and floor cleaning Nottingham

January 26, 2010

Welcome to our blog site, here we hope to provide some usefull tips for both our customers and anyone who may be interested, from cleaning tips for you to use at home to information on our home and business cleaning services in Nottinghamshire.

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