Do I Need to Seal Epoxy Grout?
LESLIE: Now we’ve got Jenise in Kansas on the line who’s got a question about grout. What can we do for you today?
JENISE: I had installed a porcelain tile. It’s a heavy-duty tile. So I used epoxy grout on the floor and all throughout the shower, the floors, the ceiling, the walls. And what I’m wondering is, do I need to seal it? If I need to seal it, what kind of sealer should I use on an epoxy grout?
TOM: I don’t think you need to seal epoxy grout, because the epoxy is going to prevent things from soaking into it. It’s really the sand grouts that we want to seal.
JENISE: Well, I’ve already noticed some discoloration and it was white grout and it’s already sort of a brownish tint.
TOM: Oh, is that right? That’s probably water stains.
JENISE: Oh, OK.
TOM: Yeah, that – usually that’s mineral salts that dry out. So try to wipe down those water stains with a white vinegar solution – white vinegar and water. That might clear it up.
JENISE: Was that a good choice to use epoxy, do you think, or …?
TOM: I think so, yeah. Absolutely. For a bathroom? Perfect location for that.
JENISE: Thank you so much. I appreciate it. You have a good day now.