Quality Sealing Service for Your Flooring

We at Vitric offer a quality Sealing service for your natural stone or concrete flooring. We use only quality sealants, both impregnating and surface seals to best enhance your floor, giving it the best protection available. We are glad to offer advice on which sealer is best suited for your particular flooring surface and environment.

No job is too big or too small for us at Vitric, from domestic sealing of stone flooring to commercial cleaning and sealing of thousands of square metres of both internal and external stone and concrete flooring.

Please find below information that may help you in choosing a sealant that best suits your needs.

Penetrating Natural Stone Sealers

Advantages:
The sealer penetrates into the stone and attaches its protection to the stone within the pore structure.
It does not alter the color or sheen of the stone.
It doesn't need to be reapplied after each cleaning.
The sealer is not on the surface so the coating won't scratch or scuff.
A penetrating sealer does not need to be reapplied as often as a topical sealer because there is no surface coating to wear off.
Disadvantages:
Penetrating sealers do not protect the surface of the stone from scratching or etching.

Topical Natural Stone Sealers

Advantages:
Some topical sealers contain additives that produce non slip characteristics. This is great for natural stone flooring.
The sealer creates a protective barrier between water and oil contaminants, foot traffic, and the stone.
Topical sealers protect the stone from surface scratching and etching caused by acidic materials such as orange juice and coke.
If you like the shiny, glossy look, a topical natural stone sealer can produce a gloss that can be buffed. This allows for the maintenance of a high gloss surface.
Disadvantages:
Topical sealers alter the appearance of the stone by adding a gloss sheen. They may also deepen the color of your stone. This is not so great for a honed natural stone surface.
Moisture is trapped within the stone. The protective barrier doesn't allow the stone to breathe.
Because topical sealers create a film on the surface of the stone, it tends to show scuffs, marks, and paths in heavy traffic areas. But, these marks are removed during the reapplication process.
This type of sealer requires continual reapplication as it wears in heavy traffic areas.
The old sealer needs to be removed before applying a new coat of sealer. The process of stripping the old topical sealer can harm the surface of some stones. This also adds higher costs to maintaining your natural stone.

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