Sandstone Cleaning In Sunshine Coast

Sandstone tiles are durable, easy to clean and less expensive than marble or granite. On the downside, sandstone needs to be sealed as it can be porous and is reactive to acid. Well maintained sandstone tiles add timeless appeal to any property, but improper cleaning and lack of maintenance can make them prone to scratching, staining, and fracturing.

The team at The Tile & Stone Specialists on the Sunshine Coast can provide the best sandstone cleaning solutions and maintenance schedules to prolong the life and beauty of your tiles.

Sandstone Cleaning

Foot traffic is one of the main reasons that sandstone tiles become dull, because fine scratching occurs from dust, sand and grit being underfoot. After prolonged wear, tile surfaces lose their reflective properties and look worn and tired. As part of our sandstone restoration process, we use a specialised polisher to return a smooth finish to your sandstone tiles. 

Our polishing equipment is unique in the Sunshine Coast area and allows us to provide superior results without the risk of damage. Sandstone tile cleaning should not be done with cleaners working at pressures above 800PSI, and acidic cleaners should not be used. A penetrating sealer should be applied immediately after cleaning sandstone tiles to reduce soiling and acid attack. Sandstone tiles usually look best with a low to medium sheen.

Sandstone Sealing

Sandstone has a high porosity; which means oily substances will absorb quickly and leave stains, while red wine, lemon juice, and colas will cause acid etching. A penetrating sealer should be used to protect the tiles and grout from stains, scratches, and acid attacks. Sandstone sealing with a breathable, impregnating sealer means you will have fewer problems with staining, scratching, or acidic liquids. Hence, cleaning and maintenance will be easier. Impregnating transparent sealers will provide excellent protection and enhance the natural look of the stone.

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Caring for Sandstone Tiles

Sandstone tiles are easiest to maintain with a maintenance cycle in place. The following tips will help you keep a surface sheen and cut down on stains between professional sandstone cleans:


  • ✅ Clean any spills immediately
  • ✅ Seal sandstone tiles at the point of installation
  • ✅ Make sure there are mats in doorways
  • ✅ Clean floor tiles regularly with a microfibre mop


  • ✅ Use bleaches or ammonia
  • ✅ Use vinegar or acidic cleaners
  • ✅ Use scouring pads or brushes and abrasive cleaners

The Tile & Stone Specialists have been in business in the Sunshine Coast area for thirty years. We are a local business who’s proud of our high standards of service and customer care. We also stay up to date with the latest products and technology in our industry. 

Our commitment to quality means we have a loyal client base in both the domestic and commercial sectors. Our tile cleaning services are employed by hospitals, colleges, apartment blocks, and retail properties.

If you want prompt service at an agreed price, call The Tile Stone & Specialists today. Phil can advise on and offer obligation-free quotes for, all aspects of sandstone restoration, including sandstone cleaning and sandstone sealing. 

Whether you are renovating or building a new home or business premises, they will help you choose the best flooring for your needs, and explain what you can do to maintain your floors and wall tiles between maintenance visits.

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I know if my sandstone floors need professional cleaning?

Recognising the need for professional sandstone cleaning often starts with visual cues. If your sandstone floors appear dull or ordiscoloured or you notice ingrained dirt that regular cleaning doesn't address, it might be time to consider a professional tile cleaning service. Additionally, if your sandstone has not received expert attention for several years, a professional cleaning can rejuvenate its appearance and prolong its lifespan.

What cleaning products or methods do you use for sandstone cleaning and are they safe for the environment?

We utilise a combination of quality cleaning solutions specifically formulated for sandstone care. Our cleaning methods primarily involve gentle yet effective techniques tailored to preserve the integrity of sandstone while ensuring thorough cleaning.

Will sandstone cleaning remove stains and discolouration from my floors?

Yes, professional tile cleaning is very effective in removing stains and discolouration. Techniques such as steam cleaning and targeted stain treatment can address various blemishes from organic compounds, oils and other common sources of stains. While most discolouration can be significantly reduced or completely removed, the success rate may depend on the stain's age and depth.

How often should I have my sandstone floors professionally cleaned?

The frequency of professional cleaning for sandstone floors can vary based on several factors, including foot traffic, floor location and exposure to dirt and debris. Generally, we recommend a professional cleaning every 12 to 18 months to maintain the beauty and integrity of your sandstone flooring. More frequent cleaning may be necessary for areas subjected to higher wear and tear to preserve the stone's condition and appearance.

How long does the sandstone cleaning process typically take and will it disrupt my daily routine?

The duration of the sandstone tile cleaning process can vary depending on the size of the area and the specific cleaning requirements. On average, it takes a few hours to complete a thorough cleaning for an average-sized room. We strive to minimise disruption to your daily routine by working efficiently and effectively, often scheduling services at your convenience. Our team ensures that the area is usable shortly after the cleaning process is completed, allowing you to return to your daily activities with little to no interruption.

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Why Choose Us


The Tile & Stone Specialists have been operating on the Sunshine Coast for 35 years. We pride ourselves on great customer service and have developed a reputation second to none. We are highly respected within the industry.


It’s our mission to provide you with 100% quality workmanship, competitive pricing & professional services. Because we deliver professional results, you’ll end up spending less time and money; adding more value to your home.

Results You Can Trust

We are results-oriented. We don’t stop working until we are fully satisfied with the outcome. Our focus is to deliver a high-quality service at a competitive price. If you hire us to tidy up your tiles, we’ll make sure it’s 100% clean, safe & ready to be used.

Satisfactory Cleaning Result

We guarantee you 100% customer satisfaction - regardless of your project’s size. Our professional cleaning experts will make sure all types of stains or discolouration will be cleaned up and removed; giving you beautiful looking tiles.

Saves You Time

If you’re busy with your daily routine and don’t have extra hours for cleaning, then the best decision is to call us - The Tile & Stone Specialists you can trust. We can help you with all types of tile and stone cleaning and maintenance, saving you time, effort, and money as well. With our help, you can focus on your work, household errands, and other social duties.


Professional tile cleaners can be remarkably affordable, especially when you consider the time and money they can save you. Not only will you not have to clean the floors yourself, but you’ll also be receiving expert care that could dramatically increase the life of your flooring. Regular cleanings prevent harmful buildup, preserve your floor’s finish, and saves you lots of money on further maintenance down the line.