Maintaining the cleanliness of a sandstone floor can be quite challenging, especially if it is not regularly cleaned using appropriate cleaning products.
Sandstone floors, whether traditional York Stone or the increasingly popular Indian Sandstone or Flagstones, remain a popular flooring choice. However, two main factors can lead to issues with sandstone floors: the structure of the stone itself and the absence of a stone sealer. Sandstone is an open stone, allowing dirt to easily infiltrate its pores and voids, making it difficult to remove soil without the right equipment.
Mere mopping is insufficient in eliminating surface dirt from the rough texture of sandstone. Instead, it only spreads the dirt across the stone’s surface and into the grout lines.
Our professional sandstone restoration services can provide you with a beautifully clean floor. We employ the right cleaning equipment to simplify the process of cleaning sandstone floor slabs.
The transformation achieved through professional cleaning is remarkable, as demonstrated in the images provided. By applying a deep cleaning solution, we effectively break down soil and grease that have penetrated the stone’s surface. A rotary scrubbing machine is then used to work the cleaning solution into the surface pores, emulsifying oil and dirt for easy removal. Finally, our clean and capture tool sprays pressurised hot rinse water onto the floor, instantly vacuuming away the emulsified dirt into our specialised recovery tank.
To maintain the stone’s beauty, it is crucial to apply a sandstone sealer. This sealer acts as a protective barrier, preventing soil and spills from seeping into the stone’s surface and facilitating easier cleaning. Additionally, using a specific natural stone cleaner with a microfiber mopping system after deep cleaning and resealing will help keep the floor clean for extended periods.
We have handled numerous sandstone cleaning projects, and our expertise and advanced equipment consistently deliver fantastic results. Whether it’s sandstone cleaning in Bracknell, Reading or flagstone cleaning in Basingstoke, we have successfully restored various floors to their former glory.
Choosing the right sandstone sealer depends on your desired floor appearance. Penetrating or impregnating sealers, which are invisible once dry, deeply penetrate the stone pores, providing a barrier against water and oil spills. Surface sealers, on the other hand, sit on the stone’s surface, allowing the floor to breathe while making mopping easier. Surface sealers may slightly darken the colour and may require periodic reapplication to areas with wear and scratches.
With our extensive experience in cleaning and restoration, we are more than happy to provide advice on maintenance programs, cleaning solutions, and equipment.
Discover the challenges of keeping sandstone floors clean and how our professional sandstone restoration services can help. Learn about the importance of proper cleaning, sealing, and maintenance. See stunning before and after images of sandstone cleaning projects. Find advice on choosing the right sandstone sealer and maintaining the beauty of your floor. Get expert guidance on maintenance programs, cleaning solutions, and equipment.
Contact us today for a beautifully clean and well-maintained sandstone floor.