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Jshakour 04-06-2008 08:39 AM

Slate Tile...
 
Hello everyone!


My question is this....


I put down slate tile in my half bath, I have NOT grouted yet and i was wondering if there is a way to protect the slate from the grout? Meaning, the slate is porous and colorful, and I do not want the grout to fill in the top of the tile. I was at Lowes and the guy in the flooring department recommend Tile Guard Penetrating Sealer to coat the slate first before I grout. He said the grout would wipe right off the top of the slate and not comprise the look of the slate.

Does this sound right to you?


Thanks in advance,

-J

Bud Cline 04-06-2008 11:55 AM

That's the way it's done.:)

Jshakour 04-06-2008 01:30 PM

Best way to apply?

do i need to mix it with anything or dump into a bucket and brush it on?

-J

Bud Cline 04-06-2008 01:33 PM

Just paint it on with a brush paying close attention to all the nooks and crannies of the surfaces. Some guys worry about getting sealer between the tiles but I never give it any concern, I don't think it's a problem.

Have fun!:)

Jshakour 04-06-2008 02:01 PM

Thanks for the help I will give it a shot today and let you guys know!


-J

Jshakour 04-07-2008 05:44 PM

I put 3 coats of sealer down, now i need to grout!


anybody have any tips?


-J

Jshakour 04-09-2008 08:42 PM

what should the grout resemble once it is mixed?



-J

baksdak 04-09-2008 10:03 PM

I just recently did a slate tile job and didnt seal it before the grout. It made it a little tougher to wipe all the grout off the top of the tile, but it didnt change the look of the tile. The glossy sealer I put on after all was finished made the colors really pop. I know you can do it either way, good luck with the rest of the project!

Jshakour 04-09-2008 10:12 PM

what was the name of the sealer you used?




-J

Allison1888 04-12-2008 07:02 PM

slate
 
Good choice on the slate. We added it in our foyer (after using it for a patio in our last house) and it looks great! Don't worry too much about imperfections from grout or sealers -- it is supposed to look a little lived in!

baksdak 04-13-2008 11:25 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Jshakour (Post 115139)
what was the name of the sealer you used?




-J


I used a gloss sealer from home depot. Very easy to use...just put it on with those cheap foam brushes you can get anywhere. Here is a link to the sealer.

http://www.homedepot.com/webapp/wcs/...ctId=100032661

Bud Cline 04-13-2008 01:11 PM

Click on the above link and you get:
"The product you are trying to view is not currently available."
:no:

baksdak 04-13-2008 03:19 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Bud Cline (Post 115965)
Click on the above link and you get:
"The product you are trying to view is not currently available."
:no:

Sorry about that, it works when I click on it. Anyway, the stuff is called TileLab gloss sealer and finish. Just go to homedepot.com and search for it...comes in a yellow bottle. I am sure there is tons of other stuff out there that you can use also for similar results.

Jshakour 04-24-2008 10:34 PM

Here is the finished product........


http://www.shakour.net/images/Home/img170.jpg


I still have some scrubbing to do but nothing major. I got all of the trim done for around the doors, windows and bathtub access panel.


-J


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