Why it’s important to Seal your natural stone

Why you need to Seal Natural Stone

Natural Stone floors are a beautiful addition to any home. They are suitable for countertop and floors and give a classic, timeless look. The only problem is that they are very susceptible to cracks and stains, so it is of utmost importance to care for your stone and prolong its durability properly.

Sealer is an absolute necessity for maintaining and preserving your stone’s appearance and protecting it from scratches, stains, and other accidents. Because natural stone is porous and absorbs acids, oils, and spills, the sealant is a crucial step in its protection. If the stone has absorbed any of the acids or oils, it will become increasingly difficult to clean it and remove the stains. Sealers help protect your floors from these daily accidents that can happen.
The purpose of the sealer is to protect the stone’s pores by filling it with a clear substance. The sealer will not change the appearance of the surface and will help protect against most damages that could occur. If you apply the sealer correctly, it will last for years and prolong the stone’s life. Of course, you will need to reseal your floors every few years but think of it as a maintenance plan that is a necessary step in owning natural stone.  You can always call a professional to come and seal your floors for you so that you don’t have to worry about it.
Cleaning products are also just as important as sealing your surfaces. Because most cleaning products on the market have some acidic ingredients like ammonia or bleach, these ingredients will hurt the sealer and eventually damage the surfaces. Natural cleaners are sometimes also problematic because they can contain ingredients like vinegar or lemon juice. These will have the same effect on the sealer as the commercial cleaning products.
That is why we recommend cleaners with a neutral PH of around 7. We recommend the following products, but of course, there are many more on the market that can satisfy your needs.
If you have any further questions, feel free to reach out to us at Fort Lauderdale Marble Restoration 954-833-7473
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