How to Seal a Travertine Tile Backsplash

  • 2-4 hours
  • Beginner
  • 25-550
What You'll Need
Stone sealer

Having a travertine tile backsplash can provide you with a beautiful natural stone look behind your stove. In order to keep it looking good over time, it needs to be properly sealed. Here are the basics of how to seal a travertine tile backsplash.

Step 1- Clean the Backsplash

Before you seal the backsplash, you want to make sure that it is very clean. Any oil or dirt that is left on the tile will cause problems once you seal it. If there is oil present, the sealant might not adhere to the tile well. If there is dirt on the tile, it will be sealed in under the sealer. Use warm water and a rag and wash the backsplash to clean it.

Step 2- Apply the Sealer

Next, you should apply the sealer to the surface of the tile. Make sure that you are using the right sealant, choose the stone sealer that is approved for travertine. Use the rag to liberally apply the sealer all over the tile.

You will need to make sure that the area is allowed to dry thoroughly before use. After it dries, you can apply a second coat to be sure you did not miss any spots.