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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.

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About Porcelain

Porcelain, one of the worlds most popular types of flooring is a highly durable and stain resistant product which receives its name from the Italian word “Porcellana”(cowrie shell) because of its resemblance to the translucent surface of the shell. Porcelain tiles are available in a wide variety of colours, textures and shapes and commonly mirror natural stone surfaces.

Porcelain is a ceramic material created by heating varieties of clay and other natural materials in a kiln to temperatures reaching 1,450°C, producing vitreous, or glassy qualities such as translucence and low porosity. Usually white or off-white, porcelain comes in both glazed and unglazed varieties. Properties associated with porcelain include, toughness, whiteness, translucency and a high resistance to chemical attack, thermal shock and liquid staining.

Sealing Porcelain - Porcelain Tile Protection

Australian made non-toxic Deepshield™ Gold impregnating sealer performs well on porcelain and ceramic tiles and also provides excellent protection to the typically cement based grout lines against water and oil based stains.

Certain varieties of porcelain tile will require an impregnating sealer to fill 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 porcelain and potential stains, while preserving the tile's appearance and resulting in maintenance being made much easier.

Sealing your porcelain 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 Melbourne suburbs

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How Deepshield™ GOLD Sealer Works?

Deepshield™ Gold works using advanced fluorine chemistry technology which reacts with the surface pores, leaving an invisible, breathable, protective barrier against staining as well as water and oil based containments.

Deepshield™ Gold ultra premium fast curing sealer, is ideal both indoors and outdoors, on natural stone, tile and grout surfaces, with zero unpleasant odours or flammability problems.

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Fully Breathable Impregnating Sealer

Porcelain tiles and grout lines should be allowed to breath, and therefore 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 breathable penetrating impregnating sealers that will allow water vapour to escape freely so the surface can dry out, avoiding harmful moisture build-up inside the treated porcelain or ceramic.

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

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Water, Oil and Stain Protection

Water and oil soluble contaminants can be absorbed by porcelain initiating a process of deterioration starting with efflorescence, salt damage, mould and mildew and eventually erosion of the surface. By using Deepshield™ penetrating sealer you protect your investment and keep your tiles looking 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 the surface as they do not leave a film or coating, therefore by sealing your porcelain floors with Deepshield™ your tiles will maintain their slip resistance.

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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.

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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. Porcelain 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. Porcelain surface must be dry before applying any sealer.
4. You must do a test on a small, inconspicuous area of your Porcelain tiles at least 24 hours before sealing the rest of your tiles.

Note : Unglazed porcelain 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 Porcelain?

Deepshield™ GOLD Transparent Penetrating Sealer

Deepshield™ Gold ultra premium sealer is based on the latest fluoro-bond technology and provides maximum porcelain 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 porcelain, 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 porcelain 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 porcelain tiles?

Many glazed porcelain 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 porcelain 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 porcelain 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.
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How do I know if my porcelain tiles are sealed or not?

If your porcelain tiles have a glassy smooth coating it is glazed and usually doesn't require sealing. An easy way to find out if your porcelain 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 porcelain surfaces slippery?

Deepshield™ will not affect the slipperiness of porcelain 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 porcelain, ceramic, marble and granite have extremely fine micro pores that require a specific formula to penetrate. Deepshield™ 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 porcelain 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 porcelain?

When sealing porcelain one coat is usually sufficient, depending on the degree of the particular tiles porosity. Unglazed porcelain 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 porcelain?

Deepshield™ Transparent Penetrating sealer protects surfaces for up to 10 years. If you sealed your porcelain 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 porcelain 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 porcelain 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 porcelain 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 porcelain 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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