Question by  Qadoc (37)

Do you add sealer before or after grouting floor tile?


Answer by  willywager (52)

You always add sealer to the joints after grouting and allowing the manufactures recommended cure time. With some natural stone tiles like slate or limestone, you can seal the tile themselves before grouting to help with grout cleanup. However, care should be taken to make sure that no sealer gets into the joint itself before grout has been applied.


Answer by  vangie (118)

Sealer is added after grouting the floor tile. The grout should be allowed to dry overnight before applying the sealant. It will have a rough surface once dried and, over time, will begin to crack. The tile itself will begin to loosen. Applying the sealant will provide a water-proof surface to protect grout by keeping it dry.


Answer by  Jeff5761 (109)

Seal is applied after grouting a tile floor. You not only want to seal the tile against water, stains, etc. but you also want the grout to be protected as well. Don't forget to reapply the sealer per the manufacturers instructions.


Answer by  Homepro6885 (192)

Check your grout some grout come's with sealer all ready in it. You seal the grout after it is dry about 24 hours after grouting. You can go to lowes and buy grout that is in a spray can and spray the grout. I have used it and it works very well.


Answer by  dialfoust (220)

I believe that you apply the sealer after you have grouted your floor tiles. The sealer helps to seal the grout into place and also keeps the grout from collecting dirt and different debris that will make the grout not want to stay in its place. Honestly it should tell you on the sealer.

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