Sandstone Floor Cleaning And Maintenance
A sandstone floor, if correctly maintained, is a durable and striking choice for a kitchen or hallway floor.
When cleaned and sealed, the contrasting shades of sandstone tiles pop out beautifully and make an instant impression.
But if cleaned incorrectly and poorly sealed, the colours become muted and grey and it loses its unique appearance.
Sandstone is often composed of quartz and its colours can include brown, tan, yellow, pink, red, grey, white and black.
How To Clean And Maintain Your Sandstone Floor
It is important to care for your sandstone floor in order to keep it looking at its best.
- Always blot any spillages immediately
- Regularly sweep the floor to remove any dust and dry soiling
- Never use general shop bought cleaning products or harsh cleaning chemicals
- Mop regularly with clean warm water or a specialist cleaning solution suitable for sandstone (please feel free to contact us for details of quality products)
- Invest in a thorough professional clean when your sandstone floor starts to lose its vibrancy and the colours become muted
We have been successfully cleaning sandstone floors throughout South Wales for several years and so have a great deal of experience working with this beautiful flooring.
Using a combination of rotary machines and hand tools, we can restore even the most neglected of sandstone floors back to their original condition.
(Here’s a “before” photo of a section of sandstone flooring before we worked our magic – the “after” photo is further down this page).
Here’s the typical process we’ll follow to restore a sandstone floor:
Our Sandstone Cleaning Process
Inspection & Protection: We identify any pre-existing stains, loose grout or tile damage and, if necessary, protect any surrounding furniture / units.
Dry Soil & Dust Removal: Before the main clean starts, we’ll remove any dry soil and debris from the floor.
Cleaning Solution Application & Agitation: Starting on a small section of sandstone, we apply our specialist cleaning solution to the area and agitate deep into the tile using a rotary machine with attached brushes.
Rinsing The Slurry: The agitation created by the rotary brushes and wet cleaning solution will form a slurry. This slurry is removed with a wet vacuum and the process repeated meticulously and as many times as needed until the floor section is completely clean and all ingrained tile soiling is extracted.
Drying & Sealing: Only once we’re 100% sure the floor has been restored to its best condition will we dry / seal the tiles (there are various methods of doing so and we will discuss all options with you)
(Remember the before photo above?) Here’s the same section of sandstone fully cleaned: