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    Sealing natural stone tiles


    If I want to get natural stone tiling, will it need sealing? Might it depend on a few different factors?

    Asked by Adam on 11th May 2021
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    RB Tiling

    "Hi, yes will need sealing especially before grout and then again after, not difficult to do at all."

    Answered on 11th May 2021 - Member since Apr 2021 - report
    Alan Moore

    "Yes you will need to seal them, most tile suppliers will have something suitable, you would need to explain the material you are sealing and what kind of finish you want to them as you can have a natural look, gloss etc"

    Answered on 11th May 2021 - Member since Dec 2019 - report
    D tech FM

    "Remove dirt and dust. To remove the dirt and grime on your natural stones, wash it off with a garden hose and leave it dry for a bit.
    Cleaning and pre-treatment. Next, you’ll need to remove the black spots, oil or grease stains, grout, and algae off your natural stone.
    Washing and drying. ...
    Applying Sealer. ...
    After work and maintenance"

    Answered on 14th Jul 2022 - Member since Oct 2021 - report
    Harborough Pro Tiling Ltd

    "Hi Adam,

    All natural stone is considered porous. This means water, other liquids, grout and even bacteria can penetrate the surface, causing staining and other issues.

    Speak to your local tile supplier about the stone that you're considering and ask them which sealer they recommend.

    Also, remember;

    *That the sealer must be applied before grouting to prevent the grout from staining the surface.

    *To fully ventilate the room when using the sealer.

    *To apply the sealer as per the manufacturers instructions on the product.

    *To wear appropriate PPE; gloves, goggles and respirator with vapour cartridges, as opposed to a respirator with only dust resistant cartridges.

    Hope this helps!


    Answered on 26th May 2021 - Member since May 2021 - report
    Antonio De Souza

    "You must use ultimate STONE & TILES, that's it. You can find it at good deposits.."

    Answered on 11th May 2021 - Member since Oct 2019 - report

    "Some natural stone tiles are already sealed so it will depend on the tiles you purchase
    Most tile suppliers supply seal"

    Answered on 11th May 2021 - Member since Dec 2019 - report
    G WILSON Plastering & Tiling

    "100% yes definitely seal natural stone tiles. Even if it's just to protect them from staining."

    Answered on 30th May 2021 - Member since May 2021 - report
    T6 floor and wall tiling

    "You will need to seal them different finishes available seal before you grout and also after grouting"

    Answered on 11th May 2021 - Member since Feb 2020 - report

    "Yes, all natural tiles need sealing usually 3 or 4 coats."

    Answered on 13th Mar 2022 - Member since Apr 2019 - report
    M&k&j Maintenance service

    "Hi yes I would seal all tiling
    You don’t want weeds growing in between the tiles otherwise if that happens can be a nightmare getting read of them"

    Answered on 18th May 2021 - Member since May 2021 - report

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