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Stone tile installation is the same as that recommended for ceramic tile
Adhesive—use acrylic modified thin-set mortar (white for light colors; grey for darker stones)
For larger stones use larger trowel, check the Tile Counsel of Americas for proper installation procedures or come to one of our FREE tile classes!
To minimize (or preclude) any grout deposits accumulating in the micro-pores on the stone's surface, it is advised to pre-seal before grouting. One recommendation would be Sealer's Choice, by Aqua Mix, but final selection might depend on the specific area of usage
Application - Use manufacturers suggested procedure
For best performance and lasting beauty, apply one to two coats of Sealer's Choice to the finished tile surface-both tile and grout joint. (Wait at least 24 hours following grouting and be sure the surface is clean and dry before application)
The medium to dark colors in natural stone can be enhanced with an application of Enrich 'N' Seal,
by Aqua Mix. *note: This application would be in lieu of the surface sealers mentioned above