This post is about a Victorian geometric tiled hallway floor which needed some attention.
The old Victorian house was separated for a number of years and the new owner made it one house again and restoring it to its former glory step by step. When the house was divided into two flats, the hallway was separated too and had been covered with laminate flooring. When they lifted the worn laminate boards, they realised that they have a beautiful original floor underneath in good structural codition.
Due to previous finishes that failed and the fact that it was covered for a number of years, the floor looked pretty neglected.
It took a day to remove the old sealer and bring the tiles back to an acceptable state. Both stripping and cleaning the floor is a wet process and as these floors do not have damp proof membrane underneath, it needs a good couple of days for the floor to dry out. Once the floor was dry enough, I was able to seal it with a colour enhancing impregnating sealer as previously agreed with the customer. This sealer enhances the beautiful colours of the clay tiles with the added benefit of being fully breathable which is a must with these old floor.
The pictures below show how the floor looked before we started working on it and after it was all sealed.