QUESTIONWe have porcelain tile in our kitchen. It has a paver type rough finish to it. When I mop it, it has a beautiful wet look and the colors seem to pop. Is there any finish or sealant that can be applied to the tile that would give it this look even when dry?
ANSWERANSWER - 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 & Enhance that says it can be used on a ceramic tile. Porcelain tile is a type of a ceramic tile. This can only potential work if you are applying it over a unglazed or through body tile without a glazed (glass-like material on its surface).
You need to experiment with the sealer to see if it will perform the way you want it to. Porcelain tile has very little absorption that is 0.5% or less. So it is important when you apply a sealer to the tile surface that you wipe it dry immediately with a lint free cloth right after you apply the sealer, since the tile won't absorb much.
For a list of manufacturers who sell sealers for tile and stone go to the CTaSC Resource page at Cleaners and Sealers.