Stone Sealing in Melbourne: 3 Benefits You Need to Know

Stone sealing is the process of protecting natural stone surfaces. These are commonly found as counters, floors, and even fireplaces. Stone sealing is done through the application of a protective layer of sealant that covers the pores of the natural stone, preventing anything from accessing it.

Photo of a bench before stone sealing

 

3 benefits of sealing stone are stain prevention, easier cleaning, and erosion prevention. 

  1. Stain Prevention: natural stone is porous making it susceptible to soaking up anything it comes into contact with. Consider things that are prone to creating stains, such as red wine, coffee, or children’s slime – when they come into contact with other porous materials such as textiles, they create stains that can be difficult to remove. Sealed stone is protected from becoming stained. 

  2. Easier Cleaning: Stone surfaces don’t hold on to grit and grime as much because the sealant protects the stone from bonding with the dirt. This means that it can be easily wiped away rather than having to be scrubbed in the hope of everything coming off of it. 

  3. Erosion Prevention: Natural stone that remains unsealed can be worn away by chemicals and weather. This occurs by the chemicals eating away at the stone by getting into the pores. Sealing the stone ensures it is protected from being eaten away. 

Natural stone sealing is the process of applying a sealant to the stone to cover the pores and protect them. The benefits of stone sealing include stain prevention, ease of cleaning by preventing things from adhering to the surface and preventing erosion by chemicals and weather. 

after stone sealing