Sandstone provides beautiful colour variations that make it perfect for featured stonework and paving. A soft stone, sandstone is easy to work with and has a high porosity so it can quickly discolour if it is not professionally sealed. Readily available in most states of Australia, including Melbourne, sandstone has been used in construction since the early settlement times.
Sandstone is generally faun in colour, matching the white sand colour that the stone gets its name from. Most variations darken the stone in bands of deeper browns, but some can be more yellow of even pink. Sandstone is best suited for low traffic situations where it doesn’t get worn down. Private residences are an example of this. Sandstone is used for both residential and commercial projects alike, where it is often used for pool surrounds, patios, retaining walls and feature walls. Many of the older buildings and churches around Melbourne have sandstone facades.
When you have sandstone paving and features, you have a beautiful surface. But unless the surface is professionally sealed, it will discolour and require professional cleaning. Due to the soft nature of the stone, special care is required in the selection of both chemicals and cleaning tools to ensure that the surface doesn’t get damaged during this process. That is why Tile Cleaning Experts offer a range of services specific to sandstone that will return your sandstone paving and features to their best finish, without causing damage to the stone.
- Sandstone Cleaning
- Sandstone Stripping
- Efflorescence Removal
- Minor Repairs
- Sandstone Honing
- Sandstone Sealing
- Sandstone Resurfacing
With the soft beauty of sandstone, professional cleaning and sealing are required to ensure the surface maintains it beauty for as long as possible. As a result, the most popular service required is sandstone cleaning and sealing. This process uses a non-destructive cleaning process, then places a chemical finish over the sandstone which seeps into the stone, strengthening and sealing the stone surface to prevent dirt and liquids from penetrating. Sealed sandstone is easier to clean and remains stain free much longer.
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