Stone and Tile PROS | Natural Stone, Tile, Concrete
StoneandTilepros.com | A service of...
Your Stone and Tile Information & Resource Super Site

How do I know if my stone should be sealed?

Q. Please tell me how do I know if my stone should be sealed?

A. There is a good rule of thumb to find out if your stone should be sealed. Spill some water on it and wait for approximately half an hour, then wipe it dry. If the surface of the stone did not darken it means that the stone does not need to be sealed or is already perfectly sealed. Use this same test to determine when it is time to reseal.

With that said, some professionals would argue passionately that all stone needs to be sealed. Others, equally as skilled and equally as passionate would emphatically state that only some stones need to be sealed. Many of the stone maintenance contractors we talk with tell us that they will frequently determine that a customer’s stone does not need to be sealed, but the customer still insists that the stone be sealed. When this is the case, they will go ahead and apply sealer, knowing that they will be applying it and removing it. Seal all stone proponents would argue that it doesn’t hurt and it may help.

One thing everyone would agree on: no sealer is to remain on the surface of the stone. Excess sealer on the surface of any stone could create other problems.
1 (1)
Article Rating (1 Votes)
Rate this article
Attached Files
There are no attachments for this article.
Comments
There are no comments for this article. Be the first to post a comment.
Name
Email
Security Code Security Code
Related Articles RSS Feed
How do I take wax off a travertine floor?
Viewed 6068 times since Tue, Dec 30, 2008
How do I clean the hard water marks in my Travertine shower?
Viewed 22154 times since Tue, Nov 17, 2009
How do I clean zero grout lines on travertine tile floor?
Viewed 3221 times since Mon, Jun 7, 2010
How to remove stain from cork backed trivet on marble
Viewed 5027 times since Fri, Aug 13, 2010
How can I remove some spill spots on kitchen marble floor?
Viewed 2509 times since Tue, Aug 3, 2010
My dish soap dispenser which I had near the faucet left a dark stain (circle) on the granite which is very noticeable.
Viewed 8605 times since Mon, Mar 10, 2008
Spa Tile Restoration
Viewed 2536 times since Tue, Jan 5, 2010
How can one remove hard water deposits (probably from calcium) from granite?
Viewed 3432 times since Thu, Dec 25, 2008
Marble Slab
Viewed 2628 times since Thu, Feb 5, 2009