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BuckeyeDad 08-24-2007 10:18 PM

Grout sealing question
 
Good evening all. This is my first post. Please excuse me if this question has already been asked and answered. :o I did perform a search of the forum but didn't find the answer.

I have a newer or newly remodeled bathroom in the lower level of the house that we just purchased a few months back. I say newer because it appears that way compared to the rest of the house.

My question has to do with the tile floor and the shower stall tiles. How do I know if grout sealer has already been applied? Do I not be concerned as to when or if it was and just do it again?

Thanks in advance!

BuckeyeDad

Daryl in Nanoose 08-25-2007 09:25 AM

If you wet a small area of the grout and it darkens it probably needs sealer.

BuckeyeDad 08-25-2007 05:24 PM

Thanks for the suggestion. I will give that a try and let you know what I find out!

Tim

MattCoops 09-03-2007 12:47 PM

And if sealing, or resealing, use aquamix sealer, available at your better tile shops. It will last 15 years.

TileGuy 09-14-2007 05:01 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by MattCoops (Post 11230)
And if sealing, or resealing, use aquamix sealer, available at your better tile shops. It will last 15 years.

Lowes carries AquaMix as well, just make sure you dont get a 1 year sealer.

MattCoops 09-21-2007 07:35 PM

hey TileGuy,

whereabouts in NC are you?

do you subcontract?

phreaq 09-24-2007 09:22 AM

should you really seal grout?

what are the pros/cons?

Daryl in Nanoose 09-24-2007 07:50 PM

There are no cons as far as I know but the pros are"
Less likelyhood of stains penatrateing the grout
Helps seal out water and moisture

MattCoops 10-04-2007 06:50 AM

the pro is to seal the grout
the con is to Not seal the grout


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