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Why is my Subway Glass Tiles with Wood Grain Deteriorating?

ANSWER - Regarding whether sealing a cementitious grout makes it waterproof, it doesn't.  Using an appropriate penetrating sealer over grout will make it moisture resistant, it will make it stain resistant, and it normally will…

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Can a Tile Mosaic Mural Be Installed Outdoors with High Temperatures?

ANSWER - You didn't indicate if the mosaics are ceramic mosaics or glass mosaics. Ceramic mosaics are normally produced at over 1200 degrees F.  Normally custom ceramic tiles are dried and then fired in a…

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Why Choose Tile for your Home or Business?

Discover all of the benefits of tile, that is ceramic tile, ceramic porcelain tile, and glass tile by visiting www.WhyTile.com Learn about the…

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Expert Answers Glass Tile grout Stains

What has caused the small rust spots on the bottom of my Glass Tile Swimming Pool?

ANSWER - Looking at the photo you attached, my best guess is that someone used a time capsule fertilizer containing ferrous sulfate near the pool and broadcasted it into the pool. I say that because the…

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Expert Answers Glass Tile Mold Stains

How to remove mildew staining behind Glass Tile?

ANSWER - You can try the Oceanside Glass Tile company www.glasstile.com to see if they have anything similar to the glass tile that you have.  At one time Boyce and Bean and Oceanside owners were part…

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How to Cut Glass Tile to prevent Chipping and how to install Expansion Joints?

ANSWER - The proper way to cut glass tile is either with a continuous rim diamond blade either wet or dry.  Also you can cut glass tile with manual tile cutters.  The glass tile is…

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Is it normal for ceramic porcelain tiles or stone tiles to sound hollow?

ANSWER - First of all, hollow sounding tiles is not considered a defect.  There are no standards addressing hollow sounds, other to say that hollow sounds don’t necessary mean it is a problem. Hollow sounds…

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Was the glass tile in my shower installed correctly?

ANSWER - Some translucent glass tiles are coated with a white coating so that you can't see the conditions under the glass tile.  When there isn't a white coating on the back of the glass…

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What is the difference between Tile Debonding and Delaminated Tile and Tented Tile?

ANSWER - Whether it is stone tile or ceramic tile or porcelain tile or glass tile, if the tile becomes loose or unbonded, then we refer to that either as a tile that debonded or…

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Expert Answers Glass Tile installation Standards

Does the installation of Glass Tile require a Crack Isolation membrane?

ANSWER - There are no mandatory requirements to install glass tile over an ANSI A118.12 crack isolation membrane, unless the substrate to which the tile will be adhered to has non-structural cracks.  Tile cannot be…

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