How to Measure Size in m²

It is simple to calculate the square metre size of an area.

When measuring rectangular shaped areas. Just multiply the length by the width in metres and you have the answer.

When measuring more complex shapes it is best to divide them into separate rectangles and then add them together to get a total area.

ceramic tile sealing and protection

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about ceramic tiles

About ceramic

Ceramic is one of the most widely distributed tiling products, created by shaping and heating varieties of clay and other natural materials in a kiln to temperatures reaching 1,450°C. At the basic level, ceramic tiles come either glazed or unglazed and are available in a wide variety of colours, textures and shapes and commonly mirror natural stone surfaces.

There is no major difference between glazed and unglazed ceramic tiles in terms of how they are manufactured, other than the fact that the glazed tiles undergo an additional phase during the firing process, during which a layer of liquid glass is added and baked into the surface of the porous unglazed tile.

Glazed ceramic tiles come in a wide range of colours, patterns and surface textures and are popular due their durability, water and stain resistance. Unglazed tiles tend to be denser and thicker than glazed tiles, and since they’re coloured by the mineral deposits from where the clay was originally taken, offer an natural earth-toned appearance. While unglazed tiles are less stain resistant, this disadvantage can be overcome by the application of a quality sealant.

Sealing ceramic - ceramic Tile Protection

Deepshield™ water-based sealer is designed to provide deep and lasting protection for ceramic tiles against both water and oil based contaminants. Deepshield™ penetrates and bonds to the surface pores of ceramic, providing an invisible natural look without altering the surface texture or leaving a slippery film coating.

Deepshield™ GOLD impregnating sealer achieves excellent long lasting results when applied to dense ceramic and porcelain tiles, also providing protection to the typically cement based grout lines against water and oil based stains.

Sealing your ceramic will keep most stains suspended at the surface, creating a barrier that provides protection against chemical attack, deterioration and contamination. Sealing is the first important step towards protecting your investment against stains.

All DEEPSHIELD® products are available from our Online Store, or from one of the dozens of Accredited Applicators throughout all Perth suburbs

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Deepshield™ GOLD

Deepshield™ GOLD impregnating sealer is specially designed to penetrate denser materials such as ceramic, porcelain, granite and marble as well as all other stone types. Certain varieties of ceramic tile will require Deepshield™ GOLD to penetrate the micro pores on the tile surface. Deepshield™ GOLD ultra premium sealer offers peace of mind by forming a barrier between the micro pores of your ceramic tile and potential stains, while preserving the tile's appearance and resulting in cleaning becoming much easier.

Deepshield™ GOLD ultra premium sealer is based on the latest fluoro-bond technology and provides maximum ceramic tile stain protection for up to 15 years or longer dependent on the location and type of wear the surface is exposed to.

Don't allow a spill to permanently damage your valued surfaces. Deepshield™ sealers are engineered to protect, beautify and enhance the appearance of ceramic floor and wall tiled surfaces both indoors and outdoors. Deepshield™ sealers are non-slip and suitable for kitchen tiles, bathrooms tiles, countertops and other wet area surfaces as well as exterior pavers, decks, driveways, and around chlorinated and saline(salt water) pools.

Deepshield™ GOLD is a breathable fast curing water-based sealer, with no unpleasant odours or flammability problems, lasting up to 15 years or longer depending on application, weather conditions, usage and surface quality. Deepshield™ will extend the life of your ceramic tiles and add value as they age beautifully instead of crumbling with erosion.

How Deepshield™ GOLD Sealer Works?

Highly polished surfaces and dense materials such as ceramic, porcelain, marble and granite have extremely fine micro pores that require a specific formula to penetrate. Deepshield™ GOLD is designed to penetrate and chemically bond to the micro pores of dense surfaces. Deepshield™ GOLD uses advanced fluorine chemistry technology which reacts with the surface pores, creating an invisible, long-lasting, breathable barrier against water and oil based containments.

Both Deepshield™ GOLD and Deepshield™ Transparent Penetrating Sealer provide the highest level of protection against water and oil based stains without altering the surface texture or appearance.

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Fully Breathable Impregnating Sealer

Ceramic tiles and grout lines should be allowed to breath, which protects against damaging moisture build-up. It is particularly important to seal using a breathable impregnating sealer rather than being covered by a synthetic or urethane sealer. Deepshield™ sealers are fully vapour permeable impregnating sealers that allow moisture to escape freely so the surface can dry out, avoiding harmful moisture build-up inside the treated ceramic.

All DEEPSHIELD® products are available from our Online Store, or from one of the dozens of Accredited Applicators throughout all Perth suburbs

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Water, Oil and Stain Protection

Water and oil soluble contaminants can be absorbed by ceramic initiating a process of deterioration starting with efflorescence, salt damage, mould and mildew and eventually erosion of the surface. Deepshield™ penetrating sealer protects your investment and ensures your tiles look great for many years to come. Deepshield™ also acts as a salt barrier, making it ideal around saltwater pools or marinas.

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Keeps Your Floors Non-Slip

Deepshield™ sealers do not affect the slip resistance of surfaces as they do not leave a film or coating, therefore by sealing your ceramic floors with Deepshield™ your tiles will maintain their slip resistance and texture.

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Non Film Forming, will not Flake or Peel

Deepshield™ is odourless and non film forming meaning that it does not create a film or coating on the surface of the tile, as the sealer penetrates into the micro pores of the tile. Deepshield™ sealers will not flake or peel, and do not need to be removed before reapplying in future as with topical and other film forming sealers.

Deepshield™ GOLD for a Natural Look

Deepshield™ GOLD provides an invisible natural look, whilst protecting the surface of your ceramic tiles from both water and oil based contaminants. Deepshield™ is designed to penetrate below the surface of the tile, and because of this it will not make your ceramic flooring any more or less slippery. Deepshield™ is fast curing and can be used indoors and outdoors, with no unpleasant odours or flammability problems. Deepshield™ will protect and extend the life of your ceramic tiles.

All DEEPSHIELD® products are available from our Online Store, or from one of the dozens of Accredited Applicators throughout all Perth suburbs

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Pre-sealing Preparation

1. Any surface to be sealed should be clean and looking just as you want it before sealing.
2. Ceramic must have no other coating such as wax or a topical sealer before Deepshield™ is applied, all coatings must be removed before sealing with a Deepshield™ sealer.
3. Ceramic surface must be dry before applying any sealer.
4. You must do a test on a small, inconspicuous area of your ceramic tiles at least 24 hours before sealing the rest of your tiles.

Note : Unglazed ceramic tiles should be sealed prior to grouting to protect the grout from staining the tile, particularly where a dark coloured grout is used together with a lighter coloured tile.

Which is the best sealer for Ceramic?

Deepshield™ GOLD Transparent Penetrating Sealer

Deepshield™ Gold ultra premium sealer is based on the latest fluoro-bond technology and provides maximum ceramic stain protection for up to 15 years or longer dependent on surface usage and weather.

Deepshield™ Gold ultra premium impregnating sealer is specially designed to penetrate denser materials such as ceramic, granite and marble as well as all other stone types, providing maximum protection against water and oil based stains.

Deepshield™ Gold is a fast curing water-based sealer, with no unpleasant odours or flammability problems, lasting for up to 15 years or longer depending on application, weather conditions usage and surface quality. Deepshield™ will extend the life of your ceramic tiles and add value as they age beautifully instead of crumbling with erosion.

DEEPSHIELD GOLD TRANSPARENT BROCHURE PDF

DEEPSHIELD GOLD TRANSPARENT SEALER FACT SHEET PDF

Frequently Asked Questions

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Why should I seal my ceramic tiles?

Many glazed ceramic tiles usually do not require sealing as the tile is essentially sealed by the glaze, however tiles that are insufficiently sealed allow for the absorption of damaging liquids such as water, water-borne salts and oils which cause ceramic to deteriorate prematurely and in doing so reduce its usefulness. Examples of deterioration include; unsightly staining, weathering, loss of strength, efflorescence, salt attack, sulphate attack, biological attack, swelling, embrittlement and picture framing. Sealing your ceramic tiles can help eliminate or significantly reduce most of these problems.

Deepshield™ penetrates and bonds to the micro-pores of the porcelain tile surface, forming a barrier between the tile and potential stains, while preserving the tile's appearance and texture and also resulting in cleaning becoming much easier.

Deepshield™ penetrates and bonds to the micro-pores of the ceramic tile surface, forming a barrier between the tile and potential stains, while preserving the tile's appearance and texture and also resulting in cleaning becoming much easier.
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How do I know if my ceramic tiles are sealed or not?

If your ceramic tiles have a glassy smooth coating it is glazed and usually doesn't require sealing. An easy way to find out if your ceramic tile is sealed is to carry out a water test. Place a tablespoon of water on the treated surface for 20 minutes, remove the water with a tissue or cloth, pressing hard to soak up any water in the texture of the surface. If the water is absorbed or leaves a dark mark, the surface needs to be sealed, otherwise, the surface is adequately sealed and does not require further sealing.
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Will Deepshield™ make my ceramic surfaces slippery?

Deepshield™ will not affect the slipperiness of ceramic surfaces, and does not cause any yellowing or leave a visible shine. Deepshield™ is suitable for indoor and outdoor use and is ideal for use around swimming pools and other wet areas.
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What is the difference between Deepshield™ GOLD and Deepshield™ Transparent Penetrating Sealer?

Highly polished surfaces and dense materials such as ceramic, porcelain, marble and granite have extremely fine micro pores that require a specific formula to penetrate. ™ GOLD is based on the latest fluoro-bond technology and designed to penetrate and chemically bond to the micro pores of dense surfaces, protecting for up to 15 years. Both Deepshield™ GOLD and Deepshield™ Transparent Penetrating Sealer provide the highest level of protection against water and oil based stains without altering the surface texture or appearance.
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Is it enough to maintain my tiles by just applying Deepshield™?

No. Deepshield™ sealers provide a preventive measure that gives extra protection to tiles which still needs to be maintained with care products once sealed. Deepshield™ will last longer and work better when the surface is properly cared for. In addition, periodic professional maintenance is definitely recommended.
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How can I check to make sure I have applied Deepshield™ sufficiently?

As Deepshield™ doesn't alter the appearance of ceramic tiles, you will not be able to check just by looking at the surface. The easiest way to measure the strength of the seal is to apply a teaspoon of water to the surface and see if after a few minutes the colour beneath the water darkens. If the granite darkens, that means that moisture has penetrated, and a fresh coat should be applied.
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What is the difference between an impregnating sealer and a topical sealer?

Topical sealers produce a physical barrier over the surface which also creates a darkening, yellowing or glossy effect. Surface sealers (topical) usually don't last long, can make the surface slippery and need to be completely removed the next time sealing is required. Salts and efflorescence may also build-up under the non-breathable surface, causing the coating to appear cloudy.
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Is one coat of Deepshield™ enough for ceramic?

When sealing ceramic one coat is usually sufficient, depending on the degree of the particular tiles porosity. Unglazed ceramic is highly porous and requires 2 coats. A few of the more absorbent stones may require additional coats to be properly sealed.
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How often do I need to seal ceramic?

Deepshield™ Transparent Penetrating sealer protects surfaces for up to 10 years. If you sealed your ceramic tiles with Deepshield™ GOLD and have properly maintained your surfaces the sealer should last up to 15 years. The longevity can vary depending on the type of granite the location and what type of wear the surface is exposed to.
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What can I do to keep my ceramic tiles looking new after sealing?

To keep your tiles looking new, it is recommended cleaning each week using a pH neutral cleaner to remove any dirt or grime. Strong detergents (strong acid or alkali) may affect the sealer. Mild detergents and pH neutral substances are strongly recommended.
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Will Deepshield™ build up, crack, peel, or discolour?

No. Deepshield™ will penetrate the surface of your ceramic and bond to the pore structure. It is not a surface coating and will not crack, peel, yellow or discolour at any time.
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How can I buy Deepshield™ products?

All Deepshield™ products are available from our Online Store, or from one of the dozens of Accredited Applicators throughout the country. Please refer to our "Online Shop" section for further details
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How should I apply Deepshield™ sealer?

Deepshield™ should be applied liberally, using a low-pressure sprayer, lambswool applicator, bristle broom, paintbrush or roller. Whatever suits you best!
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Why is it necessary to perform a test trial before doing the full job?

Every surface is subtlety different. Unless you have applied Deepshield™ to the exact same surface with the same conditions before, it is vital to conduct a small trial to ensure you get the result you are after.
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Which Deepshield™ products can I use in food prep areas?

All Deepshield™ products are non-toxic and safe for use in food preparation areas.
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Is there a perfect sealer that always prevents stains?

No sealer can prevent all stains all the time. The sooner any spill can be cleaned up the less likely a stain will result. Acidic spills such as juice, soft drinks or wine can actually etch and dull tiles if not wiped up promptly. Clean your tiles and grout regularly so dirt and stains don't have a chance to build up.
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Can I seal over ceramic with a pre-existing sealer?

All pre-existing surface sealers (topical) must be removed before applying Deepshield™ as the coating left by the old sealer may block the product from penetrating the surface. You don't however need to strip pre-existing penetrating impregnating sealers, as Deepshield™ will pass through any other previously applied impregnating sealer.
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Can I apply a topical coating to a surface treated with Deepshield™ Penetrating Sealer?

Deepshield™ do not recommend this due to possible bond and/or aesthetic issues, however if you choose to apply a topical sealer over a granite surface treated with Deepshield™ please carry out a test on a sample area to determine the result first.
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Will Deepshield™ GOLD change the appearance of my ceramic tiles?

The straight answer is no. Deepshield™ seals the pores within the tiles surface and does not change the feel, texture or colour of the treated surface as Deepshield™ dries invisible.

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Deepshield™ water-repellent deep impregnating sealer will provide protection and a reasonable lifespan to stone and masonary surfaces in areas with salt-water such as around a saltwater pool or close to a beach.

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“I used my sealer to seal my outdoor stone pavers, couldn’t be happier, Deepshield works like a charm.”

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