Tile School: How to Seal the Deal with the Right Tile Sealer.
Tile shown: 2 x 6 in Island Flower and 2 x 6 in Powder Blue; Image: Erik Pawassar; Design: Design@100%
Hey guys! Brittany from the Dream Team here...
Congratulations! You are now in your final stage of your tiling project. You have chosen the perfect tile, which has been installed and grouted…and now you just need to Seal the Deal! While Fireclay Tile does not supply setting materials, grout or sealers, we are always more than happy to guide you to find the perfect product to make sure your material will last a lifetime.
If you have ordered a tile on our white clay body, Fireclay Tile will make sure to seal them for you prior to packing… But no matter what type of tile you have (red clay or white clay ceramic, glass, brick, etc), it is always a good idea to seal your tile and grout at the time of installation and every year after! The reason we suggest sealing your tile and grout is to avoid staining and any discoloration that might occur from harsh cleaners and water.
Tile shown: 2 x 8 in Foggy Morning; Image: Malcolm Fearon Photography
We highly recommend using the brand: DuPont / StoneTech. They offer many kinds of sealers (penetrating, surface, etc), which can be purchased through Laticrete.com or your local hardware store. Impregnating sealers seep into your grout joints and protect against water and oil-based stains, which is also suggested for our tiles that have crazing (crackle).
For further details on different sealer options and which is right for your specific tile and project location, please feel free to check out Laticrete’s website. Fireclay Tile's Design Consultants (aka The Dream Team) are also available anytime by phone or email and are ready to assist you in any way we can!
– Brittany Buchser, Online Design Consultant
Still need help choosing the right sealer for your project? Simply call, chat, or fill out our Design Assistance Form and one of our talented Design Consultants will get back to you shortly.