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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

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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.

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Limestone Cleaning & Sealing

We provide specialised tile & grout cleaning & sealing solutions for Limestone floors

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

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

Our services are available in all Suburbs within 100km from the CBD

Tile Cleaners® technicians are limestone tile & grout cleaning, stripping & sealing and restoration experts. If you need advice on how to clean your old limestone floor and tile grout to make it look like new and how best to reseal it so it keeps looking new or would like a professional to do it for you, then you have come to the right place.

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 heat and pressure cause a chemical reaction which turns this sediment into limestone.

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Cleaning Limestone Floors

Limestone flooring is quite porous and prone to scratching, staining and fracturing, also needing to be allowed to breath instead of being covered by synthetic sealers or urethane. Tile Cleaners® offer the right solution to protect your limestone by using highly penetrating impregnating sealers, creating a barrier that provides protection against chemical attack, deterioration and contamination.

The primary cause for polished stone floors becoming dull is foot traffic, prolonged use 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.

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 Polished Limestone tilesMany older buildings have durable limestone flooring, the chalky porous type with a smooth granular surface typical of most French and Spanish limestone. This variety does stain easier than marble, varies in hardness and does become etched by acids including soft drink, as well as absorbs oils and other liquids. Common colours are black, grey, white, yellow and brown. Limestone should be sealed with a penetrating sealer to prevent staining and reduce soiling and should only be cleaned with neutral pH detergents. Because it is soft, limestone 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 the honed or polished appearance of limestone. Limestone looks best with a honed or low/medium sheen appearance however some people insist on a high shine finish. 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.

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  • 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

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Two main sealing options exist for limestone tiles

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

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

A deep penetrating impregnating sealer protects limestone 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 limestone 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 limestone and, once cured will not change the look of the tile or stone. A penetrating colour enhancing sealer is designed to enhance and enrich the natural look of stone surfaces.

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 Polished Limestone Tile Cleaners® technicians are the experts at applying all types of sealer and will ensure your limestone looks its absolute best. Tile Cleaners® experienced 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 the old solvent based sealer can not be completely removed or when required to hide certain types of damage. Topical sealer's have a life expectancy of around 3 years.

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 once again having to strip the sealer. Acidic cleaners should not be used on limestone as they will cause damage.
  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 services bring your limestone tiles & grout to their best possible condition, and protect them for years to come.

Our services are available in all Suburbs within 100km from the CBD

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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(matte) look is popular, as it doesn't show etch marks as much as polished limestone. In any case, acidic substances should be cleaned as soon as possible.

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Limestone Floor Care & Maintenance

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.

Do’s:

  • Clean spills right away
  • Seal limestone 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 Limestone floors
  • Don’t use cleaners that are acidic
  • Never use an abrasive cleaner or scouring pad.

Our Limestone Floor Restoration services can bring your limestone tiles & grout to their best possible condition and protect them for years to come.

Our services are available in all Suburbs within 100km from the CBD

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We provide specialised cleaning, stripping & sealing solutions for limestone floors.

Our equipment can handle both domestic and commercial jobs.

Our Commercial Limestone Cleaning Services Cover

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

We cover all Suburbs. Our commercial client base includes a wide range of builders, real estate agents and insurance companies.

We provide specialised cleaning, stripping & sealing solutions for all tiled floor & wall surfaces.

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

Our services are available in all Suburbs within 100km from the CBD

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Tile Cleaners® Limestone Services

Limestone Stripping and Sealing

No matter where your limestone tiles are, Tile Cleaners® will strip, clean and professionally reseal them for you. In your kitchen, shower, bathroom, around the swimming pool, your backyard, outdoors or any hard to reach indoor areas.

Limestone Cleaning and Sealing

If you have limestone surfaces that have become dull and not showing their true colour, or perhaps you have recently installed your limestone or your previous sealer is wearing off, Tile Cleaners® Cleaning and Sealing is your best choice to clean your tiles effectively and efficiently and protect them against future staining and deterioration.

Limestone Tile and Grout Cleaning

Cleaning tile & grout takes a combination of specialised industrial equipment and heavy duty cleaning products. By using specially developed cleaning solutions & high pressure van mounted cleaning equipment we are able to clean your tiles & grout to the highest standards.

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Limestone Tile Sealing

All porous tiles should be sealed, sealing your tiles helps prevent & reduce staining. Sealing your limestone will keep most stains suspended at the surface, creating a barrier that provides protection against chemical attack, deterioration and contamination. Sealing is the first important step towards protecting your surfaces against stains.

Limestone Stripping

Stripping, scrubbing and cleaning to remove old sealant and its residue, restoring the original appearance of the floor. Our technicians are equipped with all necessary equipment and possess all skills and experience needed to provide your limestone tiles with an extensive floor stripping service. We can strip and reseal any hard surface flooring as well as wall tiles.

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Limestone Grinding

Grinding will smooth out imperfections and open a new layer upon which it is possible to build a high quality honed or polished finish. Grinding will remove deep scratches, stains and other contaminations from your limestone, resulting in a very smooth and even surface. Grinding will also remove any lippage, the term used for uneven tiles which can occur after a typical installation.

Limestone Honing

Honed limestone surfaces have a more satin-feel, smooth and velvety to the touch often more suited to casual, comfortable environments than more formal polished surfaces. Honing your floors is a fantastic way to virtually eliminate taxing maintenance requirements while still having the wonderful characteristic of beautiful stone surfaces in your home or business.

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Limestone Polishing

Polishing is achieved by using very fine grade abrasive diamond discs until a reflective finish is achieved. These final grades reduce scratches which are not even visible to the human eye allowing the natural crystals on the surface to reflect light more effectively. Highly polished floors have much smaller pores to collect soil, dirt and grime, ensuring maintenance is made a lot easier.

Efflorescence Treatment

Efflorescence is the formation of salt deposits on or near the surface of the tile and grout. Tile Cleaners® technicians have a variety of equipment for the effective removal of efflorescence. We also carry all the required treatments, agitation tools as well as chemical solutions to safely and effectively removed efflorescence deposits internally and externally.

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Minor Tile Repair

Do you have cracked tiles, chipped tiles, loose tiles or discoloured tiles in your walls, floors, stairs or around the swimming pool. Do you have spare tiles left over from installation? Tile Cleaners® have professional & experienced tilers in our team that can assist you with repairing your indoor & outdoor tiles and replacing the broken/damaged tiles.

Grout Colour Sealing

Tile Cleaners® technicians are able to re-colour badly stained grout or change the colour of existing and/or stained grout. Tile Cleaners® Grout Colour Sealing service is specifically designed and developed to rejuvenate your dirty old grout and make it look BRAND NEW once again!

Save yourself time, effort and money and let our professional team bring your limestone back to its best possible condition.

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

Frequently Asked Questions


When your limestone tiles start to exhibit a dull or matte appearance even after regular cleaning, it is a clear sign that they are due for professional restoration. This loss of luster can occur over time as the protective sealant wears off. Additionally, if you notice that your limestone tiles are becoming more susceptible to staining, it indicates that the previous sealer has deteriorated and immediate resealing is necessary to prevent permanent stains. By addressing these signs promptly, you can restore the natural beauty of your limestone floors and protect them from further damage.

Certainly! Tile Cleaning is a specialist in restoring various types of limestone tiles, including pavers. Our highly skilled team is dedicated to providing professional cleaning and restoration services specifically tailored to revitalize limestone pavers. We have extensive experience in effectively addressing issues such as dullness and discoloration on pavers located at front doors. Our comprehensive cleaning treatment is designed to deeply clean and restore the natural color, resulting in a refreshed and revitalized appearance for your limestone pavers. You can trust our commitment to delivering exceptional results and ensuring that your pavers are in optimal condition.

Tile Cleaning provides cleaning services for a wide range of limestone tiles, both indoors and outdoors. This includes cleaning limestone pavers, liquid limestone, and various other types of limestone tiles. Whether you have limestone tiles in external areas, such as natural stone pavers or clay and concrete pavers, or you require cleaning for pool mosaics, floor tiles (porcelain or ceramic), bathroom limestone tiles, natural stone floors, or walls, Tile Cleaning caters to all different types of limestone tiles. No matter the specific type of limestone tile you have, Tile Cleaning has the expertise and solutions to address your cleaning needs.

Tile Cleaning's restoration services encompass a variety of crucial elements and processes that are integral to the effective cleaning and restoration of stone floors. Our highly skilled technicians utilize advanced equipment and technical expertise to deliver exceptional results. The process involves the use of high-pressure cleaning techniques to efficiently eliminate dirt, grime, and stains from the surface of the stone tiles. Additionally, we employ top-quality cleaning products specifically designed for stone surfaces to ensure optimal cleaning and restoration outcomes. Our primary objective is to restore the stone tiles to their optimal condition, bringing back their original beauty and enhancing their overall appearance. With a combination of expertise and state-of-the-art equipment, Tile Cleaning strives to provide efficient and thorough restoration services, ensuring that your stone floors regain their pristine and attractive look.

Yes, the process of getting limestone tiles cleaned by professionals from Tile Cleaners® is safe. We prioritize the use of high-quality water-based products and state-of-the-art cleaning machinery to ensure the best cleaning solution without compromising the integrity of your limestone tiles. As limestone tiles are porous and require special care, it is crucial to use the correct products and equipment to achieve optimal results and bring your limestone tiles back to their best possible condition. Tile Cleaners® takes pride in catering specifically to the needs of each tile variety, including limestone, to ensure a safe and effective cleaning process.

Tile Cleaning places great importance on the safety of your family throughout the cleaning process and guarantees the use of non-toxic finishing agents. Our commitment to safety is rooted in protecting your loved ones by avoiding any potentially harmful substances or ingredients. When selecting cleaning products, Tile Cleaning exercises utmost care to exclude any ingredients that could pose health risks. This approach not only helps preserve the condition of your stone tiles but also exemplifies our dedication to prioritizing the overall health and safety of your household.

To maintain the appearance and keep your limestone tiles looking new, Tile Cleaning recommends a regular cleaning routine. Clean the tiles each week using a damp microfiber cloth and a mild detergent to remove dirt and grime from the surface. It is important to avoid using strong detergents containing acids or alkalis, as they can potentially damage the sealer. Instead, opt for mild detergents and pH-neutral substances for safe and effective cleaning. In addition to regular cleaning, the best protection for your limestone tiles is to have them sealed with one of Tile Cleaning highest quality sealers. Sealing provides an extra layer of protection against staining and helps preserve the beauty of your limestone tiles for longer.

If the stain on your limestone floor is relatively new and has not deeply set in, there is a good chance that Tile Cleaning will be able to remove it. However, it is important to note that complete removal of the stain cannot be guaranteed. The aim is to clean the stained area and restore it to the best possible condition. The success of stain removal also depends on whether the limestone tiles have been previously sealed or not. Some stains may have penetrated the natural stone and settled below the surface, making them more challenging to clean. To prevent future staining, it is recommended to have Tile Cleaning perform a thorough process of stripping, cleaning, and sealing your limestone floor. This comprehensive approach ensures that your limestone floors are protected from future stains and can be maintained in optimal condition.

Tile Cleaning follows a pricing structure that is based on per square meter for each separate room when it comes to cleaning limestone tiles. You can find a price list on the Tile Cleaning website, which you can review for your reference. Prior to commencing the work, Tile Cleaning will measure each room individually, discuss the scope of the work to be carried out, and confirm all costs with you. This ensures transparency and allows you to have a clear understanding of the pricing involved before any cleaning work begins.

To measure the size of a limestone area, it is recommended to measure each room separately. Begin by measuring the width and length of the room. Multiply the width by the length to calculate the total square meterage. For example, if a room is 3 meters long and 2 meters wide, the calculation would be 3 meters * 2 meters = 6 square meters in total. By measuring each room individually and using the width * length method, you can accurately determine the size of the limestone area you wish to assess or have cleaned.

Tile Cleaning provides assistance with moving furniture during the floor sealing process. Their team of dedicated technicians is available to help with the relocation of furniture items that can be reasonably managed by one person, such as those with wheels or lightweight furniture like tables and chairs. However, it is important to keep in mind that while Tile Cleaning takes precautions to protect your belongings, they cannot be held responsible for any damages that may occur during the furniture moving process. To ensure the safety of valuable or fragile items, it is recommended to either relocate them to a secure area or properly secure them before the technicians arrive. By taking these necessary precautions, you can help ensure the safety of your furniture and minimize the risk of potential damage while the floor sealing process is being carried out.

To prepare your limestone floors for cleaning, it is recommended to move all furniture and items off the floor. This allows the cleaning process to be carried out efficiently and effectively. By removing furniture and items from the limestone floor, you create a clear space for the cleaning team to work on, ensuring that the entire surface can be properly cleaned. This preparation step helps to facilitate the cleaning process and ensures that your limestone floors receive the attention they need.

The frequency of sealing limestone floors depends on factors such as the type of sealer used and the level of foot traffic they experience. Australia's Deepshield™ range of deep impregnating water-based sealers, including Deepshield™ Gold with a potential lifespan of up to 15 years, offers long-term benefits. On the other hand, topical sealers typically last around 3 years. However, if your limestone floors endure high foot traffic or are exposed to severe weather conditions (in the case of outdoor tiles), the lifespan of the sealer may be shorter. The condition of the tiles is also a factor to consider. Once you notice patchy areas and easy staining, it is an indication that resealing is necessary. For further assistance and inquiries, feel free to contact us, and our team will be happy to assist you.

When Tile Cleaning arrive to reseal your limestone floors, you can expect a professional team that will guide you through the entire process, ensuring transparency and clarity. The process begins with the removal of any previous sealer, if applied, followed by a thorough cleaning and neutralization of the limestone to eliminate dust, residue, and any other substances that could affect the effectiveness of the new sealer. Once the limestone floor is dry, a new sealer will be carefully applied and allowed to set. This resealing process will not only rejuvenate the appearance of your limestone floor, making it look new again, but it will also provide protection and make maintenance easier in the long run. Rest assured that Tile Cleaning follows a systematic approach to deliver quality results and ensure your satisfaction.

The best time to seal your limestone floors is right after installation to provide immediate protection against accidental staining or damage. As for determining if your limestone floors currently require sealing, keep an eye out for patchy areas on the floor where the sealant may have worn off. Additionally, if you notice that your limestone tiles are becoming more susceptible to staining, it indicates that the existing sealer has deteriorated and resealing is necessary to prevent permanent stains. By monitoring the condition of your limestone floors and being attentive to any changes in their appearance and stain resistance, you can determine when it is the right time to seal them.

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