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The Orchard spa

United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

  • Short description: Initial cleaning and water-repellent stain proof treatment of stone surfaces.
  • Intervention date: 2013
  • Materials: Natural stone and Agglomerates

A Fila surface care solution was created for the exclusive The Orchard Spa in the Cotswolds.  Set around a network of clearwater lakes, the £3-million spa complex forms part of The Lakes by yoo, a 650-acre, luxury development designed by renowned architect Angus Morrogh-Ryan.  Fila surface care products were specified to care for and protect a variety of Mandarin Stone surfaces, installed by C&A Bennett Tiling.
Nestled within an arboretum and orchard of mature trees, The Orchard Spa spans 10,000 sq ft and boasts a 20-meter indoor pool, a clubroom, treatment rooms, gym, steam room and sauna. As part of the project, C&A Bennett Tiling installed wall and floor tiles, sourced, fabricated and installed vanity countertops and trims, and treated all surfaces with Fila products. Natural stone surfaces included over 1,000 m2 of Mandarin Stone basalt and granite floor tile around the spa’s pool, inside treatment rooms and throughout walkways and corridors. Mandarin Stone’s polished Carrara marble was also installed onto walls and vanities.
Weather conditions contributed towards the natural formation of efflorescence, which was tackled using DETERDEK Grout Haze Remover. After installation, DETERDEK was used to carry out an initial wash and FILACLEANER Concentrated All Surface Cleaner was recommended for regular, everyday maintenance. Stone surfaces were treated with HYDROREP Water Repellent Sealer and FILAFOB Porous Stone Sealer.  Combined cleaner, stain remover and stripper, FILAPS87 Heavy Duty Cleaner was also selected for periodic deep cleaning and FILAMP90 Natural Look Sealer was applied to marble surfaces.  All treatments provided high coverage and long lasting protection, without forming a film or altering appearance.