How to Seal Tumbled Marble Tiles

What You'll Need
Marble sealer
All-natural stone cleaner
Small paintbrush
Nonabrasive washcloth
Breathing mask
Broom and dustpan
Vacuum cleaner

If you're looking for an great way to protect your tumbled marble tiles from falling victim to excess moisture, you should consider sealing them. Well-sealed tumbled marble tiles will be considerably more resistant to mold, mildew and other tile-based filth than unsealed tiles.

Step 1 - Clean Your Tumbled Marble Tiles

Make sure to remove any dust deposits from your tiles before proceeding to seal them. Using a broom and dustpan, thoroughly sweep the tiled area until it is completely dust-free. Alternatively, this step can be performed with a vacuum cleaner that features brush attachments. Next, remove any dirt from the tiles with the aid of an all-natural stone cleaner and a nonabrasive washcloth. It's important that your stone cleaner be all-natural, as a standard stone cleaner may have a potentially dangerous chemical reaction when combined with your sealer.

Step 2 - Apply Your Sealer

With your tiles clean, it's time to apply your sealer. If you selected a spray-on sealer, spray it across the tiled area, then smooth it out with a nonabrasive washcloth or small paintbrush. If the sealer you purchased needs to be manually applied, use a small paintbrush to spread it evenly across the tiled area. Make sure to perform this step in a well-ventilated area, and, if you feel weak from the sealer fumes, wear a breathing mask. Lastly, allow the sealer to dry for the amount of time listed on its box.