Ceramic and Porcelain Tile sealers stone

Seal or not seal tile, particularly porcelain tile?

ANSWER - Sealers are normally only recommended for very porous ceramic tile and stone to minimize staining and to make it easier to maintain the product. With caution, sealers can be applied to more dense…

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Ceramic and Porcelain Tile sealers

Is there a finish for countertops to give a glazed smooth surface?

ANSWER - Ceramic tile is not made with the intentions of it being coated or painted. There are many different types of ceramic tile, but I will assume you have glazed ceramic tile on your…

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installation sealers stone

How do I finish the edge of marble so it shines?

ANSWER - There are several ways to treat the exposed edge of a marble. Most commonly the edge can be ground to a rounded bullnose edge and polished. Or at a lower expense you can…

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Ceramic and Porcelain Tile selection

What is the product difference for ceramic and porcelain tile?

ANSWER - Porcelain tile is a type of ceramic tile. Ceramic tile is a clay body tile that is a composition of water and clay or a mixture of clay and other ceramic materials mined from…

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Standards stone Testing

How to differentiate granite by grade/quality?

ANSWER - It is very difficult to differentiate granite let alone any other stone. People in the trade through experience may be able to notice key characteristics by looking, but even then it is…

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cleaning grout stone

Remove grout residue? And good sealer for stone?

ANSWER - What you use to remove the grout residue off the stone depends on what kind of grout was used. A standard cement based grout can normally be wet with a sponge and then…

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Ceramic and Porcelain Tile Debonding Tile failures installation

What kind of thinset would you recommend for Porcelain Tile. (non porous)

ANSWER - Porcelain Tile should be installed with a latex modified thin-set or a polymer modified thin-set. The Custom Marble Granite Mortar I believe is a polymer modified thin-set. For larger tiles 12x12 or larger…

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