Limestone is a sedimentary rock that contains more than 50% calcium carbonate. It is much softer and more porous than other natural stones and calcium is easily dissolved by acids; as a result it’s much harder to maintain, clean and polish and care has to be taken not to use acidic cleaning products which will cause damage overtime.
Some Limestone tiles are more durable than others but because it is a highly porous stone it easily absorbs dirt and stains. Limestone is highly sensitive to acids such as vinegar, alcohol, and citrus like lemon juice which is why we recommend professional regular maintenance.
We are experts in the field of Limestone cleaning, sealing and polishing in West London and Surrey using the best equipment and machinery. We are able to deliver top-rate service to your home, business and your lifestyle.
Like all natural stone products it’s very important to seal Limestone to reduce the porosity of the tile and grout and prevent dirt and stains becoming ingrained in the pores of the stone.
Before sealing Limestone tiles it should be deep cleaned first, otherwise dirt will be trapped under the sealer and it will never give the desired appearance. Once the floor is completely dry it should be sealed with an impregnating sealer as opposed to topical. This will protect the limestone from liquid based spills and it also makes on-going maintenance easier.
Acidic cleaning solutions or using harsh cleaning chemicals will prematurely erode sealers and cause damage to your Limestone tiles over time resulting in a full professional restoration.
Cleaning, Sealing and Polishing stone floors is an art and it’s what we do every day. We have the high level of skill and experience required to maintain your floor professionally, advise which products will work best for your floor, judge how much sealer to apply and are able to polish your Limestone floor to restore the full natural beauty and colour of the stone.