Mexican Tile


Old 06-27-03, 11:11 AM
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Mexican Tile

I sure hope this is a simple question...
When installing Mexican Tile, do I grout first, seal the tile first, and seal the grout? Or do I first seal the tile, then grout, then seal the grout? HELP!
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Old 06-27-03, 11:40 AM
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check with the mfg. of the sealer. or
Old 06-27-03, 02:01 PM
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i go by what the tile looks like ,is a porrous tile? alot of pits?does it have a grain like in ungauged slate?is the tile polished?if any of these i would seal first then grout then seal again after grout has cured otherwise wait til grout cures then seal
Old 06-28-03, 09:26 AM
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Saltilo tile is an art in itself.

I hope you got the whole tile wet before setting it into the mortar. If not the clay will suck all the moisture out of the setting bed and make for a weak bond.

There are special products only used with Saltilo, Don't use products designed for stone or slate, or you witll be very disappointed.

After the tile is set and dry, seal the tile.
If you don't your going to have a grout mess.

Grout and then seal the entire installation with Saltilo tile sealer.
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