DRY-TREAT NATURAL STONE SEALERS AT ELEMENTS TILE AND STONE AU
When making the commitment to using natural stone for your project, there are three main cost that we feel customers should consider.
1) Adhesives: Choosing a skilled installer who uses the right adhesives will insure your project has a proper foundation
2) Material: With advanced technology, production of natural stone is now becoming more and more consistent. The main consideration often becomes the aesthetics and visible aspect of a job.
IMPREGNATING VS. TOPICAL SEALERS
Here we will compare using impregnating and surface sealers, and a brief overview of our most recommended/ sold products.
Surface Stone Sealers: In general Elements Tile and Stone AU doesn't suggest using topical sealers on natural stone. The issue with topical sealers is that it forms a strong non-penetratable surface from both the top and bottom side. Thus the material is unable to breath trapping moisture. Over time yellowing from trapped moisture can result and pealing of the sealer forming a mess. In order to fix, the solutions can be very costly.
Impregnating Stone Sealers: As the name suggest, these sealers soak into natural stone and fill the pores blocking containments from entering the stones surface. The advantage of impregnating sealers is that the stone is still able to breath and there is not a surface film created. When choosing a product, there are several brands, oil/ water based and those that will retain the natural colour or enhance.
DRY-TREAT STONE SEALER PRODUCTS
Dry-Treat™= Is an Australian brand that distributes in over 30 countries. Overall, Dry-Treat makes the widest stone specific product range and sets the benchmark for quality and innovation. The key products are Dry-Treat Stain Proof, Dry-Treat Intesifia and Dry-Treat 40k. Written 5, 15, 25 and 30 year performance warranties are available impregnating sealers are applied by a Dry-Treat Accredited Applicator.
Dry-Treat Stain Proof- is suitable for a wide variety of indoor and outdoor applications in residential and commercial buildings, including: building facades, floors, walls, countertops, showers, swimming pool surrounds, patios, garages, kitchens and entertaining areas.
Premium water and oil repellence for superior stain protection: Tested in accordance with ISO 10545-14 Determination of resistance to stains Class 5 (highest class).
Unique super-penetrating, permanent bonding technology for long lasting protection. 15 year written performance warranty can be provided if applied by a Dry-Treat Accredited Applicator*
Protects against efflorescence, freeze-thaw and salt spalling damage. (NOTE: Softer materials, including limestone, sandstone and travertine in a freeze-thaw or salt water environment need extra protection - use DRY-TREAT 40SK™ consolidating sealer.)
Retains natural surface color and finish
Treated surfaces are easier to clean and dry quickly even after heavy rain.
Super breathable: Water vapor escapes freely preventing harmful moisture buildup inside the treated material.
Suitable for indoor, outdoor, residential and commercial use. Stands up to alkaline cleaners and pressure hosing.
Dry-Treat INTENSIFIA™ is suitable for a wide variety of applications, including floors, walls, cladding, facades, countertops, patios, driveways, paths, garages, kitchens and entertaining areas. This color enhancer works on a wide variety of porous surfaces, including all types of natural stone, clay and terracotta tiles and pavers, brick, concrete, polished concrete, terrazzo, encaustic tile, terracotta and saltillo. INTENSIFIA™ is suitable for indoor and outdoor applications and for residential and commercial buildings.
Deep color enhancement.
Super oil and water repellency for superior stain protection. ISO 10545-14 Class 5 (best possible resistance to stains), greater than 98% reduction in 24-hour water up-take (Rilem method).
Longer lasting, even outdoors under UV light. *5 year Performance Warranty when INTENSIFIA™ is applied by an Accredited Applicator.
Easy to apply. Additional coats can be applied at any time in the future to a cleaned surface.
Retains surface hardness and wet slip resistance of porous flooring materials.
Will not flake, yellow, crack, blister or break down in high alkalis and reduces concrete dusting.
Treated surfaces dry quickly making a waterless environment for bio-films, hides scratches, efflorescence and imperfections.
Breathable: water vapor permeates freely, avoiding moisture build-up inside the material; and is backed by a 5-year warranty.
Dry-Treat 40SK is suitable for a wide variety of applications, including building facades, floors, walls, swimming pool surrounds, patios, garages, kitchens and public and private entertaining areas.
Penetrating, permanent water repellency plus consolidation of softer materials , for premium protection against problems caused by water and water borne salts, including: efflorescence, salt spalling, freeze-thaw spalling and picture framing
Popular for sealing sandstone, limestone, travertine, concrete dry-stamped pavers and composite stone pavers around salt water swimming pools
Retains natural surface color and finish
Keeps surfaces looking new for longer, makes cleaning easier, and dries quickly even after heavy rain
Breathable: water vapor escapes freely, avoiding moisture build-up inside the material
Designed for indoor and outdoor surfaces