Grout sealing question

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  1. Aug 25, 2007 #1

    BuckeyeDad

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    Good evening all. This is my first post. Please excuse me if this question has already been asked and answered. :eek: 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
     
  2. Aug 25, 2007 #2

    Daryl in Nanoose

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    If you wet a small area of the grout and it darkens it probably needs sealer.
     
  3. Aug 26, 2007 #3

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

    Tim
     
  4. Sep 3, 2007 #4

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    And if sealing, or resealing, use aquamix sealer, available at your better tile shops. It will last 15 years.
     
  5. Sep 15, 2007 #5

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    Lowes carries AquaMix as well, just make sure you dont get a 1 year sealer.
     
  6. Sep 22, 2007 #6

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    hey TileGuy,

    whereabouts in NC are you?

    do you subcontract?
     
  7. Sep 24, 2007 #7

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    should you really seal grout?

    what are the pros/cons?
     
  8. Sep 25, 2007 #8

    Daryl in Nanoose

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    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
     
  9. Oct 4, 2007 #9

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

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