If you are considering installing new porcelain, Tile Cleaners® recommend a glazed tile. The reason is the tiles themselves simply don't require sealing, saving you money, time and energy on future maintenance, however if you already have unglazed porous porcelain tile we do recommend they be sealed with a quality sealer.
Sealing is the very first step in maintaining your floors longevity and appearance
Certain varieties of porcelain tile will require an impregnating sealer to fill the micro pores on the tile surface. Australia's Deepshield™ Gold non-toxic sealer is specially designed to penetrate denser materials such as porcelain, ceramic, granite and marble, offering peace of mind by forming a barrier between the micro pores of your porcelain tiles and grout against potential water and oil based stains, while preserving the tile's appearance and resulting in maintenance becoming easier.
Deepshield™ Gold impregnating sealer performs well on porcelain and porcelain tiles and also provides excellent protection to the typically cement based grout lines.
Sealing your porcelain tiles will keep most stains suspended at the surface, creating a barrier that provides protection against chemical attack, deterioration and contamination
The first step in maintenance of porcelain tiles is the sealing of the tile (if porous) and the grout.
Generally, glazed tile requires no sealer and some unglazed tile also requires no sealer. Know the type of tile you are installing. Test it with a small amount of water. If the surface darkens, it absorbs water and needs to be sealed.
Generally, cementitious grout requires sealing while specialty grouts like epoxy and furans do not. If the grout darkens with water, it also needs a sealer.The use of sealers on tile is an area that books could be written about, with all the options available and their relations to each other. We speak only in very general terms and keep in mind; there are exceptions to every rule. Our technicians throughout are fully trained and experienced on using different types of sealers and will make sure your job is done professionally.
You can once again enjoy your surfaces in the best possible condition
Give us a call today, our knowledgeable and friendly customer service can assist you with all your questions and bookings. Call 1300 771 201