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Aqua Mix® Floor Shine & Hardener

A clear, durable floor finish that resists surface abuse and leaves a beautiful high-sheen finish. May also be used for pre-grouting protection on unglazed porcelain and crackled glazes. Allows moisture vapor transmission.

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Key Features

  • Protective finish over sealed surfaces
  • No buffing required


  • SEALED Saltillo, Terra Cotta, Slate, Sandstone, Adobe and quarry tile. 
  • Effective for interior dry areas only.


Environmental Consideration

Complies with all Federal EPA and SCAQMD standards for VOC

General Surface Prep

USE CHEMICAL-RESISTANT GLOVES, such as nitrile, when handling product.

Surface should be dry, clean and free of any existing coatings. Do not apply directly over silicone sealers, oil or wax based finishes. Aqua Mix® Sealer & Coating Remover will strip the surface and remove wax or old acrylic finishes. Floor Shine & Hardener can be applied over any Aqua Mix® sealer except Stone & Enhancer and Enrich N Seal. Test product in obscure area to ensure desirable results.

Health Precautions

MAY BE HARMFUL IF SWALLOWED. MAY IRRITATE EYES AND SKIN. Wear skin and eye protection. Contains dipropylene glycol monomethyl ether. If in eyes, flush with water for at least 15 minutes. If on skin, wash with soap and water. If irritation persists, seek medical attention. If swallowed, DO NOT induce vomiting and seek medical attention.

Limitations to the Product

  • Do not allow product to come in contact with any non-recommended surface.
  • Do not use a large-pored sponge applicator.
  • Do not dip applicator directly into product, as bubbling (or foaming) will occur.
  • Not recommended for exterior applications or for use as a finishing product on glazed ceramic or glazed porcelain tile.
  • Do not use around pools, showers, countertops or areas subject to standing water.
  • Keep surface clean and dry to reduce possibility of slip-fall accidents.

Application of Product

Read entire label before using. If an Aqua Mix® sealer is used, allow sealer to cure a minimum of 24 hours unless otherwise indicated on sealer label. Unglazed surfaces must be sealed prior to using Aqua Mix® Floor Shine & Hardener. Surface must be clean, dry and sealed. Apply by pouring a small amount of product directly onto a sealed floor and spreading evenly with a sponge mop or paint pad applicator. Avoid overlapping and puddling. Two to three coats are recommended for a high shine. If 2 or more coats are applied, allow a minimum of 1 hour drying time between coats. Clean applicator tools with soap and water after each use. May be reapplied as needed to surface that is clean and dry.

For Pre-Grouting Application

Apply over clean unglazed porcelain tile or crackled finish tile a minimum of 2 hours prior to grouting. Follow application procedures above. After grout clean-up, any remaining residue of Floor Shine & Hardener can be removed using Aqua Mix® Heavy Duty Tile & Grout Cleaner following product directions.

Drying Time

Ready for surface traffic 3 hours after final coat. Keep area dry for 12 hours. Achieves a full cure in 24 hours.

Cleaning of equipment

Clean tools with soap and water immediately after use.


  • Close container tightly after each use
  • Store in original container only
  • Store and use between temperatures of 45°F to 85°F (7°C to 29°C)
  • Dispose of residue or any unused leftover product in accordance with applicable federal, state, and local requirements

Product Maintenance

Do not use cleaners containing ammonia, acids or bleach. Use an appropriate TileLab® or Aqua Mix® neutral cleaner. Tile industry experts recommend periodic testing of sealed surfaces. Apply a few drops of water on the surface. If it soaks in, an additional application will be necessary to maintain peak performance.

Expected Wear

  • Will vary depending on hardness and texture of surface, type of area, surface wear, frequency, and type of maintenance products used
  • Weather conditions, harsh cleaning methods, and high-alkaline, acidic, or solvent-based cleaners will affect wear

Warranty Information

Product Warranty

Obtain the applicable LIMITED PRODUCT WARRANTY at or send a written request to Custom Building Products, Inc., Five Concourse Parkway, Atlanta, GA 30328, USA. Manufactured under the authority of Custom Building Products, Inc. © 2017 Quikrete International, Inc.

Coverage Chart

Depends on type of stone or tile, porosity and texture of surface, temperature, humidity, and method of application.

Size Min Coverage Max Coverage
1 Gallon (3.78 L) 800 ft² (74 M²) 1,000 ft² (93 M²)

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