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When I moved into my new house, I was shocked by how dirty and old the tiles in the entire house looked. I wasn't sure if they were supposed to be like that or if they were just really dirty. I decided to call Tile Cleaners and ask them to have a look and tell me what I could do to improve the look of my tiles. Tile Cleaners ® came the same weekend and managed to make my tiles look brand new. They also informed me that the sealer would protect my tiles for years to come. Amazing! Thank you guys! My floor looks gorgeous.

Amanda Burtender, Brighton East, VIC

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

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

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Sandstone Tile Sealing Experts

We provide specialised sealing solutions for Sandstone floor and wall tiles

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

We cover all suburbs

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Sandstone Paving Grey Tile Cleaners® years of experience in the field of sandstone protection and application of the best non-toxic water based sealers ensure your surfaces will look their absolute best. Sealing your sandstone tiles is Tile Cleaners® specialty. Sandstone 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 sandstone. Sealers are engineered to protect your sandstone tiles and keep them looking fresh and new for longer. Once sealed, your sandstone will not fade quickly, maintaining its natural colour and be easier to clean.

Tile Cleaners® technicians seal sandstone 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 sandstone 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 sandstone and our years of experience help us deliver the best tile cleaning and sealing services. Sandstone should be sealed following installation to prevent any permanent damage from occurring.

Give us a call today and let us handle everything. Our 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 bring your Sandstone 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

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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.

Sandstone Paving Blue Tile Sealing Sandstone is available in tiles, slabs and blocks, in finishes ranging from natural and calibrated, to honed, polished and flamed. Sandstone is a very versatile material, applicable for most types applications, including wall and flooring.

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

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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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All natural stone is porous to different degrees. To protect your sandstone 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. The idea of using sealers on stone surface is to prevent water from penetrating the porous structure of sandstone, 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.

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 many people also 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 when repeated too often.

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

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

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

Sealing Sandstone Tiles

Sandstone can be highly porous - although porosity will vary from piece to piece a tablespoon of water on a sandstone surface will be absorbed in seconds. Porosity is also affected by the finish - highly polished sandstone is a little harder to penetrate than surfaces with a honed(matte) finish.

deepshield sandstone 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.

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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 stains when 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.

Sandstone Tile Pre Sealing Preparation

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, creating 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 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 sandstone 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 the experts at applying all types of sealer and will ensure your sandstone 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 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.

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

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 Sandstone Tile Protection from Acid Etching

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.

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Do’s:

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

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 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
 Sandstone Sealing Outdoor Tiles

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

Our equipment handles both residential and commercial cleaning jobs, leaving your sandstone 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

Frequently Asked Questions


A 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 sandstone tiles sealed. All sandstone 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 sandstone 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 sandstone tiles, whether you choose to use an Impregnating Sealer or a Topical Sealer for your sandstone tiles depending on your needs.

The best sealer to use for sandstone 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 sandstone 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 sandstone 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 sandstone 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 sandstone tiles in any way; however, it will protect your sandstone 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 sandstone tiles. It darkens and enhances the colour of your tiles and brings out the natural beauty in your sandstone, giving a slight wet look/low sheen.

Tile Cleaners® colours enhancer will not affect the texture of your sandstone, however, it will enhance the colour of your sandstone 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 sandstone 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 sandstone floor and allowed to set. The newly sealed sandstone floor will not only look new again, it will be protected and result in your sandstone 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 sandstone tiles' surface as the sealer penetrates the top layer of your sandstone. Topical Sealer may result in your sandstone floors becoming slippery when wet. 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 surfaces with a high quality, invisible, fully breathable impregnating sealer.

Any acidic substance is harmful for your sandstone tiles, they can be etched(eaten/corroded) easily and sealing against acid attack is very difficult. The best way to protect your sandstone 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 sandstone tiles by up to 20% and can help camouflage etches, restoring the natural, new look of your sandstone floors.

To keep your sandstone tiles and grout looking new, Tile Cleaners® recommend cleaning each week with a mild detergent to remove any dirt or grime from the sandstone 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 sandstone tiles is to seal them with one of our highest quality sealers. This is the best protection your sandstone tiles can receive against staining.

Tile Cleaners® charge per square meter for each separate sandstone 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.

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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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