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Unread 10-12-2011, 06:09 AM   #1
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To Seal or Not To Seal My Shower

Hello Tile Experts,
I recently bought a home that has a beautiful walk in tile shower that was installed approximately three years ago. I have no idea who installed it and if it was ever sealed. This will be the primary shower used in the home so I want to do everything possible to maintain its current beauty.

My question is should I seal the grout and/or tile on the walls and floor to be safe? I'm such a tile novice that I'm not even sure what material the tile is made of. I'm including two pictures with hopes that you can help identify the type of tile I have installed so I can proceed with proper maintenance. I've purchased a sealer from Home Depot but have not applied it yet until I receive some advice from this forum. The product is from Tile Guard and it is labelled Penetrating Sealer (stone) for Marble, Granite, Travertine and Slate. It says it is for stone, grout and unglazed tile.

Any help is greatly appreciated!!
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Unread 10-12-2011, 07:11 AM   #2
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I would take that back and get their Miracle 511,clean the shower good and apply it.I am not a big fan of sealing a shower to prevent staining but with stone i would.
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Unread 11-02-2011, 07:51 PM   #3
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yes, i would seal it
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Mike , I don't know if these were partial or impartial tests.

http://www.tilecleaning.org/grout-se...-procedure.htm
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Unread 11-02-2011, 10:23 PM   #5
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Welcome Mike. One thing I would definitely do is, squeegee the walls after each use so it dries out faster.
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