I recently bought a home that has a ton of natural stone tile in the master bathroom. One of the first things I did was clean and seal all of it using Miracle Sealants 511 Impregnator Sealer.
This worked great on the floor and the areas around the jetted tub where there isn't extended water contact. I'm not entirely happy with how this is working out in the shower.
The tile looks gorgeous when wet, but it gets very pale as it dries. I don't believe this is efflorescence since I cannot remove any debris with a stiff brush or razor blade. No amount of cleaning seems to get this looking nice and "dark" like it does when it's wet or the way the tile in the rest of the bathroom looks. Here is a pic:
So here are my questions:
- What is the best way to regularly clean these tiles? And for deep cleaning? I used a miracle sealants tile cleaner initially.
- What is "wrong" with my shower tile and why is it looking so pale?
- Is there a different/better sealer I should be using to give it the darker look?
TIA for any care information you can share! I'd really love to keep these tiles looking beautiful for years to come.