We have almost as many uses for stone in the house or around the house as there are stone varieties. For great looking countertops, Sandstone fireplaces, marble mosaic backsplashes, Travertine floors can last for generations. Most of the stones are not naturally glossy without special grinding and polishing techniques. However, over the time even shine goes away you can still add shine to a stone surface with minimal fuss, keep it stainless, and get them looking fresh with regular maintenance. At first you may feel, it is stress full or hard to do it, but actually it is quite easy and fun handling.
Let’s think really about natural stone mosaic tiles for your backsplash, most common ones are made out of marble tiles, and marbles are very unique materials comes out of giant mountains, and they are millions of years age. After quite difficult process it became beautifully made mosaic tiles. They are unique and one is not same as other but alike
To keep them as fresh as can be Sealing is important
Sealant must be applied to clean stone that has been stripped of any waxes or coatings. Once it is clean, allow it to dry completely, so that there are no traces of moisture left in either the stone or any surrounding grout. Apply a thin layer of sealant using a lambswool pad. Work in small sections, starting in a corner and working toward the doorway, so you don't block yourself in the room. Don't allow the sealant to pool or puddle, or it may leave marks on the stone. Let the first coat dry for 15 to 30 minutes, and then apply a second thin coat. When the second coat is dry, buff lightly with a clean, dry lambswool pad.
There are quite different Sealers are in the market, some of the most common ones are;
511 impregnator Seal and Enhance Sealer
Enhance Sealer would provide wet-look, if you would like to have your tiles ( only in natural stone ) get little darker and look like there wet, Enhancers in the market may help.
Tenax Hydrex Sealer
Tenax is one of the best brand in the market, Definitely their sealer gives you most quality protection for staining.
Akemi Anti Fleck Sealer
and Akemi is also one of the most sold brand sealer, I would also say that we can trust the sealer.
this above brand sealers can be purchased any where around construction products stores such as Home Depot, Big D, Lowe's ....