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Brisbane Limestone Grinding

Enjoy your limestone in its best possible condition!

Tile Cleaners Brisbane® provide Australia's leading commercial and residential limestone grinding solutions

Call 1300 771 201 for a free quote or use our quick enquiry form

Welcome to Australia's leading tile care company specialising in the grinding, honing, polishing, restoration and maintenance of limestone and all other natural stone and man made surfaces. If your limestone has suffered serious staining, fading, deep scratches or has uneven tiles, it may be time to restore your surfaces natural beauty.

Tile Cleaners Brisbane® take pride in the high quality and professional restoration services we provide our customers, and are committed to meeting and exceeding expectations, providing the specialist care your surfaces deserve.

You don't need to replace your limestone when it becomes dull-looking, damaged and stained. By combining the latest state-of-the-art restoration equipment and our years of experience, with Tile Cleaners Brisbane® you can once again enjoy your natural stone in its best possible condition.

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All natural stone needs some type of care and maintenance

Tile Cleaners Brisbane® know natural stone and understand and appreciate its distinct characteristics

Call 1300 771 201 now and talk to an expert or use our quick enquiry form

What is Grinding?

Grinding your limestone surfaces will smooth out imperfections and open a new layer of your stone upon which it is possible to build a high quality honed or polished finish.

Grinding will remove deep scratches, stains and other contaminations from your limestone, resulting in a very smooth and even surface, able to reflect light more consistently. Grinding will also remove any lippage, the term used for uneven tiles which can occur after a typical installation.

Resurfacing is an extremely skilled task that requires patience and experience. If not done properly and to the right depth it may only enhance the scratches and impurities.

Is there a difference between Grinding, Honing and Polishing?

Grinding, honing and polishing are similar processes, and refer to different levels the surfaces are ground back to using diamond head pads. It is important to note that all three refer to the process of using an abrasive to smooth back a stone.

One of the first things people will often notice when entering your home or business are the surfaces. When your limestone surfaces become damaged from every day usage, and improper care, you will need an expert to restore the life back to those surfaces. Tile Cleaners Brisbane® technicians use a number of professional processes and techniques to return your limestone to its true beauty.

Grinding: An aggressive approach to refinishing limestone, using a metal-bonded and diamond grit heavy weighted floor buffer to remove deep scratches and lippage. The porosity of the limestone still remains noticeable, and this process is typically dust-free.

Honing: This leaves a smooth flat finish with a matte look. Often completed after the grinding phase, this method is a much less aggressive approach than grinding. Although similar, the materials and grits used are not as coarse as with grinding. Many projects also may start with honing and skip the grinding phase. Tile Cleaners Brisbane® honing process is able to remove minor to moderate scratches and etch marks in a softer manner. When done properly, honing the limestone will result in a smooth and even finish.

Polishing: After the honing phase, a higher grit and sometimes combinations of higher grit compounds will be used to bring out a shine in your stone during the polishing process. This finest grade of the grinding process is used to achieve a sleek, polished look.

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

We cover all Brisbane suburbs

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Commercial Grinding

Tile Cleaners Brisbane® provide premium services to all commercial properties. We are equipped to restore factory finishes to limestone, granite, marble, bluestone, travertine and sandstone surfaces with our experienced technicians and state-of-the-art equipment.

Tile Cleaners Brisbane® often find commercial spaces such as apartment blocks, shopping centres and hotels experience dullness and damage in high traffic areas. The best results in bringing the floors back to a uniform look throughout are achieved by grinding.

Lippage Removal

Lippage refers to uneven surfaces that occurs when stone or tiles are not laid to a uniform level. By running your hand over the grout line you will often notice a definite dip. Sometimes this can be very uneven with a tile being a few millimetres higher than the adjacent tile. Tile Cleaners Brisbane® diamond grinding process will remove lippage, leaving the limestone floor completely even and flat at the grout lines. This is achieved with metal bonded diamond plates which coarsely grind away at the stone leaving it flat. The next step is usually to repeat this process with finer pads, with each grade becoming progressively finer, the number of grades Tile Cleaners Brisbane® technicians use depends on the type of stone and the type of finish you require, usually a honed or polished, glossy finish.

Benefits of Grinding

If your limestone is damaged from etching and scratching, grinding will provide a beautiful end result. Don't go through the pain and cost of having slightly worn limestone retiled.

Grinding will:

  • Smooth uneven tiles
  • Remove deep stains that can't be removed by cleaning
  • Remove trip hazards
  • Remove imperfections
  • Restore the natural shine of stone
  • Enhance colour features in the stone

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Regular Care

Natural stone is one of the most beautiful surfaces anyone can have in their home or office. However, many varieties can easily scratch in high foot traffic areas. A regular maintenance program is vital if your surfaces are to retain their beauty.

Once liquids spill on the surface of your limestone, wipe it immediately. To clean stone, you should never use regular soap as it can seep through the surface and darken the area, instead use mildly abrasive household detergent. Never use vinegar. The acid in vinegar damages, actually etches and removes the surface of many stone types. After mopping, dry the floor with a cotton towel or use a sh-mop to remove the moisture and prevent water spots.

Natural stone can become quickly etched, or corroded by acidic materials upon contact by common household substances such as soft drink, tea, citrus juice and acidic cleaning products. A surface with a matte or honed finish needs to be as a rule, periodically cleaned and re-sealed by a professional and should be sealed with a deep penetrating, impregnating sealer, which avoids staining and reduces the effect of soiling, Australian made non-toxic Deepshield® Transparent Penetrating Sealer is non-slip and lasts for up to 10 years.

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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

We cover all Brisbane suburbs

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

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.

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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 stains when not properly sealed with a penetrating/impregnating sealer. Sealing your limestone will keep most stains suspended at the surface, sealing is the first important step towards protecting your limestone against stains.

Sealing Limestone

Two main sealing options exist for limestone tiles

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

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

    deepshield moisture limestone

    A deep penetrating impregnating sealer protects limestone 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 limestone 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 limestone 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.

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    Tile Cleaners Brisbane® technicians are the experts at applying all types of sealer and will ensure your limestone 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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