Using a paver sealer protects patios from many different environmental damages and man-made spills. Whether you have a concrete patio, natural stone, porcelain or brick pavers, there are different sealers to use for each. If you want to know how to choose the right paver sealer for your hardscape material, then you have come to the right place. At State Material, we pride ourselves on quality and our ability to always stock a vast range of products. As a result, our priority is making sure that our customers have the tools and resources they need to get any size job done.
Which Material Needs to be Sealed?
When it comes to sealing a surface there is great importance in the prep steps you need to take before applying any sort of sealer. Before we get into application, we must breakdown what kind of material you may be trying to seal.
Firstly, the most common material to pave with is Concrete Pavers. Concrete pavers are manufactured from cement, sand, aggregate, and color mixture. They are great to use if you are looking to upgrade your space within a budget. While prices for everything are going up, concrete pavers remain the most cost effective to install.
Next to mention is Natural Stone. We often refer to a natural stone patio as “flagging” or “natural flagstone” or even “pattern.” If any of these terms sound familiar then you most likely have a bluestone, limestone or some sort of stone patio. People ask us all the time what the difference between natural stone and concrete pavers is and the answer is quite simple. Natural stone is quarried from a mountain, whereas concrete pavers are made in a factory.
The most traditional and classic form of pavement is Brick Pavers. Most importantly, brick pavers have the ability to withstand a high level of loading. Brick pavers are made from clay, and they keep their color and finish until the end of time.
Arterra Porcelain Pavers offer the ultimate worry-free surface that never fades, stains, or needs any sealing are on the up and coming. They are manufactured with a sealed finish to them. Porcelain is the most resistant to staining. However we recommend washing off anything that causes a stain.
Finally, the last kind of pavement that is mostly used for driveways is Asphalt. Asphalt is a sustainable paving solution made from a mixture of aggregates, binder, and filler.
What Sealer To Use For Your Patio
In short, concrete pavers and brick pavers are treated the same way, we carry Seal King products for most of our sealants. We recommend using Seal Kings Paving Stone Sealer for concrete and clay pavers. This product comes in 1-gallon or 5-gallon pails. The four different finishes available are: Natural, Semi-Gloss, High Gloss, and Matte Finish. Similarly, Seal King also makes a sealant for bluestone, limestone, sandstone, or any kind of real stone you may have. Shop Seal King’s Natural Stone Sealer, available in natural look or the color enhancer finish. Finally, when shopping for asphalt, Velvetop driveway sealer is our go to.
Look out for our upcoming blog where we will break down exactly HOW to seal your surfaces and what prep work you will need to do before applying any kind of sealer. View all available sealers and cleaners on our website here.