Ceramic and Porcelain Tile selection

Will Ceramic Tile hold up under heat behind a stove?

ANSWER - Ceramic tile behind a woodstove works very well as long as it's installed correctly over the right type of substrate. In the production process, ceramic tile is baked in huge ovens at 1200…

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Ceramic and Porcelain Tile cleaning Removal Wet Areas

How do I remove paint from tile in historical home bath?

Answer - I assume the ceramic tile you have is a glazed ceramic tile (glass-like coating on the surface) that has crazing in the glaze surface (spider web-like look). Some glazes are softer and more fragile…

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Ceramic and Porcelain Tile sealers Wet Areas

Wet Look Is there a product or treatment to give us a wet look?

ANSWER - There are sealers called "enhancers" that will give natural stone and unglazed ceramic tiles a wet look or darker look. Unglazed (through-body) Porcelain tile is considered impervious and does not absorb much, although…

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Ceramic and Porcelain Tile cleaning

How to clean ceramic tile dulled from Zap Cleaner

ANSWER - I am not familiar with Zap Cleaner, but I did find a website for it that does not provide any product data on it. They just make claims but do not provide a…

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Ceramic and Porcelain Tile Removal

Best way to remove tile or way to put wooden paneling over it?

ANSWER - The method used to remove ceramic tile depends on what it is attached to and what was used to attach it. Normally ceramic tile is tenaciously attached and requires a lot of effort…

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Ceramic and Porcelain Tile failures Moisture Problems Removal

Must I remove tile floor over wood after flood?

ANSWER - One of the drawbacks with installing over wood is if the wood gets wet it expands and when it dries it warps causing various structural stress on the floor and to anything attached…

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Ceramic and Porcelain Tile Exterior installation

How do we install ceramic tiles outside in Maryland?

ANSWER - I will briefly give you some idea of how you need to proceed. Our company does consult with architects and owners on specifying installation systems at the rate of $200 per hour and…

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Ceramic and Porcelain Tile Maintenance sealers

Is it essential to have our tile sealed?

ANSWER - The primary reason to seal ceramic tile is to make it more stain resistant. It also makes it easier to maintain the tile because dirt and etc. doesn't attach as readily and it…

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Ceramic and Porcelain Tile installation stone

Tips for Tile over Tile Installation?

ANSWER - It is an industry acceptable method to install tile over tile. The first important step is to verify that the existing tile is bonded substantially well to the substrate, since it is the…

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