Sealing your shower floor pebbles is an important step in keeping your pebbles looking great for years to come. Before you grout your pebble tiles we recommend you seal them first. This can be done with a good quality penetrating sealer. Don’t be cheap when buying sealer or you may come across problems with it in the future. If you have questions on which are the best quality you can go to www.consumerreports.com or ask your local home supply store professional for advice on the best sealer for pebble tile. If you want a deeper color to your stone you may also decide to use a natural stone color enhancer to enhance the look of the pebbles you have bought.
After you have sealed the tile you will adhere the shower floor pebbles with a thin set mortar to the ground at lengths of 3 square feet at a time until the area is covered. There will be to need to make any cuts as the stones are mounted on a mesh backing that fit together like a puzzle. Should a stone come loose during the adhesion process simply put more adhesive on the stone and slide it back in its place. You do not need to smash the pebble tile into the adhesive, gentle pressure will be sufficient.
After the adhesion has finished (meaning you waited the time specified on the product before you grout) it will be time to grout your pebble tiles.. Use an epoxy grout and begin the process of grouting your pebble tile small sections at a time. Use a stiff bristle brush to scrub excess grout off your pebbles after the grout has dried.. Then here we are again. It is time to begin sealing your shower floor pebbles after grouting. This second seal will make a huge difference in the look and quality of your pebbles. When sealing shower floor pebbles please keep in mind that you should follow the instructions on the product label for sealing. This will ensure a quality seal that is penetrating.