Good morning from us at Hydroclean LLC in Jackson, TN
Did you know that natural stone should be sealed once a year?
Here are some questions we are asked regularly..
Do I have to seal my natural stone?
It is recommended to seal you stone and grout to help protect against spills and etching. Stains can absorb quickly into porous surfaces, and penetrating sealers will create a barrier to resist tile and grout staining and preserve the beauty of your surfaces.
How often do I need to seal my natural stone?
Reapplication of sealer to your surface can depend on many factors such as cleaning methods and level of foot traffic. Generally, a quality penetrating sealer should last from between 2 to 10 years. Properly maintaining the surface is important to its longevity.
What does a penetrating sealer actually do?
Quality penetrating sealers provide strong resistance against dirt and spills and allow for extended time to clean them up. Penetrating sealers also make stone and grout surfaces easier to clean.
How can I determine if my stone is sensitive to acids?
Stones that are calcium carbonate based such as travertine and limestone are susceptible to damage from acids that are present in foods like soda, ketchup, mustard and many others. Simple put a few drops of lemon juice or carbonated soda in an inconspicuous area and allow to dwell for a few minutes. Once removed, if a dull spot appears that will not clean up, your stone can be damaged by acids.
How can I tell if my tile or grout has been previously sealed?
Simply apply some water droplets to the stone or grout and allow it to dwell. After a few minutes, wipe up the water. If a dark spot appears where the water was, it is an indication that the stone or grout is porous and requires sealing.
I have granite countertops, should I seal them?
Yes. Though many types of granite have a very low porosity level, others do not. We recommend sealing granite surfaces. The sealer will help protect your granite and make it easier to clean.
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