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Why are my newly installed Travertine Tiles have a White Haze and Texture?

ANSWER - If your travertine was dark and rich before it was grouted and sealed, then it should be able to be returned to that condition since it is a natural stone the surface can be…

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What can I use to darken limestone rock?

Answer:  There are sealers that will darken natural stone and give it a wet look.  They are called enhancers.  They make the stone water resistant too.  There are surface sealers, which I wouldn't recommend as they…

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How do I remove the Bleach Stain from my High Gloss Ceramic Tiles?

ANSWER - I will assume that you have a high gloss black glazed ceramic tile on your floor. High gloss black glazes on tiles are normally softer glazes that will scratch easy and etch easy.…

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How do I remove the White Haze off of my Pebble Shower Floor?

ANSWER - When there is a white haze on a shower floor it is normally either efflorescence precipitation or you have trapped moisture in the tile assembly by applying a non-breathable sealer over the floor.…

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Why is our matte gray colored porcelain floor tile turning several shades darker?

ANSWER - Although by definition a porcelain tile is impervious, it can still get dirty.  Depending on what kind of texture the tile has on its surface and whether it has micro pores, as many…

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Is spot bonding tile in showers an acceptable method of installing tile?

ANSWER - First of all, it is recommend per the industry standards the grout joint width should be at least 1/8" wide for larger tiles, and never less than 1/16" wide. Spot boding tile is…

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How do I remove the grout haze or stains on my new bathroom tiles?

ANSWER -  There are many variables to consider.  First you have to know what type of tile was installed.  Whether it is a glazed tile (impervious glass-like surface) or unglazed tile (same clay material form…

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What is causing my white ceramic wall tiles to stain and how can I clean it?

ANSWER - Since you don't see the purple stain in the pink tile, but you see it in the white tile, and you can't clean it, it sounds like you have a microbial staining or…

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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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Does Xypex Additive in Concrete help prevent Efflorescence in Bluestone Tile?

Xypex is suppose to waterproof the concrete.  So in theory it should prevent moisture migration in the concrete wall to help reduce the possibility of efflorescence.  You can still get efflorescence from the mortar or…

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