How to Seal Limestone Tiles How to Seal Limestone Tiles
Installing limestone tiles can provide you with a very beautiful space for your floor or backsplash. In order to keep the tiles looking good over the long-term, you will need to regularly seal them. Limestone is a porous substance and as such, requires sealing to keep from staining. Here are the basics of how to seal limestone tiles effectively.
Step 1: Clean the Area
Thoroughly clean the area before you seal it. If you don't clean the area, anything that is left on the floor will be sealed into the floor and end up looking bad. Start out by sweeping the room and removing any dust that you can. You may want to mop the floor as well, with a certified limestone cleaner. This will eliminate any dirt or residue that is left on the tiles.
Step 2: Apply the Sealer
After the tiles have dried from cleaning, apply the sealer as soon as possible. Apply the sealer with a rag or mop and cover the entire surface of the tile.
Step 3: Allow to Dry
Before using the tiles, make sure that they have time to dry. You may want to point a fan on the tiles to speed up the drying process.