Natural Stone, although more expensive than man-made materials, is a popular choice because of its unique and elegant appearance.
One of the downsides of natural stone, however, is that it must be maintained to avoid stains and damage in order to keep it looking as good as when it was installed.
Applying a sealer to natural stone helps to keep out water, protects it against fading from UV light, stops weathering and prevents salt stains which is especially important in coastal areas. Many of these stains that occur are permanent and can form within a few minutes of spills that have not been cleaned up. Often, no amount of cleaning or polishing can remove them, ruining the visual appearance of your stone forever. By simply applying a sealer to your stone, you eliminate these risks and will have natural stone pavers and tiles that look as good as they did when you first installed them years down the track.
We recommend the use of Macro Shield, a water and oil based sealant that was developed in Germany and has been scientifically tested in Sydney. Macro Shield is a cutting edge, European Nano-Technology based sealer and is the only sealer we sell and endorse because we simply can’t guarantee their effectiveness. While there are likely other sealers on the market, we have personally tested the Macro Shield sealer and having been using it for years. We also love that Macro Shield is biodegradable, non-toxic and can be applied with a spray pack.
A sealer must be applied at least once every four years to maintain a warranty on your stone pavers or tiles.