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11-11-08, 10:03 AM
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I just reached my tile installer, who says it is...

I just reached my tile installer, who says it is a penetrating sealer that just wipes on. He says it can be done periodically, and that I should be able to do it.

If not vinegar and water, what...
11-10-08, 12:34 PM
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Views: 10,824
Posted By evelynjo

Sealing and cleaning slate shower floor

I have a shower floor made from natural slate, cut into 6-inch squares. It was sealed when put in a few years ago and needs sealing again. (We are only here about 6 mo. a year.) The same slate, in...
05-06-08, 04:12 PM
Replies: 2
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Posted By evelynjo

Sealing slate and tiles in shower

We had our shower torn out and replaced in 2004 (the pan was leaking). We had our tile guys lay slate on the shower floor and the bathroom floor, and ceramic tile on the walls of the shower. They...
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Posted By evelynjo

Synthetic "wood" decking

My wood deck is 17 years old and the part exposed to sun and rain is rotten. The boards are on joists with 16" centers. Because we have such harsh summers here in Austin, TX, I think I will replace...
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Views: 8,434
Posted By evelynjo

I may have misled you. The floors are varnished...

I may have misled you. The floors are varnished (probably 80 years ago!), but then waxed several times. So there is wax over varnish. We did use paint thinner (mineral spirits) which took the...
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Views: 8,434
Posted By evelynjo

cleaning sticky gunk off wood floors

A cousin of mine is moving back into her house in Texas after having rented it out for several years. The tenants' carpet/rug padding (we think) has caused a waffle effect on her wood floors in one...
03-27-04, 09:49 PM
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Views: 3,266
Posted By evelynjo

I really appreciate your advice, and I even took...

I really appreciate your advice, and I even took some of it!

This morning I consulted with the tile wholesaler who sold the slate. His advice: Use Poultice, a clay-based absorbent and mild...
03-26-04, 07:54 AM
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Views: 3,266
Posted By evelynjo

cleaning new slate floor

I have a brand new slate floor in my master bath. According to my tile guy, it cannot be sealed for 45 days. When the plumber reset my toilet yesterday, he left a smear of toilet-sealing wax on the...
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