Ease the Maintenance of Your Stone Walls and Floors With Aqua Mix Stone Sealers
When you own something beautiful and precious, what do you typically want to do?
Protect it, right?
And understandably so!
The item either has sentimental value and you’ve invested time and funds into it, so it makes sense that you want to protect it in every way you can.
The same concept applies to natural stone pavers.
Investing and installing high quality natural stone pavers is just one part of the equation.
Protecting them adequately with the correct maintenance, is equally as important.
You see, sealers and cleaners are crucial to maintaining the beauty and longevity of stonework both inside and outside the home.
In this article we review the importance of choosing a high quality sealer and how it will help protect your natural stone pavers.
Stone sealers protect the integrity of the stone so that they stand the test of time. Even travertine pavers – a durable and heavy-duty stone – can become damaged over time when exposed to various environmental elements like acid from in rain and even fallen, decomposing leaves.
Travertine pavers have beautiful naturally appearing crevices and veining which need to be protected from harsh environmental acids like spills and rain.
Thus, using a high-quality stone sealer can ensure your natural stone pavers effectively repel moisture, resist staining and are easier to clean. Additionally, applying a good quality stone sealer helps extend its lifespan and maintain its beautiful appearance.
What to look for in a sealer?
One of the recommendations we give to all our customers who enquire about natural stone sealers, is to find a brand that is environmentally friendly.
Well, you’ve just invested in a superior quality natural stone product. Protecting it with an environmentally friendly option means that you aren’t adding harsh chemicals that will damage the stone and additionally, you’re providing superior protection to the stone. So it’s a win-win: for the environment and for protecting the stone’s surface and integrity.
Now, when it comes to recommending a brand, at Armstone, we vouch for Aqua Mix Stone Sealers. This brand’s product’s coat the surface of the stone with a thin and durable finish that protects the stone from general wear and tear. It also repels stains that can be caused from both water and oil.
Depending on your stone’s finish, you can invest in a sealer that provides a low-gloss finish or a high-gloss finish. For example, stones with a matte finish (like slate), would look out of place with a high-gloss finish, so you’re better off getting a low-gloss finish. On the other hand, marble tiles – with their shiny and smooth surface – will definitely require a sealer that provides a high-gloss finish.
Another advantage of Aqua Mix Stone Sealers, is that they’re water-based. This means that they have a low impact on the environment. They also contain ‘Microban’ which is an anti-microbial ingredient that halts the growth of unhealthy germs and moulds within the stone. This is a very beneficial feature especially when using the sealer on floors and other stonework that is exposed to high levels of moisture, like bathrooms and kitchens.
Different stones have different levels of permeability. This means that a dense stone (like granite) will require a completely different chemical formula to protect its surface, compared to a less dense stone (like sandstone). Aqua Mix understands these nuances and as such, has a range of premium products specifically formulated to protect different types of stones and their various levels of permeability.
Aqua Mix Stone Sealers are our recommended choice of natural stone sealers.
And there you have it.
Everything you need to know and look for in a natural stone sealer so that your majestic stone pavers are protected against environmental factors – like rain and heat, life factors – like spills, and age factors – like general wear and tear.
If you have any questions about choosing the best sealer for your natural stone pavers, or you want to understand how often to apply them, reach out to our natural stone experts at Armstone online or at 1300 560 560. We stock the full range of Aqua Mix Stone Sealers and would love to help you choose the right one for your home.