Flagstone – Cleaning and Sealing

At Tile Doctor we see Sandstone used at lot as Kitchen flooring, however as with any natural stone it needs to be sealed to protect it and bring out its beauty and colour.

One of the biggest problems we find with stone flooring in a kitchen is that the sealer applied is stripped away by the continuous use of cleaning agents not designed for this type of surface.

Old Kitchen Flagstones Deep Cleaned in South Lancashire
Old Flagstone Tiled Kitchen Floor Before Renovation in Stacksteads Backup Old Flagstone Tiled Kitchen Floor After Renovation in Stacksteads Backup
Yorkshire Flagstone Floor Covered in Bitumen Before Renovation Yorkshire Flagstone Floor Covered in Bitumen After Renovation
Yorkshire Stone Floor Guiseley Leeds Before Cleaning Yorkshire Stone Floor Guiseley Leeds After Cleaning
Flagstone Floor Before Restoration Great Harwood Flagstone Floor Before Restoration Great Harwood
Old Flagstone Floor Before Restoration at Minchinhampton Cottage Old Flagstone Floor Before Restoration at Minchinhampton Cottage
Sandstone Kitchen Floor Before Cleaning Bramhall Sandstone Kitchen Floor After Sealing Bramhall
Sandstone Patio Before Cleaned Re-grouted and Sealed Kettering Sandstone Patio After Cleaned Re-grouted and Sealed Kettering
Salvaged Flagstone Floor Before Restoration in Ledbury Salvaged Flagstone Floor After Restoration in Ledbury
Flagstone Floor Grange Over Sands Before Cleaning Flagstone Floor Grange Over Sands After Cleaning
Flagstone Floor Before Milling Haslingdon Flagstone Floor After Milling Haslingdon
Flagstone WC Floor Installation Before Cleaning Moggerhanger Flagstone WC Floor Installation After Cleaning Moggerhanger
Flagstone Kitchen Floor Edinburgh Before Cleaning Flagstone Kitchen Floor Edinburgh Completed
Yorkstone Slab Floor Before Cleaning and Sealing in Hyde Yorkstone Slab Floor After Cleaning and Sealing in Hyde
Sandstone Floor Before Cleaning in Hattersley Sandstone Floor After Cleaning and Sealing in Hattersley
Sandstone Floor Before Cleaning Sleaford Sandstone Floor After Sealing Sleaford
Red jurassic sandstone steps before Red jurassic sandstone steps after sealing
Sandstone kitchen floor before cleaning Rugeley Sandstone kitchen floor after cleaning Rugeley
Sandstone patio slabs before cleaning Rushden Sandstone patio slabs after cleaning Rushden
Yorkstone floor before cleaning and sealing in Deepcar Sheffield Yorkstone floor after cleaning and sealing in Deepcar Sheffield
Flagstone floor before restoration in Chorley Flagstone floor after restoration in Chorley
Indian sandstone floor Lancashire during restoration Indian sandstone floor Lancashire after restoration
Salts Mill Yorkshire Stone Before Cleaning Salts Mill Yorkshire Stone After Cleaning
Yorkshire Stone Floor Before Cleaning and Sealing Driffield Yorkshire Stone Floor After Cleaning and Sealing Driffield
Old Yorkshire Flagstones Before Cleaning Haworth Old Yorkshire Flagstones After Cleaning Haworth
Indian Sandstone Floor Before Cleaning Swanland Indian Sandstone Floor After Cleaning Swanland
Red Sandstone Floor before cleaning in Kirby Lonsdale Red Sandstone Floor after cleaning in Kirby Lonsdale
Indian Fossil Sandstone Kitchen Floor Before Cleaning Hessle Indian Fossil Sandstone Kitchen Floor After Cleaning Hessle
Yorkstone Kitchen Floor Before Cleaning Brighton Yorkstone Kitchen Floor After Sealing Brighton
Indian Fossil Stone floor Before Cleaning in Skipton Indian Fossil Stone floor After Cleaning in Skipton
Sandstone Kitchen Floor Before Cleaning Brockhall Sandstone Kitchen Floor After Sealing Brockhall
Sandstone Patio Brockhall During Cleaning
Sandstone Floor Before Cleaning in Thaxted Sandstone Floor After Cleaning in Thaxted
Flagstone Sitting Room Grafton Underwood Before Cleaning
Grout Haze Removal from Sandstone Wappenham Grout Haze Removal from Sandstone Wappenham
Sandstone Floor in Sedbergh Before Milling Sandstone Floor in Sedbergh After Milling
Sandstone Flagstone Floor Before Cleaning Newark Sandstone Flagstone Floor After Cleaning Newark
Riven Flagstone Floor Before Cleaning Boston Riven Flagstone Floor After Sealing Boston
Flagstone Floor Before Cleaning Maldon Flagstone Floor During Sealing Maldon
Sandstone floor before milling in Penrith Sandstone floor after milling and sealing in Penrith
Sandstone Floor before Cleaning Sandstone Floor after Cleaning and Sealing
Sandstone floor in leyland before Sandstone floor in leyland after

Sandstone Maintenance

ROUGH/RIVEN SANDSTONE SMOOTH MATT FINISH
To remove any excess sealer before cleaning use Tile Doctor Remove & Go Sealer remover.

Use Tile Doctor Pro-Clean Tile & Grout cleaner to effectively clean tiles, highly effective against Wax Sealers, Grease, Grime and general dirt build up.

Remove any cleaning solution using a wet-dry vac machine (any cleaning solution left on the surface may impact the performance of the sealer) then neutralise floor with clean water prior to sealing, remove with a wet-dry Vac machine and allow to dry for 12 hours or more.

For a low sheen finish apply Tile Doctor Seal & Go sealer using a paintpad applicator and tray. Sandstone tiles may require up to 4 or 5 coats, always allow to dry before applying the next coat. Use a water test to achieve full cure sealability (F.C.S.).

To remove any excess sealer before cleaning use Tile Doctor Remove & Go Sealer remover.

Use Tile Doctor Pro-Clean Tile & Grout cleaner to effectively clean tiles, highly effective against Wax Sealers, Grease, Grime and general dirt build up.

Remove any cleaning solution using a wet-dry vac machine (any cleaning solution left on the surface may impact the performance of the sealer) then neutralise floor with clean water prior to sealing, remove with a wet-dry Vac machine and allow to dry for 12 hours or more.

Apply Tile Doctor Colour Grow sealer using a clean dry terry cloth (not the fluffy variety). Rub sealant into the tile and allow to dry before applying a second coat. Use a water test to achieve full cure sealability (F.C.S.).

Most sealers break down after 2-3 years (depending on usage and cleaning products used) so for regular cleaning use a sealer friendly cleaning product such as Neutral Tile Cleaner which has been especially formulated for the regular cleaning of Sealed Stone and Tile surfaces keeping them fresh with a pleasant mint scent.

FACTORY SEALED

Don’t attempt to reseal these types of tiles yourself. Seek professional help.

Tile Doctor Remove and Go Tile Doctor Neutral Tile Cleaner Tile Doctor Pro-Clean Tile Doctor Seal and Go Tile Doctor Colour Grow