Sandstone is one of the most unique and beautiful stones out there. Every single inch of every single piece comes with a different design, shade, colour and tone.
It is also known as arenite and it’s a sedimentary rock composed mainly of sand-sized minerals. Most of the sandstone is made up of quartz and feldspar as these two minerals are the most commons in the Earth’s crust. The variety of colours includes yellow, red, white, black, brown and gray. Sandstone is converted into quartzite through the process of heating and pressure. The most common cementing materials in sandstone are silica and calcium carbonate.
Cleaning Sandstone Floor Tile:
Sandstone is a very porous stone. It will absorb water, stains, acid immediately if it has not been sealed previously. If natural sandstone has been stained there are several cleaning treatments that can be undertaken, however, most prove unsuccessful. In this case, sand blasting is required to remove the absorbed stains.
It is commonly found in pavers and pool surrounds, balconies, staircases, feature walls and retaining walls. Sometimes sandstone is left in its natural state when used externally. However, being so porous, algae, moss, mould and dirt can very quickly take over the natural beauty of sandstone.
Tile Tech has the best and most advanced solutions for cleaning, restoring and protecting sandstone in all areas. Being such a soft stone it should not be cleaned at pressures higher than 1000 psi. At Tile Tech we use special products and agitating methods to renew sandstone rather than relying on high pressure which can easily damage the surface.
Contact us today and let us bring your sandstone back to life and ensure it remains that way.
Sealing Sandstone Tile Floor:
This is one of the most important factors to consider when deciding to choose this beautiful stone, whether it be for internal or external use. It offers stunning nature caused designs, tones, and colours and provides a non-slip surface naturally. It’s also a cool stone underfoot because it does not absorb heat too rapidly.
These stunning features can be lost very quickly if not sealed after installation. It is so porous that it will absorb any liquid as within seconds of it touching the surface.
Tile Tech highly recommends that sandstone is professionally sealed with a quality penetrating sealer with at least 2-3 coats. Our sealers will lock in the natural features of sandstone and protect them, at the same time allowing the stone to breathe.
When used in gardens or moisture rich areas, we can seal your sandstone with Speciality sealer that has mould repelling functions. Contact us today for a professional sandstone solution.