Stone Consulting / Tile Consulting services
As specialists in the care of stone and tiles, Slique understands the characteristics and idiosyncrasies of different types of stone, and can provide independent expert advice and expert witness reports where required. Slique neither sells nor installs stone, so our advice can be truly impartial and unbiased.
Some examples of the consulting services Slique can offer include:
Expert Witness reports
Site visits, analysis and recommendations on issues related to tile and stone installation and performance. Reports can be formal (prepared for legal proceedings) or informal (prepared for action by the owner). Slique management are qualified to act as independent Expert Witnesses for legal proceedings when there is a dispute involving tiling issues which needs to be resolved.
Stone or tile selection advice
Thinking about buying a specific type of stone or tile, but not sure if it will be suitable? Slique can offer independent advice on whether it is suitable for your installation, as well as determining cleanability and maintainability, so you can make an informed choice.
Commercial sites with either dedicated or contracted cleaning and maintenance staff can benefit from on-site training on first- and second-line maintenance for all types of stone and tile surfaces.
Slique can help to keep all stone and tile surfaces in excellent condition by performance monitoring for wear and traffic. Gloss level recording and wear can be measured providing an arbitrary method of determining if maintenance is being carried out correctly, and providing the required results. This can be used to direct appropriate services into areas that need the most attention. Slique can also provide backup for site cleaning staff when third-line maintenance is required.
Often conducted for retailers or specifiers, Slique’s stain testing determines the stain-resistance of a surface, and identifies the contaminants that are most likely to cause it damage. Stain testing can prove suitability, and determine the most appropriate protection methods for a surface.