Sealing Tile Prior to Grouting
Cement tiles are pre-sealed from the factory, but the material is porous. Therefore, a second round of sealer is necessary before grouting.
MAPEI Flexcolor CQ
It is very important that a grout free of dyes is used, such as Mapei Flexcolor CQ. Grouts containing dyes will stain cement tile. We recommend doing a test on a single piece to see the results before applying grout to the complete area.
CEMENT TILE SEALER
Miracle Sealants 511 Porous Plus - a penetrating sealer designed for the protection of the most porous surfaces. Porous Plus should be chosen for clients who wish to keep the appearance of the tiles exactly as-is prior to installation.
Miracle Sealants 511 Enhance and Seal - a penetrating sealer designed for the protection of the most porous surfaces. Enhance and Seal is recommended for clients who wish to enhance or deepen the colors of the tiles.
More info about this can be found in our Tile Installation Instructions.