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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.

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Slate Stripping & Sealing

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

Save yourself time, effort and money and let our team of professionals bring your Slate back to its best possible condition.

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

We cover all Sydney suburbs

Slate Floor Scrubbing

Tile Cleaners Sydney® prides itself on providing Australia's best slate stripping and sealing service. Our years of experience in the field of natural tile protection results in your slate looking its very best, protected against staining for the longest possible time. Slate tiles are usually quite porous and need a sealer to preserve their beauty and protect them against common staining and other damage that can be caused by your everyday spills. Sealed or not sealed, we will be able to help; our team of tile cleaning professionals will achieve the best possible results for your slate tiles.

clean slate tiles unsealed after stripping and cleaning outdoor entry stairs before sealing slate tiles

When your slate tiles begin to appear dull and start to stain easily, that means your previous sealer is wearing off and your slate tiles are in danger of permanent damage. Tile Cleaners strip/remove all necessary old sealer from your slate tiles, bringing back their natural fresh look using our state of the art cleaning machinery; we then seal your slate tiles with one of our top quality water based products. Tile Cleaners Sydney® are proud to be accredited applicators of Deepshield®, a new high quality advanced penetrating sealer based on nano-technology. Sealant technology has recently taken a giant step forward ensuring unmatched protection and reliability for all natural surfaces. Don't be caught faced with ordinary looking surfaces for the long-term in your home. Deepshield®, offers long term benefits and peace of mind. Whether you decide to seal your natural slate tiles using a Clear Impregnating Penetrating Sealer, a Colour Enhancing Penetrating Sealer that enriches the colour and texture of your stone or a high quality Topical Gloss/Satin/Matte Finish Sealer, you can rest assured your slate tiles are receiving the best possible protection and care.

Slate Tile Stripping & Sealing - Before Stripping & Sealing

No matter where your slate 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. Tile Cleaners Sydney® are Australia's leading experts in slate tile cleaning, stripping and resealing, with our large client base varying from the largest shopping centres to schools, hospitals, clinics, small to large offices, home owners, and various other businesses, you can rest assured that you are receiving the country's highest quality service. Our thorough cleaning processes combined with the highest quality products achieve the best and freshest looking slate tiles, protected and preserved against staining for the longest possible time. Give us a call, we are happy to help you with all your slate tile enquiries, or simply enquire with us online and we will call you back as soon as we can. Call now for a free quote and find out which service suits you. Tile Cleaners Sydney® guarantees your satisfaction with our professional services. You can call us any time, we provide our tile cleaning service after hours for your convenience.

Slate Tile Stripping & Sealing - After Stripping & Sealing

What is Slate?

Slate is a very dense, but soft and easily scratched material with a low porosity, meaning it will absorb liquids. Slate can be used effectively outdoors as well as indoors although some higher absorbency varieties are unsuitable for exterior areas in freezing climates. Slate is a foliated metamorphic rock derived from shale, consisting mainly of grains of mica and quartz. Most slate is grey to black, but the rock may also feature red or purple depending on its mineral content. The surface of slate is generally uneven with cleft planes that can spall due to the cleaving of the stone along its layers.

Slate Tile Stripping & Sealing - Before & After

Slate has a low to medium absorption rate of oils and other liquids. Slate should be sealed with an oil-repellent penetrating sealer to prevent staining and reduce damage. Because of its cleft planes and strong possibility of spalling, slate should not be cleaned at extreme pressures and then only when the grout is in very good condition.

Slate Floor Stripping

Two main sealing options exist for slate tiles

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

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

deepshield moisture slate

A deep penetrating impregnating sealer protects slate 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 slate 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 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 stone and, once cured will not change the look of the tile or stone. A penetrating colour enhancing sealer is designed to enhance and enrich the natural look of stone surfaces.

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Tile Cleaners Sydney® are experts at applying all types of sealer and will ensure your slate 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 cannot be completely removed or when required to hide certain types of damage. Topical sealer's have a life expectancy of around 3 years.

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

deepshield slate

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

Save yourself time, effort and money and let our team of professionals bring your Slate back to its best possible condition.

To schedule your appointment or to obtain a free estimate,
Call 02 9386 5522 or use our online enquiry form.

We cover all Sydney suburbs.

Types of sealer's used on slate tiles

Water based sealer's and solvent-based sealer's can both be used on slate, 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.

It is important to ensure the correct water based sealer is applied to your slate 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 slate is outdoors, it is important to use a water based sealer that is specifically designed for outdoor slate.

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 slate and grout and would also last longer. Today however, thanks to new technological advancements, it is recommended only to use water based sealer’s 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 such as a quality product from Australia's Deepshield® range of sealer's to their slate tiles and grout. Topical sealer's (glossy plastic coating over the top of the slate) are still used on slate, but these older style sealers’s 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 slate and to prevent damaging moisture from being trapped within the stone, it is recommended to seal your slate with a high quality, invisible, fully breathable impregnating sealer.

Slate Floor Scrubbing Stripping

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

To schedule your appointment or to obtain a free estimate, please Call 02 9386 5522 or use our online enquiry form.

We cover all Sydney suburbs.

Slate Floor Stripping & Sealing - Before & After

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