Care & Maintenance for ForzaStone®
Keep your ForzaStone® looking amazing forever.
Your ForzaStone® should be sealed by your Certified Installer when initially installed. Yes, ForzaStone® is waterproof due to the engineered support backer, however, the surface is real natural stone slab, so sealing upon installation is still required. Make sure you find out what sealer they are using so you know when (and if) you ever need to reseal the stone. Basic sealers can be 1x per year if in a heavy use area, and then there are high-end sealers that have 15, 20, 30 years before needing resealing! So the range is broad.
Dry Treat Stain-Proof
Miracle Sealants 511 Impregnator Sealer
If you have a ForzaStone® Shower, then a simple squeegee makes a great tool for keeping your stone surfaces clean from soap scum or hard water deposits. Cleaning your stone surface can usually be done simply with a sponge and hot water. That's it! If you want to use a stone cleaner, some of which have sealer maintenance in them, then there are many available at local hardware stores. You do want to be sure to stay away from regularly cleaning with harsh chemicals - they are not necessary for stone maintenance and may etch the finish of the stone over time. For information on what harsh chemicals to avoid, please see the Marble Institute of America’s Stone Maintenance Guide. A link is provided below.
For joints and seams, your Certified Installer should have used 100% silicones. ForzaStone® silicones from Innerbond are 100% silicone and are color-matched to each stone color. These should not need maintenance for many years, however, if an accident does occur, just make sure seam repairs are completed using these 100% silicones. Please note that 'siliconized acrylic caulk' is NOT silicone. Be sure 100% silicone is used. Images of the ForzaStone® silicones from Innerbond can be found by clicking here.
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Marble Institute of America's Stone Maintenance Guide.
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