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Bluestone Cleaning & Sealing Services for Hawthorn Homes

Bluestone Cleaning & Sealing Services for Hawthorn Homes


Bluestone is a timeless Australian classic and has been used in Melbourne since the early 1800’s. It’s high density provides a long lasting durability for foot traffic that has resulted in its use for footpath pavers, cobblestones, kerbstones and driveway pavers. As Hawthorn is one of the older suburbs in Melbourne, it has been used extensively for many of its homes.

Bluestone has consistent colouring which makes it a neutral product that allows for creativity in its use through textures and contrasts. Bluestone pavers and tiles are the perfect material to complement any architecturally designed landscape as it will beautifully match other natural materials such as timber, metal or stone. This makes it an excellent choice for all residential and commercial projects where. Bluestone paving is often used for pool surrounds, patio pavers and alfresco tiles for homes in Hawthorn.


With consistent neutral colouring, bluestone is often finished with different textures to provide variations in appeal. It is just one of the reasons bluestone is so popular for Melbourne homes. 

Here is a list of some of the finishes available:

  • Pitchers: Provide a hand split bluestone block appearance with a rough surface. It has been used  traditionally in Hawthorn, as well as throughout Melbourne during the early settlement period.
  • Flamed: While not as rough as bluestone pitchers, flamed finishes provide a variation in surface texture. As are result, it helps with traction and provides a visual variation. This often results in a cobblestone look.
  • Step stones: Bluestone step stones are another Hawthorn favourite. This is because they provide a smooth topped paver with irregular edges. As result you end up with a stylish yet rustic finish.
  • Random Cuts: Random cut bluestone pavers provide irregular shaped pavers. This allows craftsmen to add visual appeal with asymmetric lines.
  • Sawn: Sawn bluestone is the basic version of bluestone pavers that many people use in Hawthorn. Normally cut as rectangle pavers, the finish is considered semi-honed. This is because it mostly has a smooth surface that can be used without further processing.
  • Sandblasted: Sandblasted bluestone has a lightly roughened surface from being sandblasted. This provides more surface irregularities to help with traction while still having a flat look.
  • Honed: Honed bluestone has a smoothest. This smooth finish is achieved by honing the surface to provide a semi-polished finish.
  • Polished: When you want the smoothest surface possible for your Hawthorn home, it needs to be polished.


Bluestone strip and seal after

Tile Cleaning Experts offer a range of services specific to bluestone that will return the bluestone paving in your Hawthorn home to its best finish.


With the strength of bluestone, it lasts longer and handles rough treatment better than many other types of natural stone. As a result, the most popular service required is bluestone sealing

This process places a thin chemical finish over the surface of the bluestone to prevent dirt and liquids from seeping into the stones pours. As a result, the surface is easier to clean and remains stain free much longer.

Find out more about the sealing process

Bluestone strip and seal after


At Tile Cleaning Experts we specialise in floor and tiles – especially natural stones. Our services include stripping, sealing, cleaning, polishing and resurfacing, minor tile repair work, regrouting, anti-slip treatment and shower restoration. Our experts know everything there is to know about floors – how your existing sealer or properties will react and how to get the best result. See before and after photos of our most popular services.

The types of stones and tiles we specialise in cleaning and restoring include bluestone, slate, marble, sandstone, limestone, ceramic, quarry tiles and wooden floors.

The main areas we clean and restore tiles includes kitchens (including stone benches), lounge and dining rooms, bathrooms (including shower restorations), hallways and stairs, courtyards, driveways and pool surrounds, and commercial offices.

Our founders have over 30 years’ experience and University degrees in nanochemistry, organic chemistry and industrial chemistry. This robust chemistry knowledge means we know how chemical compounds react with your floor and existing surfaces or coatings that may have been applied. Flooring is a specialised area that requires a bit more knowledge than the usual 4 week course, which is industry standard, so be sure to do your research when investing in your floors!