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The Hills Bluestone Tiles

Bluestone is also commonly known as basalt. Basalt is an igneous rock which is mainly made up of feldspar. It’s usually grey to black in colour and fine grained, which is due to the rapid cooling of lava. The surface of bluestone tiles and pavers have small holes on them and this is caused naturally as a result of gases escaping during the cooling process – it is one of the beautiful features that sets bluestone apart.

Bluestone is commonly used on internal flooring as well landscaping applications. One of its greatest features is the amazing slip and scratch resistance.

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We provide premium restoration solutions for Bluestone pavers and tiles and Stripping.

For a free estimate or to schedule your appointment, please call 02 9386 5522 or use our quick enquiry form.

Whether in a residential or commercial property, new bluestone floors sparkle and add character and appeal to any space. But years of wear and tear and incorrect maintenance can deteriorate the look of bluestone tiles or pavers. The Hills Tile Repairs can restore your bluestone no matter what the damage for a fraction of the cost of redoing the entire area.

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Our team of professionals will inspect, assess, provide advice and restore your floors to a remarkable condition. After a while of having dirty or worn floors you can get used to this look and forget what a difference fresh restored flooring can have. The Hills Tile Repairs can not only have your bluestone looking brilliant in a short space of time, they can make it considerably easier for you to maintain this 'as new' look for years to come.

Common Bluestone Restorations

There are a range of different problems that can arise when working with a natural stone such as bluestone. It is a stunning stone when cared for but can be rather unappealing when stained or when peeling, grout damage and deterioration has occurred.

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Removal of Efflorescence from Bluestone Tiles

Efflorescence is the white, chalky residue that often occurs in outdoor paving, usually in the grout. The problem usually arises when salts come in contact with the tile from an outside source usually ground water. This is most evident in porous tiles like Bluestone where the efflorescence can seep through with ease. Other than being unattractive, the problems really arise when the efflorescence cracks the sealer on the tile.

The Hills Tile Repairs will sometimes need to use a harsher product to remove such staining, as the natural “bloom” needs to be killed off so it doesn't return. This problem is due to either excess moisture from above or below the tile. To avoid efflorescence ensure there is sufficient drainage in the area and it is thoroughly cleaned, particularly outdoors.

Removing efflorescence can be challenging. Our products are superior to those you will find at the supermarket and will not only remove the stains but ensure they don't return.

Treating Stains on Bluestone Tiles

If your bluestone has never been sealed or you weren't quite quick enough wiping up a stain, you might be left with an uneven, unpleasant looking floor. Most stains can be removed or their appearance lessoned. Obviously the quicker we can get to a stain the more chance we have of saving your bluestone.

The removal of the stain will depend on:

  • What has caused it
  • How long it has been on the surface
  • If the Bluestone has been sealed previously
  • If it is indoor or outdoor

The natural colours and textures of bluestone is what give it that unique beauty. Residue, waxes, and other impurities obscure the natural stone and a professional clean with conditioning products and world class sealers will remover these and add beneficial minerals back to the stone. The waste and water is extracted as we go so the area is not left wet.

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If paint and oil is the culprit then you may need to grind the stain away to see a satisfactory change. Our experienced and knowledgeable technicians at Tile Cleaners® will determine the best product or method to achieve the finest result removing stains from your bluestone. A test patch will be done to see if the outcome is acceptable for both yourself and the technician.

Restore your Bluestone back to its former beauty

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Imperfections in Bluestone

Without proper maintenance bluestone can lose it's stunning appearance and can degrade rather quickly. Scratches, rust stains, chips, uneven colouring and grout damage are common occurrences in bluestone, particularly exterior pavers. Tile Cleaners® specialise in restoring such problems for a fraction of the cost of a complete re-tile.

Deep rust stains, chips and colouring differences will take more than just a clean or seal to correct. Tile Cleaners® use high quality equipment that can hone back these imperfections leaving an even, beautiful finish, restoring a natural, fresh look to your floors. Abrasive pads grind back deep stains and chips but our technicians are conscience that every stone is different and must be treated as so.

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For a free estimate or to schedule your appointment, please call 02 9386 5522 or use our quick enquiry form.

 

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