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When is it worth it to impregnate natural stone?

Impregnate natural stone

The impregnation treatment increases the durability and resistance of stone. Employees of stone-related manufacturing sites regularly impregnate the matrials in order to minimise their damage. When and in what situations should natural stone be impregnated? The answer can be found later in this article.

Impregnation should be used when:

• you want the surfaces to be perfectly smooth and mechanically polished,

• you want the stone to be completely resistant to the adhesion of dirt, oils, moisture, and chemicals – the closure of the naturally occurring micropores provides such an effect.

• simple polishing the surface with the finest diamond dust does not bring the expected results in the form of a perfectly smooth surface, and will not improve the resistance of the material,

• you want to deepen the colour of the minerals that make up the stone and increase the saturation of the colours,

• if you want to get a half-polished or semi-matt finish, while maintaining the anti-slip properties of the surface layer of the material,

• you intend to deepen the colour and protect the structure of the rough surface, eg. Having the honed/matted finish but simaltaneously improving the surfaces resistance to heat, water or chemicals

• you want to improve the comfort of the surface, to improve the process of cleaning and reduce its vulnerability (the perfectly smooth surface does not adhere dirt, and its removal is far more efficient)

• you need to protect the materials exposed to heavy use or frequent contact with liquids, eg. In your kitchen, bathroom, stairs, window sills, tiles, etc.

It is worth noting that the impregnation should be carried out regularly and with the use of appropriate fluids. There are various types on the market. Their selection is determined by: the type of stone and its texture. Of course, the detergents should be used judiciously and in accordance with the instructions given on the package. They are usually dissolved in water, applied to the clean surface and allowed to dry completely. You can impregnate a stone by yourself or ask for help from an experienced professional.


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