Case Studies

Aqua Mix Ferrari World

Aqua Mix® Sealer’s used in Ferrari World Abu Dhabiferrari-world_1749912i-300x199

Aqua Mix® Enrich’N’Seal™ was used to enhance and provide long term protection to the Dark Emperador Marble throughout the theme park.The marble needed repolishing after installation to restore the color intensity that had been lost as a result of general wear and tear during construction. Because repolishing would be too costly and time-consuming, the contractors decided on an alternative approach by applying Enrich’N’Seal™ to rejuvenate the color and improve the stone’s appearance. Once sealed, the stone regained the color intensity of the polished original with an advantage of being less slippery underfoot.


Aqua Mix® Ultra-Solv® & Enrich’N’Seal™ used to Protect Stone Temples

case studyBeautiful architecture needs protection from the elements – especially when the building has been designed with hand-carved porous stone. In order to stand the test of time, natural stone must be treated with professional quality care products. CUSTOM’s Aqua Mix® sealing solutions were chosen to protect the carved stone treasures at two unique houses of worship.

In 2013, this distinctive stone temple was nearing completion and needed sealing treatment to protect its beauty. The light-colored sandstone contained many subtle variations and the builders wanted to retain this delicate character.
They sought the guidance of Kevin Breen, technical advisor at MS International, the largest stone importer in the U.S. Based on the needs of the project, Aqua Mix® Ultra-Solv® was chosen to seal the stone while staying true to its original color.



360,000m2 Sealed with Aqua Mix® in Dubai AirportDubai-Airport-300x209

Aqua Mix® products were used to protect 360,000m2 of Granite prior to and after installation. Due to the laying methods selected, the Granite needed to be treated to all six sides prior to laying. After successful testing, Aqua Mix® ProBlock was selected for the initial six-sided sealing, with Aqua Mix® UltraSolv® specified for final sealing of the installed surface. Stone was laid out, sealed on six sides with Aqua Mix® ProBlock, and cured for 24 hours prior to installation. Aqua Mix® products not only performed, they excelled from start to finish.



Aqua Mix® Sealers used on World’s Tallest Building


Aqua Mix® supplied sealers for exterior areas located around the building, called Burj Boulevard. Flamed and sand-blasted finished granite was used for pedestrian and vehicular traffic areas. Aqua Mix® Ultra Solv® was selected due to its high resistance to oil based contaminants, its optimized penetration into relatively dense surfaces like granite, and its ability to leave the stone looking natural. In other areas where an enhanced color was required, Aqua Mix® Enrich’N’Seal™ was used.

The granite pavers were sealed using Aqua Mix® Ultra Solv® on all six sides to reduce the stones’ immediate surface water absorption from the curing cement installation system. Without a proper sealer, the moisture could cause the stone to stain or effloresce. The Burj Khalifa project offered many installation challenges that Custom and Ikan were able to solve with innovative products and a technical support program of education and quality control.



Aqua Mix® Enhancer provides protection & character to Sandstone veneer

veneerSandstone is very porous and one of the softest types of stone. Water and oil absorb into sandstone within seconds and, over a long period, water (especially water with salt) or other staining agents can do damage to the surface. Sandstone can also look dull when it’s dry – like looking at the sand of the desert. To create a dark, rich look, sandstone should be sealed with a high quality, enhancing sealer. McCandless Tile chose Enrich’N’Seal™ as a safe, effective sealer for this sandstone.



Other Major Projects Completed


  • United States Hearst Castle, San Simeon California
  • Barangaroo, Sydney
  • South Coast Plaza, Costa Mesa California
  • Perth International Airport
  • Hawaii Convention Center, Honolulu Hawaii
  • 111 Eagle St, Brisbane
  • U.A.E. Grand Hyatt Hotel, Dubai
  • Le Meriden Beach Resort, Fujairah
  • Conference Palace Project, Abu Dhabi
  • 123 Albert St, Brisbane
  • Souq Madinat Jumeirah, Dubai
  • 259 George St, Sydney
  • Brisbane International Airport
  • Chatswood Mall, Sydney
  • Dubai Festival City, Dubai
  • Qantas Business Lounge, Sydney Airport
  • Sheraton Mirage Resort & Spa Gold Coast
  • Dubai International Airport, Dubai
  • Dubai Mall, Dubai
  • The One & Only Resort,  Hayman Island
  • Burj Khalifa, Dubai
  • Fairmont Hotel, Palm Jumeirah, Dubai
  • Rixos Ottoman Palace Hotel, Palm Jumeirah, Dubai
  • Oceania Citibank, Sydney Australia
  • Sky Tower Casino/ Hotel, Auckland New Zealand
  • American Consulte, Ho Chi Minh City Vietnam
  • Taj Mahal Hotel, Mumbai India
  • Asia Beijing Nationality Cultural Palace,
  • Beijing China Petronas Twin Towers, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
  • United Kingdom/Europe Copenhagen Metro