Counter & Tabletop Stone Surface Protection
More than ever before, it is important to keep your home surfaces such as stone and marble countertops clean and disinfected. As perfect and clean as the countertops may seem, the surface is very unhygienic and filled with stains, dirt, and even bacteria. And if you have a kitchen countertop filled with bacteria, it can even lead to food poisoning among your family members including kids.
Moreover, given the current situation of the global pandemic, it is absolutely important to consider using anything and everything that can protect your home surfaces from disease-causing bacteria. This is where StoneGuard comes into the picture.
What is StoneGUARD PROTECTION?
StoneGuard Protection Film is a clear 5 mils thick ultra clear laminate film that has an acrylic adhesive basin. On the surface, is a ShieldXTM Nano coating that has high heat and chemical tolerance to protect the underlying stone. Lime, orange and other acidic liquids typically stain and etch Marble, Icestone, Vetrazzo, Limestone and other popular stone materials. StoneGuard will provide significant protection from the likes of these food items and other harsh chemicals that may be used in the kitchen.
The Protective Film is an ultra-durable polyethylene film that will resist staining and etching associated with day to day wear and tear of high use surfaces such as bathrooms, kitchens, and restaurants countertops.
1. Anti-Microbial: Prevents Growth and Spread of Bacteria
In the wake of the global pandemic and the ability for bacteria and viruses to survive for hours or even days on surfaces such as stone and marble countertops, homeowners are concerned about the safety of their loved ones. Fortunately, StoneGuard's ShieldX Nano Coating utilizes the latest in anti-microbial defense that helps in preventing the growth of microorganisms.
2. UV Protection
StoneGuard implements advanced UVA & UVB inhibitors to protect stone surfaces near windows. Rejecting 99% of UV rays will prevent oxidation, degradation and discoloration of your stone countertops near windows.
3. Heat Resistant
In lab testing, StoneGuard had been tested to resist temperatures of up to 176.667° C (350° F). Although it is not recommend, hot pans and pots can be placed onto StoneGuard without heat damage to the film.
3. Etching Proof
Etching is commonly caused by liquids that are acidic in nature. Common household cleaning products can be a detriment to the professional finish atop granite countertops, as can fruit and acidic juices, vinegar, wine, coffee, soda, bleach, and ammonia. Using cutting boards and other food prep surfaces can go a long way toward protecting your countertops, but etching occurs due to accidental spillage. Wipe the liquid so you contain the spill, as damage can occur upon impact and become exacerbated by rubbing, letting the liquid sit, or using common household cleaners. In fact, some efforts to mitigate damage are often counterproductive, as etching is a chemical reaction, not a common household stain.
4. Chemical and Liquid Impermeable
StoneGuard's coating makes it virtually impossible to stain or etch from common household liquids. It is also liquid impermeable which provides ultimate protection for the underlying stone.
Where to Use StoneGuard?
How to Maintain StoneGuard.
The protective film has been specifically designed for extending the life of your natural stone surfaces and to ensure that it can retain its beauty and usability for a longer period.
Of course, maintaining the protective film is easy and any spills can be simply wiped off with a soft cloth. However, the protective film has to be maintained properly for extending its life. That said, even natural stone surfaces covered with the protective film are prone to heavy abrasion and scratches. Therefore, you must avoid dragging items on the surface or using knives without a cutting substrate.
StoneGuard can last 2 years minimum with good care and maintenance. Like any other natural stone surfaces which requires repair and resurfacing with regular use, over a period StoneGuard will also eventually require replacement.