How to Seal Tumbled Marble Tiles

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  • 2-4 hours
  • Beginner
  • 100-150
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 a 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.

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.

Apply The 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.