“Are you ready to get your marble sealed ….”
We use high grade penetrating (impregnating) solvent based sealers to seal your marble surfaces. Their function is to absorb into the pores of the stone and fill them up. Tight pores help keep spills on the surface so they won’t soak in. Although penetrating sealers are not bulletproof, they are essential in keeping some acidic spills on the surface to prevent acids from eating away the underlying layers. This insures the resulting etch, or dull spot, can often be rehoned with the proper abrasives. Common liquids containing acids are: Citrus, vinegar, wine, soda, some perfumes and medicines.
While topcoat/surface sealers are appropriate for some types of natural stone, they ARE NOT RECOMMENDED for Travertine, Marble or Limestone.
Topcoat/surface sealers scratch and scuff much more easily than the stone itself. They will also flake, peel, and if applied too quickly can trap air bubbles and dirt underneath. This leads to a dirty hazy looking floor which most homeowners are unhappy with in a short time.
|The light patch in the middle is where we’ve removed the coating – the first step in restoring this stone.|
Marble sealing is a process that we routinely perform. Cleaning marble is virtually always preceded by marble sealing. Marble can be absorbent and is prone to hold dirt, grime and other contaminates in the surface. This is especially true when improper marble cleaning procedures are practiced. Our Stone Care Guide provides detailed instructions on proper marble maintenance.
Marble when finished (during fabrication or after market) at a higher honed or polished state will become increasingly resistant to absorption naturally as the surface tension of a highly honed stone or polished stone is greater than that of a tumbled or less honed surface; such as a matte finish. It is imperative to have your marble sealed when you have any level of marble restoration or marble honing performed.
One of the biggest mistakes we see with sealing marble is installers, and others (the list is long) that are simply uneducated in sealing marble is applying the wrong sealer and applying it to achieve a result that is both improper and often results in resorting to some level of marble restoration services to remedy the problem.
Are you ready to get your marble cleaned, sealed and looking new again?
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