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Traditional natural stone sealers are not designed to bond to your stone surface. They are merely impregnator applications which means that as soon as they are applied they fall into the tiny crevices of your stone. They leave other areas vulnerable to staining and daily use fragility.
Generally, you should seal most kitchen granite countertops annually. Keep in mind that different pieces of granite have different porosities. Some countertop areas may need to be sealed more often than others.
Raw concrete surfaces tend to be porous and have a relatively uninteresting appearance. A popular effect is polished concrete where the concrete is sealed with polymers or other sealants.
Natural stone tiles make a wonderful addition to value and elegance of your home. Natural Stone tiles unique color variation can help protect your walls from grease or water splatters. Because the tiles are natural and porous, however, they do require sealing to help prevent staining over time.
Tile needs to be periodically sealed. Even tiles that have a pre-existing sealer will eventually lose that layer over time. Failure to do this can lead to the grout chipping and coming off over a short amount of time.
Sealing offers a general level of protection: nothing too exsessive but nothing to sneeze at either. A sealer is a great choice for decorative concrete as well for surfaces that do not see a large amount of heavy traffic. Instead of penetrating within the concrete to chemically react, an acrylic sealer will act more like a raincoat to block the entrance of water at the surface.
Epoxy sealers are another extremely popular concrete surface sealer. These products are significantly stronger than traditional sealers, featuring a high level of adhesion to the concrete substrate. Once applied to the substrate, epoxy sealers offer excellent wear and abrasion resistance, all while effectively protecting the surface of the concrete.