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Sealing Marble & Stone Showers, Vanity & Floors

Sealing Stone Surfaces in Bathrooms

Sealing your natural stone surfaces in bathrooms is a vital part of protecting your investment.  While the most important surfaces to protect are the shower, vanity and floors, the walls are also important.  Also important is the use of the correct sealer for your application and stone type.  As a result care needs to taken when using cheap DIY products as your can damaged the stone in the sealing process if done completed correctly.

The Process of Sealing Bathroom Marble or Stone

Preparation is key to any good bathroom sealing project.  The surface of the stone must thoroughly cleaned and restored prior to sealing. As a result a detailed evaluation should be conducted prior to any works.  If found that the stone is damaged and in need of polishing then restoration is required.  However if the stone is in good condition then cleaning will be required to remove all dirt, grout and building materials.
 
  1. Detailed evaluation of stone surface
    1. If Damaged then restoration will be required (Read More)
  2. Thorough Cleaning of the stone to remove unground dirt and surface grout
  3. Floor aloud to dry overnight
  4. Seal with 2 coats of penetrating sealer

Benefits of Sealing Bathrooms

After sealing the marble surfaces they will be easier to keep clean, but most importantly will not allow any liquids into the surface. Instead you’ll notice any liquid just beads on the surface. Sealing also helps to reduce the amount of mould growth in showers as it reduces the amount of water that finds it’s way beneath and behind the tiles. After sealing the area, when maintained using our maintenance process the sealer will last up to 15 years.

Benefits of Sealing Stone Bathroom Surfaces:

  • Seals the surface to stop liquids and dirt from penetrating the stone surfaces.
  • Seals the grouting to help stop liquids and dirt staining them.
  • The areas will be easier to keep clean.
  • Sealing will reduce the scum build-up in your showers.
  • Will help prevent mould growth in the shower
  • By using a penetrating sealer the stone will be able to breathe

Sealing Marble Showers

Marble shower should be sealed to help prevent mould and soap scum build up.  These are the most heavily used and abused surfaces in a home.  This is due to the constant use soaps and cleaners that can deteriorate any stone shower floor or wall.  Before any sealing can commence it is important that all mould and soap scum is removed from the surface and the stone is dry ready for sealing. Contact Us today to seal your shower
 
Benefits:
  • Reduce mould growth in grout joints
  • Easier cleaning processes
  • Longer lasting clean new look 
  • Reduce bacterial growth as the stone is not as porous

Sealing Marble Vanity

Marble vanities should be sealed to assist in prevent permanent stains from cleaners and body products. Stone Vanity tops can often be damaged by coloured products used on our bodies on a daily basis.  These stains can be permanent which is why it is important for the vanity to be sealed and protected against the absorption of stains. Contact Us today to seal your vanity
 
Benefits:
  • Reduce percent stains in the colour of the stone
  • Easier cleaning 
  • Reduce bacterial growth as the stone is not as porous

Sealing Marble Walls

Marble walls should be sealed to help prevent mould in the tiles and grout. These surfaces are often left unsealed as it believed that they do not get any moisture on them.  However every time a hot shower is used condensation builds up on the surface and can drip down the face of the marble tile. this therefore allows the tile and grout to become moist and therefore allow mould to grow.  However if these marble wall are sealed then moisture is repelled and moisture therefore cannot grow.  These only need to be sealed once in there life generally as they are not walked on or cleaned regularly. Contact Us today to seal your walls.
 
Benefits:
  • Reduce mould growth in grout joints
  • Keep a smooth clean feel for longer
  • Reduce bacterial growth as the stone is not as porous