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We got our tiles more than 25 years ago. We were told that we had a solvent sealer on our tiles, which apparently most companies wouldn't be able to strip off. However we rang a couple of places to check them out. No luck. A friend of mine recommended Tile Cleaners. We rang the guys and they agreed to have a look the next day. We decided to go ahead with the job after getting a satisfactory quote. Tile Cleaners team stripped and resealed our old tiles. We are very grateful for your help guys. Thank you again.

Olivia and Andrew Clark, Hornsby, NSW

I have several different freshly laid tiles in my new house. All pathways have stone tiles and there are marble tiles in the bathrooms and porcelain in the kitchen. I needed to get them sealed and was not sure if it was possible to seal them all. I contacted Tile Cleaners because my dad recommended them. He had a similar situation in his house and was very happy with the job Tile Cleaners had done. I was very worried about my tiles since they were brand new and very expensive. Tile Cleaners team were very patient with me, explaining how they were going to apply the sealer on different types of tiles, what sealer they would use, how long it would last for and advised me on how to take care of my tiles. I called Tile Cleaners a few times confirming details, asking for prices, making sure they could to the job during the weekend etc. The guys were amazingly patient and helpful. When I had gathered all the information I wanted, I was ready to go ahead. The work done by Tile Cleaners actually took less time than what it took me looking for information about it. Sorry for the pain I caused, and again thank you.

Monica Petrovski, West Beach, SA

I was about to sell my business and wanted to clean and reseal my vinyl floors to improve the looks of them before having people over for inspection of the property. I did a booking with another company but was horrified when I realized that my floor was back to its horrible look in less than two weeks. I carefully looked up other cleaning companies, scared that I would chose the wrong cleaning company. A friend of mine recommended Tile Cleaners, but after what happened to my floor last time I got it cleaned I was really skeptic, but gave it a go. All I can say is thank you guys so much for a quick response and a good job. I sold the office and left your contact details with the new owner for future cleaning.

Brian Hook, Bayswater, WA

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Bluestone Tile Sealing Experts

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Sealing is the first important step towards protecting your bluestone against stains

We provide specialised sealing solutions for all bluestone floor and wall tiles

We cover all suburbs

Tile Cleaners® years of experience in the field of protection and application of the best non-toxic water based sealers ensures your bluestone will look its absolute best.

Sealing your bluestone tiles is Tile Cleaners® specialty. Bluestone is a porous natural stone that is extremely important to seal against stains and spills, preventing liquid particles from sinking in between the stones pores. Trapped spills are difficult to remove as they penetrate and embed within the surface of bluestone. Sealers are engineered to protect your bluestone tiles and keep them looking fresh and new for longer. Once sealed, your bluestone will not fade quickly, maintaining its natural colour and be easier to clean.

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Tile Cleaners® technicians seal bluestone with our high quality Impregnating Penetrating Sealer, which won't change or alter the texture of your tiles or affect their slipperiness, but will protect the bluestone pores from staining and ensure everyday cleaning becomes a lot easier. We provide tile cleaning services for most areas around your house, such as the pavers around the pool, swimming pools, kitchens, bathrooms, showers and other indoor and outdoor tiles as well as hard to reach areas. Tile Cleaners® technicians are experts in sealing bluestone and our years of experience help us deliver the best tile cleaning and sealing services. Bluestone should be sealed following installation to prevent any permanent damage from occurring.

Give us a call today and let us handle everything. Our knowledgeable customer service will be able to help you with all your enquiries and assist you with your tile cleaning and sealing needs. You can call us any time as we provide our services after hours for your convenience.

Save yourself time, effort and money and let our team of professionals restore your bluestone to its best possible condition

To schedule your appointment or to obtain a free estimate, call 1300 771 201 today or use our online enquiry form

We cover all suburbs

What is Bluestone

The name "bluestone" is not a geological term and does not fall within any distinct category such as igneous, sedimentary or metamorphic. The name "bluestone" represents different rock types, so for example bluestone found in the UK can be different stone altogether when compared with the 2 prominent varieties of bluestone found in Australia. In Victoria, bluestone generally refers to a basalt, formed from the rapid cooling of lava, whereas in South Australia the name bluestone is generally given to a form of slate. Bluestone can be used indoors and out – for cladding, paving, stairs, coping, kitchen and bathroom counter tops, pool surrounds, garden edging, commercial and domestic flooring and retaining walls. Bluestone has a high degree of slip resistance. Victorian bluestone will generally be black or grey, while bluestone slate has a more beige colour.

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Bluestone flooring is porous and prone to scratching, staining and fracturing. Bluestone also needs to be allowed to breath instead of being covered by synthetic sealers or urethane. Our experienced technicians offer the best solutions to protect your bluestone by using highly penetrating impregnating sealers.

The primary cause for polished stone floors becoming dull is foot traffic. Prolonged foot traffic grinds and packs in dust, sand, and grit. Although the scratching that occurs is very fine, it eventually covers the majority of the surface and over time dulls the finish to the point where it loses its reflective properties. To make your stone surfaces smooth and reflective, we employ the use of high speed polishers.

All natural stone is porous to different degrees. To protect your bluestone an impregnating sealer should be applied which is similar to a topical sealer but doesn't create a film on top of the stone, instead it sits within the stones pores.

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The idea of using sealers on stone surfaces is to prevent water from penetrating the porous structure of bluestone, which eventually leads to stains, cracks, weathering, and deterioration. Sealing your tiles and/or grout helps prevent & reduce staining by providing a barrier against stain carrying substances.

We provide specialised sealing, cleaning and restoration solutions for all bluestone surfaces

To schedule your appointment or to obtain a free estimate, call 1300 771 201 today or use our online enquiry form

We cover all suburbs

Sealing Bluestone Tiles

Bluestone can be highly porous - although porosity will vary from piece to piece a tablespoon of water on a bluestone surface will be absorbed in seconds.

To provide the best possible protection from oil and water-based stains; to maintain the look and slip resistance of your bluestone and to prevent damaging moisture from being trapped within the stone, it is recommended to seal your bluestone with a high quality, invisible, fully breathable impregnating sealer.

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Sealing will keep most stains suspended at the surface, sealing is the first important step towards protecting your bluestone against stains

Two main sealing options for bluestone tiles

  • Deep Penetrating Impregnating Sealer
  • (Transparent Finish/Colour Enhancing Finish)

  • Topical Sealer
  • (Gloss/Satin/Matte Finish)

A deep penetrating impregnating sealer protects bluestone and grout from water and oil based stains by chemically reacting with the surface pores using nano-technology, creating a breathable protective barrier. An impregnating sealer protects the bluestone surface and grout from absorbing stains while also resulting in cleaning and maintenance becoming much easier. Australia's Deepshield™ range of impregnating water based sealer's, offer long term benefits lasting for up to 10 years while Deepshield™ Gold, based on the latest fluoro-bond technology lasts for up to 15 years.

A penetrating impregnating transparent sealer enters the pores of your bluestone and, once cured will not change the look of the tile or stone whereas a penetrating colour enhancing sealer is designed to enhance and enrich the natural look of stone surfaces.

Tile Cleaners® technicians are experts at applying all types of sealer and will ensure your bluestone looks its absolute best. Our technicians can apply a topical sealer when especially required to create a high gloss, satin sheen or matte finish to your surfaces. Topical sealer is also helpful in situations where your old solvent based sealer can not be completely removed or when required to hide certain types of damage. Topical sealer's usually have a life expectancy of around 3 years.

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Pre-Sealing Preparation

Correct preparation is required to ensure a premium finish is achieved for your bluestone floors. If your tiles have been previously sealed, especially if it was over 10 years ago, try to provide detail of the type of sealer that was used for our specialists to ensure the best match is made.

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  • Any surface to be sealed should be clean and looking just as you want it before it is sealed - it may be impossible to remove stains after sealing without once again having to strip the sealer. Acidic cleaners should not be used on bluestone as they will cause damage.
  • Bluestone must have no other coating such as wax or a topical sealer before it's sealed, so any such coating must be removed before sealing.
  • Floor must be thoroughly dry before applying any sealer.
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Our cleaning and sealing services restore your bluestone tiles & grout to their best possible condition, and protect them for years to come

We cover all suburbs

Bluestone Floor Care & Maintenance

Bluestone can be difficult to maintain if a proper maintenance cycle is not put in place from the point of installation. As it is usually not polished, the problem of scratching is not as big an issue as it is with marble, however if proper barrier matting is not introduced even a honed surface will lose its attractiveness. The most important factor to consider with the maintenance of bluestone is the possibility of staining.

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Do's:

  • Clean spills right away
  • Seal bluestone floors since it's natural stone
  • Place a mat at each doorway
  • Use a Microfibre mop to clean floors
  • Clean floors regularly
  • Don'ts:

  • Never use bleach, ammonia or vinegar to clean Bluestone floors
  • Don't use cleaners that are acidic
  • Never use an abrasive cleaner or scouring pad.
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We provide specialised cleaning, stripping & sealing solutions for bluestone floors.

Our equipment can handle both domestic and commercial jobs

We cover all suburbs

Our Commercial Bluestone Cleaning Services Cover

  • Building Cleaning
  • After Building, Renovation Clean
  • Insurance Companies
  • Side Walks
  • Store Fronts
  • Power Wash Awnings and Signs
  • Gum and Tough Stain Removal
  • Strip Malls
  • Units/Condominiums
  • Town Houses

We provide specialised cleaning, stripping & sealing solutions for all bluestone floor and wall tiles

Our equipment handles both residential and commercial cleaning jobs, leaving your bluestone spotless and hygienic

To schedule your appointment or to obtain a free estimate, please Call 1300 771 201 or use our online enquiry form

We cover all suburbs

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Frequently Asked Questions


sealer is a liquid, or carrier containing a resin that is applied to porous natural stone or porous man made surfaces that helps prevent staining from water and/or oil based materials as well as help to achieve better results when cleaning your surfaces.

Sealers are different from polishes and are actually designed to keep liquids and dirt particles from sinking into the natural stone. It is extremely important to have your bluestone tiles sealed. All bluestone tiles should be sealed when they are first installed; this initial seal can last up to 15 years. It is important to call us as soon as your bluestone floors are installed so we can protect them before any accidental permanent damage occurs.

Yes, here at Tile Cleaners® we provide a variety of top quality sealers to seal your bluestone tiles, whether you choose to use an Impregnating Sealer or a Topical Sealer for your bluestone tiles depending on your needs.

The best sealer to use for bluestone pavers around the pool is our high quality Impregnating Penetrating Water Based Sealer that protects your stone to the core and eliminates the slipperiness factor other sealers can create with bluestone pavers.

Tile Cleaners® advise the simple "water test". The water test is well known in the stone industry and it will help you determine whether your bluestone floors require sealing. First you need to place a few drops of water on your stone and let it set for around 10 to 30 minutes then wipe it dry. If your stone did not darken, it means your bluestone is perfectly sealed and does not require sealing, but if it has darkened, it means that the water was able to penetrate your stone and sealing is required.

All of our sealing products are water based, we do not apply solvent- based sealer except in certain cases where it is the only option. The sealer will not affect the texture of your bluestone tiles in any way; however, it will protect your bluestone from staining and maintain that lustrous, natural finish you are looking for.

Yes we do. Colour enhancer is a compound designed to enrich the natural look of bluestone tiles. It darkens and enhances the colour of your tiles and brings out the natural beauty in your bluestone, giving a slight wet look/low sheen.

Tile Cleaners® colours enhancer will not affect the texture of your bluestone, however, it will enhance the colour of your bluestone tiles and bring out the natural beauty of your surfaces.

Our professional team will go through the job processes with you step by step so you know exactly what you're getting. The process includes stripping any previous sealer if it was applied, the bluestone is then thoroughly cleaned and neutralised so that it is free of dust, residue and anything else that can affect the new sealer. A new sealer is applied to the dry bluestone floor and allowed to set. The newly sealed bluestone floor will not only look new again, it will be protected and result in your bluestone becoming easier to maintain.

It all depends on the size of the area that we are sealing but most jobs take 4 - 8 hours to complete. We do cleaning and resealing in the same day so you don't have to fuss with more than one appointment.

It takes 4 hours to be touch dry and normally 24 hours for the sealer to fully cure, which is when you can put everything back into place. Nothing hard such as furniture can be moved on to the tiles and grout for at least 24 hours.

Tile Cleaners® apply two main types of high quality sealer, deep penetrating sealer and topical sealer. Topical Sealer has lifetime expectancy of around 3 years and Australia's Deepshield™ range of impregnating water based sealer's last for up to 10 years while Deepshield™ Gold based on the latest fluoro-bond technology can last for up to 15 years dependent on usage and weather conditions.

Deepshield™ Impregnating Penetrating Sealer does not alter the slipperiness of your bluestone tiles' surface as the sealer penetrates the top layer of your bluestone. Topical Sealer may result in your bluestone floors becoming slippery when wet. To maintain the look and slip resistance of your bluestone and to prevent damaging moisture from being trapped within the stone, it is recommended to seal your surfaces with a high quality, invisible, fully breathable impregnating sealer.

Any acidic substance is harmful for your bluestone tiles, they can be etched(eaten/corroded) easily and sealing against acid attack is very difficult. The best way to protect your bluestone tiles from acid attack is to seal and clean spills immediately. The high porosity of stone based tiles makes sealing a must in order to provide protection against future acid attack and liquid spillage.

Tile Cleaners® colour enhancing sealer may help hide those nasty scratches you have, but we cannot guarantee that they return to their original condition. Deepshield™ Penetrating Colour Enhancing Sealer darkens your bluestone tiles by up to 20% and can help camouflage etches, restoring the natural, new look of your bluestone floors.

To keep your bluestone tiles and grout looking new, Tile Cleaners® recommend cleaning each week with a mild detergent to remove any dirt or grime from the bluestone surface. Strong detergents(strong acid or alkali) may affect the sealer, mild detergents and pH neutral substances are strongly recommended. Our best advice to protect your bluestone tiles is to seal them with one of our highest quality sealers. This is the best protection your bluestone tiles can receive against staining.

Tile Cleaners® charge per square meter for each separate bluestone room. There is a price list on the Tile Cleaners® website for you to review. Before we begin our work we will measure each room individually, confirm the work to be carried out as well as confirm all costs with you.

Client Range

We clean and restore a
huge range of tiles and surfaces in all locations including:
Kitchens, Bathrooms, Showers, Swimming pools, Pool pavers, Restaurants, Cafés, Bars, Homes, Schools, Clinics, Hospitals, Companies, Offices

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