Ceramic and Porcelain Tile Expert Answers Grout installation

What installation products should I use for Installing Porcelain Tile on Floors of an Animal Facility?

ANSWER - I am assuming that you are saying that you will be installing a porcelain tile over cementitious backer board that you will be attaching to a hardwood floor. Make sure the floor does…

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Expert Answers Grout Repairs Stains stone Stone Restoration

How to Remove Grout Haze from Polished Marble Tile?

ANSWER - Normally to remove a cementitious haze you use acid, but not just any acid as acid used wrong can cause etching problems.  Never use muriatic acid like what is added to pools.  Sulphamic…

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Ceramic and Porcelain Tile Expert Answers failures Grout installation Warpage

My grout is flaking and my ceramic tiles are shifting. Is this a product Problem or an Installation Problem?

ANSWER - Normally when grout is soft and flakes it is because the grout was mixed with too much water and/or they used too much water during the the cleanup stage when grouting.  The excess…

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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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Ceramic and Porcelain Tile Expert Answers Grout Standards Workmanship

What are the Standards for how to Finish the Grout in a Tile Grout Joint?

ANSWER - Per ANSI A108.10 Installation of grout in Tilework, it says that all grout joints shall be uniformly finished. Cushion edge tile shall be finished evenly to the depth of the cushion. The grout…

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Ceramic and Porcelain Tile cracks Expert Answers failures Grout Repairs

Why is our grout cracking and what can we do about it?

ANSWER - Grout can crack for a varied of reasons, and it might be because of a combination of different deficiencies. First of all, not manufacturer of grout would recommend mixing non-sanded grout with sanded…

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Ceramic and Porcelain Tile cleaning Expert Answers Grout Maintenance Showers Stains Wet Areas

Why are my subway tiles have stains around the edges?

Answer - If you have subway tiles, I assume you are talking about tiles on the walls of the shower.  Although perhaps you did install the subway tiles on the shower floor. Most subway tiles…

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Ceramic and Porcelain Tile cleaning Expert Answers Grout Maintenance Mold Showers Wet Areas

What is the best product to use to remove Mold/Mildew?

ANSWER - You have to be careful on what cleaning products you use on tile, stone or grout.  Some of the grocery store brands may not be reliable for the type of cleaning you want…

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Ceramic and Porcelain Tile cleaning Expert Answers Grout Maintenance sealers Stains Wet Areas

How do I remove stains on my grout in my bathroom?

ANSWER -  The TEC 550 Power Grout says it is a unique cementitious formula, and that its unique formulation is stain proof* and provides strong, color consistent joints free of efflorescence that is resistant to…

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Ceramic and Porcelain Tile cleaning Expert Answers Flood Grout Maintenance Stains

How do I remove sewer stains in my tile grout?

ANSWER - It depends on whether the water from the commode was contaminated or not.  Category 1 water is sanitary water.  Category 2 water is contaminated water to some degree. Category 3 water is grossly…

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