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Should a water sealant be applied to natural stone tile that is installed outdoors?

Always
63%
Most of the time
12%
Some of the time
21%
Never
2%
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Question: Should a water sealant be applied to natural stone tile that is installed outdoors?
Top Answer (63% of 41 votes): Always.

Answer: Always
Explanation: People can do whatever they like to their natural stones, whether they want to steal them or not. However natural stones are more sensitive to the elements then the ceramic or porcelain tiles. So to maintain the ideal natural look of the stone for years to come a sealer should be applied.
Utopia Tile & Stone
Answer: Always
Explanation: Water sealant should always be applied to natural stone to prevent stains by sealing the stones pores.
M.G Tile & Marble Inc.
Answer: Always
Explanation: It would be irresponsible to not seal it regularly.
Seaside Stone and Tile, LLC
ProMatcher
Answer: Always
Explanation: You should always cone stone specially Outdoors protect your investment
Foster Construction
Answer: Always
Explanation: All natural stone must be sealed whether installed indoor or outdoor It should especially be sealed prior to the grout application to prevent the grout from permanently staining the stone.
Tiling San Diego
Answer: Most of the time
Explanation: We believe this helps
1964
ProMatcher
Answer: Always
Explanation: sealers protect the water and other liquids penetrating the natural stone causing stains
United Granite Countertops
Answer: Always
Explanation: Always seal outdoor tile, and tile in high moisture areas. It will last longer and hole the color.
DC Construction Services Inc.
Answer: Some of the time
Explanation: customer preference
Carvalho Pavers
ProMatcher
Answer: Always
Explanation: Stone must be sealed when exposed to weather because of its porous texture. Moisture fills pores and creates mold.
TileCraft LLC
Answer: Some of the time
Explanation: If it can get stained by leaves or debris
TJB-INC Landscape & Drainage Contractor
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