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Old 03-29-2010, 08:26 AM   #1
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Sealed Marble last night... Grout today...??

I have installed a honed and polished 12" x 12" marble tile in my kitchen. I sealed it twice yesterday to be sure that when we grout we will be stain free (which we shoudl be anyway I assume).

Was that the right order of applications?

I am using a non-sanded grout becasue I have a 1/16" grout line.
Thanks for teh info.


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Old 03-29-2010, 08:38 AM   #2
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Marble (and other materials) stain when the minerals and elements in the fluid (or solid) leech into the material.
Sealing doesn't prevent things from staining - it acts as a barrier between the staining substance and the tile and slows down the absorption process.

It's ideal to use cement (not grout) between marble tiles which comes in a variety of colors - or you can add color to it - either way - you must seal your grout/cement when you're done (which is why most people don't seal their tiles before applying - they apply, grout, then seal it all at the same time). . . if your marble needs sealing at all.


At this present moment in time I am making cabinets for the kitchen - just in case you wanted to know what I'm doing when I'm not around.
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