Bluestone Cleaning & Sealing Services for Toorak Homes
CLEAN AND SEAL THE BLUESTONE PAVING IN YOUR TOORAK HOME
Bluestone has been used in Melbourne since the early 1800’s and considered as a timeless Australian classic. It is widely used for footpath pavers, cobblestones, kerbstones and driveway pavers due to its high density that provides long lasting durability. Being one of the older suburbs in Melbourne, many Toorak homes have bluestone paving.
Bluestone is an excellent choice for all residential and commercial projects. It’s consistent colouring makes it a neutral product that allows for creativity in its use through textures and contrasts. Bluestone pavers and tiles are the ideal material that complement any architecturally designed landscape. This is because it will beautifully match other natural materials such as timber, metal or stone. In Toorak, bluestone paving is commonly used for pool surrounds, patio pavers and alfresco tiles for homes.
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 Toorak 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 Toorak, 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 Toorak 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 Toorak. 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 Tora home, it needs to be polished.
BLUESTONE SERVICES FOR TOORAK HOMES
Tile Cleaning Experts offer a range of services specific to bluestone that will return the bluestone paving in your Toorak home to its best finish.
WHY BLUESTONE NEEDS TO BE SEALED TO LOOK IT'S BEST
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
ABOUT TILE CLEANING EXPERTS
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 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!