Stone Sealing 101
Stone Sealing 101
"why does stone need to be sealed at all?" It's a good one - and it's because stone itself is a naturally porous material, meaning that it can absorb everything from food particles to bacteria if you're not careful. Not sealing stone - be it a countertop or the floor tiles in your kitchen - leaves the surface itself incredibly vulnerable in a way that can ultimately weaken it and limit its lifespan over time.
The good news is that stone sealing isn't nearly as difficult (or as time consuming) as you may be fearing. You just need to make sure you're keeping a few important things in mind.
Proper Stone Sealing: What You Need to Know
The most important thing to understand about stone sealing is that you should really make it a priority to do so every six months or so. This is because a lot of the most popular stones including marble, limestone and others, are very prone to issues like staining and acid etching. That last one in particular is problematic as if an acidic material touches the surface of the stone, it will leave a dull mark that is very difficult to remove.
Likewise, you'll also want to make it a priority to clean them regularly with ONLY products that are specifically designed for the type of stone you're working with. If you have natural stone surfaces in your kitchen, for example, you'll only want to use natural stone cleaning products or else you run the risk of taking what is currently a small problem and making it even worse. Pay particular attention to factors like a water base or solvent base cleaner.
Finally, you'll want to make sure you use the right products given exactly what it is you're trying to accomplish. Our salt safe Stain-Proof Premium Impregnating Sealer, for example, is an invisible and breathable sealer that is designed to provide premium, long lasting protection for all of the stone surfaces in and around your home. This includes not only tiles, pavers and even concrete, but also brick and grout as well.After you apply Stain-Proof Premium Impregnating Sealer, you'll never have to worry about water and oil-based stains, nor damage caused by excess moisture and things like dissolved salts. This particular product is also treated for use on both indoor and outdoor surfaces, making them easier to clean in a way that will keep them looking their best for as long as possible.
At DryTreat, this is just one in a long line of examples of our stone sealing products - rest assured that there are many, many more. But regardless of the stone surfaces you're trying to seal, we'll proudly stand by your side every step of the way - exactly as it should be.
So if you'd like to find out more about the best practices you should follow for effective stone sealing, or if you'd just like to learn more about some of our unbeatable products, please don't delay - reach out to your friends at DryTreat today.