Although stone flooring can be very durable, the porousness of stone can make these floors susceptible to stains from liquids and spills. Fortunately, there’s an easy way you can prevent your stone floors from becoming stained over time. Stone sealing will also make your stone floors easier to clean, which can also help keep your floors their best for years to come. If you’re on the fence and unsure about whether or not to have your new stone floors sealed, consider these reasons to contact a stone sealing company about sealing your new flooring.
Sealing Prevents Stains
Whether your floors are made of marble, granite, travertine, slate, limestone, or onyx tiles, all natural stones are porous and therefore susceptible to absorbing liquids and leaving unsightly stains and marks. Penetrating sealers create an invisible barrier that prevents any spilled liquids from causing stains. Tile and grout sealing can also prevent the growth of mold and mildew.
Sealed Floors are Easier to Clean
Another benefit of sealing your stone floors is that they will become easier to clean. Stone flooring already requires much less maintenance than hardwood and carpet, but adding a sealant will make it even easier to keep your floors spotless. For example, because sealers help repel spills and surface stains, you’ll have more time to wipe up a spill without worrying about it staining your floor. There’s also not the same concern about getting your floors completely dry after mopping to prevent streaking and staining, since the sealant will prevent the stone from absorbing any of the moisture.
Sealed Floors Look Better
Although sealants are invisible themselves, they can give your stone floors are an attractive gloss and sheen. Some sealants are also designed to enhance the stone’s natural color. If you want the permanent high-gloss wet look that makes stone floors so attractive, have your stone floors sealed today!