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Thank you Tile Cleaners ® for dealing with the solvent sealer I had and resealing my hallway; I know it's a pain but you did a great job. I will definitely call you again as I need help with my tiles in the office.

Paul Gold, Gold Coast, QLD

My mother's tiles were old and ugly, as she has been living in the same house her entire life without ever really taking care of her tiles. I called Tile Cleaners to get advice on what to do with them. They came to her house the next day to have a look at my mum's tiles. I am very satisfied with how patient and highly professional you were with my mother. I am sorry I couldn't be there when you arrived, and I am really impressed by how you managed to explain everything to my mom and help her out. Thank you for doing a great job.

Angela Coopers, Concord, NSW

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.

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Sandstone Cleaning Corio - Geelong

We provide specialised tile & grout cleaning & sealing solutions for sandstone 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 Geelong suburbs and all Corio area

Sandstone Floor Scrubbing Corio

If you need any advice on how to clean your old sandstone floors so they once again look new, or want to reseal your surfaces so they continue to look new, or would like a professional to do it for you, then you have come to the right place. Tile Cleaners® are sandstone cleaning, stripping, sealing and restoration experts.

What is Sandstone?

Sandstone is a sedimentary rock composed of sand-sized minerals or rock grains. Most sandstone is composed of quartz and/or feldspar, one of the most common minerals in the Earth's crust as well as calcite, gypsum or various iron compounds. Like sand, sandstone has a granular texture and may be found in almost any colour, but the most common colours are tan, brown, yellow, red, grey, pink, and white. Since sandstone beds often form highly visible cliffs and other topographic features, certain colours of sandstone have been strongly identified with certain regions.

Cleaning Sandstone Floors

Sandstone floors can be prone to scratching, staining and fracturing. The tiles should be allowed to breath instead of being covered by synthetic sealers or urethane. Tile Cleaners® offer the best solution to protect your sandstone using highly penetrating impregnating water based sealers, creating a barrier that provides protection against chemical attack, deterioration and contamination.

Corio outdoor sandstone floor before and after cleaning

The primary cause for sandstone floors becoming dull and lacklustre is foot traffic. Prolonged use will grind and pack 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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Many older buildings have durable sandstone flooring, the chalky porous type with a smooth granular surface typical of most French and Spanish sandstone. This variety does stain easier than marble, varies in hardness and does become etched by acids including soft drink, as well as absorb oils and other liquids. Common colours are black, grey, white, yellow and brown.

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Sandstone 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, sandstone 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 sandstone. Sandstone looks best with a honed or low/medium sheen appearance however some people insist on a high shine finish. Some low calcite Sandstone 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

Sandstone can be highly porous - a tablespoon of water on a sandstone surface will be absorbed in seconds, although porosity does vary from piece to piece. Porosity is also affected by the finish - highly polished sandstone is a little harder to penetrate than sandstone 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 sandstone and to prevent damaging moisture from being trapped within the stone, it is recommended to seal your sandstone with a high quality, invisible, fully breathable impregnating sealer.

Sandstone'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.

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

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Two main sealing options exist for sandstone tiles

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

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

A deep penetrating impregnating sealer protects sandstone and grout from water and oil based stains by chemically reacting with the surface pores using nano-technology to create a breathable protective barrier. An impregnating sealer protects the sandstone surface and grout from absorbing stains while also resulting in cleaning and maintenance becoming much easier. Australia's Deepshield™ range of impregnating water based sealers offer long term benefits, protecting sandstone for up to 10 years while Deepshield™ Gold, based on the latest fluoro-bond technology will last for up to 15 years. A penetrating impregnating transparent sealer enters the pores of your stone and, once cured will not alter the look of the tile or stone. A penetrating colour enhancing sealer is designed to enhance and enrich the natural look of stone surfaces.

Corio's Tile Cleaners® are the experts at applying all types of sealer and will ensure your sandstone 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.

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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 sandstone as they will cause damage.
  2. Sandstone 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 sandstone floor restoration services can bring back your sandstone tiles & grout to their best possible condition, and protect them for years to come.

Our services are available in all Geelong suburbs and all Corio area

Protection from Acid Etching

It is very difficult to seal sandstone against acid attack. Sandstone and other calcite based stone such as marble and travertine are prone to acid etching. Sandstone 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 sandstone. In any case, acidic substances should be cleaned as soon as possible.

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Sandstone Floor Care & Maintenance

Sandstone 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 sandstone is the possibility of staining.

Corio outdoor sandstone floor before being cleaned

Do’s:

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

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

Our services are available in all Geelong suburbs and all Corio area

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

Our equipment can handle both domestic and commercial jobs.

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Our Commercial Sandstone Cleaning Services in Corio Covers

  • 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
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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 Geelong suburbs and all Corio area

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Tile Cleaners® Sandstone Services

Sandstone Stripping and Sealing

No matter where your sandstone 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.

Sandstone Cleaning and Sealing

If you have sandstone surfaces that have become dull and not showing their true colour, or perhaps you have recently installed your sandstone 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.

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Sandstone 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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Sandstone Tile Sealing

All porous tiles should be sealed, sealing your tiles helps prevent & reduce staining. Sealing your sandstone 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.

Sandstone 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 sandstone tiles with an extensive floor stripping service. We can strip and reseal any hard surface flooring as well as wall tiles.

Sandstone 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 sandstone, 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.

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Sandstone Honing

Honed sandstone 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.

Sandstone 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.

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.

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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!

Our services are available in all Geelong suburbs and all Corio area

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Frequently Asked Questions


You'll know it's time to strip, clean, and seal your sandstone floors when they start to lose their shine and appear dull, even after regular cleaning. Additionally, if you notice that your sandstone tiles are becoming more prone to staining, it's a clear sign that the previous sealer has worn off, and it's important to reseal the sandstone promptly to avoid permanent stains.

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.

Certainly! Tile Cleaning specializes in restoring various types of sandstone tiles, including pavers, throughout your home. Our team is skilled in providing top-notch professional cleaning and restoration services specifically designed to enhance the appearance of your sandstone pavers. With our expertise, we will apply one of the best cleaning and restoration processes available, ensuring that your sandstone pavers regain their natural color and look fresh once again.

Tile Cleaning specializes in cleaning a wide range of sandstone tiles for both indoor and outdoor areas. Whether you have sandstone pavers, liquid sandstone, or any other type of sandstone tiles, we have a restoration solution for you. Our services cover various types of tiles, including external tiles, natural stone pavers and tiles, clay and concrete pavers, pool mosaics, as well as floor tiles made of porcelain or ceramic. Additionally, we can cater to your needs for cleaning bathroom sandstone tiles or restoring natural stone floors and walls. No matter the type of tile you have, we have the expertise to provide professional cleaning and restoration services to meet your requirements.

Tile Cleaning restoration services are designed to bring your sandstone tiles back to their optimal condition. Our comprehensive sandstone restoration process involves utilizing advanced equipment and leveraging our technical expertise. We employ a unique cleaning method that effectively addresses even the most challenging domestic and commercial surfaces. With our meticulous approach, your sandstone will be left spotless and hygienic, ensuring a thorough restoration of its original beauty.

The frequency of sealing sandstone floors can vary depending on factors such as the type of sealer used and the level of foot traffic they receive. In Australia, the Deepshield™ range of deep impregnating water-based sealers is recommended, with the Transparent Penetrating Sealer offering protection for up to 10 years. Topical sealers typically have a lifespan of around 3 years. However, high foot traffic or severe weather conditions can result in a shorter lifespan. It's also important to consider the condition of the tiles. If you notice patchy areas and increased susceptibility to staining, it's a sign that resealing is needed. For specific inquiries and assistance, feel free to reach out to us.

Absolutely! Tile Cleaning prioritizes safety in all our cleaning services. We exclusively use high-quality, non-toxic water-based products along with cutting-edge cleaning machinery to ensure the best cleaning solutions without compromising the integrity of your sandstone tiles. Sandstone tiles are porous and require special attention, which is why we employ the correct products and equipment specifically tailored for restoring sandstone tiles to their optimal condition. At Tile Cleaning, we take pride in our ability to cater to the unique needs of each tile variety, providing a safe and effective cleaning experience.

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 new look of your sandstone tiles, Tile Cleaning recommends weekly cleaning using a damp microfiber cloth and a mild detergent. This will effectively remove any dirt or grime from the surface. It is important to avoid using strong detergents or cleaners that are acidic or alkaline, as they can affect the sealer. Instead, opt for mild detergents and pH-neutral substances for safe cleaning. To provide the best protection against staining and make regular maintenance easier, we highly recommend sealing your sandstone tiles with one of our highest quality sealers. Sealing not only safeguards your tiles but also enhances their longevity and appearance.

If the stain is relatively new and has not deeply penetrated the surface, there is a good chance that we can remove it or significantly improve its appearance. However, we cannot guarantee complete removal of all stains, as some may have settled deeply within the natural stone and prove challenging to eliminate entirely. It is crucial to consider having our team strip, clean, and seal your sandstone floor to provide enhanced protection against future staining. This proactive approach will help safeguard your sandstone and minimize the likelihood of stains in the future.

When you choose our professional team, we will guide you through each step of the job process to ensure complete transparency. Here's what you can expect during the resealing of your sandstone floors. First, if there is any previous sealer applied, it will be stripped off. Next, our team will thoroughly clean and neutralize the sandstone, removing all dust, residue, and any other substances that could impact the new sealer's effectiveness. Once the surface is dry, a new sealer will be carefully applied to the sandstone floor and left to set. The result will be not only a rejuvenated and fresh appearance for your sandstone, but also enhanced protection. The newly sealed sandstone will be easier to maintain, making your ongoing maintenance tasks more convenient. Throughout the process, our team will ensure clear communication and provide professional guidance to meet your expectations.

The optimal time to seal your sandstone tiles is right after installation to proactively protect them from potential staining and damage. To determine if your sandstone tiles currently require sealing, look out for signs such as patchy sealed areas on the floor or an increased susceptibility to staining. These indications suggest that the previous sealer may have worn off, making it necessary to reseal your sandstone tiles to maintain their appearance and safeguard them against potential stains.

Tile Cleaning follows a pricing structure based on the square meterage of each separate room. You can find a detailed price list on the Tile Cleaning website for your reference. Prior to commencing the cleaning process, our team will conduct individual measurements of each room, discuss the scope of work to be performed, and confirm all associated costs with you. This ensures transparency and allows us to provide you with an accurate and tailored pricing estimate.

We advise measuring each sandstone area individually. The easiest method is to multiply the width by the length of the area. For instance, if a room measures 3 meters in length and 2 meters in width, the total area would be calculated as 3 multiplied by 2, resulting in 6 square meters.

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.

Prior to our arrival, we kindly request that you remove all furniture and items from the floor to ensure it is clear and ready for cleaning. This preparation will allow our team to work efficiently and effectively on your sandstone floors.

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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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