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Adelaide Sandstone Tiles

Sandstone is one of the most unique and beautiful stones out there. Every single inch of every single piece comes with a different design, shade, colour and tone.

It is also known as arenite and it’s a sedimentary rock composed mainly of sand sized minerals. Most of sandstone is made up of quartz and feldspar as these two minerals are the most commons in the Earth’s crust. Variety of colours includes yellow, red, white, black, brown and gray. Sandstone is converted into quartzite through the process of heating and pressure. The most common cementing materials in sandstone are silica and calcium carbonate.

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Sandstone Repair Experts

Adelaide Tile Repairs deal with sandstone from all over the world. As you are aware, sandstone can be purchased from China and India fairly cheaply but please be aware that some varieties of sandstone can be of extremely low quality. You need to be very careful when choosing your sandstone. Adelaide Tile Repairs friendly and knowledgeable customer service can provide any advice you require.

We are your specialist service provider for all stone restoration and maintenance, covering all suburbs within 100km drive from Adelaide CBD

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Sandstone is a sedimentary rock composed of sand-sized minerals or rock grains. Most sandstone is composed of quartz and/or feldspar, one of the most common minerals in the Earth's crust as well as calcite, gypsum or various iron compounds. Like sand, sandstone has a granular texture and may be found in almost any colour, but the most common colours are tan, brown, yellow, red, grey, pink, and white. Since sandstone beds often form highly visible cliffs and other topographic features, certain colours of sandstone have been strongly identified with certain regions.

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Sandstone tiles vary in porosity and hardness however they are soft and porous on the other hand. Since Sandstone tiles can absorb water very fast, it is important to follow proper Sandstone tile restoration methods in every opportunity to ensure proper maintenance.

Sandstone floors can be prone to scratching, staining and fracturing. The tiles should also be allowed to breath instead of being covered by synthetic sealers or urethane. Adelaide Tile Repairs offer the best solution to protect your sandstone using highly penetrating impregnating water based sealers, creating a barrier that provides protection against chemical attack, deterioration and contamination.

The primary cause for sandstone floors becoming dull and lacklustre is foot traffic. Prolonged use will grind and pack in dust, sand and grit. Although the scratching that occurs is very fine, it eventually covers the majority of the surface and over time dulls the finish to the point where it loses its reflective properties. To make your stone surfaces smooth and reflective, we employ the use of high speed polishers.

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Many older buildings have durable sandstone flooring, the chalky porous type with a smooth granular surface typical of most French and Spanish sandstone. This variety does stain easier than marble, varies in hardness and does become etched by acids including soft drink, as well as absorb oils and other liquids. Common colours are black, grey, white, yellow and brown. Sandstone should be sealed with a penetrating sealer to prevent staining and reduce soiling and should only be cleaned with neutral pH detergents. Because it is soft, sandstone should never be cleaned at pressures above 800 PSI and then only if the grout is in good condition.

Professional regular maintenance will be required to maintain the honed or polished appearance of sandstone. Sandstone looks best with a honed or low/medium sheen appearance however some people insist on a high shine finish. Some low calcite Sandstone can be extremely difficult to polish and therefore vitrification would be required, vitrification however can give the stone an unnatural plastic appearance if repeated too often.

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