Please recommend a sealer for my backsplash/grout

marfthaNovember 10, 2012

My contractor finished grouting my new backsplash yesterday. The backsplash is a mosaic tile comprised of glass, stone (marble, I think), foil painted tiles, and "deco" tiles. Many of the painted and deco tiles have an uneven/rough surface, so, given that with the stone tiles in the mix, I want to seal the backsplash as well as the grout. (The grout used was Mapei Keracolor U (unsanded).)

I've read good things about Miracle Sealant 511 impregnating sealer, but the specs only mention use on sanded grout. Can it be used on unsanded grout?

Do I need to use 2 different sealers -- one foe the grout, and another for just the tiles? I really hope not, because my tiles are only 1/2" x 1/2.

I'm also unsure how long to wait before I seal. I've read anything from 72 hours to 30 days.

TIA for any suggestions.

Here is a link that might be useful: Backsplash pics

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tjdabomb

Miracle Grout Shield Non-Sanded

http://www.marblewarehouse.com/servlet/the-852/Miracle-Grout-Shield-Non-dsh-Sanded-dsh-1/Detail?gclid=COeblN-zxbMCFUjZQgod0HkArw

Why are you sealing it and not the contractor that installed the tile?? IMO, it's the contractors job to finish, not yours.

    Bookmark   November 10, 2012 at 5:04PM
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marftha

Umm, it looks like that product is a grout additive, to be mixed in with the grout instead of water, and since the grouting is already done, that won't work.

I'm looking for a sealer that I can apply to both my tile and non sanded grout to seal both, and something that is OK to use on the glass tiles in the backsplash.

Anyone?

    Bookmark   November 10, 2012 at 5:39PM
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