Sealing your tile, natural stone and grout will put a protective barrier between the surface and contaminants. It helps resist stains and shields the surface from moisture penetration. There are different types of sealers for all types of flooring and situations. Have one of our experts help you decide on a sealer to achieve your desired results.
FCS Specialty Services Ltd.’s sealers are Canadian made and Environmentally friendly.
Types of Sealers:
- Penetrating Sealer – no gloss
- Finish Sealer – high gloss & satin gloss
- Color Enhancer Sealer – high gloss & satin gloss
Why should I seal my tile, stone and grout?
Tile, stone and grout should always be sealed to protect and preserve your floors, showers, walls and back splashes against the damaging effects of every day living. Properly sealed tile, natural stone and grout surfaces will ease daily cleaning and maximize the life cycle of the tile, stone and grout.
What tile, stone and grout surfaces should be sealed?
All polished and honed natural stone used on floors, walls, shower, backslashes and counter tops. All polished and matte porcelain tile used on floors, walls and showers. All cement based and premixed grout joints should be sealed.
What type of sealer do I need?
The type of sealer you need depends on: What type of flooring you have, where it is located and if you desire a shine or color enhancement. Have one of our professionals show you the options.
What type of cleaner should I use on my sealed surface?
A good neutral based cleaner is recommended to maximize the life of your sealer. FCS Specialty Services Ltd. can help you chose a good cleaner.
How long does a sealer last?
The life of a sealer depends on the type of sealer and the location used. Typically, sealed floors, showers and counter tops should be resealed every one to two years. Back splashes should be resealed every five years. Grout joints on floors and showers should be resealed every one to two years. A proper cleaner is key to maximizing sear performance and life.
How do I know if the surface has been sealed?
To determine if your sealer is still working you need to perform a simple water test. Place a small amount of water, about half an ounce, on the surface in question. If the tile and/or grout darkens in color it is time to reapply the sealer. If the water beads on the surface your sealer is adequate.