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sealing stone

Posted by tomh on March 18th, 2003 10:17 AM
In reply to slate flooring by tammy on March 17th, 2003 01:58 PM [Go to top of thread]

Stone is pourous and needs to be sealed on the top surface before setting. This makes any grout cleanup easier. You should select a penetrating acrylic (waterbased) sealer specifically for slate tile and apply at least 2-coats. After setting the tile and floating the grout, the stone can be cleaned relatively easily. After the grout is cured it too needs to be sealed to repel dirt. When I set stone or saltillo tile, I will usually use a compatible polish which reinforces the sealer, but provides a strippable surface for cleaning.

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