How To Prevent Sealer Haze

How To Prevent Sealer Haze

A sealant is put over grout to keep water and oil from getting into pores and capillaries. However, in some cases there can be something that prevents the sealer from fully penetrating the surface. The cause of this can be previous sealer applications. When the sealant is

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Preventing Efflorescence While Cleaning Grout

Preventing Efflorescence While Cleaning Grout

Has this ever happened to you? You decide to clean your grout. You think you are doing a great job, but within minutes a haze starts to form leaving the tiling looking even worse than it did before you cleaned it. So, what is one to do

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Common Causes of Cracked Tile

Common Causes of Cracked Tile

Maybe you’re cleaning, or maybe you’re just admiring your home, and then, all of a sudden you see it… a cracked tile! The first thing you are probably thinking about is how you’re going to replace it, but you should also consider why it happened. This way

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Sanded Grout vs. Unsanded Grout

Sanded Grout vs. Unsanded Grout

Grout is the material that goes between tiles to fill gaps and ensure the structural integrity of the project. It is also quite visible working on both a functional and aesthetic level. When purchasing grout, you will have to choose between sanded grout vs. unsanded grout options.

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Can I Put New Grout Over Old Grout?

Can I Put New Grout Over Old Grout?

When you first put in new grout, it gives your fixtures a bright appearance that puts a smile on your face every time you look at it. But over time, grout can begin to look dingy. What’s more, if water or grit gets into the joints of

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How to Use Ceramic Tile at Home

How to Use Ceramic Tile at Home

When you think of tile in terms of home décor, what comes to mind? Floor tile, bathroom tile, tile for a backsplash? The truth is, there are so many ways to use tile in your home, the possibilities are endless. If you are thinking of how to

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Most Common Causes of Grout Damage

Most Common Causes of Grout Damage

Not only is grout necessary in securing the tiling in your home, it is also establishing itself as a decorative element as new colors are being released to bring an updated look to your rooms. But over time, grout can begin to crack and crumble detracting from the aesthetic appeal of your home and compromising the staying power of your tiles.

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Which Grout is Right for Your Home?

Which Grout is Right for Your Home?

Grout is a thick paste that can be used in various applications. It can fill gaps; it can be used to reinforce structures and it is commonly used to fill cracks between tiles. Most grout is cement based. However, even though this type of grout is popular, it

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Beautify Indoors or Outdoors with Stone and Grout

Beautify Indoors or Outdoors with Stone and Grout

Stone makes a gorgeous look for indoor or outdoor flooring or for an accent wall. Your professional installer will take a different tack to installing it though than you may have observed when watching tile installed. Installation Differences The similarity to the processes of grouting tile and

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Seal Your Grout and Tile to Avoid Damage

Seal Your Grout and Tile to Avoid Damage

You could lose part of your home investment by failing to do one thing: sealing your tile or natural stone. There are installation professionals who make the mistake of installing new tile floors or a natural stone patio and never seal them. Homeowners, who don’t know to

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