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How Tile and Grout Sealing Will Benefit You

R-rated non-slip and polished porcelain tiles are dirt magnets. Polished porcelain, for example, attracts water stains and smear marks while mopping non-slip tiles can be quite a task. Thanks to Fusion Restoration, you don’t have to worry about these dirt magnets or the need to mop your non-slip tiles anymore.

Fusion Restoration uses a specialized sealer for all porcelain and ceramic tiles. The high-solvent sealer uses Nanotechnology to penetrate thick surfaces thus providing a permanent seal. The team of installers also make sure only enough of the sealer is used for installation, and also remove excess or unwanted sealer residue before it hardens on the surface.

The sealer solvent has to be removed just before it dries up to avoid a smudgy appearance or footprints when stepped on. Removal of the excess sealer residue can/needs to be removed during application for a cleaner, professional look.

Sealing Natural Stone Tiles

Natural stones are very sensitive to acids. Any acidic substance can affect the look and feel of your otherwise perfect stone tiles, one of the reasons you need to be extra careful with fruit juices, red wine, cokes, vinegar, and cleaning products. Cleaning stains from some of these substances from a stone tile or countertop can only be done by polishing or grinding the affected area. With the right sealant, you never have to worry about acid etching.

Stone tiles are particularly porous meaning they get stained very easily. Removing even the smallest of stains from a stone tile can be quite tiring. Nevertheless, using a penetrative sealer can help protect the stone surface from organic and oil stains. The sealer should, however, be applied the earliest possible to avoid possible acid etching and staining later on.

Sealing Concrete Pavers

New concrete pavers have an awesome and beautiful look. The beauty however only lasts a few months as UV rays cause them to discolour, stain, and even get damaged when exposed to foreign materials. Exposure to moisture and temperature variations also causes concrete pavers to deteriorate quickly, which also affects its life.

Film and penetrating sealers can, however, be used to protect concrete pavers from the harmful UV rays and moisture. You get to choose from the wide variety and selection of sealers to suit your preferences. For instance, you can go for wet look gloss, natural look sealers, or matt sealer (can be tinted into whatever hue or theme you want).

Penetrating Sealers

Penetrating sealers work by making the surface impervious from within, thus protecting it from harsh

elements. These sealers use either synthetic or natural resin that penetrates into the pores leaving a smooth, water-resistant surface. Once the sealer is installed, the excess solvent and water evaporate naturally leaving the resin tightly in place.

The resin then bonds chemically with the tile forming an invisible protective barrier on the surface. The chemical bond inhibits permeability thus making the tiles impermeable to absorbents. Although these sealers make the tile watertight, the sealers still enable the tiles to breathe, thus eliminating chances of sealer delamination.

Advantages of Penetrating Sealers

1. Doesn’t change the colour or appearance of the stone
2. Allows the tile to breath
3. You can recoat the tile without having to strip the old sealer

4. Is scratch resistant
5. Dries quickly

Topical or Film Forming Sealers

Topical or film sealers work by providing a protective film on top of the surface. This creates a barrier protecting the surface from water, scratching, and UV rays. Foreign materials and stains, therefore, remain on top of the surface until they are wiped off. Topical sealers come quite in handy for kitchen floors and countertops. The sealers also come with a wide range of colours to choose from, as well as non-slip grits and hardeners.

You can choose between high-gloss, satin, and matt sealers for your floor. Topical and film forming sealers are particularly recommended for factory, office, and garage concrete floors. They also come in different colours and hues to choose from.

Advantages of Topical and Film Forming Sealers

1. They give your floor a shiny, glossy wet look

2. Protects stone surfaces from wear
3. Relatively easy to clean
4. Durable polyurethanes available
5. Thick self-levelling sealant
6. Highly customizable
7. Improved property value

Benefits of Tile and Grout Sealing

1. Makes your work easier

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Tile and grout sealing helps reduce the need to clean your floor and surfaces by up to 50 percent. You also don’t need to scrub the surface with harsh chemicals to remove dirt and stains, all you need is simply wipe away the foreign substance. The Nano-tech sealer also ensures debris and grime don’t accumulate on the surface.

2. Keeps mould and debris out

Sealed grout helps keep debris and mould out of your way. The sealant makes it almost impossible for grime to be absorbed into the tiles. This, therefore, means you can keep the tiles clean and free of mould infestations easily.

Although mould can grow on virtually any surface (so long as there’s moisture), it cannot survive on sealed tile and grout. For this reason, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recommends using these sealants in bathrooms, kitchens, etc.

3. Improved visual appeal

Tiles are an expensive investment for any property/homeowner. Leaving them exposed to dirt, moisture, and UV rays not only affects their beauty and longevity but also sends your money down the drain. Nevertheless, having the same sealed to prevent discolouration and staining is a wise investment. Tile and grout sealing improves the look and feel of the tiles, hence a good investment in the long run.

 

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