Surface Master

Bluestone Restoration

Bluestone floors, whether in a residential or commercial property, add character and charm to any space. However, improper maintenance and wear and tear over time can degrade their appearance. Surface Master® can restore your bluestone tiles or pavers, regardless of the damage, at a fraction of the cost of a full replacement.

Their team of professionals will inspect, evaluate, advise, and restore your floors to a remarkable condition. After living with worn or dirty floors for a while, it’s easy to get used to their appearance and forget the impact of a fresh, restored floor. Surface Master® can not only quickly revive the brilliance of your bluestone, but they can also make it easier for you to maintain its “as new” appearance for years to come.

Common Bluestone Restorations

Bluestone, being a natural stone, can encounter a variety of problems. When properly cared for, it is stunning. However, if stained, or if peeling, grout damage, and deterioration occur, it can become unsightly.

Bluestone Restoration

Surface Master ® provides professional care & maintenance services for Bluestone tiles:

  • Professional Bluestone tile & grout cleaning
  • Professional Bluestone tile sealing & protection
  • Removal of efflorescence
  • Removal of stains
  • Broken, loose or stained grout
  • Stripping existing coatings of wax, acrylic and sealers
  • Bluestone tile resurfacing
  • Bluestone tile polishing
  • Bluestone tile honing

Removal of Efflorescence from Bluestone Tiles

Efflorescence is a common issue in outdoor paving, characterized by a white, chalky residue that often forms in grout. This is often caused by salts coming into contact with the tile from an external source, such as groundwater, and is most noticeable in porous tiles like bluestone. Not only is efflorescence unattractive, but it can also cause cracking in the sealer on the tile.

Surface Master® may use harsher products to effectively remove the staining, as it is important to eliminate the natural “bloom” to prevent it from recurring. This problem is often caused by excess moisture from above or below the tile. To prevent efflorescence, it is important to ensure proper drainage in the area and regular cleaning, especially outdoors.

Efflorescence removal can be a challenge, but Surface Master®’s superior products are up to the task. Not only will they remove the stains, but they will also prevent them from returning.

Treating Stains on Bluestone Tiles

The appearance of your bluestone flooring may be compromised if it has not been sealed or if a stain was not promptly wiped up. The success of removing or reducing the appearance of the stain will depend on the cause, length of time it has been on the surface, whether it was previously sealed, and its location (indoors or outdoors).

The unique beauty of bluestone lies in its natural colors and textures. However, residue, waxes, and other impurities can dull the stone’s appearance. A professional cleaning by Surface Master, utilizing conditioning products and top-notch sealers, can effectively remove these impurities and replenish the stone’s minerals. Our cleaning process involves extraction of waste and water as we work, so the area remains dry.

If your bluestone is stained with paint or oil, our technicians at Surface Master may need to use a grinding method to remove the stain. Our experienced and knowledgeable team will assess the best product or approach to achieve the best outcome and restore your bluestone’s appearance. Before proceeding, they will perform a test patch to ensure the results are acceptable for both you and the technician.

Restore your Bluestone back to its former beauty.

For a free estimate or to schedule your appointment, please call 0424 907 758 or use our quick enquiry form.

Imperfections in Bluestone

Bluestone can quickly lose its beauty without proper care and maintenance. Common issues such as scratches, rust stains, chips, uneven coloring, and grout damage often occur in exterior pavers. Surface Master® is an expert in restoring these problems at a cost much lower than re-tiling the entire area.

At Surface Master® we understand that deep rust stains, chips, and color variations can detract from the beauty of your bluestone. To restore its stunning appearance, our technicians use high-quality equipment to hone away these imperfections, creating an even and beautiful finish. Our technicians use abrasive pads to grind back deep stains and chips, but are mindful that every stone is unique and must be treated as such. Our goal is to restore a natural and fresh look to your floors.

Cleaning Advice for Bluestone Tiles

To maintain the beauty of your bluestone, follow these simple tips and avoid costly repairs:

  • Use a pH-balanced cleaning solution
  • Apply the diluted solution using a mop or a light spray bottle, avoiding over-saturating the area
  • Gently scrub the stone surface
  • Rinse thoroughly with a warm, damp mop
  • Dry the area with a towel
  • Regularly sweep the area
  • Place mats in high-traffic areas
  • Promptly wipe up any spills By getting an annual professional clean and resealing, your bluestone will maintain its stunning appearance both indoors and outdoors.