Floor Polishing Services Ltd

Arundel Cathedral

Limestone Floor Cleaning Restoration

Arundel Cathedral – Limestone Floor Cleaning Restoration Sealing

Project details

Project: Arundel Cathedral

Contract: JCT Minor Building Works

Works: Limestone Floors – Deep cleaning, Restoration, Polishing and Sealing (800m2)

Contracted by Arundel Cathedral’s lead Architects to provide a quote and recommendations to restore Limestone floors throughout Arundel Cathedral.

Tender Process:

No specification was provided, so we produce a Limestone floor condition report containing our cleaning and restoration recommendations.

On winning the contract, we agreed on the programme of works and supplied our Health and Safety files for the project.


A 145-year-old Limestone floor that had become dull, dirty, discoloured and heavily stained from candle wax and high levels of foot traffic.

The floor required a lot of care to make sure it was not damaged.

We carried out several site visits to carry out test cleans to make sure we achieved the best results while looking after the floor at the same time.

We needed to remove the ingrained dirt from the Limestone tiles without damaging them.

The natural products to clean Limestone tiles were not able to remove this ingrained dirt, so we produced a system that was able to remove this dirt allowing us to move onto the next stage of the restoration process.

A challenging project was working in the Cathedral while it was still open to the general public.

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We use a team of 5No men over four weeks, splitting the Cathedral up into six sections.

Working on a section at a time allowed visitors to enjoy the Cathedral reducing disruption.

We started by moving benches and locking off areas to pedestrians applying warning and alternative route signs.

Our team manually removed 145 years of candle wax from the floor.

Using both our mechanical and chemical cleaning processes, our team deep cleaned and remove the heavy ingrained dirt and stains.

Once cleaned, our team diamond-honed out all etch marks and stains before diamond polishing and applying the Limestone sealer on completion.


Arundel Cathedral was a fantastic place to work; we enjoyed our time working on this project, everybody was so friendly including the visiting public which showed a lot of interest in our restoration of the Limestone floor.

We would highly recommend a visit, and you will be amazed by the size and history of Arundel Cathedral.

It is essential to have a well-maintained Limestone floor to maintain its original appearance and provide a clean and healthy environment.

Regular cleaning and maintenance are essential to prevent costly and inconvenient Limestone floor restoration.

To learn more about our Limestone floor cleaning and restoration services please visit our website page here! Please also visit our YouTube project video here!

If you have a Limestone floor that requires cleaning, restoration, sealing and maintenance, please call us today on 01273 358 592 for a FREE quote.

Areas covered


Esher, Chobham, Cobham, Camberley, Bagshot, Virginia Water, Egham, Lightwater, Frimley, Farnborough, Aldershot, Guildford, West Byfleet, Byfleet, Woking, Chertsey, Weybridge, Leatherhead, Reigate, Godstone, Caterham, Godalming, Oxted, Oxshott, Purley, Epsom, Warlingham, Lingfield, Edenbridge, Westerham, East Horsley, Horley, Cranleigh, Dorking, Croydon, Warlingham, Chipstead, Banstead, Ewell, Effingham, Dunsfold, Thursley, Redhill, Horley, Great Brookham, Aldershot, Wentworth, St Georges Hill, Esher, Walton-on-Thames, Addlestone, Shepperton, Sunbury-on-Thames, West Clandon, Chiddingfold, Windersham, Ashtead, Shere, East Horsley, Brookwood, Englefield Green, Bletchingley, Ripley, Bagshot, Ashford, Ewhurst, Bramley, Hersham.


Alfriston, Amberley, Angmering, Ardingly, Arundel, Balcombe, Barcombe, Barnham, Battle, Bexhill-on-Sea, Billingshurst, Bodiam, Bognor Regis, Bosham, Boxgrove, Bramber, Brighton, Burgess Hill, Burwash, Buxted, Camber, Chailey, Chichester, Crawley, Crowborough, Crowhurst, Cuckfiled, Ditchling, Etchingham, Fairlight, Findon, Fishbourne, Fletching, Forest Row, Haisham, Hassocks, Hastings, Haywards Heath, Heathfield, Henfield, Horsham, Hove, Hurst Green, Hurstpierpoint, Lancing, Lewes, Lindfield, Littlehampton, Mayfield, Midhurst, Newhaven, Pagham, Peachaven, Petworth, Pevensey, Plumpton, Polgate, Pulborough, Ringmer, Robertsbridge, Rustington, Rye, Seaford, Selsey, Shoreham-by-Sea, Sompting, Southwick, Steyning, Storrington, Telscombe, Uckfield, Wadhurst, West Wittering, Winchelsea, Worthing.


Winchester, Alton, Petersfield, Basingstoke, Aldershot, Andover, Romsey, Portsmouth, Farnborough, Southampton, Farnham, Fleet, Petersfield, Havant, Whitechurch, Gosport Brockenhurst, Ringwood, Bishops Waltham, Eastleigh, New Milton, Stockbridge, Lyndhurst, Basingstoke, Hyth, Portchester, Waterlooville, hedge End, Beaulieu, Tadley, Chawton, Fareham, Selborne, Hambledon, Horndean, Odiham, Tichfield, Botley, Clanfield, Chandlers Ford, Hartley Wintney, Wickham, Bentworth.


Tonbridge, Royal Tunbridge Wells, Hawkhurst, Cranbrook, Maidstone, Canterbury, Sevenoaks, Edenbridge, Lamberhurst, Hawkhurst, Paddock Wood, Sandhurst, West Maling, Aylesford.


Ascot, Bracknell, Eton, Earley, Hungerford, Lambourn, Maidenhead‎, Newbury, Reading, Sandhurst, Slough, Thatcham‎, Windsor, Wokingham‎, Woodley