Does your kitchen benchtop need stain protection from food and liquids?
Stone sealing is essential on natural marble, limestone, travertine and onyx kitchen benchtops, bathroom vanities, bartops and tables. These stones are soft, porous and susceptible to staining from penetrating liquids, food and toiletries.
Professional sealing with a penetrating sealer will help to prolong the look of your stone. It will protect it from the discolouration caused by daily spills, make-up, dyes and other coloured liquids and foods.
The Marble Man technicians will assess your stone and advise which sealer is suitable. Options include a natural penetrating sealer which does not change the colour of the stone, an enhancing sealer which deepens the colour or a ‘wet look’ sealer.
Another alternative is to apply a product called Tuffskin. This is a protective film applied to marble, limestone, travertine or onyx. A gloss or satin finish can be achieved and the film will prevent etching as well as staining..
Are your marble floors dirty and stained from foot traffic and spills?
As a general rule all natural stone floors will benefit from sealing. The type of sealer used often depends on the location, type of stone, finish and the desired look. Sealers don’t usually change the colour of the stone however an enhancing sealer can be used to deepen the stone colour or a ‘wet look’ sealer.
Stone floor tiles made from travertine, limestone and marble in high traffic areas, in a hallway or kitchen, can stain from exposure to daily food, oils and liquid spills, water from mopping and dirt from shoes. Bathroom floors are subject to staining from hair dyes, toiletries and oily make up spills.
It is likely that damage will need to be removed firstly by polishing. After polishing the floor can then be protected by a good quality penetrating sealer.
Our technicians will inspect your natural stone floors to determine the right sealer for your needs.
Have oily hair and body products stained your stone shower tiles?
Showers and bathrooms made from marble, travertine, limestone, onyx or other natural stones require sealing.. These areas can stain from dyes, soaps and constant exposure to heat and water. Sealing will help prevent discolouration and increase the longevity of your stone.
Stains can penetrate deeply into stone shower tiles, therefore it is likely that before sealing the stains will need to be removed by polishing. A good quality penetrating sealer will then be used to protect the clean, newly exposed stone surface.
The Marble Man technicians will assess your stone to determine the most appropriate sealing product to use. We have tested many different brands and have chosen only those that provide exceptional protection and coverage. The Marble Man has been accredited by each distributor to apply these products
Are your outdoor stone pavers stained from organic matter or chemicals?
Sealing of outdoor pavers is highly recommended. Outdoor pavers are commonly made from porous stones such as sandstone, limestone and travertine. They are regularly exposed to pollution, water and organic matter such as soil, leaves and bird droppings. Over time these substances soak into the stone and can be difficult to remove with just hosing.
Outdoor stone tiles used around pools and on driveways also need to be slip resistant therefore a penetrating sealer rather than a waxy coating is more suitable.
The Marble Man can professionally seal your outdoor stone areas so that they will be easier to maintain and will look fresh and clean for longer.
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