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We have an amazing polished stone floor in the house. Thank you Tile Cleaners for keeping them that way.

Jessica and Marcus Phala, Port Kennedy, WA

My limestone tiles needed full restoration. They had heaps of stains all over them, some scratches and a few broken tiles near the entrance. I contacted TileCleaners and they solved my problem. I am very happy with the result. They handled the situation perfectly. Thank you

Bred Muller, Acacia Ridge, QLD

I wanted to get my limestone tiles polished, cleaned and sealed. Tile Cleaners were very helpful. They came to have a look first measuring, checking and showing me what they wanted to do. Next day everything was done. Thank you guys for helping out with such a complex job. It looks really good.

Alfonso Cruize, Happy Valley, SA

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Limestone Tile Cleaning Experts

We provide specialised cleaning & sealing services for Limestone tile floors & walls

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

We cover all suburbs

Tile Cleaners Pty Ltd is Australia's leading tile care company. With years of experience in limestone restoration cleaning we provide one of the highest quality services in Australia. Our large product portfolio caters for most of your limestone cleaning needs. We provide a wide range of services that varies from cleaning, sealing and stripping your everyday tiles to regrouting any type of tiles that you have. Our large client base varies from small homes to the largest shopping centres . Hotels, bars, lobbies, hospitals, medical centres, large to small offices and other various businesses request our help for their limestone tile cleaning needs. Our thorough and professional processes and using our unique state of the art equipment is what differentiates us. Utilising the world's best equipment with unique wash, scrub and dry technology. Using less water, power and detergents than other cleaning methods.

Limestone Floor Tile

Limestone is a very delicate type of stone that can be easily damaged if not handled carefully. Limestone tiles are quite porous and prone to scratching, staining and fracturing. Being a natural stone, it also needs to breathe, which means instead of covering the stone by synthetic sealers or urethane, we offer the best solution to protect your limestone tiles with our highest quality impregnating penetrating sealer that will allow your natural stone to breathe and at the same time, provides it with the best protection against staining. All of our sealing products are water based, so you do not have to worry about toxic chemicals or any other hazardous materials others use in their cleaning and sealing products.

If you haven't gotten your tiles professionally cleaned before and they are looking discoloured and dull, your sealer is wearing off and you want you tiles protected and cleaned, we will be able to make a noticeable difference and you will be more than happy with the result as your limestone tiles will get their natural fresh look again, and with our long term protection, they will retain the new look for longer and be easier to clean. Just give us a call and let us handle everything. Our customer service will be able to help you with your questions and bookings. Call now for your free quote or enquire with us online and we will give you a call back as soon as we can. You can call us at all times as we provide our limestone tile cleaning & restoration service after hours for your convenience.

 Cleaned Limestone Floor Tile

We provide specialised cleaning & sealing services for Limestone tile floors & walls

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

We cover all suburbs

What is Limestone

Limestone is a sedimentary rock which is formed at the bottom of the ocean. It consists wholly or mainly of calcium carbonate. In its pure state it is white but it may be coloured by other materials. This calcite is sourced primarily from the shells and bones of marine organisms. The sediment that builds up preserves these organisms into fossils. Over millions of years the heat and pressure cause a chemical reaction which turns this sediment into limestone.

Limestone floor is actually quite porous and prone to scratching, staining and fracturing. It also needs to be allowed to breath, instead of being covered by synthetic sealers or urethane. We offer the right solution to protect your Limestone by using highly penetrating impregnating sealers .

The primary cause for polished stone floors becoming dull is walking on them. 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.

 Limestone Floor Tile Siena Vintage Cleaning  Limestone Floor Tile Siena Vintage Cleaning

Types of Limestone Tiles

 Polished Limestone tileMany older buildings have durable limestone flooring. This is the chalky porous type typical of most French and Spanish limestone. Etched by acids, including soft drinks. Absorbs oils and other liquids and is more easily stained than marble. Composed of Calcite and some Magnesium. Common colours are black, grey, white, yellow and brown. Has a smooth granular surface. Varies in hardness. Should be sealed with a penetrating sealer to prevent staining and reduce soiling. Should only be cleaned with neutral pH detergents. Because it is soft, it should never be cleaned at pressures above 800 PSI and then only if the grout is in good condition.

Professional regular maintenance will be required to maintain its honed or polished appearance. Limestone looks best with a honed or low/medium sheen appearance however many people insist on a high shine finish. Limestone will never have the gloss of marble or granite. Some low calcite limestone can be extremely difficult to polish and therefore vitrification would be required. Vitrification however can give the stone an unnatural plastic appearance if repeated too often.

  • Pros
  • Durable
  • Easy to clean
  • It is less expensive than marble and granite
  • It is moisture-resistant
  • Cons
  • It feels cold and hard under-foot
  • It requires sealing
  • t reacts to acid

We provide specialised cleaning & sealing services for Limestone tile floors & walls

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

We cover all suburbs

Polished Limestone All limestone is highly porous - a tablespoon of water on a limestone surface will be absorbed in seconds, although it does vary in porosity from piece to piece. Porosity is also affected by its finish - highly polished limestone is a little harder to penetrate than limestone with a honed (matt) finish.

Due to its high porosity it is particularly important for limestone to be sealed with a high quality impregnating sealer which will not affect its slip resistance or look. Limestone is used both outdoors and indoors, and our impregnating sealers will seal limestone equally well in either.

Limestone 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 limestone is the possibility of staining.

Limestone's calcite composition makes it susceptible to acid attack from spilt food and drink. Its high porosity can also mean oil will permeate the surface and leave staining if it is not properly sealed with a penetrating / impregnating sealer.

 Limestone Floor Tile Siena Tumbled Sample  Limestone Floor Tile Siena Tumbled

Pre-Sealing Preparation

  1. 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 having to strip the sealer again. Acidic cleaners should not be used on limestone as it will damage it.
  2. Limestone 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.
  3. Floor must be thoroughly dry before applying any sealer.

Our Limestone Floor Restoration service will bring back your limestone tiles & grout to its best possible condition, and protect them for years to come.

 Limestone Tile Sample Dark Grey Denham Cleaning

Limestone Protection from Acid Etching

It is very difficult to seal limestone against acid attack. Limestone and other calcite based stone such as marble and travertine are prone to acid etching. Limestone is immediately 'etched' (eaten / corroded) by any acidic material on contact - including lemon juice, cola, wine and champagne. For this reason the honed (matt) look is popular, as it doesn't show the matt etch marks as much as polished limestone. In any case, acidic substances should be cleaned up as soon as possible, and limestone should not be used outdoors in areas where there is acid rain.

 Limestone Tile Sample Darling Grey Cleaning

We provide specialised cleaning & sealing services for Limestone tile floors & walls

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

We cover all suburbs

Limestone Care & Maintenance

Limestone is a very hard tile to keep clean especially if it is not sealed. It does not go good in wet conditions so the best way to take care of youre Limestone is to get sealed using our impregnating penetrating water based sealer.

Do’s:

  • Clean spill-ups on limestone tiles right away
  • Seal limestone tiles since it’s made from natural stone
  • Place a mat at each doorway
  • Use a Microfiber mop to clean limestone floors
  • Clean limestone floors regularly

Don’ts:

  • Never use bleach, ammonia or vinegar to clean limestone tiles
  • Don’t use cleaners that are acidic to clean limestone tiles
  • Never use an abrasive cleaner or scouring pad on limestone.
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We provide specialised cleaning, stripping & sealing solutions for limstone floor surfaces. We cover all suburbs.

Our equipment can handle both domestic and commercial cleaning jobs , leaving your floors spotless and hygienic.

 Limestone Floor Tile Siena Tumbled Cleaning  Limestone Paving Cleaning

Frequently Asked Questions


You will know it's time to have your limestone floors professionally restored once they begin to appear dull or "matte" even after you have given them an efficient regular clean. If you notice that your limestone tiles are staining easily, it's a good indication that your previous sealer is wearing off and your limestone floors will need to be resealed immediately to prevent permanent staining.

Yes we can. It is Tile Cleaners ® specialty to cater for different types of limestone tiles around your home. We will give your limestone pavers one of the best professional cleaning & restoration processes that will leave your limestone pavers looking fresh and back to their natural colour again.

Indoor and outdoor areas, limestone pavers, liquid limestone, wherever you have limestone tiles we have the answer. External tiles, natural stone pavers and tiles, clay and concrete pavers, pool mosaics and floor tiles in porcelain or ceramic; bathroom limestone tiles or natural stone floors and walls. We cater for each and every different type of tiles you might have.

Our limestone tiles restoration services include effective cleaning of your limestone floors, by employing state of the art equipment and our technical expertise. Your limestone tiles will be brought back to their best possible condition, with our high pressure cleaning and the use of our best cleaning products and expertise.

Yes, our tile cleaning services are safe! Tile Cleaners® generally use only the highest quality water based products alongside our state of the art cleaning machinery to provide the best cleaning solution without compromising your limestone tiles. Stone tiles are porous and require more attention than man made tiles, which is why its extremely important to use the correct products and equipment necessary to bring your limestone tiles back to their best possible condition. Tile Cleaners® prides itself on specifically catering for each tile variety.

Here at Tile Cleaners ® we understand the importance of your family's safety. This is why Tile Cleaners ® only use non-toxic finishing agents as we not only want to protect your limestone tiles, but your families' health too. Materials and agents that can be of health hazard are not in our product portfolio and have never been.

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

If the stain is new and has not set in well, we will probably be able to remove it. However, we cannot guarantee that we will remove it completely; we can only guarantee cleaning it back to its best possible condition. This also depends on wether the limestone tiles have been sealed previously or not. Some stains might penetrate the natural stone and settle in below the surface and can be hard to clean out. It is important to have us strip, clean and seal your limestone floor so in the future nothing will be able to stain your limestone floors.

Tile Cleaners® charge per square meter for each separate 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.

We recommend that you measure each room separately. They way to measure is the width * length. For example a room that is 3 meters long and 2 meters wide is 3 * 2 = 6m2 in total.

Tile Cleaners® technicians can help to move items that one person could be expected to move such as furniture with wheels, light furniture, tables and chairs, however as Tile Cleaners® insurance covers our restoration services, we will not be held liable for any damage caused to furniture or property you request our technicians to move.

Move all furniture and items up off the floor so it is ready for us to clean when we arrive.

It depends on the type of sealer used and the amount of foot traffic the limestone tiles are being exposed to. Australia's Deepshield™ range of deep impregnating water based sealer's, offer long term benefits with Deepshield™ Gold lasting up to 15 years. Topical sealer's have a life expectancy of around 3 years. If you have a high amount of foot traffic or perhaps severe weather conditions(for outdoor tiles), you may experience a shorter lifetime. Sealing your limestone tiles can also depend on the tiles condition. Once they start showing patchy areas and are staining easily then you should have them resealed. Give us a call and we can assist you with all your enquiries.

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 limestone 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 limestone floor and allowed to set. The newly sealed limestone floor will not only look new again, it will be protected and result in your limestone becoming easier to maintain.

The best time to have your limestone tiles sealed is immediately after installation to prevent any accidental staining or damage. You will know that your limestone tiles need sealing once you start noticing patchy sealed areas of the floor and/or your limestone tiles are staining easier.

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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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