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I noticed that some of the tiles in my bathroom walls were loose and the grout was coming off. I am a very busy so kept on postponing calling someone to fix it. One day I got home and the loose tiles were lying broken on the floor. Can you imagine my frustration? I rang my brother in panic and he gave me Tile Cleaners' contact details. I rang them straight away. The guys told me I needed a tiler and professional regrouting work done so I thought it would take ages to fix my problem. However they organized the work very well. I had my tiles fixed on Friday night the same week and the entire bathroom regrouted on Saturday. Thank you some much for your quick help; it was such a relief.

Kerry McMyre, Mosman, NSW

I have several different freshly laid tiles in my new house. All pathways have stone tiles and there are marble tiles in the bathrooms and porcelain in the kitchen. I needed to get them sealed and was not sure if it was possible to seal them all. I contacted Tile Cleaners because my dad recommended them. He had a similar situation in his house and was very happy with the job Tile Cleaners had done. I was very worried about my tiles since they were brand new and very expensive. Tile Cleaners team were very patient with me, explaining how they were going to apply the sealer on different types of tiles, what sealer they would use, how long it would last for and advised me on how to take care of my tiles. I called Tile Cleaners a few times confirming details, asking for prices, making sure they could to the job during the weekend etc. The guys were amazingly patient and helpful. When I had gathered all the information I wanted, I was ready to go ahead. The work done by Tile Cleaners actually took less time than what it took me looking for information about it. Sorry for the pain I caused, and again thank you.

Monica Petrovski, West Beach, SA

I just got new tiles laid in my house that were very expensive. I needed to get them sealed but couldn't afford to pay much for it. On the other hand I didn't want to go for a company offering cheap and unreliably services. My boss recommended Tile Cleaners, saying that the company's prices were reasonable and that they offered quality service when he used them. I contacted them and ended up doing a booking with them. It is very pleasant to know that there are companies out there who actually care about providing very high quality services for affordable prices. I gave your contacts to my sister. Thank you for the job you did

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Sealing Granite Tiles Darwin

We provide specialised sealing solutions for Granite flooring in residential and commercial properties

Our technicians have years of experience in sealing granite with our advanced machinery and quality products

To schedule your appointment or to obtain a free estimate, call 1300 771 201 or use the online enquiry form at the top of the page

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The beautiful natural creation that is granite is unlike any other rock found, it's individuality luring in home-owners and businesses alike. Because no two granite slabs are the same, no two have the same absorbent qualities and will need to be sealed professionally to prevent damage and staining. Tile Cleaners® are the Darwin's leaders in stone sealing, maintenance and restoration. For your granite to remain in pristine condition for years to come you will need to have it sealed with a quality sealer.

The cost of granite is higher than other stone used for home and business installations and for good reason, it makes sense to look after it properly.

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What is Granite?

Granite is essentially molten lava that never rose above the surface of the earth. Granite is a very hard natural stone denser than marble. A geologist will tell you that it is an igneous or metamorphic rock that is highly saturated with silica. Granite has a rating of 7 on the Mohs scale, which determines a materials' hardness. Diamond has a rating of 10. Suffice it to say there are not too many things that will easily scratch granite.

Granite delivers breathtaking beauty unmatched by synthetic materials and a very high level of durability. Granite is used in many roles around the house, from flooring, stair treads and countertops to wall coverings and beautiful sinks and basins. Granite is a preferred material, due to its extremely high quality, it's easiness to clean and its ability to add to the value of your home while adding depth and character to your surroundings.

Granite Absorbency Test

To find out if your granite requires sealing try a simple water patch test. Leave a few drops of water on an inconspicuous part of the granite for 10-15 minutes then wipe with a clean cloth, if the water darkens the stone it means that you will need to have it sealed, making your granite stain resistant. You can complete the same test with mineral oil if you wish to really make sure stains wont be absorbed. If it does darken the granite don't worry, as mineral oil will completely evaporate returning the stone to its natural colour. What this will tell you is you may need a stronger sealer for your variety of granite.

This test will work for granite and all other stone. A honed or polished surface will tighten the pores in the tile and lower absorbency. In short, if granite darkens with any material water or oil then you require a premium sealer.

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Tile Cleaners® technicians have years of experience in sealing granite with our advanced machinery and quality products

To schedule your appointment or to obtain a free estimate, call 1300 771 201 today or use the online enquiry form at the top of the page

Granite Sealing Process

Whether you have just had your granite laid or it has been down for years, Tile Cleaners® experienced technicians provide Australia's leading service in the sealing and protection of your stone. Not all granite is created equally, some will absorb liquids and some wont, hence wont require sealing. If a stone cannot absorb anything it wont absorb sealer. The good news with this situation is if the granite won't absorb sealer, stains wont penetrate it either. If you seal a stone that doesn't need sealing you will be left with a hazy, flaking finish.

Initially our specialists will assess whether your granite needs sealing and/or whether it needs stripping. Stripping may need to be done before a new sealer is applied. A thorough clean will be carried out before the sealing process begins as whatever is on the surface once sealed, will be sealed in.

For granite we would recommend 2- 3 coats with an impregnating penetrating sealer. A cheaper option is a topical sealer if you wish but it may create a slippery finish and can be dangerous especially in wet areas like around swimming pools.

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Two main sealing options exist for granite tiles

  • Deep Penetrating Impregnating Sealer
  • (Transparent Finish)

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

A deep penetrating impregnating sealer will protect your granite from water and oil based stains by chemically bonding with the surface pores leaving a long lasting, breathable protective barrier. An impregnating sealer results in easier regular cleaning while protecting your granite surface and grout from absorbing stains for up to 15 years. Tile Cleaners® are proud to be accredited applicators of Australia's Deepshield&trade Gold based on the latest fluoro-bond technology and specifically engineered for denser surfaces. A penetrating impregnating transparent sealer enters the pore structure of your granite and once cured, will not alter the appearance of your granite tile or stone.

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Tile Cleaners® technicians are experts at applying all types of sealer and will ensure your granite 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 sealers can also helpful in situations where your old solvent based sealer can't be completely removed or when required to hide certain types of damage. Topical sealers usually have a life expectancy of around 3 years.

You can easily test how porous your granite is by applying a drop of water to the surface and watching how the water is absorbed. You can then see how any type of water based stain can be absorbed by your granite tile surface and grout.

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How often should Granite be sealed?

If your granite does need sealing the question often asked is how often should I reseal it? The easiest answer is when your granite no longer repels liquids. When this starts to occur it means you need to re-apply the original sealer (not coat over the existing!). Any premium penetrating sealer should last between 5 - 15 years depending on maintenance. Many assume once granite is sealed then the work is done but a certain amount of up keep is necessary to make sure it continues to resist stains.

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The need for sealing granite regularly is a myth, designed to prey on the insecurities of uninformed homeowners. Our quality products will only need stripping and resealing every 10-15 years.

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Our Granite Sealers

Tile Cleaners® products provide eco-friendly solutions to by providing protection for your granite without harsh chemicals. We have two options when it comes to sealing, a topical sealer and a penetrating sealer.

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Our Penetrating Impregnating Sealer is designed to absorb into the surface of the granite. There is no trace of the sealer as the tile is left with the natural finish it had originally. This below the surface filler has the primary function of reducing absorbency without affecting the slip resistance of the stone. This sealer doesn't show wear like other cheaper surface sealers and has a much longer lifetime. It will typically require 2 coats.

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Our Topical based sealer provides a surface seal that leaves your granite with an altered appearance. It can be a dangerous option for wet areas as it can become slippery. This sealer requires more regular application as it has a shorter lifetime. You will physically see when it needs to be reapplied, as it will flake and peel. This will provide a more unnatural look for you granite.

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It is common with stones such as bluestone and slate to use a solvent-based sealer which has been used to seal them previously. For newly laid bluestone this isn't recommended due to its harsh chemical compounds. But if a solvent sealer exists it will need more care and different types of products to strip and reseal. The new seal will also have to be solvent so it adheres to any left over solvent after stripping. If a water-based sealer is applied over a solvent, the finish may cause negative reactions and end in a poor result.

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We provide specialised sealing solutions for Granite flooring in residential and commercial properties

To schedule your appointment or to obtain a free estimate, please Call 1300 771 201 or use the online enquiry form at the top of the page

We cover all Darwin suburbs

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Granite Sealer Care

Your sealer will last you a long time if you take care of it properly. Maintenance doesn't need to be a chore. It is a simple process that will add years to the lifetime of your sealer and granite alike.

If you are having new granite laid always ask the manufacturer what they recommend as they will know best. Keep your mops and cloths clean and rinse them regularly in warm water throughout the cleaning process. Never leave any residue left on your granite as it will react with the sealer and reduce its effectiveness.

Granite doesn't need to cost you a fortune in upkeep if you take a bit of time to look after it regularly.

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Cleaning and Maintaining Granite Floor Tiles

Cleaning tiles to make them look pretty in order to maintain the beauty of your homes can be a difficult task at times. It is practically for this reason that granite floor tiles, happen to be the best choice in comparison to any other types of floor tiles. Granite floor tiles are extremely durable and are also very easy to clean and maintain. They are especially convenient to be used for kitchens, as the kitchen is a place where the maximum amount of spilling of food happens, and there is constant cleaning of tiles going on because of this. However, with granite floor tiles, the cleaning of tiles no longer remains a nightmare as granite is extremely durable and is capable of handling any type of damaging activities that occur in the kitchen.

Granite floor tiles are resistant to stains, and grease. And thus, they do not get affected when tea, coffee, fizzy drinks etc. fall on these tiles. Also, granite floor tiles are resistant to oil and acid and alkali chemical spills as well. Sweeping and mopping the granite floor tiles daily with warm water does the job of the maintenance of these tiles. Granite floor tiles are extremely easy to clean. Also, cleaning granite tiles once every week with stone soap helps to maintain the shine of the granite floor tiles. Though granite is a hard and non porous stone that is unaffected by most chemicals it still requires high degrees of care while cleaning. While cleaning, the use of harsh chemicals should be avoided.

Our qualified technicians have years of experience in sealing granite with our advanced machinery and quality products

We cover all Darwin suburbs

Frequently Asked Questions

A sealer is a liquid, or carrier containing a specially created resin that is applied to porous natural stone or man made surfaces that helps prevent staining from water and/or oil based materials. Sealing will also ensure better results when cleaning and maintaining your surfaces.

Sealers are different from polishes and are actually designed to keep liquids and dirt particles from sinking into your granite surfaces. Porous granite tiles should be sealed after installation; this initial seal can last up to 15 years depending on the quality of sealer used and the level of regular wear and exposure. It is important to call us as soon your granite tiles are installed so we can protect them before any accidental damage occurs.

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

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 granite tiles in any way; however, it will protect your granite from staining and help maintain that lustrous finish you are looking for.

Yes we do. Colour enhancer is a compound designed to enrich the natural look of granite tiles. It darkens and enhances the colour of your tiles and brings out the natural beauty in your granite.

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

It all depends on the size of the area that we are sealing however most jobs require 4 - 8 hours to complete. We perform the cleaning and resealing in the same day so you don't have to fuss with more than one appointment.

It takes 4 hours for penetrating sealers to be touch dry and 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 and the surfaces should not become wet for at least 24 hours. Topical sealers usually require around 48 hours to fully cure.

Tile Cleaners® apply two main types of high quality sealer, deep penetrating sealer and topical sealer. Topical Sealer has a lifetime expectancy of around 3 years and Australia's Deepshield™ Gold based on the latest fluoro-bond technology and specifically designed for denser materials such as granite can last for up to 15 years, dependent on usage and weather conditions.

Deepshield™ Impregnating Penetrating Sealer does not alter the slipperiness of your granite tiles surface as the sealer penetrates the top layer (surface pores) of your granite. Topical Sealer may result in your granite floors becoming slippery when wet. To maintain the look and slip resistance of your granite 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.

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

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.

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 granite 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 granite tiles back to their best possible condition. Tile Cleaners® prides itself on specifically catering for each tile variety.

Tile Cleaners® prefer to use high quality non-solvent based stripping and sealing products. These products are not messy and won't damage your granite tiles or anything else in your home. Current non-solvent based strippers and techniques are more than adequate. Tile Cleaners® technicians can apply solvent based strippers in very specific circumstances, however this requires leaving the premises for up to 48 hours and a very high level of safety and protection.

Here at Tile Cleaners® we understand the importance of your family's safety, which is why Tile Cleaners® prefer to use non-toxic finishing agents as we not only want to protect your granite floors, but your families health too. Materials and agents that present potential health hazards are not in our product portfolio and never have been.

If you want your granite surfaces to be their cleanest and looking their very best you need to have a professional remove as much of the old sealer as possible. Once this is done the cleaning process will be carried out and the sealer applied. You will have the freshest and cleanest possible granite floors once we are finished with the process.

Granite tiles stripping and sealing is simply the process of stripping the coating off the granite floor before resealing it. Granite flooring can look dull and lifeless over time, making it look older and really bringing down the feel of the home. By stripping and resealing, you can bring back the beautiful, lustrous appearance of your granite and eliminate the cost of laying new flooring.

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