Split Face Stone tiles - best sealer to use? and when to seal?

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James C

Active Member
Hi all,

This forum has offered some fantastic help so far, and I'm hoping I can get a quick answer to the next question!

I have our split face tiles here now, and they are going up on Saturday afternoon.

Should I seal them (back and front) before they are installed?

And what is the best sealer for the job, and best method to apply the sealer?


Thanks in advance!
James

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Paul C.

Trusted Advisor
Professional Tiler
Fix them, then seal them. Use a natural finish sealer such as LTP Mattstone or Lithofin Stainstop. There are also some "colour intensifying" sealers and although they can be used, I've found they can take away some of the natural quartzite sparkle.

Also just to double check, is that plaster skim on plasterboard?
 
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James C

James C

Active Member
Sorry about the confusing photo, the brown portion of the wall is to be painted, it was plastered last night when I took the photo.

The dark grey bits are having the tiles on them, and our tiler assures us we do not need the Marmox if the walls are keyed properly and good adhesive used...
 

Albert

Trusted Advisor
Professional Tiler
Sorry about the confusing photo, the brown portion of the wall is to be painted, it was plastered last night when I took the photo.

The dark grey bits are having the tiles on them, and our tiler assures us we do not need the Marmox if the walls are keyed properly and good adhesive used...
Are the gray bits painted? if so that needs to be removed
 

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