Ceramic and Porcelain Tile cleaning Expert Answers Maintenance Moisture Problems sealers Stains

Why did the porcelain tile under my rugs turn dark?

ANSWER - Porcelain tile is not known to fade.  It is not uncommon to find that the tile color under rugs that have been in place a long time are a different color or shade. …

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cleaning Expert Answers Exterior Maintenance Moisture Problems sealers Stains stone

What has caused my Blue Stone to show rust stains?

Questions -  Most stones contain some ferrous oxide minerals that when subjected to excessive moisture can cause a rust-like stain.   For it to occur the stone has to be subjected to some level of moisture.…

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Ceramic and Porcelain Tile Expert Answers Maintenance sealers

How do I get my Porcelain Tile to have a Wet Look?

ANSWER - There are sealers called enhancers.  They are normally penetrating sealers used on natural stone products to give them a wet look.  They are breathable sealers.  There is a product called Miracle 511 Seal…

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Expert Answers Exterior Maintenance sealers stone

What sealer should on use on my new Travertine Deck?

Answer:  There are sealers that will darken natural stone and give it a wet look that won't make them more slippery.  They are called penetrating enhancer sealers.  They make the stone water resistant.  There are surface…

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Is it recommended to install Carrara Marble in Steam Showers?

ANSWER - I have seen Carrara Marble installed in showers and steam shower successfully, but I have also seen where there were staining problems. Many marbles contain pyrite (iron sulfide) minerals which is a natural…

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Ceramic and Porcelain Tile Expert Answers installation sealers Standards Wet Areas

How can I keep my porcelain tile on the porch from having standing water?

ANSWER -  Industry standards require tile floor surfaces in areas that are subject to being wet must have a slope to drain of 1/4 inch per foot.   So if  water is getting into your screed…

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Ceramic and Porcelain Tile Expert Answers Maintenance sealers

Can we seal our Glazed Porcelain Tile and give it a gloss finish?

ANSWER -  Because you have a glazed tile surface that is impervious, I don't think the stone enhancer sealers would give you a gloss finish or be practical to do.  It might even be problematic.…

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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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How can I remove the Drip Lines on my Quartz Stone in my Shower?

ANSWER - Quartz Stone is a man-made material that is about 90% natural quartz suspended in a resin base. Natural stone and quartz stone can be affected by various chemicals.  The chemicals whether very acidic…

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Ceramic and Porcelain Tile Expert Answers grout Maintenance Moisture Problems Repairs sealers Wet Areas

Why did my grout Turn White and How can I get back the Original Color?

ANSWER - It is not clear what kind of sealer you used.  Normally sealers are not mixed into the grout when you install the grout, so that may be part of the problem? Grout turning…

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