Frequently Asked Questions and Tips


Why Do I Need To Seal and Protect My Stone? 


If your stone is made from natural stone or man made stone we recommend sealing with a high quality sealer regularly for it to look its best. Your stone is exposed to all the elements all year round. It has to deal with harmful UV rays, as well as frost, snow and rain. No wonder it needs protecting. Left unsealed it would be prone to moss, mildew, decay and staining. Therefore to combat this it is recommended that you seal your stone.  

 Cleaning Sealed stone flooring



 What Type Of Stone Sealant Should I Use?

The type of sealer will depend on the type of finish you want on your Stone. We have everything from high gloss wet look sealers to invisible impregnating sealers. The most important point to remember is that you should only seal with a high quality sealer. The quality of the sealer is dependent on the quality of its ingredients, and using a high quality and recommended sealer will ensure the very best protection for your stone. 

Wet look sealers can last anywhere from 2 months to up to 5 years depending on several factors including:

The type of surface the wet look sealer was applied to.
The amount of subsurface moisture present.
The amount of surface abrasion the sealer is exposed to.
The type of sealer used and the amount of sealer applied.
The porosity of the substrate the wet look sealer is being applied to.
The location of the substrate and amount of exposure to snow, sleet, and sun.
The PH level of the substrate.

 Sealant protection on slate



How Should I Seal My Stone?

Your stone should be cleaned thoroughly and completely left to dry prior to application of the stone sealer. The surface of the stone should also be dry and the sealer applied and left to cure in dry conditions. To apply a second coat we recommend applying the next coat when the stone sealer is slightly damp, term wet on wet.

 Sealing Terracotta tiled floor



How To Seal a New Stone Floor? Internal Use Only.

Lay the stone but do not grout it. Ensure that the stone is clean. Use PH cleaner if the stone needs cleaning. Do not use any acidic cement or grout removing products. Make sure the stone is dry. Apply a coat of the ultimate stone sealer, follow the instructions on the can. 

After 20 hours, grout the floor. Take care to remove all grout residue. When the floor is clean and dry apply ultimate stone sealer again, follow the instructions on the can. Maintain with after care cleaner.



Deep Clean and Seal an Old or Existing Stone Floor Not Polished.



Clean with extreme cleaner follow the instructions on the can. You can remove paint and most oils stains with stain remover. follow the instructions on this site and the can. Make sure the stone is dry. Apply a coat of  ultimate stone sealer, follow the instructions on the can. Maintain with after care cleaner.

 Deep cleaning a patio



How To Clean And Seal Polished Stone Surfaces.


Never use acidic products on these surfaces. You can use Ph cleaner/ cement removal products contain acidic products which can assist in the removal of cement and grout residue but can damage the stone, rinse well with clean water. This product is for heavy soiling, use PH cleaner for light soiling.  If the floor is not sealed seal with ultimate. On going cleaning use PH cleaner.

 Cleaning polished and sealed stone floors




Removing Waxes And Oils From All Types of Stone.



Using stain remover will usually remove most oil and grease staining after using stain remover. Clean with a neutral cleaner such as PH cleaner and aftercare cleaner. You will have to re-seal the areas with ultimate stone sealer.

 Before and after sealed flooring


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