The importance of marble sealant
Marble is a beautiful and timeless choice for your kitchen countertops, but it can also be quite challenging to maintain. If you’re considering marble, you may want to consider if the maintenance will outweigh the beauty of this stone. There are many ways that marble can look damaged over time; scratches from metal utensils or cups left on the countertop overnight are common culprits. Unfortunately, marble tends to show every nick and scratch, so regular sealing with a sealant is one way to keep your marble looking as good as new. The sealant prevents future damage and restores shine while protecting against mold, mildew, dirt buildup, and water spots that can cause permanent stains in even higher traffic areas such as bathrooms.
We’ve all seen the “do not walk on marble” warnings. They’re everywhere, and it’s easy to assume that this warning is just a precautionary message, but what does it mean? Marble is a natural stone, so why would you need to seal it? There are a couple of reasons to seal your marble floors. First, marble can be sensitive to acidic substances, resulting in damage if it comes in contact with your flooring. Second, dirt and other particles can accumulate over time on your flooring leading to a less than desirable appearance. Sealants help protect against both of these issues by providing an extra layer of protection between the surface and potential contaminants.
How to know if your marble needs sealing
There is a simple technique to know if your marble needs sealing. All you need to do is to put a small puddle of water on top of the marble. If the water stays on top and sits there, your marble is still fine and does not need sealing anytime soon, but if the stone quickly absorbs the water, it is an indicator that sealing is necessary.
Here are other indicators that you need to get your marble sealed.
White spots: Marble is a porous material that absorbs water over time. If your marble has white spots, it needs sealant, and you can tell when this happens by looking at the spot closely: if there’s moisture in or around the marbling, then sealant must be applied.
Traces of chalk-like Materials: If your marble has a dull or chalky look to it, then it is time for sealing. Marble dust can become trapped in the stone’s pores, resulting in stains if you do not use sealant regularly.
If your marbles have lost their shine and are starting to get mucky-looking instead of beautiful with sparkling veins running through them like an ancient map showing buried treasure, now’s probably a good time to think about applying some sealant! Sealing helps keep all that grime from getting caught up deep inside those tiny crevices, which means less scrubbing later on down the line when you want your gorgeous floor back again after years and years of loyal service (and no one wants dirty floors!).
What happens if you don’t seal marble?
There are many ways that natural stone can get stained, and these stains increase when the marble is not absorbent. If you don’t seal it, food or liquids will quickly stain your beautiful white marble countertops in just minutes. There’s no worry about water staining if the marbles are non-absorbent because this means they won’t be able to absorb a sealing product either, which would fail before even using it correctly!
Marble tiles are beautiful, but they can be easily damaged by things like spills. If your marble floor has been stained permanently from an accidental spill, you’ll likely need to seal the floors. This will help them keep looking their best for longer and make sure future damage is preventable. Sealing these types of stones will also help protect against staining so that keeping up with cleaning becomes much more manageable!
The best way to avoid all of these issues from happening? Seal up your healthy-looking marble countertop with an appropriate sealer today!
How to seal a marble DIY style
To properly preserve your natural granite countertops, be sure that they are washed thoroughly before sealing them for protection against stains and erosion from household chemicals like oil ingredients contained in food items stored there. Be sure to use soft cloths or sponges dipped in warm water plus dishwashing soap but no bleach since this may cause the
To seal marble, you must first clean it.
After the surface is cleaned and dried thoroughly, pour a small amount of acid-resistant varnish into another container. Stir with an acid brush until uniform; then apply in one direction only, using broad strokes within 30 minutes after applying liquid ammonia. Let the sealant dry overnight before thoroughly rinsing the stone.
How often do you need to seal your marble?
Marble flooring is beautiful, but it needs to be sealed often for the surface not to absorb contaminants and stains. For this reason, we recommend sealing marble every 3-6 months, depending on its use.
Marble flooring is an excellent choice because of how aesthetically pleasing it looks. However, that being said, if you want your floors looking like new all the time, they need regular maintenance – which includes regularly resealing every three or six months to prevent harmful substances from seeping into their pores.
Does my newly installed marble need sealing?
If your marble was installed with a sealant already applied, it might not need sealing again until ten years or more after installation.
When looking for a way to protect the beauty of your marble surface, you may be wondering if sealers are necessary. The answer is yes! A well-sealed floor will help repair and maintain its appearance over time by protecting it from stains or scratches that can start showing very early on after installation. So if you’re ready to transform your space with some new stone but don’t want to worry about maintenance, let us know today when we’ll come out and take care of everything! We’re experts in sealing floors, so call now for more information on how we can help keep your home beautiful.