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Tile Cleaners Sydney Stripping & Sealing Limestone

We provide specialised stripping, sealing and restoration solutions for all limestone surfaces

To schedule your appointment or obtain a free estimate, call 02 9386 5522 today or use our quick online enquiry form

Our services are available in all Sydney suburbs

Tile Cleaners Sydney® prides itself on providing Australia's best limestone stripping and sealing service. Our years of experience in the field of tile protection results in your limestone looking its absolute best, protected against staining and deterioration for the longest possible time.

Limestone tiles are quite porous and should be sealed to preserve their beauty and protect against staining and deterioration caused by everyday wear. Sealed or not sealed, we can help; our team of tile care professionals will achieve the best results for your limestone tiles.

When your limestone tiles begin to appear dull and start to stain easily, that means your previous sealer is wearing off and your tiles are in danger of permanent damage. Tile Cleaners Sydney® strip/remove all necessary worn sealer from your limestone tiles, restoring their fresh look using our advanced, proven machinery; we then seal your limestone tiles with one of our top quality water based products.

All porous tiles should be sealed. Sealing keeps most stains suspended at the surface of your limestone, creating a barrier that provides protection against chemical attack, deterioration and contamination. Sealing is the first important step towards protecting your natural limestone against stains.

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What is Limestone?

Limestone is a sedimentary rock, traditionally found throughout the Mediterranean and Europe, formed at the bottom of the ocean and made up wholly or mainly of calcium carbonate. In its purest form limestone is white, but it can also be coloured using other materials. The calcite itself is sourced from shells and bones of marine organisms. The sediment that builds up over many years preserves these materials into fossils. Millions of years of pressure and heat cause a chemical reaction turning this into limestone.

Limestone is a great choice in warmer climates due to its tendency to remain quite cool, however limestone is quite a delicate variety of stone that is porous and quite susceptible to scratches, stains and fracturing meaning limestone can damage easily when handled incorrectly.

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Stripping Limestone Tiles

When your limestone tiles begin to appear dull and start to stain easily, that usually means your previous sealer is wearing off and your limestone tiles are in danger of permanent damage. Tile Cleaners Sydney® strip/remove all necessary old sealer from your limestone tiles, restoring their natural fresh look using our state of the art cleaning machinery.

As limestone tiles can be sealed, previous sealer may need to be removed and re-applied after it starts to wear, this usually depends on the type of sealer used, method used during application and the amount of traffic or use. This process is called stripping and sealing, and is usually required every 2-10 years.

No matter where your limestone tiles are, Tile Cleaners Sydney® 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.

Does your service include stripping solvent sealers?

Tile Cleaners Sydney® standard service does not include stripping solvent coatings and we do not recommend stripping solvent sealers unless it is absolutely necessary. When no other option is available this service is provided, however due to the high cost of products and time required only at an additional cost.

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Cleaning Limestone Tiles

Tile Cleaners Sydney® are your specialist service provider for all limestone tile & grout cleaning. If you need advice on how to clean your old or brand new limestone surfaces and tile grout and how best to reseal your limestone so it stays looking new, or need a professional to do it for you then you have come to the right place.

Different cleaning and maintenance methods should be used on limestone depending on its finish and whether it's sealed or left in its natural state. In general, limestone tiles should be cleaned and maintained with non acidic products, and it is recommended to have limestone professionally cleaned every few years to maintain their appearance and restore the fresh look once the tiles start to appear tired following regular daily use.

Limestone, like other calcareous stones, is referred to as acid sensitive. Calcareous stones are readily dissolved in acid, therefore acidic products should not be used on Limestone tiles.

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You can once again enjoy your limestone in its best possible condition!

Give us a call today on 02 9386 5522, our friendly and knowledgeable customer service can assist you with all your questions and bookings

Our services are available in all Sydney suburbs

Sealing Limestone Tiles

Two main sealing options exist for Limestone tiles

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

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

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    Tile Cleaners Sydney® recommend penetrating sealers for limestone whenever possible. Penetrating sealers are designed to maintain the natural look and feel of your limestone. Deep penetrating impregnating sealers use nano-technology to protect your limestone and grout from water and oil based stains by chemically reacting with the surface pores to form a long lasting breathable protective barrier.

    An impregnating sealer protects your limestone surface and grout from absorbing stains and results in cleaning and maintenance becoming much easier. Australia's Deepshield® range of impregnating water based sealers offer long term benefits, protecting for up to 15 years depending on the product type.

    An impregnating transparent sealer enters the pores of your stone and once cured will not change the look of the tile or limestone. A penetrating colour enhancing sealer is designed to enhance and enrich the look of limestone tiles. Penetrating sealers however will not result in a shine or a gloss finish as they do not leave a surface coating. If you would like a shine on your limestone you will need to to use a topical sealer.

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    Tile Cleaners Sydney® are experts at applying all types of sealer and will ensure your limestone looks its absolute best. Tile Cleaners Sydney® 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 3-5 years.

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

    Enjoy your surfaces pristinely clean and feeling fresh

    We provide specialised stripping & sealing as well as all restoration solutions for limestone tiles

    To schedule your appointment or obtain a free estimate, call 02 9386 5522 today or use our quick online enquiry form

    We cover all Sydney suburbs

Types of sealer's used on limestone tiles

Water based sealers and solvent-based sealers can both be used on limestone, however unless absolutely required for a specific reason, we always recommend applying a water based sealer that doesn't produce harmful fumes during application and removal. Water based sealers are easier to apply and remove and also require less drying time. One of the most popular product ranges available is Australian made Deepshield™ quality impregnating water based sealer's that prolong the life of your surfaces by taking full advantage of recent advancements in nano technology, providing unmatched long-term stain resistance and reliability.

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It is important to ensure the correct water based sealer is applied to your limestone tile which will also depend on whether they are indoors or outdoors as most sealer's will not last long outside due to being designed for internal use. If your limestone is outdoors, it is important to use a water based sealer that is specifically designed for outdoor limestone.

There are two types of impregnating clear sealer, water based sealer & solvent based. In the past solvent based sealers were more widely used as they used to absorb deeper into the limestone and grout and would also last longer. Today however, thanks to new technological advancements, it is recommended only to use water based sealers, that last much longer and cause less potential damage to health and property.

Solvent based products are more difficult to apply and can create major problems when applied incorrectly as they are very hard to remove. Tile Cleaners Sydney® recommend our clients apply a long lasting water based sealer to their limestone tiles and grout. Topical sealer's (glossy plastic coating over the top of the limestone) are still used on limestone, but these older style sealers can trap moisture in the stone and make the surface slippery when wet. When a topical sealer wears in higher traffic areas, the entire surface usually needs to be stripped and re-sealed.

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It is very important to ensure that tiles achieve their cleanest possible condition prior to being sealed. This will protect the appearance of the tile, and importantly ensure that there won't be any dirt, stains or other debris caught under the layer of sealant.

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.

We provide specialised stripping, cleaning & sealing as well as all restoration solutions for limestone tiles

To schedule your appointment or obtain a free estimate, call 02 9386 5522 today or use our online enquiry form

We cover all Sydney suburbs

Grout Colour Sealing

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

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