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Stone Specialists Guide

Nothing compares to its elegance, timeless beauty and genuine character. And it’s arguably one of the best materials to add real value to a home.

Beaumont’s searches the world to find spectacular collections. Our pilgrimages take us to Jaipur and Delhi in India, the Pamukkale region in Turkey, and to Xiamen and Hainan Island province in China, with many stops in between. Our suppliers use the best cutting and finishing machinery so you get the most luxurious product available. Discover our stone collection and see how to lay it and keep it looking good!

Sealing Natural Stone

We insist that all natural stone is sealed to protect and extend the life of the stone. Sealing stone gives it the absolute best protection against stains and dirt, making cleaning much easier.

When sealing, the surface must be clean and dry. Never seal outdoors if rain is predicted within 12 hours. Never seal in extreme heat or windy conditions. It's a great idea to always test the sealer in a corner before applying to large areas.

Beaumonts stock a range of top quality penetrating sealers. Please ask our friendly staff who will recommend the right sealer for the stone you have chosen. Sealing lasts up to 10 years.

Stone Tiles: Installation Tips

Blend from different boxes

  • Stone is a natural product and variations in colour and surface finish are common. Variation is part of the beauty of stone. When laying stone, never work from just one crate or pallet. Open several crates or pallets and work from each to blend variations to achieve a pleasing result.

Pre-Seal

  • Many stones will benefit from pre-sealing prior to laying, especially light coloured stones, more porous stones and in dirty working environments.

Prepare the substrate

  • Stone tiles must be laid on a solid substrate, such as a concrete slab, that is both level and free from movement.
  • We recommend stone tiles be laid on a base of concrete that is at least 75mm thick for normal foot traffic. For driveways the base should be a minimum of 100mm.

Allow for expansion joints

  • Expansion joints for both the substrate and the tiles are necessary to prevent cracking due to movement. Any stone laid against a pool edge or house must also have an expansion joint at this point. Drainage, appropriate to your particular application, is an important consideration to prevent moisture related issues. Please refer to the Australian Standards.

Select the correct adhesive

  • Selection of the correct adhesive depends upon both the tile and the substrate. All our stone has been tested by our adhesive manufacturers. Ask a Beaumont staff member for their recommendation on the most suitable adhesive. Adhesive should be applied to the back of the tile with a notched trowel and ideally back-buttered for even coverage.

Cut the stone

  • It is likely that cuts will need to be made and we recommend the use of a wet saw for high quality edges.

Grout

  • Grout should be chosen to blend with the colour of the stone. Apply so that no voids are created, and sponge off residue with water as you work.

Final clean

  • Once the grout has set, clean again with a pH neutral cleaner prior to sealing.

Sealing

  • Sealing with a penetrating sealer is essential to assist future cleaning and longevity. We recommend a high quality penetrating sealer such as Miracle 511 H20.

The substrate

  • Stone pavers may be laid as above of can be laid on a 100mm bed of compacted road base plus 40mm of washed bedding sand.

Blend from different boxes

  • Stone is a natural product and variations in colour and surface finish are common. Variation is part of the beauty of stone. When laying stone, never work from just one crate or pallet. Open several crates or pallets and work from each to blend variations to achieve a pleasing result.

Pre-Seal

  • Many stones will benefit from pre-sealing prior to laying, especially light coloured stones, more porous stones and in dirty working environments.

Drainage

  • Drainage, appropriate to your application, is an important consideration to prevent moisture related issues. Please refer to the Australian Standards. Leave space between the pavers to allow for expansion.

The Gaps

  • Once laid and dry, sweep jointing sand into the gaps.

Sealing

  • Sealing with a penetrating sealer is essential tp assist future cleaning and longevity. We recommend a high quality penetrating sealer such as Miracle 511 H20.

Cleaning Tips

Indoors

  • Frequently dust mop interior floor finishes using clean, non-treated micro-fibre wipes. Prompt removal of dirt, sand and other abrasive material will protect your stone from scratching.

  • Clean up any spills - such as red wine - as soon as possible.

  • NEVER use acidic products on your stone.

  • Keep in mind that cleaning products that contain lemon, vinegar or other acidic products may dull or etch the surface of calcareous stones.

  • It's a good idea to first conduct a trial on a sample piece of the stone, or in an inconspicuous area of the finished tiling before using cleaning products.

Outdoors

  • Regular dirt and grime can be removed by sweeping and then hosing the surface.

  • Apply a pH neutral cleaner and water to the stone with a stiff broom to remove heavy dirt.

  • Diluted bleach or special purpose stone cleaner will help keep algae at bay.