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Ripshod

12:17PM | 06/19/02
Member Since: 05/20/02
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I built an Arts&Crafts style coffee table. The tabletop is tiled with thick unpolished green marble. The marble tile is rough, with some cracks and veins of white and black. I used white grout. It looks very nice, but now I wish the tile were darker and deeper in color. When I wipe it with a damp cloth, the difference is stunning.

I wonder if there is a product I can use to give it a wetter look without leaving a plastic-like coating. I do plan to seal the grout, of course, and I've heard differing opinions on applying sealer. Some say I should apply it with a syringe, or otherwise take pains to apply it only to the grout. I've also heard that it's okay to just paint it on without regard. I would be tickled if grout sealer, painted on liberally, would do the job. I'm sure it depends on the type of tile, and this tile is of course very porous.

Thanks a bunch!

Rip

GlennG

05:29PM | 06/24/02
If you have any scrap pieces of tile left over try using a concrete sealer on it. If the surface is porous the concrete sealer should give you the results you are looking for. (Be sure not to use a dissipating sealer.)

Glenn

programmergeek

10:49AM | 06/28/02
I also used a water resistent concreat sealer and it soaks in and does a nice job.
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