Limestone Restoration | Cleaning and Sealing Maintenance Information
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Limestone - Cleaning and Sealing

General

Limestone is reputed in the international market for its premium quality, toughness and durability. It is often the preferred choice for interior and exterior in both commercial and domestic for flooring, wall cladding, paving and facades of buildings, railway stations, pavement, landscaping and garden stone.

Limestone Maintenance

Limstone TileCombine Remove and Go 50/50 with Nanotech Ultra Clean and leave in place for an hour before scrubbing and rinsing the floor with water.  You may need to hire a Wet Vac machine to soak up the excess residue, then scrub and rinse with water again, cleaning the grout lines as you go.


Limestone Floor before Cleaining and Sealing
Limestone Tile 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 overnight.

Limestone Tile Alternatively if you have the use of a 350 RPM (or higher) buffing machine restore the polish by burnishing the floor using a Coarse 400 grit pad to take off the Old sealer and ground in dirt, add water to the area and then go over each Tile 3 or 4 times, then remove the dirty water using a Vac machine and rinse the floor. Next take off the Coarse pad and apply a Medium 800 Grit pad, repeat the process with this pad followed by the Fine 1500 Grit Pad, remove the water with a Vac machine and then finally complete the polishing by applying a Very Fine 3000 Grit Pad and polish with a squirt of water.

When polishing is complete proceed to clean the grout.
Limestone Floor after Cleaining and Sealing
Limestone Tile When the floor is fully dry apply 2 coats of Tile Doctor Colour Grow colour enhancing sealer using a clean dry terry cloth (not the fluffy variety). Rub Sealant into the tile. Allow to dry before applying a second coat. Use a water test to achieve full cure sealability (F.C.S.).
Limestone Tile 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.
PLEASE NOTE: Most sealers break down after 2-3 years (depending on usage) and will need to be re-applied.

Click here for more information about Tile Doctor Concentrated Neutral Tile And Grout Cleaner Tile Doctor Remove and Go Tile Cleaner NanoTech Ultra Clean abrasive cream cleaner Tile Doctor Colour Grow colour enhancing natural Stone Sealer for Granite, Limestone, Marble, Porcelain, Slate, Terracotta and Travertine

Visit http://limestone.tilecleaning.co.uk for examples of floors cleaned and polished by these products, excerpt below:
Limestone Problem? Click here to Ask the Tile Doctor for advice.
Name Question

Debbie
Surrey
We have a Limestone tile floor in our bathroom and it is getting very slippery. What is the best way to take care of that and what could be the reason for the sudden change? It's never been that slippery before.
Tile Doctor Hi Debbie, Has the Limestone been sealed lately, this might be what is making the limestone slippy, it might not be the correct product for limestone, apart from that I cant think of anything else that would do it.

Sue
Manchester
We recently had a Limestone floor laid in the kitchen. Around the sink area the tiles have deveopled mildew, which appears to have got into the pores of the tiles. I have been careful not to use anything not receommended for the floor to clean it with. The only problem area is around the sink. The rest of the floor is perfect. Please can you advise what product to use to restore the floor.
Tile Doctor Hi Sue, We have a product called Tile Doctor Pro-Clean (available from our website shop page) which will get rid of mildew, you may need to seal the affected tiles again afterwards, it is best to use the sealer that was originally used otherwise you may not get a satisfactory finish.

For more Tile Doctor advice see the Ask the Tile Doctor web page.