When it comes to natural stone, there are two schools of thought when it comes to sealing: to seal or not to seal. Here, we weigh the pros and cons of sealing natural stone, so you can make the best decision for your home.
So, what's the real story?
First of all, not all stone is created equal. Some stones are more porous than others, and therefore will require more frequent sealing. Secondly, sealing stone is not a one-time process. You will need to re-seal your stone periodically in order to keep it protected.
If you're not sure whether your natural stone needs to be sealed, we recommend staying on the side of caution and seal it. It's always better to be safe than sorry when it comes to protecting your investment.
But ultimately, the decision to seal or not to seal natural stone is a personal one. Weigh the pros and cons to decide what’s best for your home.
Most natural stone surfaces need to be sealed in order to keep them looking their best. Here are some tips on how to seal natural stone:
There are a few different options on the market, but our favorite is a silicone-based sealer. This type of sealer does an excellent job of repelling water and stains, and it won't damage the stone like some other sealers can.