There are few building materials that are as visually appealing as sandstone, which is one of the most well-known stones on the planet and one of the most widely used. Sandstone, whether used in the garden or as tiles in your home’s interior, is guaranteed to add an instant touch of elegance to any space in or around your property, and it is also relatively simple to maintain. Sandstone pavers, on the other hand, can become grey over time if they are not properly cleaned, detracting from the material’s traditional eye-catching appearance.
Don’t let your sandstone investment become an eyesore – keep reading to find out how to properly care for your sandstone tiles and pavers in your home.
Maintain The Condition Of Your Tiles On A Regular Basis.
One of the simplest ways to keep your beautiful sandstone pavers or tiles from becoming unsightly is to give them a simple clean on a regular basis, rather than neglecting them. Sandstone tiles should be vacuumed regularly to ensure that dust particles and dirt are lifted away from them, and then mopped or gently wiped with a quality cloth to give them a good scrub. If you have sandstone tiles in your home, it is recommended that you vacuum them once a week to ensure that dust particles and dirt are lifted away from them. In general, it’s best not to use harsh chemicals when cleaning sandstone because there’s always the possibility that they will react negatively with the stone and cause funny blotching on your valuable flooring. It is common practice, however, to use diluted liquid chlorine to aid in the killing of bacteria and the removal of stains from stone surfaces.
It is recommended that you use a string mop to clean your tiles or pavers because they will easily get into the small crevices and nooks of textured stone surfaces and ensure that they are thoroughly cleaned. Also, avoid allowing your sandstone to dry naturally: it’s a good idea to use a soft towel to dry the sandstone after you’ve cleaned any marks, stains, or spills off it.
What Should You Do If Your Sandstone Has Become Soiled?
If your sandstone surfaces have become damaged or soiled as a result of being exposed to large amounts of water from a storm or flood, you may need to have your sandstone professionally cleaned to restore its original condition. To avoid this, make sure that you purchase a sealer for your sandstone; unsealed sandstone absorbs water far more readily than sealed sandstone, and as a result, will stain as a result.
If your tiles or pavers become excessively soiled or stained, you may want to consider using a specialized sandstone cleaner or a liquid chlorine solution. To clean the surface, we recommend vacuuming it first, followed by spraying a light layer of chlorine or cleaner onto the surface of the material, allowing it to soak for half an hour, and then rinsing the stone with a light hose (do not use a high-pressure hose as this will damage the stone!) gently pushing the cleaner into the stone pores with a broom or soft brush is recommended. Remember to rinse off the surface and allow it to dry completely after you’re finished!