Sandstone is a great choice for natural-look flooring both indoors and outdoors. It has shades that are similar to the beach and desert sand with colours ranging from deep brown and tan to gold and red. Due to its durability and weight, many home and business owners choose this type of tile for use in high-traffic areas, but it still needs occasional maintenance to keep dirt from becoming embedded in the stone.
If your sandstone or yorkstone floor needs a professional touch, our specialist floor restoration team in Biggleswade have both the know-how and equipment required to get brilliant results. By using a variety of restoration techniques, we can breathe new life into sandstone floors, protecting your investment and keeping your home or business safe.
How to tell if your sandstone needs cleaning or restoration
How often you should have your sandstone professionally cleaned or restored depends mainly on the amount of foot traffic it receives. Does yours pass the eye test?
- Has your sandstone flooring become worn and faded?
- Has it lost its vibrant colour from when it was first laid?
- Does it look better when damp?
- Has the grout become dirty and damaged?
- Have builders or tradesmen left the floor dirty?
- Does mopping make no difference?
- Do marks and stains return after cleaning?
- Is the sandstone scratched?
- Are there dull spots?
Benefits of our sandstone cleaning and sealing service
Book the trained and experienced staff of TileMaster Biggleswade to bring your sandstone floor back to its best. There are many benefits of TileMaster’s sandstone floor cleaning and polishing service, aside from our great prices:
- Lengthen the lifespan of your sandston
- Reduced maintenance cleaning once the floor has been restored
- Sealing helps protect the grout, keeping it strong and clean for longer
- Bright colouring
- Application of a wax makes it look and feel smoother and warmer
- A safer, more hygienic environment for your family and pets
- Our process safeguards your warranty coverage and keeps the floor looking better for longer
- Our service creates very little disruption and leaves no dust
TileMaster’s sandstone restoration steps:
Every member of staff at TileMaster Biggleswade has been carefully trained to restore sandstone floors to a professional level. Generally, we follow these steps:
- Step 1 – We survey the sandstone floor and discuss finish and seal options with our customer
- Step 2 – We remove all furniture and prepare room
- Step 3 – Surrounding areas and sensitive surfaces are masked with specialist low tack masking and protection
- Step 4 – Vacuum or sweep area to remove top soil, dust and grit from the floor
- Step 5 – Application of our custom TileMaster cleaning agents to strip old sealer and previous treatments
- Step 6 – Mechanical agitation and power scrub with PH neutral floor cleaner. This deep cleans the sandstone, removing years of dirt and grime from the tiles and grout
- Step 7 – Fresh water rinsing and high power vacuum extracts the soil into our specialist on board vacuum tanks
- Step 8 – Application of a diamond tipped brush to bring out a fresh layer of the surface stone
- Step 9 – Speed dry floor and buff to remove any final footprints and leave a perfect mark-free floor
- Step 10 – Application of commercial grade impregnating sealer to protect the finish and guard the grouting against oil and water based spills and stains
- Step 11 – Optional application of a matt or satin wax for a smoother, softer finish
- Step 12 – Inspection and sign off with customer, full advice given for daily and weekly maintenance. We provide complementary 6 months worth of cleaner
Why choose TileMaster:
There are many reasons to choose TileMaster to restore your sandstone floor, including:
- Fully insured for domestic and commercial work
- Health and safety compliant
- Our team has specific training in sandstone restoration
- Value added service
- Minimum disruption to workspace
- Friendly local, personal service
- We move your furniture
Every job is different, due to furniture, size of area and treatments required but during the free survey & demo we will give you an estimate of time. For example, we recently completed a deep clean and sealed a marble floor of 40sqm in 1.5 days
Every job is different but during the free survey we measure up, do a free demonstration clean to show the results we can achieve, and from this we send over a full proposal for you to browse at your own leisure. We do not give prices on the day or put you under any pressure for an answer there and then
Yes, the floor is fine to use once we leave on the first day. We try to leave protection on the floor in the main traffic way or around the kitchen island, in front of the sink or oven. We normally suggest just not to cook anything like spag bol or curry, however, because the sauce might end up splattering on the floor
Yes, we can use aggressive diamond tooling to remove the lips or sharp edges. Once the floor is flat we can smooth out the floor and bring back the wonderful polished finish
Normally the floor needs around 4 hours to dry. If we are only sealing the grout, the floor is fine for socks and slippers after 1 hour, but depending on the porosity of the tiles, room temperature and other factors, the floor can take longer to dry.
All products used are within the manufacturer’s guidelines, and where applicable your flooring manufacture own brand products can be used.
Scratches, scuff marks and damage on the floor can be removed if they are surface-level and in the dressing. Deeper scratches on the surface may require a more intensive process to use diamond pads to repair the scratch.
We are happy to give a ballpark figure from pictures and room sizes, as this can help customer budgeting on renovation projects if they are unsure whether to restore or replace, but ultimately we would need to carry out a full survey and demo before any work can take place.
Yes, we are always happy to call out and offer a free demo clean. Not only does this give you, the customer, a good indication of the results we can achieve, it also allows us to quote for the floor correctly, as we know the process required to achieve those results.