Review of Tilelab's SurfaceGard Stone, Grout and Tile Sealer
(Solvent or Water)
|Type of Sealer||Trade Secret|
|Price per Quart||$43.39|
|VOC Level||4 g/L|
TileLab's SurfaceGard is Custom Building Products premium sealer for tile, grout and stone. It is a relatively high priced sealer matching the high price of some of the professional grade sealers. We see if it worth it to spend a premium price on this sealer.
TileLabs SurfaceGard is advertised as a professional grade sealer lasting up to 20 years and can be conveniently purchased at most Home Depot home improvement stores. Although it is advertised as a 20 year professional grade sealer we know that those advertised numbers do not mean much in real world applications. As a grout sealer the TileLab SurfaceGard did not perform any better than any of the other budget based grout in our grout sealer review. You can see where some of the spills did not adequately bead up on the grout samples. Also the staining was quite pronounced from some of the staining contaminates. The budget based Dupont Grout Sealer actually performed better than this sealer for sealing grout. The TileLab SurfaceGard seems way overpriced with only average sealing results for sealing grout.
As a stone sealer the TileLab SurfaceGard did not perform well in our stone sealer review and certainly did not perform like a professional 20 year sealer. The spill contaminates did not bead on the stone and quickly stained the stone without being able to quickly clean them up. The staining on the stone was pronounced and you could see how the wine and hot pepper sauce stained the stone sample. We do not recommend this sealer for sealing stone and it is definitely not worth the premium price paid for such an average tile, grout and stone sealer.