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When it comes to DIY tiling, there are a range of questions to consider. From tiling colour schemes, to tile effects, many of these key decisions are a lot more fun than thinking about sealant. However, unfortunately, there are also a range of practical concerns including grouting, measuring, and sealant. Here at Tiles 2 Go, we are Preston’s leading tiling experts. As a result, we have produced this guide to everything you should know about tiling sealant and how to use it.
What is tiling sealant?
First of all, you need to consider what sealants actually are. They are specifically formulated to create a layer of protection on top of whichever surface they are applied to. This can prevent dirt from getting stuck in cracks and in terms of tiling, help keep your tiles looking fresh. In essence, sealant can help daily maintenance of your tiling surface easier.
Which type of tiles will need sealing?
Its important to note that some tiling manufacturers actually use sealant when creating the tile. As a result, some tiles can be pre-sealed. This can include ceramic tiles that do not generally need sealing. Some tiles that will need sealing include:
- Polished porcelain tiles- These are generally not pre-sealed. In addition, the polishing process itself leads to tiny micro pores opening on the tile, where dirt and debris could easily become trapped. As a result, we would recommend sealing these tiles.
- Natural stone tiles- These are the tiles that most often require sealant. This is because of the uneven and rough surface, the tiny holes, and the porous nature of natural stone. Sealing natural stone can prevent any of these traits from causing potential issues.
Why not take a look at our range of tiles today, many of which are pre-sealed, saving you time and effort? Visit Tiles 2 Go online, or pop into our Preston based store.