Indian Sandstone Patio Transformed in Chiswick

Indian Sandstone Patio Floor Transformation in Chiswick

This Indian Sandstone patio renovation was completed in Chiswick during the summer. I thought I would share it with as there was ten years of lichen and grime built-up on the stone that needed removing. Also, patio cleaning is not something that people generally associate with Tile Doctor but the fact is our stone cleaning equipment works just as well outdoors as it does in (weather permitting) so it is something we do.

Indian Sandstone Patio Before Renovation Chiswick Indian Sandstone Patio Before Renovation Chiswick

Indian Sandstone is a very beautiful stone and looks great when its clean, however outside it will soon degrade due to the weather and really needs to be maintained annually to keep it looking at its best. As mentioned earlier this patio had not been touched for ten years and due to the surrounding trees and other vegetation it was badly stained with dirt, algae and lichen turning everything dark.

This project was a difficult one to quote for as you never know what your going to find under all that dirt so I had to set the customers’ expectations accordingly

Deep Cleaning an Indian Sandstone Patio in Chiswick

Cleaning started by pressure washing the stone and mortar to dislodge as much muck and grime as possible and reveal the stone underneath. It was a large patio but fortunately I have a professional high-pressure machine that cuts through the dirt very effectively.

With the soiling removed the next step was to remove ingrained dirt and blackspots from the Sandstone. To do this a strong dilution of Tile Doctor Patio Cleaner was sprayed on to the stone and left to soak in for about forty minutes and agitated with a brush.

I find dwell time is essential for this product so it’s worth experimenting with longer times If needed. This product is very strong and really designed for professional use so If your using it yourself do read the label to make sure its compatible with the stone and do wear protection.

Once done the patio was rinsed with hot water (circa 70 degrees) and the soiling removed with a wet vacuum. It was then inspected and any stubborn stains re-treated.

Indian Sandstone Patio After Renovation Chiswick Indian Sandstone Patio After Renovation Chiswick

This process took a whole day to complete and I managed to get the Indian Sandstone paving incredibly clean. The subtle colours of the stone paving were really evident and made a massive transformation from the original.


Restoration of an Indian Sandstone Patio in London

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  1. Completing over 2,000 tile renovations each year, Tile Doctor is the largest and oldest restorative Tile, Stone and Grout cleaning network in the UK. We have perfected numerous related services so whatever or wherever your problem, call us on 0345 512 01222 for help and advice.

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