Given that almost all natural stone products have a degree of porosity, when you spill something on a paver or tile surface, it can stain in a matter of minutes. A good sealant will provide you with ample time to be able to clean off a water or oil-based contaminant before it can turn into a stain. Similarly, regular cleaning with suitable cleaning products will prevent spills and stains from damaging your surfaces and will also prolong the life of your pavers or tiles.
Sealing prevents grout from becoming discoloured and dirty, prevents moisture absorption and stops mould and mildew from forming. Regular cleaning removes stains before they have time to become permanent, prolongs the life of your surfaces and ensures you get the best out of your stone long term.
At Artisan Stone we recommend the Aquamix penetrating range of sealers as the most effective product for use with Natural Stone. Penetrating Sealers absorb into the surface of the stone to form a protective layer that reduces absorption and significantly increases the window of opportunity clean spills prior to staining. There are typically three types of sealers that will be best suited to use with natural stone:
A cleaner is a solution designed to clean tile and stone surfaces without damaging them while minimising the impact on the sealant. Their strength varies depending on the condition of the surface to be cleaned, ranging from mild solutions through to more heavy-duty cleaners for stubborn stains and ingrained dirt.
As with all cleaners and sealers, Artisan Stone recommend always working with a test patch to make sure the finish and appearance are as expected
At Artisan Stone, we are proud to be suppliers of Aquamix Sealers and Cleaners. This large range of stone and tile sealers, enhancing sealers, coating sealers, pre-sealer, cleaners, problem solvers and stone restoration products is designed to help protect and maintain your project, making sure it will look its best now and into the future.
To find out which cleaning and sealing products would best suit your needs, feel free to contact us at Artisan Stone. You can view our range of sealers and cleaners online, or come and visit us at one of our 3 showrooms, in Sydney, Narellan or Canberra, where our friendly expert staff are always happy to help.
We’re 100% committed to making your building, renovating or landscaping project a pleasant, positive and rewarding experience and we have all the resources you need, with over 200 products in our catalogue, highly experienced staff and unique and innovative showroom displays.
Artisan Stone stocks a big range of tiles, pavers, step treads, pool copings, wall claddings, cobblestones, cappings and glass mosaics. All are selected for their enduring quality and beauty and we have something to transform any neutral area into an exciting new indoor or outdoor space.
The best way to see our natural stone products is at our Sydney, Narellan and Canberra showrooms. There you can view our products in realistic display settings that will give you a real feel for how they will look in your own home or project space.