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Unread 04-10-2012, 09:08 AM   #1
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Need advice on good sealers

I'm in the process of tiling my bathroom. I'm doing the floor in 16" square porcelain tiles with 1/8" grout lines. The shower floor will be 2" porcelain and the walls 6" porcelain.

In the shower I will have an accent tile row of 2" square slate tiles. The slate is gold and green honed tile.

I went to Home Depot yesterday to look at the sealers and was a little overwelmed by the selection.

Can someone recommend:

1. A good grout sealer for the entire project. I'll be using an 'oyster gray' grout.

2. A good sealer for the slate accent row. The slate looks really good when I wet it down with a rag so that's the look I'm looking for. Oh, and it hasn't been installed yet.

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Unread 04-10-2012, 11:31 AM   #2
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First off, we need to determine whether you are looking to deepen the color and give it that "wet look". An enhancing sealer will protect as well as bring out the color of the stone. If you're not looking to do that, then you can eliminate those enhancing sealers on the self.

Our top selling 3 brands are Dupont's StoneTech, Miracle Sealants and Aqua Mix (not in that order). The following will be able to seal the stone and grout without a problem.

Miracle 511 Impregnator
StoneTech Bulletproof
Aqua Mix Sealer's Choice Gold

These products make it easy since you only have to use one to seal everything.
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Unread 04-10-2012, 12:17 PM   #3
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Thanks for your reply.

I am looking to enrich the stone's color and give it that wet look. It's my accent tile so I want it to look as nice as possible.

I imagine the three brands you listed have an enhancing sealer? Any one better than the other?

Thanks for your help.
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I use a lot of Miracle 511,and it has an enhancer.It seems to work best with two coats.
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For enhancing products from the same 3 I would place my money on:

Miracle 511 Seal & Enhance
StoneTech Enhancer Pro
Aqua Mix Enrich N Seal (Which is on sale for $60 for a gallon with us).
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Hi Jason-

If you are looking to keep your grout the same color (no enhancement) then we would recommend using the 511 Impregnator as it is a natural look penetrating sealer and would not alter the appearance of the grout or any other material it is correctly applied to.

For the slate, our 511 Seal and Enhance (2 applications) would probably do the trick for you. You should really test out "any" enhancer you select prior to applying it to the actual job, because many of these enhancing products (including our own) cannot be "undone" without the use of special equipment and know how, you will want to be certain that the product you select gives you the appearance you desire. This will also provide you an opportunity to see at just how many applications you like the color the best.

We are here for you. Hope it all goes well for you.

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