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Brisbane Slate Cleaning & Sealing

We provide specialised cleaning & sealing solutions for Slate tiles

To schedule your appointment or to obtain a free estimate, Call 1300 771 201 or use our online enquiry form

We cover all Brisbane suburbs

Slate tiles are durable and forgiving materials. Aggressive cleaning can remove accumulated soil, but professional striping is necessary to remove old coatings and wax.

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What is Slate?

Slate is a very dense yet soft and easily scratched material which can be used effectively outdoors as well as indoors. Slate is a foliated metamorphic rock derived from shale consisting mainly of grains of mica and quartz. Most slate is grey or black, but the stone may also be red or purple depending on its mineral content. The surface of slate is generally uneven with cleft planes which can spall or flake due to the cleaving of the stone along its layers. Slate has a low to medium absorption rate of oils and other liquids and should be sealed with an oil-repellent penetrating sealer to prevent staining, reduce soiling and decrease the effects of foot traffic.

Slate Before and After Sealing

Cleaning Slate Floors

Cleaning slate tiles can present some difficult challenges due to the many varieties of slate and the fact that slate tiles are very often sealed with topical water or solvent based sealing products.

If your slate tile has a topical sealer, this will need to be stripped before any cleaning process can begin. If the topical sealer is not stripped it can result in white, flaky patches occurring on the surface. It is also helpful to find out the type of sealer or wax that the floor was previously sealed with to be able to use the right product for stripping.

Slate Sealing Process

There are many types of slate tiles originating from various areas around the world and the slate tile cleaning process can vary depending on the type of slate tile being cleaned. Before cleaning slate you should test the slate surface to understand what type of sealers were used on the slate and to be sure that the cleaning product will not damage or create any discolouration. Alkaline cleaning products are generally safe for cleaning slate but cleaning slate with acidic based cleaning products could potentially damage the slate tile surface.

Slate is fairly dense but still highly porous - You can easily test how porous your slate is by applying a drop 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 slate tile surface and grout.

Sealing your slate will keep most stains suspended at the surface, creating a barrier that provides protection against chemical attack, deterioration and contamination. Sealing is the first important step towards protecting your investment against stains.

Before sealing your slate you should always check to see if the stone has been previously sealed and with which type of sealer, as recommended water based penetrating sealers will only penetrate slate which has not previously been sealed using solvent based products.

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Two main sealing options exist for slate tiles

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

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

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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 which is 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 Brisbane® experienced technicians can apply a topical sealer when especially required to create a high gloss, satin sheen or matte finish to your slate 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 around 3-5 years.

We provide specialised cleaning solutions for slate tiles

Our equipment is ideal for both domestic and commercial cleaning jobs, leaving your slate tiles spotless and hygienic

To schedule your appointment or to obtain a free estimate, Call 1300 771 201 or use our online enquiry form

We cover all suburbs

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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.

Our Slate Floor Restoration service will bring back your slate tiles & grout to its best possible condition, and protect them for years to come

Slate Floor Maintenance

Slate can be well preserved if a proper maintenance cycle is put in place from the point of installation. Due to the lack of calcite in its composition, slate is resistant to acid, however problems can still arise if the slate is very porous as some can be in which case the application of a high quality penetrative sealer is an absolute must.

After you have cleaned your slate tiles you may notice that the grout is still not as clean as you had hoped for. It may be necessary to do some extra scrubbing along the grout lines with a scrub pad. Test the cleaner first on the slate to be sure it will not damage or discolour the slate tile surface.

We provide specialised cleaning solutions for slate tiles

Our equipment can handle both domestic and commercial cleaning jobs, leaving your slate tiles spotless and hygienic

To schedule your appointment or to obtain a free estimate, Call 1300 771 201 or use our online enquiry form

We cover all suburbs

Slate Tiles After Cleaning And Sealing

Tile Cleaners Brisbane® Slate Services

Slate Tile Stripping and Sealing

No matter where your slate tiles are, Tile Cleaners Brisbane® 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.

Slate Cleaning and Sealing

If you have slate surfaces that have become dull and not showing their true colour, or perhaps you have recently installed your slate or your previous sealer is wearing off, Tile Cleaners Brisbane® Cleaning and Sealing is your best choice to clean your tiles effectively and efficiently and protect them against future staining and deterioration.

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Slate Tile and Grout Cleaning

Cleaning tile & grout takes a combination of specialised industrial equipment and heavy duty cleaning products. By using specially developed cleaning solutions & high pressure van mounted cleaning equipment we are able to clean your tiles & grout to the highest standards.

Slate Tile Sealing

All porous tiles should be sealed, sealing your tiles helps prevent & reduce staining. Sealing your slate will keep most stains suspended at the surface, creating a barrier that provides protection against chemical attack, deterioration and contamination. Sealing is the first important step towards protecting your surfaces against stains.

before and after slate floors sealing with a topical sealer

Slate Stripping

Stripping, scrubbing and cleaning to remove old sealant and its residue, restoring the original appearance of the floor. Our technicians are equipped with all necessary equipment and possess all skills and experience needed to provide your slate tiles with an extensive floor stripping service. We can strip and reseal any hard surface flooring as well as wall tiles.

Efflorescence Treatment

Efflorescence is the formation of salt deposits on or near the surface of the tile and grout. Tile Cleaners Brisbane® technicians have a variety of equipment for the effective removal of efflorescence. We also carry all the required treatments, agitation tools as well as chemical solutions to safely and effectively removed efflorescence deposits internally and externally.

Minor Tile Repair

Do you have cracked tiles, chipped tiles, loose tiles or discoloured tiles in your walls, floors, stairs or around the swimming pool. Do you have spare tiles left over from installation? Tile Cleaners Brisbane® have professional & experienced tilers in our team that can assist you with repairing your indoor & outdoor tiles and replacing the broken/damaged tiles.

Grout Colour Sealing

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

You can once again enjoy your slate tiles in their best possible condition

Give us a call today on 1300 771 201, our knowledgeable and friendly customer service can assist you with all your questions and bookings


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