Expert Answers in sealers
Can Lappato Porcelain Tiles be Sealed?
ANSWER - You say you have a glazed porcelain tile. A glazed tile has a glass-like substance fired on the clay bond surface. You then say the tiles are lappato tiles. Lappato normally means that…Read More
How can I make my Ceramic Tile Glossy?
ANSWER - Unglazed porcelain tiles are technically impervious, but they still have some absorption. So they can absorb slightly. There are sealers called enhancers that can be applied to unglazed porcelain tiles to give it…Read More
Why do my pre-sealed Saltillo Tiles have a milky discoloration?
ANSWER - Normally when your sealed Saltillo tiles have a whitish or cloudy appearance, it means that moisture is trapped under the sealer. Chances are you have a surface type sealer that does not allow…Read More
Why does my new Marble vanity top have smudges?
ANSWER - Marble is made of a calcium carbonate material which tends to be more susceptible to staining. It is possible that the smudges are etched spots meaning that they were subjected to some material…Read More
Do I need to Seal my Porcelain Tile and Grout?
ANSWER - I would not do either option. Their prices are extremely high. You can do it yourself for probably less than $100. First of all you don’t really need to seal your grout. I assume…Read More
Why did my slate tile turn white after applying a sealer?
ANSWER - Apparently there were a number of compounding deficiencies in how the slate was sealed. Slate is very dense and considered impervious. If it is a true slate, its absorption is between 0.1% and…Read More
Can I apply Another Sealer over Slate that has been sealed?
ANSWER - Not all sealers are compatible with each other. There are sealers that are surface type sealers that will give the stone a wet look, but they are non-breathable sealers and not good for…Read More
How Should I clean and maintain my Limestone flooring?
ANSWER - Normally all you need to clean limestone or other types of natural stone is a neutral based cleaner or detergent. It is recommended to purchase cleaners that are manufactured specifically for cleaning natural stone. There…Read More
What is Efflorescence and How to Avoid it?
ANSWER - Excessive efflorescence staining (generally a whitish substance) on stone, tiles, grout, or adjacent surfaces is a generally a symptom of an excessive…Read More
What should I take into Consideration in Selecting a Granite for an Exterior Countertop?
ANSWER - First of all let me give you some background info to consider. Not all granite, or stones in general, are made equal by mother nature. Being a natural material the physical properties can…Read More