Stone Tile and Paver Sealing
Marble and Concrete Sealing in Sydney
Some facts about sealing hard surfaces
It is not absolutely necessary to seal porcelain due to their density. However porcelain with a rough surface and the grout lines can definitely attract staining and be difficult to clean. If you are to seal polished tiles you must be very careful and remove unwanted sealer residue from the surface before it hardens. If it is not removed at the time of sealing you can get sealer haze and will lose the polish finish. Removing sealer haze is difficult and costly.
Porous synthetic or natural stones tiles will need to be sealed to prevent permanent staining. From the time they are laid, tiles can be exposed to efflorescence, salt attack, picture framing, spalling, spills, weather, animals, children and tradesmen, so it is best to seal them sooner rather than later.
Sealing your tiles will not stop them from getting dirty but will work by making what was once a porous surface that would attract and draw in oils, waters, moulds etc, to now a treated surface that will repeal these penetrates. In return your job of hosing, moping or sweeping will now be a lot more effective and easier.
All natural stones are acid sensitive. For example: Red wines, fruit juices, vinegars, cokes and most cleaning products can etch into your stone giving a patchy, dull or smokey look. This can only be corrected by regrinding or polishing. The right sealers will protect from acids etching.
Patterned or Stencil colored concretes look awesome when they are new. Unprotected they can immediately begin to fade due to UV damage and quickly discolor when penetrated by foreign matter. Moisture entering below the surface of concrete and freezing at night will also quickly deteriorate and shorten concretes life. Fusion recommends sealing concrete for protection from the above things and makings your areas much easier and manageable to clean.
Penetrating sealers work by sinking into the substrate and protect it from within. They deposit either a natural or synthetic resin into the pore of the tile. AFter the sealer is applied, the water or solvent evaporates and leaves the resin in the stone. It then hardens and bonds with the stone to form an invisible protecting barrier that prevents the surface from absorbing unwanted matter. The major benifit fo Penetrating sealers is that they let tile breathe and will never peal or scratch.
- Will not change the appearance of your stone,
- Let the tile breath.
- Can recoat on top without having to strip old sealer.
- Won't wear or scratch,
- Lasts years longer,
- Very quick drying,
Penetrating Sealers Commonly Used By Fusion Cleaning
15 year Warranty
An impregnating, invisible and breathable sealer that protects exposed natural stone, tiles, pavers, concrete and grout from damage caused by water, salts and oil- based stains. Treated indoor and outdoor surfaces become easier to clean, maintain, and keep looking good for longer. STAIN-PROOF Original™ provides lasting protection for natural stone, concrete, terracotta tile, cast stone, paving, sandstone, limestone, brick and grout.
15 year Warranty
An impregnating, invisible and breathable sealer that protects porous tile, natural stone, brick, terracotta, paving and grout from damage caused by water and salts, plus helps to consolidate friable surfaces. Treated indoor and outdoor surfaces become easier to clean, maintain and keep looking good for longer. DRY-TREAT 40SK™ provides lasting protection for engineering concrete, terracotta tile, cast stone, paving, sandstone, limestone, brick and grout.
Dry-Treat Enhance Plus
10 year Warranty
A breathable semi-surface treatment which provides a lasting enrichment of natural colour and water-based stains protection for concrete, terracotta tile, cast stone, pavers, limestone, brick, marble, granite, terrazzo and grout. Treated indoor and outdoor surfaces become easier to clean, maintain, and keep looking good for longer.
Actichem Solvent Sealer Gold
Lasts for up to 15 years
Premium solvent tile and stone sealer. A premium "nano molecule" solvent, impregnating sealer for the protection of low to medium porosity substrates such as marble, granite and fine stone. Will protect from all oil and water borne stains and will reduce acid attack.
Actichem Aquaseal SV
Lasts for up to 15 years
Premium Protection for Concrete and Porous Surfaces
A solvent based, silane siloxane blend for the ultimate protection of construction materials, engineered concrete, cement and sandstone. Ideal for marine surfaces and construction concrete. That want protection from all water borne stains such as dirt's, moulds, leaf staining and efflorescene.
Lasts for up to 10 years
Actichem Intense is a solvent based premium quality sealer which enhances and enriches the natural color and beauty of the finest stone whilst imparting outstanding stain protection. Intense beauties natural stone by altering the reflection of light of the substrate surface creating a darking or enriching effect.
Film Forming or Topical Sealers
opical sealers form a film on the top of the substrate and provide a coating that protects it from damage. The purpose of the sealer is to reduce the natural absorbency of the substrate so foreign materials will not sink in but will instead remain on the surface until they can be wiped away. Gloss and colours can be added to these sealers along with hardeners and non slip grits if needed.
Garage, office and factory concrete floors really benefit from colour coating epoxy sealing.
- They can provide a shiny, glossy wet look to the stone. Excellent for slate.
- Will protect stone from wear.
- Very easy to clean.
- Excellent against acid attack.
Film Forming Sealers Commonly Use By Fusion Cleaning
Actichem Protect n Shine
Brilliant Gloss Acrylic Polymer Polish
A water based acrylic floor finish with the perfect blend of durability and hardness for traffic and black heel mark resistance. Provides an immediate deep gloss wet look and is ideal for use in conjunction with Protect n Seal on terracotta, slate and terrazzo and lino.
Actichem Protect n Seal
High Solids Base Floor Sealer For Slate, Terracotta, Lino and Vinyl.
A tough semi-permanent water based topical sealer incorporating modern thermoplastic technology providing a durable base coating which tenaciously bonds to the surface and provides an ideal base for further acrylic coatings.
Crommelin Wet Look Paving Sealer
Wet Look Paving Sealer is a tough low sheen, acrylic, finish surface treatment that provides a classic "wet look" finish by restoring & enhancing natural colors. The product has been modified to promote extremely low dirt pick up, making treated areas easier to maintain and keep clean.
Wet look paving sealer provides durable and long lasting protection to a wide variety of paving and stenciled / patterned concrete surfaces.
Non Slip Coating Systems
Fusion can broadcast CSIRO certified non slip grit into the top coat sealer adding traction to the once smooth surface.
The non slip grit comes in 4 different sizes and being semi transparent hardly visible.
Non slip grit can be beneficial around swimming pools, common areas, sloped drivewways and paths, factories or work areas.
The above sealers are regularly used by fusion cleaning but we are by no means limited to them. If you have a sealer in mind you would like used do not hesitate and call to discuss.