Updated: Jun 28
When installing any sort of tile, homeowners always like to ask – do I need to seal grout? As unpopular as the answer is, it actually depends. Many vendors have different claims, but it all depends on the type of grout you are using.
Technically speaking, there is no grout that is guaranteed to be water proof except for an epoxy grout. Over the years of installing all types of grout, Premium Design LLC has found that no matter what suppliers say about their grout not needing to be sealed, they’re always wrong! Epoxy grout is the only grout that is good for it. It is much more expensive due to the fact that epoxy grout is not only waterproof but also stain proof. We have installed a very popular grout that is sold pre-sealed, known to many professional contractors as Superior Pro Grout Excel. This method also works very well, but Superior does require a sealer.
If you see your grout absorbing water in your shower or somewhere with high foot traffic, get it sealed as quickly as possible to safe guard it's aesthetic attributes, and to save the integrity of your tile and home. Looking to learn more about grout installation and removal, or how it pertains to tile installation? Visit our website or give us a call today to schedule a free consultation.