“Tubs and Tiles have used Shane Tobin and MarbleCare exclusively since 2007 to carry out our repairs and maintenance, as well as providing us with ongoing staff training in our 12 stores nationwide. They are consistently punctual, highly professional, and experts at what they do. They are the only cleaning and restoration company we ever recommend to our customers, safe in the knowledge that they deliver a top quality job everytime.”
Mr. Shane Colleran, Managing Director, Tubs and Tiles
“MarbleCare Ltd. impressed on every level; from the professionalism and range of options they brought to the bidding process, the quality of their workmanship and the expertise with which they co-ordinated the restoration of our floors, to the staff training and aftercare service they offer. They completely transformed our 600m2 showcase atrium floor and 3 storey spiral staircase with virtually zero disruption to our customers and the running of our facility, and were consummate professionals from start to finish. I would highly recommend MarbleCare Ltd. to any business or individual.”
Mr. Denis Coen, General Manager, The Galway Clinic
“Our group has used MarbleCare at a number of locations, including Glenlo Abbey Hotel, Trinity City Hotel, the Westin Hotel, the Intercontinental Hotel and the Strand Hotel. Their expertise and service have proven to be the reason that we go back and have no hesitation in using them again. MarbleCare have transformed marble bathrooms and larger scale floor surfaces beyond our expectations.”
Lalco Hotel Group, Nationwide
“At all times from my first phone call to Shane, the MarbleCare team have provided an exemplary service, refurbishing a number of varieties of different natural stone that we have throughout the hotel. The work was carried out to a very high standard with superb professionalism and with the flexibility that a business such as ours dictates. Shane, your meticulous care and effort completely transformed the marble in the areas that you worked on, and I look forward to working with MarbleCare again in the future.”
Mr. Seamus Preston, General Manager, Radisson Blu Sligo
“Shane from MarbleCare Ltd. was great to deal with from that first phone call. We had a travertine floor in need of cleaning and to be honest we were quite sceptical that he would be able to clean it like he said he could. Well we couldn’t have been more wrong, it was like as if Shane and his team laid a brand new travertine floor down. The difference was incredible. Shane left us with new products to use on the floor which means that even months later the travertine looks just cleaned. Thanks Shane and team for a great job professionally done.”
Jenny and Ray D'Arcy, County Dublin - Travertine
“Shane, Thank you very much for your professional job on our marble floors and particularly on the limestone in the lobby. The difference is incredible everywhere and the fact that you and your team worked so cooperatively to our very tight “out of hours” time schedule, with no interruption to our guests, was essential. The floors in our spa have come up as new and a lot of our members in the Health and Leisure Club are commenting very favourably.”
Padraig Treacy, Proprietor, 5 Star Killarney Park Hotel
“MarbleCare Ltd. carried out a restoration of the marble floors here at our residential facility earlier this year. Staff, patients and visitors are all amazed by the difference, our floors now look like brand new, and our building feels ‘rejuvenated’. Shane and his crew were extremely professional and polite and, most impressively, created no disturbance to the running of our busy facility. Shane set us up with a maintenance plan using his own range of products and personally trained our in-house cleaning staff. Six months later the floors still look fantastic. I can’t recommend MarbleCare Ltd. enough, a truly 5 star service.”
Jill Taylor, Operations Manager, Cancer Care West
Shane, I wanted to thank you for the marvellous job you did of restoring life to the marble floors throughout our hotel, they genuinely look better than new. Your professionalism throughout was commendable and the tidy, organised manner in which you and your crew managed to restore the floors without inconvenience to our customers or operations was nothing short of remarkable. The maintenance plan, products and staff training you provided has made keeping the floor in top condition so much easier, and the hotel looks far better for it. Thanks again Shane, I look forward to doing business with you again in the future.”
Mr. Paddy McCaul, Owner, Shamrock Lodge Hotel, Athlone
“This is our second year to use MarbleCare for the polishing of the marble flooring in our office. We were extremely happy with the finish and also impressed with the flexibility of MarbleCare accommodating us by coming in on the weekend when the office was closed. The staff are very professional and friendly. We would definitely recommend them and will continue to use them in the future.”
Direct Medical Group, County Westmeath
“We were impressed with the professionalism, knowledge and service of MarbleCare. The marble in our hotel was completely transformed back to its original lustre by the time they were finished. One of the key factors for us was the unobtrusive nature of the work that was carried out and the flexibility around guest flows through the areas that were renovated.”
Mr. Edward Sweeney, General Manager, Clayton Hotel Galway
“We use MarbleCare Ltd any time we have a problem or wish to maintain our natural stone in the hotel. We have always found them fast and efficient, competitively priced and very professional. The results speak for themselves.”
Mr. Barry Loughnane, General Manager, County Arms Hotel
“I am very pleased with the well-finished, and appropriately finished, work of MarbleCare on a sensitive stone floor in our church; their efficiency and personal service also.”
Cill Einde Church, Spiddal, County Galway
“Shane and his experienced team are professional, efficient and, most importantly, provide quality workmanship. They arrived on time and without any disruption to our home, and took care of everything from moving furniture to clean-up. Shane’s in-depth knowledge and advice on maintenance for stone floors is invaluable. It was a professional job from start to finish and without hesitation we would highly recommend MarbleCare to anyone wanting the best care for their stone floors.”
Suzanne, County Galway - Crema Marfil
“I am very satisfied with the level of service and professionalism provided by Shane and his team. My travertine floor was in very bad condition with numerous holes and an inappropriate sealant application by the original installer. From the first phone call Shane was able to give expert advice, agree a quote and setup a convenient time to carry out the repairs. The whole process was very easy. The finish on the floor is excellent and the whole job was completed with no dust and minimal inconvenience for the family. I would definitely use MarbleCare again and I would highly recommend them to anyone looking to breathe life back into their floor.”
Peter, County Kilkenny - Travertine
“I was very happy with the finish on my tiles – the manner in which the work was carried out – and efficiency and punctuality of the workers – and will call you again!”
Carol, County Clare - Marble
“Shane, Thank you so much. We are delighted with the floor. I must say your service is fantastic. We will be sure to recommend you and when needed we would not hesitate to employ your service again. Thanks again.”
Tommy, County Westmeath - Crema Marfil
“We were seriously considering replacing our marble floors and were dreading the cost and the upheaval of replacing them. I really felt I couldn’t love my existing marble floors again. No matter how much I cleaned them they were dull and grubby looking and bothered me no end. It felt like a risk getting somebody in to clean and polish my floors as I felt that it could make little difference and would be wasted money. I was so wrong. The MarbleCare team did an outstanding job. I love my floors again! They are better than they were when they were new. I cannot recommend them highly enough. The team were an absolute pleasure to deal with.”
Frances, County Kilkenny - Antique Crema Marfil
“We recently had MarbleCare Ltd. clean and polish our tired and scratched crema marfil floors throughout our home. As a repeat customer we were confident that MarbleCare would do an excellent job and make our floor look like new again. We were not disappointed!”
Caroline, County Galway - Crema Marfil
“I was extremely pleased with the professional manner in which the work was carried out to restore my travertine to its original glory in my kitchen. I received prompt attention from Shane and expert advice on maintaining its good looks for many years to come. I would highly recommend MarbleCare Ltd.”
Anne, County Monaghan - Travertine
“MarbleCare Ltd. were referred to me a couple of years ago and I have now used them on several occasions. Their speed of response and quality of work are first class. I would be delighted to recommend them to anyone looking for a premium tile care service where quality and trustworthiness are a primary consideration.”
Liam, County Dublin - Limestone
“I have had my marble floors restored three times by MarbleCare Ltd. and would highly recommend Shane and his team to anyone needing their marble restored or maintained. They are trustworthy and professional through and through. I have been able to leave Shane and his team alone in my home and feel very comfortable doing so. They have always left my house in pristine condition and I will continue to use their services going forward. I would highly recommend MarbleCare.”
Amanda, County Dublin - Marble Conglomerate
“We’re delighted with the result, the floor was transformed totally, it’s never looked as good. The MarbleCare crew came and departed on time, and the house was left spotless. Very professional and easy to deal with, would highly recommend MarbleCare Ltd..”
Austin, County Westmeath - Marble
“Hi Shane. I would like to thank you for the courteous and efficient service you provided to me recently.  Nothing was too much trouble for you and you really did put yourself out for me. I sincerely wish you and your Company every success going forward.”
Sandra, County Cavan - Crema Marfil
“We contacted MarbleCare Ltd. to restore and polish the marble floors in our home, a listed property.  We found the MarbleCare crew to be extremely polite and professional and they did a fantastic job.  The floors were sanded back to remove all the scratching and then polished to a mirror-like shine.  There was no disruption to our household and there was no mess left.  We would highly recommend MarbleCare Ltd. to anyone needing marble floor polishing.”
Listed Property, County Galway - Antique Marble
“Hi Shane, I would like to say thank you for such a wonderful job you made of our floors, the floor tiles have never looked so good . You and your team were very professional in your approach and manner. Once again thank you, we look forward to contacting you in the future.”
Scott, County Wicklow - Honed Limestone
“We got Shane and his team to clean our limestone floor recently. It had been badly damaged by a very well-meaning cleaner but one who was not trained in stone care and had also sealed it with the wrong product. After a few months it had started to discolour and was very dull. We were at the point of considering changing it when we phoned Shane for advice. He immediately understood the problem and we arranged a date to clean it. We were not optimistic that it could be restored fully to its original state but the results are amazing and the floor has never looked better. Because of the damage it took a lot longer to clean on the day but Shane honoured his original price. We would highly recommend MarbleCare for their professionalism, efficiency and pride in their work and we look forward to maintaining the natural beauty of the limestone with Shane’s expertise.”
Ger, County Sligo - Polished Limestone
“Last year I had my marble bathroom cleaned and polished by MarbleCare Ltd. and I was very pleased with the results. A couple of months later I got MarbleCare back to do my kitchen after having some renovations done. The floor was really worn and badly stained in areas. When MarbleCare had finished I could not believe the results, the marble had a mirror finish that looked better than it did when it first went down. I highly recommend MarbleCare Ltd.”
Jean, County Limerick - Crema Marfil
“Had to say thanks Shane, absolutely fantastic work. My wife was blown away when she came home and saw how you transformed our floor. As you know I’ve a painting company myself and I have to take off my hat to you and compliment the way you do business at MarbleCare Ltd. – On time, excellent work and polite employees. Our marble floor looks better than it did the very first day it was put down, an absolute credit to you, many thanks.”
Tommie, County Roscommon - Polished Marble
“I am really pleased with the work MarbleCare Ltd. did on my terracotta floor. Originally when we put the floor down 18 years ago it was so beautiful. I had it professionally cleaned a few times since then, but it never looked the way I wanted it. Shane and his team transformed the floor back to its former glory. I will use MarbleCare again and have already recommended them to a friend with a similar floor to mine. Thanks MarbleCare.”
Paula, County Galway - Terracotta
“I was away when Shane from MarbleCare Ltd. did the job for us in July. My kitchen floor was badly stained and damaged in some areas. When I returned my floor looked like new, I was absolutely delighted. He did a perfect job leaving no dust and causing no disturbance. I could not have expected more and will definitely call MarbleCare when we need the job done again. Shane’s approach is very professional, he assesses the floor and tells you what can be achieved with no exaggeration. He returned all my calls! His price is very reasonable. Overall rating 10/10.”
Siobhan, County Galway - Limestone
“I had almost given up hope of ever finding a floor specialist who would restore my crema marfil tiles in the kitchen, bathroom and hallway. Then I met MarbleCare Ltd. and they transformed my floors. They actually look better than when they were first laid seven years ago. They provided a service second to none, highly professional in their work, efficient, and it’s reassuring to know that I can call on them anytime to repair and restore the marble.”
Sinead, County Sligo - Honed Antique Crema Marfil
“We just had MarbleCare Ltd. out to polish our honed limestone floors as we wanted a “posher” look. As a tiler myself, actually the one who installed the floor, I can appreciate the amount of work Shane’s crew put in – I never would have believed it was so labour intensive, it makes laying the floor look easy. Anyway the job is spot on, my wife is over the moon. Cheers lads.”
Johnathan, County Galway - Limestone
“(We) are delighted with the fantastic finish you achieved with our tired-looking Crema Marfil floors which we installed about five years ago. The floors look much better than when they were originally laid. I would highly recommend your service to all my friends. Well done! And thanks again for a professional service.”
James, County Galway - Antique Crema Marfil
“Delighted with the results, fabulous job. I just couldn’t be happier with the work and the level of service. We had used another company in the past but they left a mess and did a poor job – they don’t come close to MarbleCare!”
Ciaran, County Leitrim - Limestone
“The lads at MarbleCare Ltd. not only took on the task of putting my travertine floor back to its original look, but made the floor look even better than the first day it was ever put down! Very friendly, professional, reliable and reasonable service.”
Declan, County Mayo - Tumbled Travertine
“Delighted with the work. My marble tiles came up like new after professional cleaning and polishing by MarbleCare. Much easier to keep clean now using products recommended by Shane.”
Kate, County Mayo - Crema Marfil
“Really great workmanship by MarbleCare Ltd., they’ve once again done a fantastic job on my marble floors. This time we decided to change the look in the hallway from honed to polished and MarbleCare were able to do this for us – it now looks like a mirror. Excellent job!”
Kim, County Galway - Antique Crema Marfil and Limestone
“I tried to seal our terracotta floors myself with linseed oil the local tile shop sold me and made a total mess of it. I found MarbleCare Ltd. and they kindly came up to me on short notice, stripped the floor down, sanded it clean and sealed it properly. All the years of dirt disappeared and it looks like a brand new floor. It never shone like this before. Thank you gentlemen.”
Richard, County Kildare - Terracotta
“Just back from holiday to find my home transformed, can’t believe my floor could look this good. I’m absolutely amazed at the job you’ve done, it’s like a different floor. Thank you very much MarbleCare.”
Elaine, County Kilkenny - Antique Crema Marfil
“A big thank you to Shane and MarbleCare Ltd. for the top-notch work. My wife was absolutely delighted, she’d never seen the floor looking like this before, not even when we first put it in. Superb job, top marks.”
Liam, County Donegal - Chinese Slate
“My floor was destroyed by a heavy duty cleaner and I thought it was permanently ruined but Marble Care Ltd. came in and the results were incredible. It looked better than when it was first laid…”
Anthony, County Galway - Crema Marfil
“I am very pleased with the job MarbleCare did on my marble tiles, they really look great. In fact one of my sisters remarked that they look better now than when I first purchased them.”
Terry, County Galway - Crema Marfil
“Beautiful work by MarbleCare, delighted with it, the floor looks twice as good as the first day it ever went in. Best job in the world, thanks again.”
John, County Clare - Honed Travertine
“Shane, just to let you know, my wife came home after ye finished our travertine floor last Friday week and was, and is, delighted with the results! As I said, it is the way she had wanted it to be from day one. Delighted to have found your company. It’s the finish we’d always wanted. Thank you!”
Paul, County Galway - Travertine
“I am writing to say thanks very much for the great job you did for us Shane. Your employees were punctual, polite and did truly wonderful work – the whole downstairs is transformed and the way you were able to get the grout clean on our kitchen and utility floor was a miracle. My only problem now is my wife wants you back to do the upstairs! Thanks again Shane, I can’t say enough about MarbleCare Ltd., highly recommended.”
Keith, County Galway - Marble + Porcelain
“I had used quite a few marble companies over the years but I have to say Marblecare Ltd. are by far the best. Competitive price, reliable and friendly service and an excellent finish to my floors with absolutely no mess. I would highly recommend MarbleCare if you’re looking to restore your floors – I wouldn’t go anywhere else!”
Jackie, County Dublin - Travertine
“Delighted with my kitchen floor, it turned out fab, lovely and clean with a great shine. Great job done by MarbleCare, Thanks.”
Frances, County Cork - Tumbled Travertine
“Great job, brought my floors back to life!”
Mary, County Tipperary, Terracotta
“The result of this work was nothing short of miraculous. It brought out all the colours of my travertine. It was brought up to a mid-level of gloss as I requested. Very professional.”
Fionnula, County Galway - Semi-honed Travertine
“My floor has never looked this good since the day it was laid. They started and finished exactly when they said they would. Six months later, it still looks as good. I can highly recommend this company to anybody.”
Helen, County Galway - Crema Marfil
“I was very pleased with the service I received from MarbleCare Ltd. They were professional and efficient and gave great aftercare service.”
Anne, County Cork - Honed Crema Marfil
“A big thank you to Shane and MarbleCare for the top-notch work. My daughter was absolutely delighted, she’d never seen the floor looking like this before, not even when we first put it in. Superb job, top marks.”
John, County Cork - Honed Crema Marfil
“Shane and his team were very professional. I got a quote, they came at the arranged time and were finished at the time they said. Excellent job done on the floor. I was very happy with the overall service.”
Jaqueline, County Galway - Honed Crema Marfil
“I’m extremely happy with all the work MarbleCare have carried out for me over the years. I will continue to do business with them long into the future.”
Pauline, County Waterford - Antique Marble
“We could not have believed that our limestone kitchen floor could be restored to the level that MarbleCare Ltd. achieved. Shane also suggested cleaning and re-sealing our utility room floor which turned out great too. It was top class and the job was carried out on time, professionally and with no mess. The result was fantastic as was the follow up advice on keeping the floor in good condition.”
Keith, County Galway - Limestone and Slate
“Hi Shane, I am thrilled with the results you gave me when you did my marble floor. It actually never looked as good as it does now. Your team were polite, clean, prompt and efficient, what more can I say? Many thanks!”
Mary, County Roscommon - Crema Marfil
“Thank you Shane, we found the experience very professional and fully met our expectations. It is strange to say that probably for the first time since we put our marble tiles down we actually are experiencing the full pleasure of them. The floor looks superb and, given the sequence of processes necessary to bring it back to its full potential, you were very efficient, neat and as unobtrusive as it could be possible to be.”
John, County Meath - Crema Marfil
“We were impressed with the prompt and professional attention shown by MarbleCare from start to finish, and would recommend their services to clients seeking expert advice.”
Ronán Long, Property Partners Long
“A big Thankyou to MarbleCare Ltd. for rescuing our limestone floor after a disaster with sealer! We thought our floor was ruined and had a few sleepless nights. Shane utterly transformed our floor to a level far exceeding even the showroom sample, bringing the quality of the stone to a stunning level. From start to finish a totally professional service. ”
Siobhan, County Galway - Limestone
“I have used MarbleCare Ltd. both on a professional and personal basis over the past years. I can highly recommend this company as the work they carry out is second to none, both in terms of quality and pricing competitiveness. They are also pleasant to deal with and highly efficient.”
Michelle Burke Auctioneers
“Having researched marble and tile floor restoration companies and not being convinced that any of them would actually do anything other than clean our existing ones, it looked like we were going to have to go through the very expensive process of replacing them. I then came across Shane and MarbleCare Ltd. and I was impressed by the level of detail on their website into the various finishes they could provide so I sent an email. Shane called me back and we agreed on a date to do the work. Shane and his team turned up promptly at 8.30am on the day, and by 3pm that afternoon it looked like we had just had a new floor put down! Gone were the old lacklustre tiles and replaced with a clean, shiny finish – better than when they were new! Shane explained what we should do to keep them looking as good and followed up later with an email to make sure we were happy. All in all, an excellent service and we are delighted with our ‘new’ tiles! Heartily recommended!”
John, County Dublin - Crema Marfil