Sealing floors, whether they’re flagstone, sandstone, terra cotta, saltillo, brick, concrete, unglazed tile or any other porous tiles, is a must in any household where spills are bound to occur. Once a spill happens it may ruin the appearance of your entire floor and will stick out like a sore thumb. Proactive floor sealing is the way to waterproof your tile and protect all that hard work you put into the project. Sealing also extends the life and color of the tile.
Clean your tiles thoroughly before sealing and neutralize by applying a solution made of one part baking soda to five gallons of water This ensures a good cohesion to your tile. Dry thoroughly before applying the tile sealer.
Pour some sealer into the paint reservoir and load your paint roller with the sealer. Apply the sealer to the clean, dry floor evenly, making sure that the entire tile area is coated.
Repeat Step 2 after the first coat is absolutely dry. Cover the tile area thoroughly and allow the sealer to dry completely. If desired, a third coat may be applied for extra life and durability of your tile floor.