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Thursday, 18 October 2012

How To Seal A Travertine Shower Stall

Travertine is one of the most aesthetically pleasing natural stones on the market, which is why a large number of homeowners have decided to use it to clad their shower stalls. As it is quite a porous stone and is prone to etching, however, it is important that you ensure your travertine has been properly sealed before deciding to take a shower.

Step 1: Look over your tiles to spot where any holes may be lurking. These occur naturally in travertine, but can make sealing the stone a little difficult. Mix together an appropriate epoxy and brush it into the gaps; leave to dry and apply a second coat.

Step 2: Mix together the travertine sealant you have picked up (according to the manufacturer’s directions) and begin applying it to the tiles using the accompanying applicator or a microfiber cloth. Wait 15 minutes so that the sealant begins to dry and use a dry cloth to buff away excess sealant.

Step 3: Once the coat has completely dried, you can begin applying the second layer. Make sure that you follow the directions outlined in the above step and remember to buff away the excess sealant.

Step 4: Leave the travertine tiles shower stall to dry completely for between 48 and 72 hours. During this time, the tiles should not be touched and you should not attempt to have a shower. Once a few days have passed, you can begin showering as per usual.

After you have sealed the travertine used in your shower stall it is important that you re-seal the tiles at least once a year to ensure that they remain protected against water, shampoo and other chemicals in your bathroom. Even so, you should avoid using products that contain citrus or abrasive components anywhere near travertine just to be safe.

1 comments:

  1. This is what I needed! Thank you! How does your shower look? Good, I hope. I'll have to try it, but with a bucket. No hand-held shower head...Thanks......
    shower filter :p

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