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Limestone Cleaning in Brisbane

Tile Cleaners Brisbane® is Australia's leading tile care company. With years of experience in limestone restoration cleaning we provide one of the highest quality services in Australia. Our large product portfolio caters for most of your limestone cleaning needs. We provide a wide range of services that varies from cleaning, sealing and stripping your everyday tiles to regrouting any type of tiles that you have. Our large client base varies from small homes to the largest shopping centres in Brisbane. Hotels, bars, lobbies, hospitals, medical centres, large to small offices and other various businesses in Brisbane request our help for their limestone tile cleaning needs. Our thorough and professional processes and using our unique state of the art equipment is what differentiates us. Utilising the world's best equipment with unique wash, scrub and dry technology. Using less water, power and detergents than other cleaning methods.

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Limestone is a very delicate type of stone that can be easily damaged if not handled carefully. Limestone tiles are quite porous and prone to scratching, staining and fracturing. Being a natural stone, it also needs to breathe, which means instead of covering the stone by synthetic sealers or urethane, we offer the best solution to protect your limestone tiles with our highest quality impregnating penetrating sealer that will allow your natural stone to breathe and at the same time, provides it with the best protection against staining. All of our sealing products are water based, so you do not have to worry about toxic chemicals or any other hazardous materials others use in their cleaning and sealing products.

If you haven't gotten your tiles professionally cleaned before and they are looking discoloured and dull, your sealer is wearing off and you want you tiles protected and cleaned, we will be able to make a noticeable difference and you will be more than happy with the result as your limestone tiles will get their natural fresh look again, and with our long term protection, they will retain the new look for longer and be easier to clean. Just give us a call and let us handle everything. Our customer service in Brisbane will be able to help you with your questions and bookings. Call now for your free quote or enquire with us online and we will give you a call back as soon as we can. You can call us at all times as we provide our limestone tile cleaning & restoration service after hours in Brisbane for your convenience.

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What is Limestone

Limestone is a sedimentary rock which is formed at the bottom of the ocean. It consists wholly or mainly of calcium carbonate. In its pure state it is white but it may be coloured by other materials. This calcite is sourced primarily from the shells and bones of marine organisms. The sediment that builds up preserves these organisms into fossils. Over millions of years the heat and pressure cause a chemical reaction which turns this sediment into limestone.

Limestone floor is actually quite porous and prone to scratching, staining and fracturing. It also needs to be allowed to breath, instead of being covered by synthetic sealers or urethane. We offer the right solution to protect your Limestone by using highly penetrating impregnating sealers in Brisbane.

The primary cause for polished stone floors becoming dull is walking on them. 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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Types of Limestone Tiles

Many older buildings in Brisbane have durable limestone flooring. This is the chalky porous type typical of most French and Spanish limestone. Etched by acids, including soft drinks. Absorbs oils and other liquids and is more easily stained than marble. Composed of Calcite and some Magnesium. Common colors are black, gray, white, yellow and brown. Has a smooth granular surface. Varies in hardness. Should be sealed with a penetrating sealer to prevent staining and reduce soiling. Should only be cleaned with neutral pH detergents. Because it is soft, it 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 its honed or polished appearance. Limestone looks best with a honed or low/medium sheen appearance however many people insist on a high shine finish. Limestone will never have the gloss of marble or granite. Some low calcite limestone 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

All limestone is highly porous - a tablespoon of water on a limestone surface will be absorbed in seconds, although it does vary in porosity from piece to piece. Porosity is also affected by its finish - highly polished limestone is a little harder to penetrate than limestone with a honed (matt) finish.

Due to its high porosity it is particularly important for limestone to be sealed with a high quality impregnating sealer which will not affect its slip resistance or look. Limestone is used both outdoors and indoors, and our impregnating sealers will seal limestone equally well in either.

Limestone 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 limestone is the possibility of staining.

Limestone'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.

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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 having to strip the sealer again. Acidic cleaners should not be used on limestone as it will damage it.
  2. Limestone 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 Limestone Floor Restoration service in Brisbane will bring back your limestone tiles & grout to its best possible condition, and protect them for years to come.

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Limestone Protection from Acid Etching

It is very difficult to seal limestone against acid attack. Limestone and other calcite based stone such as marble and travertine are prone to acid etching. Limestone is immediately 'etched' (eaten / corroded) by any acidic material on contact - including lemon juice, cola, wine and champagne. For this reason the honed (matt) look is popular, as it doesn't show the matt etch marks as much as polished limestone. In any case, acidic substances should be cleaned up as soon as possible, and limestone should not be used outdoors in areas where there is acid rain.

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Limestone Care & Maintenance

Limestone is a very hard tile to keep clean especially if it is not sealed. It does not go good in wet conditions so the best way to take care of youre Limestone is to get sealed using our impregnating penetrating water based sealer.

Do’s:

  • Clean spill-ups on limestone tiles right away
  • Seal limestone tiles since it’s made from natural stone
  • Place a mat at each doorway
  • Use a Microfiber mop to clean limestone floors
  • Clean limestone floors regularly

Don’ts:

  • Never use bleach, ammonia or vinegar to clean limestone tiles
  • Don’t use cleaners that are acidic to clean limestone tiles
  • Never use an abrasive cleaner or scouring pad on limestone.
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We provide specialised cleaning, stripping & sealing solutions for limstone floor surfaces. We cover all Brisbane suburbs.

Our equipment can handle both domestic and commercial cleaning jobs in Brisbane, leaving your floors spotless and hygienic.

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