Natural stones such as marble, limestone, travertine and onyx are popular choices for use in kitchen benchtops, bathroom vanities, bartops and tables, however these are soft, porous stones and are susceptible to staining from food, liquids and toiletries if not sealed.
Professional sealing with a penetrating sealer or protection with a special film will help to prolong the look of your stone and will protect it from the discolouration caused by daily spills, make-up, dyes and other coloured liquids and foods.
The Marble Man offers a variety of sealing options in addition to the penetrating sealers, which include a natural look sealer, an enhancing sealer which will make the stone look darker, and a film called TUFFSKIN that will prevent staining and etching.
As a general rule all natural stone surfaces including floors should be sealed, however the type of sealer often depends on the location, type of stone, finish and the desired look.
Stone floor tiles made from travertine, limestone and marble in high traffic areas can stain from exposure to daily food and liquid spills, water from mopping and dirt from shoes, therefore a good quality penetrating sealer is required.
The Marble Man can seal your natural stone floor tiles with a natural penetrating sealer that won’t change the colour of the stone, or an enhancing penetrating sealer that will darken the stone and highlight the unique characteristics of the stone. Our technicians will inspect your natural stone floors to determine the right sealer for your needs.
Showers and bathrooms made from marble, travertine, limestone, onyx or other natural stones can stain from dyes, soaps and constant exposure to heat and water. Sealing is essential to prevent discolouration and staining and preserve the look of the stone shower or bathroom for longer.
A good quality penetrating sealer is required in all natural stone showers and bathrooms.
The Marble Man offers a range of high quality sealing products to suit every stone type. We have tested many different brands and have chosen only those that provide exceptional protection and coverage. The Marble Man technicians have been trained to use these sealers by the distributors and accredited to apply them professionally to marble and other natural stone showers.
Outdoor stone pavers are commonly made from porous stones such as sandstone, limestone and travertine and are exposed to pollution, water and organic matter such as soil, leaves and bird droppings. Sealing is essential to protect these stones from mould and staining however the right sealer must be chosen to protect the stone.
Outdoor stone tiles used around pools and on driveways need to be slip resistant therefore a penetrating sealer rather than a waxy coating would be more suitable. It is recommended that new stone pavers be sealed immediately after installation or existing stone be sealed after cleaning or honing.
The Marble Man will professionally seal your outdoor stone areas so that they will be easier to maintain and will look stunning for longer.