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Limestone Sealing Toowoomba

Limestone Floor Tile Sealing Toowoomba

We provide specialised sealing solutions for Limestone floor and wall tiles

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

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

We cover all Toowoomba suburbs

Sealing your limestone tiles is Tile Cleaners® speciality, with years of experience in the field of natural stone protection and application of the best non-toxic water based sealers. Limestone 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 limestone making it very important to have us strip, clean and reseal your limestone for the best possible result. Sealers are engineered to protect your limestone tiles and keep them looking fresh and new for longer. Once sealed, your limestone will not fade quickly, maintaining its natural colour and be easier to clean.

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Tile Cleaners® technicians seal limestone 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 limestone 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. Toowoomba's Tile Cleaners® technicians are experts in sealing limestone and our years of experience help us deliver the best tile cleaning and sealing services. Limestone should be sealed following installation to prevent any permanent damage from occurring.

Give us a call today and let us handle everything. Our friendly 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.

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Save yourself time, effort and money and let our team of professionals bring your Limestone back 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

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 and over millions of years heat and pressure cause a chemical reaction which turns this sediment into limestone.

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Limestone flooring is porous and prone to scratching, staining and fracturing. Limestone 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 limestone 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.

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Toowoomba 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.

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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 many people also 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 when repeated too often.

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  • Pros
  • Durable
  • Easy to clean
  • Less expensive than marble and granite
  • It is moisture-resistant
  • Cons
  • Feels cold and hard under-foot
  • It requires sealing
  • It reacts to acid
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Polished Limestone ToowoombaLimestone can be highly porous - although porosity will vary from piece to piece a tablespoon of water on a limestone surface will be absorbed in seconds. Porosity is also affected by the finish - highly polished limestone is a little harder to penetrate than surfaces with a honed(matte) finish.

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

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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 stains when not properly sealed with a penetrating/impregnating sealer.

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

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 whereas a penetrating colour enhancing sealer is designed to enhance and enrich the natural look of stone surfaces.

Toowoomba's Tile Cleaners® technicians are experts at applying all types of sealer and will ensure your limestone 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

  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.
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Our cleaning and sealing services restore your limestone tiles & grout to their best possible condition, and protect them for years to come

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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 (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.

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Limestone Tile 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.

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Do’s:

  • Clean spills right away
  • Seal limestone floors since it’s natural stone
  • Place a mat at each doorway
  • Use a Microfiber 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.
Toowoomba Limestone Floor Tile Siena Honed Bathroom Sealing

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

Our equipment can handle both domestic and commercial jobs

We cover all Toowoomba suburbs

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Our Commercial Limestone 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 limestone floor and wall tiles

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

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

We cover all Toowoomba suburbs

Frequently Asked Questions


When we talk about a "sealer," we are referring to a liquid or carrier that contains a resin. This substance is applied to porous surfaces, whether they are natural stone or man-made materials. The primary function of a sealer is to provide protection against staining caused by water and/or oil-based materials. By applying the sealer, you can prevent these substances from penetrating and staining the surface. Additionally, a sealer can enhance the overall cleaning results by making it easier to clean and maintain the surfaces effectively.

Sealing limestone tiles is highly important for their protection and longevity. Unlike polishes, sealers are specifically formulated to prevent liquids and dirt particles from penetrating the natural stone. It is crucial to have your limestone tiles sealed, ideally when they are first installed. This initial sealing can provide effective protection for up to 15 years. To ensure the preservation of your limestone floors and prevent any accidental permanent damage, it is advisable to contact us promptly after the installation so that we can apply the necessary sealant and safeguard them from potential harm.

At Tile Cleaners®, we offer a range of high-quality sealers specifically designed for sealing limestone tiles. You have the option to choose between an Impregnating Sealer or a Topical Sealer, depending on your specific requirements and preferences. Our goal is to provide you with multiple choices to ensure that you can select the most suitable sealer for your limestone tiles, guaranteeing effective and long-lasting protection.

When it comes to sealing limestone pavers around swimming pools, our top recommendation is our high-quality Impregnating Penetrating Water Based Sealer. This specific sealer is designed to provide comprehensive protection to the limestone pavers, penetrating deep into the stone to ensure effective and long-lasting results. One notable advantage of this sealer is its ability to eliminate the slipperiness that can be associated with other sealers used on limestone pavers. By opting for our Impregnating Penetrating Water Based Sealer, you can confidently protect your limestone pavers around the pool area while ensuring enhanced safety and durability.

Tile Cleaners® recommends performing a straightforward "water test" to assess the need for sealing your limestone floors. This test, widely recognized in the stone industry, can help you determine whether your floors require sealing. To conduct the test, place a few drops of water on the limestone surface and allow them to remain for approximately 10 to 30 minutes. Afterward, wipe the water dry. If the stone did not darken during this process, it indicates that your limestone is adequately sealed and does not require further sealing. However, if the water caused the stone to darken, it suggests that the water was able to penetrate the stone, indicating the need for sealing to protect the limestone properly.

Tile Cleaners® exclusively uses water-based sealing products for their services. In most cases, solvent-based sealers are not utilized, except when they are the only viable option. It is important to note that the sealer employed by Tile Cleaners® does not alter the texture of limestone tiles in any manner. Rest assured, the sealer's primary function is to provide protection against staining while preserving the desired lustrous and natural appearance of your limestone tiles.

Absolutely, we provide color enhancing services specifically designed for travertine. The color enhancement process involves the application of a specialized compound that enriches and intensifies the natural appearance of the travertine. By applying the color enhancer, the tiles' tones and hues are deepened, bringing out the inherent beauty of the travertine material. This treatment imparts a subtle wet or low sheen finish, enhancing the overall visual appeal of your travertine surfaces. Our color enhancing services are aimed at highlighting the unique characteristics and enhancing the aesthetics of your travertine.

When it comes to the texture of limestone floors, applying Tile Cleaners® color enhancer will not cause any changes. The color enhancer is designed to specifically enhance the color of your limestone tiles without altering their texture. By utilizing this product, you can accentuate the natural beauty of your limestone surfaces, enriching their color and giving them a more vibrant appearance. Rest assured that the texture of your limestone floors will remain intact while achieving the desired color enhancement.

During the sealing of your limestone floors, our professional team will provide a comprehensive explanation of the job processes, ensuring complete clarity on what to expect. The process encompasses several key steps. Firstly, any existing sealer, if present, will be stripped away. Subsequently, the limestone will undergo a thorough cleaning and neutralization process to eliminate any dust, residue, or other substances that may affect the performance of the new sealer. Once the limestone floor is dry, a new sealer will be applied and allowed to set. The end result will not only restore the floor's appearance to a like-new condition but also provide essential protection, making the maintenance of your limestone surfaces more convenient.

The duration of the resealing process for your limestone floors can vary depending on the size of the area being sealed. On average, most jobs take approximately 4 to 8 hours to complete. To provide a more convenient experience for our customers, we strive to conduct both the cleaning and resealing on the same day, eliminating the need for multiple appointments.

The drying process for your limestone tiles involves two stages. The first stage is when the tiles become touch dry, which typically takes approximately 4 hours. However, for the sealer to fully cure and reach its optimal effectiveness, it generally requires a period of 24 hours. Once the sealer has fully cured, you can safely place everything back in its original position. It is important to note that during this 24-hour period, it is advisable to avoid placing any heavy objects, such as furniture, directly on the tiles and grout to prevent potential damage.

The lifespan of a sealer before reapplication is influenced by the type of sealer used. Topical sealers typically provide protection for approximately 3 years before requiring reapplication. In contrast, impregnating sealers are more durable and can last up to 15 years or even a lifetime when applied to vertical surfaces. However, areas with high foot traffic or frequent use may necessitate more frequent inspections and resealing to ensure ongoing protection. Conducting a water absorption test can help assess the porosity of the surface and aid in selecting a sealer with longer-lasting durability. It is advisable to refer to the guidelines provided by the manufacturer and consult professionals to determine the specific reapplication schedule suitable for your tiles and grout.

Deepshield™ Impregnating Penetrating Sealer does not alter the slipperiness of your limestone tiles' surface as the sealer penetrates the top layer of youWhen it comes to the slipperiness of limestone floors, the application of Deepshield™ Impregnating Penetrating Sealer does not cause any changes. This particular sealer effectively penetrates the top layer of the limestone tiles without altering their slipperiness. However, it is worth noting that the use of a topical sealer may lead to increased slipperiness when the floors are wet. To ensure both the desired appearance and slip resistance of your limestone floors, it is advisable to seal them with a high-quality, invisible, and fully breathable impregnating sealer. By doing so, you can protect your surfaces from moisture damage and maintain the natural beauty of your limestone floors while minimizing any potential slip hazards. r limestone. Topical Sealer may result in your limestone floors becoming slippery when wet. To maintain the look and slip resistance of your limestone 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.

Exposure to acidic substances poses a risk of etching or corrosion to limestone tiles, as they can be easily affected by such compounds. Protecting limestone against acid attack can be challenging as sealing may not offer complete resistance. However, the most effective approach to safeguarding your limestone tiles is to promptly seal them and clean up any spills without delay. Given the high porosity of stone-based tiles, sealing becomes essential in providing protection against potential acid attacks and liquid spills in the future.

The application of Tile Cleaners® colour enhancing sealer can potentially assist in concealing scratches on your limestone floors, although it cannot guarantee that they will be completely restored to their original condition. By utilizing Deepshield™ Penetrating Colour Enhancing Sealer, you can darken your limestone tiles by up to 20% and effectively camouflage etches, revitalizing the overall appearance of your floors and restoring their natural beauty.

In order to preserve the pristine condition of your limestone tiles after they have been sealed, Tile Cleaners® suggests following a regular cleaning routine. It is recommended to clean the tiles and grout on a weekly basis using a mild detergent that effectively removes dirt and grime without compromising the integrity of the sealer. It is crucial to avoid using strong detergents with acidic or alkaline properties as they may impact the sealer. Instead, opt for mild detergents and pH neutral substances for optimal results. Additionally, the best way to safeguard your limestone tiles against staining is to apply one of our highest quality sealers, which provides superior protection.

Tile Cleaners® follows a pricing structure based on the square meter measurement for each individual limestone room. You can find a comprehensive price list on the Tile Cleaners® website, allowing you to review the cost details. Prior to commencing the work, our team will accurately measure each room, discuss the specific tasks to be performed, and confirm all associated costs with you. This ensures transparency and clarity regarding the pricing of the sealing service for your limestone tiles.

For accurate measurement of the area that needs sealing, we advise measuring each individual limestone area separately. The most straightforward method is to multiply the width by the length of each area. As an illustration, if a room measures 3 meters in length and 2 meters in width, the total area would be calculated as 3 X 2 = 6m2. This approach ensures precise measurements and allows for an accurate estimation of the sealing requirements for your limestone surfaces.

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.

In preparation for the sealing process, it is necessary to remove all furniture and items from your limestone floors. This ensures that the area is clear and ready for the arrival of the professionals who will be carrying out the sealing. By clearing the space beforehand, you facilitate a smooth and efficient process for the application of the sealer on your limestone floors.

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