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Slate rescue project – St Johns Wood

The client brief was to restore these slate tiles to their original colourful natural condition. Over the years the slate had been treated with several coats of high gloss sealer which had never been successfully stripped during previous cleans. This had resulted in a slate floor that was both shiny and dull through […]

Professional colour repair of carpets

Here is a short video showing how we professionally colour repair carpets. Colour repair can be a simple alternative to tearing out and replacing an entire carpet that has been contaminated by bleach and other harsh chemicals.

Tile restoration challenge in Regents Park

An unusual and tough tile restoration project in Regents Park, London. Due to poor drainage – 20 years of hard water deposits had built up on this outdoor balcony.

 

Britains Got Talent – no buzzer for Designcare

Britains Got Talent choose Designcare

With the live finals impending, its all hands on deck  to prepare Fountain Studios for this years show. Designcare has been able to contribute to this in a small way by cleaning some of the speciality fabrics and rugs in the executive areas.

One of the best […]

Stone restoration – A visit to Cheshire Marble Works

Many thanks to Cheshire Marble Industries for an interesting and informative guided tour of their stone processing works in Cheshire.  It was fascinating to see the huge pieces of slate, marble and granite being cut and polished to produce exquisite worktops and tiles.

 

Furniture indentations – carpet

 

 

It’s very annoying when you rearrange your furniture only to find you have indentations in your carpet that will not vacuum out. There is, however, a simple solution that will work in most instances. Simply place an ice cube on the indentation and allow it to slowly melt. Avoid the […]

Innovation award for our Woolsafe cleaning solution

At the recent 2011 UK Cleaning show our supplier Chemspec Europe has received an award for their carpet cleaning product “DFC 105”. Chemspec anticipate that DFC105  will become the industry standard for responsible carpet cleaners.

 

At Designcare, we have been using DFC105 to clean our clients carpets since it was launched. We […]

Will cleaning my carpets ruin them?

Sometimes it seems as if the idea that  “carpet cleaning will ruin my carpets “will never die. This is one of the most widely heard misconceptions that we hear and it is based around the premise that cleaning will make a carpet re-soil faster.

The origins of this idea date back many years […]

14 Kensington Palace Gardens – Finnish Ambassadors Residence

One of our recent projects has been the restoration of a number of fine oriental rugs at 14 Kensington Palace Gardens. This house has been the official residence of the Finnish Ambassador since 1952 and this is a welcome new client for Designcare in 2009.

Kensington Palace Gardens, one of the most prestigious […]

Arundell Carpets – Custom design, hand tufted carpets

Designcare have worked very closely with a number of high quality suppliers of carpet. None more so than Arundell Carpets.

For 20 years we have been caring for many installations of their bespoke hand tufted carpets in both commercial premises and private residences.

The beauty and longevity of an Arundell carpet is testament […]