What Type Of Sandstone Sealer Should You Use For Your Sandstone Floor?
There are two types of sandstone sealers; surface sealers and impregnating sealers.
Which sandstone sealer you use depends on how you want your floor to look.
Penetrating Sandstone Sealer
Penetrating or impregnating sealers will not make any visible difference to the appearance of your sandstone floor.
These sandstone sealers soak deep into the pores of your stone floor and act like an invisible barrier to water and oil spills.
Once dry you can’t see impregnating sealers, so the only way to assess the wear of impregnating sealers is when traffic areas start become more difficult to get clean.
We recommend deep cleaning and re-applying an impregnating stone sealer each year to make sure you don’t lose the benefits it gives.
Surface Sandstone Sealer
As the name implies, a surface sealer locks onto and sit on the surface of your stone floor. It will still allow your sandstone floor to breath.
A surface sealer makes mopping a little easier as you are mopping the sealer rather than the stone surface.
By sitting on the surface of your stone floor, a surface stone sealer will slightly darken the colour. So if you want a light colour, then my may be better choosing an impregnating sealer.
Over time a surface sealer will show scratches and wear areas as it wears away. We recommend deep cleaning and re-applying a layer if to the wear areas on an annual basis.
With our extensive experience in cleaning and restoration We are pleased to offer advice on maintenance programs, cleaning solutions and equipment.
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