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Old 11-13-2009, 02:54 PM   #1
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we have a terra cotta tile floor in a small back bathroom that I recently discovered has never been sealed I would like to seal the tiles, just so they don't absorb absolutely everything that might spill their way....

what is the preferred sealant or wax? I recall decades ago that the main terra cotta tile floor was hand buffed with I believe a wax? the tiles don't look fake or shiny. They have a warm subtle sheen. I would like to replicate that in the back bathroom, if possible.

Online, I found several sealants, but I'm concerned that most of them would be rather high gloss and plasticky.... what's the old-school route?

any suggestions?

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What happens when you deliberately splash water on the tiles?

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it's totally untreated terra cotta.... it definitely doesn't bead. the water sort of lays there and eventually absorbs sort of like you would expect an unglazed plate to do.......
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I think this one is basically a matte finish. You may want to contact the company and ask them for sure.

http://www.stonecare.com/Product-Inf...-Spray-N-Seal/
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thanks.... I'll check that out.
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