With a natural stone floor, such as slate, you do not want to have it damaged because you did not think it was important to seal your flooring. There are many reasons and benefits that come with sealing your slate floor. But before we get into the benefits, let’s learn a little bit about slate. Silver State Floor Restoration offers some helpful insight below.
What to Know About Slate Flooring?
Slate tile is a natural stone that has been used for centuries for architectural structures. It is important to know and understand slate stone before considering putting it in your home. Slate tile has many natural colors. It is a very earthy tone with grays, blues, browns, greens, and some purple. The texture of the slate ranges between smooth to textured adding depth and character to the stone. This stone in its natural form is a type of sedimentary rock, and the layers of the stone help it with durability and appearance. This stone is not very porous and can resist moisture, so it can become better at resisting stains, water absorption, and cracking.
Why Do You Need to Seal Slate Tile?
It is important that you seal your slate floor. This can help keep the floor from starting to look dull or starting to damage due to weather. Whether you just installed the slate tiles or the tile sealant has been eroded over time you want to seal your tiles. Sealing your tile can help protect the natural finish from damage. It will also increase the anti-snap rating of your tile. While slate tile may be less porous you still want to be careful and seal it from spills.
Benefits of Sealing Your Tile
It is very common to seal slate because it helps protect the natural stone. It can help protect your stone from stains and spills. Natural stone can be porous, adding a sealant can protect it from spills, oils, and other liquids ruining the stone. It also helps enhance the durability and longevity of your stone. Your stone will get wear and tear on it, adding a sealant gives it a layer of protection that can help it last longer. it is easier to clean and maintain when sealed and helps preserve the natural beauty of your stone.
Can Sealing Tile Damage It?
Most sealants used for slate and other natural stones are very safe to use. When putting the sealant on, make sure that there is proper airflow in the room it is being sealed to help with the chemicals. Putting a sealant on your tile will not damage the tiles it will only protect it and it will not change the look of your tile. It will make your tile look better, brighter, and more lively after it has been cleaned properly. If cost is a question for you, then you don’t have to worry too much, sealing your natural floor isn’t expensive or a lengthy process. It would end up costing you more if you did not seal your floor.
Natural Stone & Tile Cleaning, Sealing, Polishing & More in Aliante, Centennial, Desert Shores, Eldorado, Enterprise, Green Valley Ranch, Henderson, Lone Mountain Village, North LV, Peccole Ranch, Paradise, Silverado Ranch, Spring Valley, Summerlin, Sunrise Manor, Tuscany Village, Whitney, Winchester & Las Vegas Nevada
Whatever type of tile flooring you have it is important that you seal it properly so that it does not damage and will last you a long time. If you have just installed a natural stone floor, or it is time to reseal it, then give Silver State Floor Restoration a call and we will come and reseal your floor.