Why is it so important to seal natural stone worktops?

03-Dec-2015 Natural stone worktops are available in various materials, patterns and colours. They are the most durable and elegant options in terms of kitchen and bathroom worktops. Although they might be more expensive than many other options, they more than make up for this with their durability.

That said, it is extremely important to ensure that your stone worktops are sealed as soon as they are installed. All stones are at least slightly porous. Some are more porous than others but none are immune to the effects of spills. Sealing your worktops will add an extra layer of protection that penetrates the tiny holes and prevents any substances from seeping in.

When you seal the surface, you will make it that much easier to clean up a spill before it has any chance of damaging your worktop finish. Of course, it is also important to test your worktops from time to time. Apply water to the surface and watch to see if the water forms beads at the top or if it starts to penetrate the stone. If the latter is the case, you should reseal your worktops as soon as possible. You will need to reseal your worktops regularly but this little bit of effort is more than worth the results!

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