Rated 4.1 out of 5Â by 12
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0Â by Nick You Get What You Pay For
This stuff is the best of the best...I did my research, and every positive thing I have read about this product has proven to be true. I just wish they sold a container of this twice the size, because there is way, way, more than you could ever use. You could tile a kitchen and two bathrooms and still have a good amount left.
It goes on easy..soaks in...and really does respell liquids and stains. We installed chalk white (and porous) Travertine tile in our kitchen, including the stove backsplash....and my fear was things like spaghetti sauce staining the tile.
I did try staining some sample tiles, and while the manufacturer is honest in saying that some things may still stain tile...I actually had good luck splashing both spaghetti sauce....and mustard on the sample times...and both wiped off with a damp cloth.
I do recommend you read the instructions carefully, and apply two applications. Unlike some others here...I did not notice any real unpleasant odor or fumes..but you still will want to keep your windows open.
Additionally.......this product did not stain the tile a different color at all....nor did it chance the "feel" of the tile whatsoever.
March 4, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0Â by webpuddin Great grout sealer - appearance remains unchanged
I wanted a good grout / tile/ stone sealer that would seal my grout and tumbled travertine tile, but keep the dry look as opposed to enhanced color / wet look. Researched and found this. Hasn't been on but a few weeks, but so far, so good.
The product DOES NOT change the appearance. Initially it darkens it when wet, but when it dries out, it looks like dry, like original. Easy to use & apply. Remember to wipe off after 5 min or it may look cloudy.
I used it on tumbled rough travetine countertop. Travertine still has that dry, stony character. No chance to observe stain resistance yet.
An internet study showed this to be one of the best, if not 'the best' for stain resistance. My only experience so far, is that I also sealed my floor grout with it (porcelain tile). When I went to caulk tub, excess caulk easily cleaned from the tile, tub, AND grout!
The only drawback is that the dry feeling travetine, after one coat - could not tell much difference from orig. But after 2 coats (necessary as per instructions) ... the travertine had a slightly rubbery or plastic like texture. Just slight, and is OK, but not feel like original stone to the hand. Seems like it has a thin surface coat. You may or may not find this OK ...so test, &test w 2 coats.
I will use it on my future tiles that I do not want enhanced.
October 10, 2012
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0Â by Curly Expensive, yes but how much is your time and project worth?
I bought this and another brand of sealer. (tile lab) I drew lines on a piece of scrap travertine and brushed within the lines for a test. Aqua mix beads like a ducks back the other did nothing!
1st coat sucks it up, 2nd coat used very little. That tells you how good it seals! Installed over 500 ft of travertine flooring used aprox 1/2 gal for 2 coats.
Don't waste your time and money on cheap sealer.
November 22, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0Â by lenzte Go Right to this Sealer First - Don't Waste Time with the Others
DON'T CHEAP OUT WITH ANY OF THE OTHER (LESS EXPENSIVE) SEALERS. We had about 500 s.f. of floor tile and I bought the 1 gallon jug. Used a little more than half for two coats and will store the rest to add another in the bathrooms only. This stuff does what it says -- seals the tile and grout WITHOUT giving porous tile a sheen or reflective coat! Easy to apply -- I used a paint roller and extension pole, so I didn't have to bend. Then I soaked up the excess product using a swiffer pole -- but I secured very soft white cotton shop rags to the swiffer. YOU MUST MOP UP THE EXCESS TO KEEP THE PRODUCT FROM STREAKING. You CAN'T put down enough sealant in just one coat -- be patient and apply the two coats, or more. Have A LOT of clean white cotton shop rags -- they can be washed and used again, since this stuff is water based. Took me about 6 hours to apply. Then, of course, it had to set up another four hours. I HATE HOME PROJECTS, BUT LOVE THAT THIS WAS WAY EASY TO APPLY & LOOKS SO GOOD.
November 14, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0Â by frank235 Good but be careful
The main difference between this and similar products appears to be the relative concentration of the "active ingredient". Since we didn't try the other products ($30 and up) we can't compare that.
However you do have to be very careful wiping up the excess after the application period (5 mins). You need to use a buffing motion to ensure buildup and swirls don't appear in the finish.
We tried it on both granite and sandstone. The sandstone repelled water after only 2 coats (2 to 3 coats are recommended).
A small amount goes a long way - we purchased a gallon for kitchen countertops and 90% of it is left over.
April 8, 2014