Stone Fixing and Care

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Natural stone is used in kitchens, floors, walls, bathrooms, dining rooms, around swimming pools, building foyers, public areas and facades. Since ancient times, stone has been popular for building and decorative purposes. It has been valued for its strength, durability, and insulation properties. It can be cut, cleft, or sculpted to shape as required, and the variety of natural stone types, textures, and colours provide an exceptionally versatile range of building materials. The porosity and makeup of most stone does, however, leave it prone to certain types of damage if unsealed.

Staining is the most common form of damage. It is the result of oils or other liquids penetrate deeply into the capillary channels and deposit material that is effectively impossible to remove without destroying the stone.

As the natural stone is a porous material, it is wise to treat it with a sealant. We stock and we can supply sealants depending on the stone type, texture and quality, and when properly sealed, will be better protected from staining, particularly when the sealant is re-applied annually. Sealants will not stop a natural stone from staining completely, so anytime a spillage occurs, it should be cleaned up as soon as possible.