Natural stone is beautiful and has been formed over millions of years, but improper care can ruin nature’s masterpiece.
Although many people usually think of stone as “hard,” it is a porous material that can absorb spills and stains if left untreated. Having your stone professionally sealed with a quality impregnating sealer will prevent most spills from damaging your investment. A quality impregnating sealer will also greatly reduce the harmful effects of acid and alkaline substances commonly referred to as “etch marks.”
To protect your stone’s beauty, it must be sealed periodically to prevent the absorption of bacteria, food spills, and liquids. Failure to seal a stone countertop or floor tiles — which get the heaviest traffic and are the most susceptible to wear and tear — leaves the surface vulnerable to absorbing foreign substances, that can lead to dulling and damage to your beautiful stone.
Types of Stone
Marble, onyx, and limestone are some of the most desirable stones on the market, but all three are very susceptible to staining, scratches, and in particular, to acid etching. This means that if an acidic material )such as orange juice, cola products, etc.) touches the surface of the stone, it will leave a dull mark that may be difficult to remove. Because these stones have high porosity, it’s important to seal them and clean them with solutions specially designed for natural stone. This upkeep is essential to make sure your floors and countertops remain beautiful and functional for decades to come.
Granite and quartz are less susceptible to staining and scratches but will scratch and stain unless sealed. You also want to be sure you use the appropriate cleaning agents to keep them looking they’re very best.
The Right Sealer Makes All the Difference In The World
At Tru-Clean Surface Care we use industry-leading impregnating sealers designed to penetrate below the surface of the stone and deposit solid particles in the stones pores to coat and seal the individual minerals below its surface. Water, oil, spills, and dirt are restricted from entering the stone, as the pores of the stone are sealed, thereby preserving the natural beauty of your flooring, countertops, shower, or pool areas.
Advantages of an Impregnating Sealer
- Our impregnating sealer will not change the appearance of the stone.
- Our impregnators penetrate the stones surface thereby providing years of protection to the stone
- Our impregnators are not affected by UV light since they are below the surface where UV light cannot penetrate.
The bottom line is that a quality sealer, applied by a professional, will help protect your stone from scratches, stains, and bacterial intrusions.
Tru-Clean Surface Care is a professional stone cleaning and restoration company serving all of Lee, Charlotte, and Collier County. We are Stone Pro Certified, A+ Rated by the Better Business Bureau, and a seven-year-in-a-row-winner of the coveted Angie’s List Super Service Award. Our cleaning agents are allergen-free and safe for pets and infants.
For more information about our stone cleaning, sealing, honing, and restoration services, please give us a call anytime at 239-541-4888 – Lee County, 239-206-1935 – Bonita Springs, Naples, and Marco Island, or 941-621-2198– Punta Gorda or Port Charlotte or visit us online at www.trucleansurfacecare.com
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