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Sealing your tiles and/or grout, helps prevent & reduce staining.

Our sealers are stain resistant. We use a penetrating sealer which allows the sealer to soak through the surface.  This works in a similar way to Scotch Guarding™

It provides a barrier for a short time to remove the staining product,
and helps reduce the damage caused from the stain itself.

Staining can still occur if the staining product is not removed from the tile.

Sealing will help to achieve better results when cleaning your tiles.

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These are some examples of how staining can effect a sealed tile

 


test samples in order are red wine, mustard, soy sauce, tomato sauce

Staining on polished tile
(right side sealed)

Staining on polished tile
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Stains wiped off
(faint stain remains on unsealed left side)

Stains wiped off
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test samples in order are red wine, mustard, soy sauce, tomato sauce

Matt tile (left side sealed)

Matt tile (left side sealed)

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Left side sealed which causes red wine to bead,
reducing surface area that the stain spreads to
sealed area causes red wine to bead
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Matt tile (left side sealed)
Red wine on right side has begun soaking into tile

Red wine on right side has begun soaking into tile
stains applied in order are 
red wine, mustard, soy sauce, tomato sauce
Matt tile (left side sealed)
Stain remains after wiping tile clean
Stain remains after wiping tile clean
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Matt tile (left side sealed)
Stains after professional cleaning
Stains after professional cleaning
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Beading on a sealed paver
After professional cleaning
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shows how surface resists absorption
of moisture and staining products

 

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