Sealing and Looking After Ceramic Tiles
Most ceramic tiles are glazed and do not need to be sealed, however some ceramic tiles can benefit from sealing. Here is a list of ceramic tiles that can benefit from being sealed, particularly in wet areas:
- Crackle Glazed Tiles
- Handmade Tiles
- Quarry Tiles
- Unglazed Ceramics
Why Seal your Tiles?
If you have tiles from the above list then the next question is why seal your tiles? Tiles that are more susceptible to moisture penetration need help to prevent this and therefore need sealing. Sealing your ceramic tiles benefits by preventing the penetration by water, dirt, oil and grease. Thus making your tiles easier to clean, maintain and remain more attractive.
How to Seal Your Tiles?
Clean Your Tiles
The surface of the tiles should be clean and completely dry. Use a acid free cleaner and sponge or cloth to ensure that the tiles are clean and free from surface build up of any type. Ensure that the tiles are clean, dry and in an environment between 10-25 degree C.
Sealing Your Tiles
The product that has the best results for sealing ceramic tiles is Lithofin KF Stain-Stop as it provides invisible protection against oil and water.
- Firstly pour Lithofin KF Stain Stop into a bucket or basin
- Apply evenly with brush or roller
- After 15 minutes Remove all excess build up from surface
- Allow to dry for approximately 45 mintues
- Protect for water for 24 hours
- Repeat process on extremely absorbent surfaces