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Stone, Tile and Grout Cleaning & Sealing

A lot of people need to pay more attention to the importance of ceiling tiles. Whether you use a porous or non-porous tile, ensuring your tiles are properly sealed is the best way to guarantee their longevity. Generally, tiles are prone to stains, deterioration, contamination, and chemical attacks. Those factors help to shorten the lifespan of tiles. 

Sealing can prevent all of the above from happening. You must apply the proper sealing techniques to protect porous tiles from damage caused by the above factors. Non-porous files require unique impregnating penetrating sealers, like what we offer at Tile and Stone Cleaners. 

We offer the best tile cleaning services, including tile sealing, tile & grout cleaning, tile stripping  cleaning, and tile regrouting. We also provide minor tile repair services.

Tile sealing and grout sealing help to protect tiles and grouts from stains.  

Do you seek professional advice on cleaning and sealing your brand-new or old floors? Tile and Stone Cleaners is your one-stop shop to get all such related services. But, what exactly are sealers?

What Are Sealers?

Sealers are liquids or carriers that contain resins that can be used to prevent stains on ceramic and concrete tiles. The sealer simplifies the tile cleaning process by making the tile surfaces resistant to water, oil, and other related items. 

Sealers are so numerous in the market today that someone without any prior knowledge of sealers will be confused about which to purchase. In addition, different surfaces call for different sealers. Therefore, you must apply a suitable sealer for a particular floor type; otherwise, you won’t get the desired result. 

Porous surface testing is necessary to determine the best type of sealer for your floor. We at Tile and Stone Cleaners carry out porous surface testing for clients. Our experience over the years has made us understand that natural stone surfaces appear unappealing when they are not sealed properly. Our range of services includes providing expert sealing services for natural stone surfaces and giving them a modern look or traditional outlook. 

When you seal your grout and tile, it helps to reduce the effect of stains. For instance, it becomes easier to get rid of stains when cleaning.

Types of Sealers We Use

At Tile and Stone Cleaners, we use the highest quality of sealers for our customers. Our expert tile cleaners use Impregnating Sealer or Topical Sealer to protect your floor surfaces. In addition, we employ recent developments in fluoro-bond and nanotech to ensure a long-lasting bond on your floor surface better than sealers that use mechanical or hydrogen bonding. 

Tile and Stone Cleaners professionals go above and beyond to apply all sealer types, aiming for your surfaces to look absolutely fabulous. 

At Tile and Stone Cleaners, we use the highest quality of sealers for our customers. Our expert tile cleaners use Impregnating Sealer or Topical Sealer to protect your floor surfaces. In addition, we employ recent developments in fluoro-bond and nanotech to ensure a long-lasting bond on your floor surface better than sealers that use mechanical or hydrogen bonding. 

Tile and Stone Cleaners professionals go above and beyond to apply all sealer types, aiming for your surfaces to look absolutely fabulous. 

You can use impregnating sealers for stones due to how efficient they are. Impregnating sealers sit below your tile surface, depositing solid particles into your stone’s pores. That will create a protective coat for the minerals beneath. 

Impregnating sealers also make a great choice because you don’t need to scrape them off the tile surface before you can reapply a new one. Moreover, the best impregnating sealers only need to be applied once in a while. This can be done once after many years. 

Tile slip-resistant properties are not altered by impregnating sealers. The fact that you applied an impregnating sealer does not change the slip-resistant property of your tile. If it is a non-slip tile, it will remain that way. Impregnating sealers are perfect for highly slippery floors. It makes the floor safer for use. 

At Tile and Stone Cleaners, we use impregnating sealers that can last nearly ten years. The sealers can endure eight years in saltwater locations. Unfortunately, salt has a way of reducing the lifespan of impregnating sealers.

How Do Impregnating Sealers Work

Impregnating sealers are chiefly made of resin. It could be a synthetic or natural resin. The resin is mixed with a liquid solution using water or a mineral solvent. 

Impregnating Sealer Properties

  • Penetrates the stone deeply, attaching a protective layer to the cell walls within the structure of the pore. 
  • Does not affect the stone’s color or sheen.
  • No need to reapply after cleaning.
  • Does not scuff or scratch because the sealer doesn’t stick to the surface.

What Sets Impregnating Sealers Apart?

Water or Solvent Based Sealers

Solvent-based sealers and water-based sealers differ in terms of the ease with which they can be applied. For instance, solvent-based sealers have a deep penetration level into stones but are more challenging to use. They also emit a strong odor. On the other hand, impregnating sealers in this category are perfect for repelling water but don’t do well with oil stains. 

On the other hand, water-based sealers are more environmentally friendly and have easier application. In addition, these sealers can repel water and oil stains. These are the best sealers; you can get them at Tile and Stone Cleaners.

Stone, Tile and Grout Cleaning & Sealing

All sealers are not the same given how they work. Some sealers are only meant to repel water. Such sealers can easily repel liquids like soft drinks, coffee, and tea. Another set of sealers can repel grease, cooking oil, and any other oil-based substances. 

Sealers that can only repel water are called hydrophobic sealers, whereas those that can repel oil are known as oilophobic sealers. Oilophobic sealers can also repel water-based substances. Tile and Stone Cleaners use oilophobic sealers to protect your floor from water-based and oil-based stains.

Topical Sealers

These sealers are more like coating. They are used to coat the stone’s surface using a thin film to serve as a barrier between the stone and foreign entities. 

These sealers are usually permanent or temporary. Temporary coatings can be used on stones. Permanent coatings are not for stones because getting them off the stone surface is almost impossible.

What will a Topical Sealer Do?

Topical sealers help to protect your tiles against stains, scratches, and scuffs. Instead, any scratch that is supposed to affect the floor will stop at the sealer layer. The only shortcoming with topical sealers is you need to reapply them often to protect your floor. 

And before you can reapply, the existing topical sealers need to be scrapped off. Failure to remove the existing topical sealer before applying a new one will amount to an unnatural outlook of the tile over time. 

Low-quality topical sealers can change your tile’s color when hit with UV rays from sunlight. They also react negatively to acids and heat. 

Topical sealers are less stressful than other sealers regarding the application. Also, they don’t cost as much as their impregnating sealers counterpart. Some topical sealers contribute extra ambiance to your tiles. Topical sealers sure sound like a great option, except for the fact that you have remove them and apply new ones regularly at short intervals. 

How Often Does The Sealer Need To Be Applied?

How often a sealer is used largely depends on a couple of factors. You need to apply some topical sealers annually, others between 3 and 5 years, with penetrating sealers lasting as many as 15 or more years. The sealer quality is defined by the type of resin used. 

Pre-sealed Floors

Most times, we resort to taking off your floor to enable us deal with stains decisively when sealing has not done the job accordingly. After achieving the desired objective, we would return the floor to its normal state, allowing the floor to dry up before we apply the right kind of seal for your floor. 

Sealer finish options

Impregnating sealers exist in various finishes. They can come in a transparent matte finish with zero shine or a color-enhanced finish that can promote the tile’s beauty and character. Topical sealers exist in silky smooth shiny finish, a matte finish, or glossy finish without any shine. 

Tile Types You Can Seal

Not all tile types require sealing. In other words, some require sealing while others do not. Whether a tile requires sealing depends on how porous its surface is. You can seal a tile with a porous surface, but it is not necessary to seal a surface that is nano-polished or glazed. 

So, while that is the case for tiles, grout lines should always be sealed irrespective of the type of tile. We use impregnating penetrating grout sealers that can repel water and oil-based liquids. That way, it can prevent food and beverage stains, and ultimately protecting the grout from impurities and dirt. 

Unglazed and Profiled

Some tiles in this category can be sealed based on their porosity level. But you need to test the porosity level of the tile before starting. Among other benefits, sealing such tiles make them easy to clean after they have been sealed. Only a little effort is needed to keep these tiles in good shape after sealing. 

Vitrified tiles are a special kind of tile. They are usually employed in commercial environments like toilets and outdoor areas. Their non-slip property makes them a great pick, even though cleaning them can be difficult. Unfortunately, a good percentage of such tiles can only remain sealed for a short time. In such instances, deep penetrating sealers uniquely designed for such surfaces will make a great fit.

Polished Porcelain

Polishing helps open up tiny clay pores on the tile that can accept stains, which will need a unique sealer. The sealer lines and impregnates the tiny cavities, making it almost impossible for stains to reside on the tile. 

We use special penetrating impregnating sealers that don’t alter the outlook of polished porcelain tile. The sealers only occupy the tiny pores on the tile but do not coat the entire surface.

Stone Tiles

Stone tiles require utmost precautions during installation and must be sealed to make them last longer. Stone tiles are easily prone to stains. Sealing can be done after laying the tiles or after the construction is finished. 

Pavers, slate, limestone, and stone do need quality maintenance. They may require you to remove the old sealer or do a top-up seal to restore the tile’s natural outlook.

Sealing Grout Lines

While it is obvious that some tiles do not need any sealing, grout lines must be sealed irrespective of the tile type. 

Grout sealers help to stop spills from accessing porous grouts. That is why we often use impregnating penetrating water-based grout sealers that can repel water-based and oil-based stains. 

When you finish cleaning your grout, you should use an impregnating water-based sealer, especially for grout that can resist stains and spills. That way, you will be able to clean your grout, and it will stay clean for an extended period. 

We have different sealers for grouts graded according to their qualities and prices. You can visit our site and glance through all the available options.

Stripping and Sealing

Although tile and grout sealing help to prolong your tile’s lifespan, the old sealer may have to be removed, and a new one reapplied. It all depends on the quality of the sealer used and the traffic in that area. This is simply referred to as stripping and sealing. 

We offer to strip and reseal all hard surface flooring and wall tiles. Wherever you may have installed your tiles, Tile Cleaners can strip, clean, and reseal your floors in the best possible way.



Maintaining Tile Appearance After Sealing

Tile sealing or grout sealing is best done immediately after you are done with insulation. However, if you miss that opportunity, it is still possible to have it sealed immediately after our experts finish cleaning. 

We usually create a convenient maintenance program for clients after cleaning. The cleaning product used will be tailored to the customer’s needs. We have a long track record of excellent service delivery in implementing such maintenance programs. 

 

Sealing of porous tiles, like (sandstone and limestone, travertine, granite, porous porcelain, marble, terracotta, etc.) and grout lines offer protection to your floor to avoid contamination and premature decay. 

Tile and Stone Cleaners technicians clean and reseal old tiles and grouts to give them a facelift. Sealed floors are stain-resistant, while unsealed floors are prone to stains. 

Tile and Stone Cleaners remains one of the best services in offering stone sealing, tile sealing, stone, grout, and tile sealing. 

How can we help:

At Tile and Stone Cleaners our team of accredited technicians has extensive experience in floor sealing, protection, and restoration. 

We are well-equipped to select the best sealer for your tiles, ensuring they look great and are protected at a competitive price. Our services are commonly used by schools, hospitals, clinics, bars, clubs, shopping centers, and homes across the nation. 

We highly recommend sealing porous tiles as soon as they are installed to maximize their protection and extend their lifespan. Invest in your tiling by using our specialized services for tile, stone, grout, and lino/vinyl floor sealing. We serve all suburbs within 60 minutes of the CBD.