A paver is the covering piece of ground with either flat stones or brick. Usually, pavers are sealed, which protects them from any kind of substances that fall on them, causing staining enhancing their appearance and making them long-lasting. Sealing pavers produces an invisible coating on top that prevents water and oil if and only you wash it away immediately. One of the most popular is the Sandstone pavers. Sandstone is a sedimentary rock that largely consists of bits like minerals and rock grains like quartz, calcite, gypsum and other iron-containing compounds.
The larger part of the stone is made up of quartz and the raw material feldspar as they are typically found in the earth’s crust. Sandstone has a granular structure and is found in almost all colours. The most common of them are brown, red, tan, yellow, grey, white and pink. Sandstone beds form extremely visible cliffs with topographic features. Different places are recognized with different colours of Sandstone.
Sandstone tiles are mostly mushy and porous; however, they vary in hardness and porosity. They can quickly get stained and fractured. Their natural look can be taken care of only if they are sealed suitably. The best sealer for Sandstone pavers is the Deepshield™ sealers. They are designed to safeguard and adorn the looks of the Sandstone pavers. They also intensify the appearance of Sandstone floors and wall tilted surfaces both inside and outside.
Deepshield™ sealers are also used to protect interior tiles in kitchens, bathrooms and other moist areas in the house. They also safeguard decks, driveways and chlorinated saltwater pools. It is a water-based sealer which has swift curing properties, has no displeasing odour or any flammability issues.
It has a period of about ten years and can be used for much longer if maintained well. This sealing will improve the lifeline of the Sandstone by adding some value as the Sandstones age instead of disintegrating with erosion.
Deepshield™ impregnating sealer runs by chemically reacting with Sandstone rock with the help of a nano-technology which makes a protective barrier between water and oils. The mobile part is a molecule containing atoms of silicon, carbon, hydrogen and oxygen. The molecule has two extremities, one end with hydrophilic and the other end hydrophobic. During the reaction, the hydrophilic end has moisture left in the substrate, disintegrates to form another compound. The compound formed reacts within the masonry lattice.
This reaction results in the formation of a bond which is more powerful than any mechanical or hydrogen bond of traditional film-forming sealers. The hydrophobic end of the molecule which was earlier exposed slowly changes the surface energy. This is noticed once the water and oil particles are expelled out. The micropores remain open enough to permit moisture vapour to getaway. This makes the treated surface breathable.
Sandstone pavers have the necessity to breathe. Hence it is very essential for them to be sealed with a breathable impregnating sealer. Certain adjustments like covering them by a synthetic or urethane sealer are not advisable for the Sandstone tiles. Deepshield™ sealers are breathable penetrating impregnating sealers that allow easy passages of water vapour to clear out without any struggle. This helps the Sandstone surface to dry out and breathe persuasively. In this way, the harmful wetness which builds up inside the Sandstone pavers can be avoided.