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    Default travertine sealer for bathroom

    ive just had my bathroom done in travertine and the tiler has made an absolute balls of it to say the least.he used ltp ironwax to seal the tiles but when ive read the bottle it says it should not be used in wet areas's,is this right !.
    also is there and form of waterproofer that can be used in the shower area or is the ltp ironwax good enough.
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    Default Re: travertine sealer for bathroom

    The ltp Ironwax, It says on there site not to be used in wet areas dos'nt say why though.
    Check this site LTP- online floor treatment cleaners sealers
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    You will need to remove the ltp ironwax with something like Aqua Mix sealant & coating remover, i take it the shower area had a waterproofing tanking kit applied before the tiles were fixed? I would re seal these with Aqua mix ultra-solv. As travertine is natural stone it will be a lot more porous than ceramic or porcelain, so if the preparation wasn't carried properly ie tanking you could have problems in the future. I would recommend every six months a very good clean and re seal. Every time you shower wipe the travertine to remove excess water, and leave the natural stone to dry out naturally.

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    Wink Re: travertine sealer for bathroom

    never used it but bal do a travertine sealer,was told in topps 2night that it was only a fiver compared to there own brand which was 20(seems strange but prob worth a look)

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    Default Re: travertine sealer for bathroom

    the whole bathroom was replastered then just tiled on the new surface,then 2 coates of ltp ironwax.the guy who did it says 90% of his tiling work is travertine so i presumed he new what he was doing

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    Default Re: travertine sealer for bathroom

    I would say you would be lucky if 10% of any tilers work wpold be travertine unless he works for a company that only deals in it

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    Default Re: travertine sealer for bathroom

    [quote=sparkybaz;148800]the whole bathroom was replastered then just tiled on the new surface,then 2 coates of ltp ironwax.the guy who did it says 90% of his tiling work is travertine so i presumed he new what he was doing.
    Have you paid him?

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    Default Re: travertine sealer for bathroom

    They would'nt be using Ironwax either
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    Default Re: travertine sealer for bathroom

    yes 24 sq m i plastered the room 2 guys 5 days to tile it 800
    please tell me ive made a mistake.
    i thought the idea of the sealer is to stop anything soaking through the tiles

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    Default Re: travertine sealer for bathroom

    The sealer is there to protect the stone but if the wrong sealer is used then it dos'nt give the protection as it should. As it says on the tin Please read instructions
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    not wanting to teach u to suck eggs, did u give the plaster time to dry out properly. the tiler should have advised u on this but from what im reading he probably dident. The plaster should have been tanked around shower area and the travertine sealed with a proper sealer, I would get him back. depending on how often u have used the shower Damage could already be done to the substrate.

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    Default Re: travertine sealer for bathroom

    i plastered the room myself then left 7 days to dry .travertine then fitted,then grouted,then cleaned with ltp acidic cleaner to remove any adhesive or excess grout.then left 12 hours then first coat of ironwax then 12 hours later second coat of ironwax.
    dont get me wrong the job looks great and the tile finish is good but want to make sure the ironwax will stop 100% of water penetration through the tiles

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