Does marble floor tile need to be sealed?
Sealing marble flooring tiles
Marble is a beautiful flooring option, but it’s also among the more expensive options. Thus, you’ll want your marble flooring to last a long time. One way to do so is by having your marble flooring sealed.
Why seal your marble tile flooring?
Marble is a porous material, which means that it’s vulnerable to moisture penetration. For instance, if wine is spilled, it can cause staining of the marble. Consider that marble flooring is normally installed in kitchens and bathrooms, which are areas that experience constant spills and leaks. That’s why it’s so important to have marble flooring sealed.
How do you seal a marble floor?
Sealing marble floor tiles ins’t hard. In fact, you might even be able to do it on your own. You can seal your marble floor tiles in just a few simple steps:
First of all, you’ll want to use a neautral cleaning agent to clean your marble floor tiles. This will keep them free of dirt, debris and scratches.
Once your flooring dries, you can go ahead and apply the sealant. However, to make sure the sealant works, first test it out on a small tile in the corner. If it looks fine after it dries, you can go ahead and apply the sealant. You should apply sealant one tile at a time!
That’s all there is to it! You’ll want to give it a few hours to dry, and avoid heavy foot traffic for 24-48 hours.
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