Most of our customers have sandstone tiles outside of their homes because this hardy stone doesn’t etch and fade in the sun. These are relatively easy to wash with jet washers because the garden area is a great space for splashing around.
But what about indoor sandstone tiles?
Our method of cleaning might involve a jet-washing system outdoors, but indoors we need to be very careful when using too much water which could damage furnishings.
The truth is, we don’t treat sandstone any different to the way we treat marble, limestone or travertine. With all of our stone cleaning methods, whether indoors or outdoors, we use a heavy duty rotary scrubbing machine and a strong wet-vacuum system to extract the cleaning solution as soon as the floor is rinsed. There’s no splashing at all. This is the most effective method for cleaning all stone tiles and we even use it outdoors.
In fact, we do not recommend using a jet-wash to clean stone, but rather to rinse it off. The pressure of water that most patio-cleaners use on sandstone will eventually erode the surface of the stone and reveal even more holes that could provide a safe haven for lichen and moss growth, making it even more difficult to clean in the future. If we ever do use a jet-wash outside, it’s simply to rinse organic soil and leaves off the patio before our cleaning begins.