Cleaning and sealing Flagstone

We were asked to restore a Flagstone floor in Odcombe Somerset, the floor was laid in 1780 and had seen many changes and use. There was damage to repair and some grouting in areas. The floor had not been recently sealed so all the dirt and grit from shoes were being ground into the stone ( which was Blue Lias ) for many years making it very difficult for the present owners to keep it clean.

Cleaning Flagstone       Flagstone

We spent two days preparing the floor for sealing, we had to deep clean the Blue Lias Flagstone and left it to dry for two days, on our return we applied two coats of Stone oil and applied a water based sealer on top to create a satin sheen, the sealer also makes it easier to clean and maintain as the dirt will easily brush and mop clean.

The photos below show how the flagstone can be restored and transformed

Blue Lias Cleaning       Blue Lias Flagstone cleaning