You can find natural stone used in homes in many different ways. Natural stone can be found around a fireplace, on the floor, countertops, and along the walls. Stone in the home requires a lot of dedication. Even though it is thought of as an indestructible rock, it can crack, chip, and even erode. To keep natural stone clean, protective and beautiful, it will need to be sealed. When it comes to sealing natural stone you will see there are pro as well as cons. Silver State Floor Restoration would like to shed some light on natural stone and why it is important to deal with the cons.
Should I Seal Natural Stone?
We will start with the pros and why you should always seal you natural stone. To start with, a sealer helps to keep the stone clean and makes keeping it clean far easier. A sealer can help prevent staining the stone, which can happen. Along with preventing stains, a sealer helps to protect the stone from erosion. If an acidic substance penetrates the stone, it will begin to eat away and erode the stone. A sealer in some stones such as marble, is the best protection against erosion. A surface sealer can also help protect the stone from scratches and minor impact damages. There are different types of sealers used for natural stone and each helps in their own way. Along with a surface sealer, there are also penetrating sealers and an impregnating sealant. However, all sealers help to bring out the stone color and adds a shine to the stone’s surface. There are many benefits and reasons why natural stone should always be sealed.
Are There Any Cons to Sealing Natural Stone?
For most people there is only one bad thing about sealing natural stone, and that is you need to keep up on the stone’s sealers. Most people will regard sealing their stone as an all too frequent chore. Depending on the type of sealer as well as the type of stone and its location, you may need to reseal the stone every 6 months. Some stone and sealants may be pushed out and need resealing every 3 years. Some sealers will not completely prevent stains, which means you should always wipe away spill as soon as they occur. As the sealant plays a major role in the longevity of the stone, it is well worth dealing with the cons.
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For those who want natural stone or discover the maintenance is too much for them to do themselves, know that you do not have to undertake cleaning, polishing, and resealing you stone yourself. A professional service can help you maintain your stone. They have all of the training, equipment and dedicated time. A professional service also knows the different types of stone and the best sealer used for the different stone types. They will also know how often the sealer will need to be resealed. You can schedule your stone resealing in advance to ensure the stone is always protected. If you need help maintaining your natural stone and its sealer, contact Silver State Floor Restoration and schedule our services today.