AsahiGuard for Stone and Tile from AGC Chemicals is a deterrent to liquid and oil-based stains that can ruin the aesthetics of both porous and non-porous stone and tile.
AsahiGuard for Stone and Tile is effective for polished stones (such as marble and granite), porous stones (limestone) and very porous materials (concrete, terra cotta, brick and paving stones). It is ideal for applications such as countertops, shower stalls, flooring, patios, walkways, walls, hearths, backsplashes, fireplaces and pool aprons.
According to the company, AsahiGuard for Stone and Tile is a line of high-performance fluorinated sealants that require just one application added in the factory or field either by brush or roller. It cures quickly at air temperature and is odor-free. AsahiGuard significantly minimizes staining of porous and polished stone by a wide range of common fluids, including red wine, coffee, mustard, ketchup, blue ink, mayonnaise, soda, suntan lotion, motor oil and olive oil.
“AsahiGuard makes architectural stone and tile resistant to most common spill-related stains," said Mario Vincenzini, technical service engineer at AGC Chemicals. "Surfaces treated with AsahiGuard are more durable and easy to clean, adding years of extended life and value to stone products.”
AsahiGuard uses fluoropolymers dispersed in water to repel liquids by forming a low-energy surface coating on treated stone. Liquid beads when spilled on stone or tile treated with AsahiGuard sealants. This beading action minimizes the amount of surface area that the spilled fluid contacts, neutralizes penetration and enhances cleanability.
AsahiGuard is offered in a range of formulations, depending on the type of stone or tile and indoor or outdoor use. Custom formulations provide additional aesthetic characteristics such as high gloss, low gloss, enhanced color or a wet look.
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