This year’s Tile Doctor Conference will be held on the 10th of May at The Radisson Park Inn in York. It’s within 5 minutes walking distance from the main train station and we have managed to agree a special rate with the hotel if you book before February 14th.
The proposed conference Itinerary includes:
Delegates arrive for 12:30, teas and coffees on arrival
Conference starts at 1pm;
New Product Introduction and updates.
Talk on Surface Tension on Stone Tiles
Tile Doctor Award Ceremony 2014
5p.m Buffett Banquet.
Wooden Spoon Awards 7p.m Finish
For the evening entertainment we are planning an evening of distraction around York taking in some of its famous sites.
This is a great opportunity to get to know other Tile Doctors, share information, tips and network with like-minded individuals in your sector.
Space in the venue is limited so please call the office to reserve your seat.
The Tile Doctor conference will take place at Wolverhampton Race Course on the 20th of April 2013. It will be another great opportunity for the Tile Doctor community to get together, share ideas, knowledge and learn about future strategy. The itinerary includes a Guest Speaker, Tile Doctor Presentations, Awards, Meal and of course horse racing.
Details below of a Limestone floor installed in the reception of a Victorian hotel in London’s West end. The Limestone Floor had been cleaned incorrectly leaving very noticeable staining marks to the grout lines. We were asked to return the floor to its natural appearance and improve the finish from Matt to Polished.
Cleaning the Limestone Floor
Working at night to minimise disruption for the hotel guests our first step was to clean the floor and grout with a dilution of Tile Doctor Pro-Clean. Pro-Clean is ideal for this purpose due to its alkaline formula, acidic products even those with mild acidity will damage the floor over time and can lead to small holes forming where the calcareous stone has been dissolved.
The next step was to burnish the floor using four stage diamond encrusted twister pad system. This is a labour intensive process where you scrub the floor using a buffing machines fitted with different pads; each pad is designed for a different purpose and will remove sealers, grind off ingrained dirt, smooth the surface as well as polish.
Polishing and Sealing the Limestone Floor
To obtain the requested highly polished finish the floor was then polished using Tile Doctor Shine crystallising powder which as well as providing a high shine also leaves a tough durable finish, ideal for high traffic areas such as this. We finished off the floor with a single coat of Tile Doctor Colour Grow impregnating sealer which was then buffed to a high shine finish.
For regular cleaning we have advised the hotels maintenance team to use a 1-30 dilution of Neutral Cleaner applied with a microfibre flat mop, water rinsed and the dried with second clean microfibre mop.
Come and visit Tile Doctor at Grand Designs Live, the UK’s leading contemporary home show, open from 12th – 14th October 2012 at Birmingham’s NEC.
Tile Doctors will be on the stand to provide our usual free advice service so why not pop on down to our live surgery say hello and learn how to leverage Tile Doctors UK wide facilities maintenance service to make your floors look beautiful again.
For more information about Grand Designs Live click the link below.
Tile Doctor announced two new strategic partnerships at its Conference on the 21st of April. One of these is a tie up with supplier 3M who supply a wide range of products from Buffing and Burnishing pads through to their respected Scotchgard Stone Floor Protector which provides a very durable very hard, glossy, dust repellent, chemical resistant and watertight surface. It provides up to 12 months protection and is ideal for high traffic areas. Below is a video from the Contacts Manager at Manchester Airport who highly recommends the product.
The second partnership announced at the Conference was with Anti-Slip specialist SureFoot Sytems and Karl Ward from Surefoot was at the Conference to discuss the problem of which accounts for half of all reported injuries suffered by members of the public. Karl revealed some interesting statistics including the fact that according to research by the Health and Safety Executive more than 90% of slip accidents happened on wet floors with smooth surfaces and that there were nearly 11,000 major injuries of this nature last year and that Slips and Trips account for 36% of the total of major injuries in the workplace. Tile Doctors are specialist maintainers of Tile and Stone polished floors and this was a subject of major interest to the delegates.
Karl Ward from SureFoot Systems
The SureFoot Anti Slip and 3M product ranges and product training will soon be made available to Tile Doctors.
Tile Doctor are a nationwide provider of professional residential and commercial contract cleaning services in the UK specialising in the maintenance of Tile, Stone and Grout.
The Tile Doctor conference will take place at Wolverhampton Race Course on the 21st of April 2012. It will be a great opportunity for the Tile Doctor community to get together, share ideas, knowledge and learn about future strategy. The itinerary includes a Guest Speaker, Tile Doctor Presentations, Awards, Meal and of course horse racing followed by a live band to finish off the evening.