Sealing grout on tile floor

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Old 06-21-05, 06:49 PM
dmr139
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Sealing grout on tile floor

I've been having a problem with the contractors that I got to remodel my kitchen.

I had them install tile floor, when they thought they were done they sealed the floor. Well they didn't use spacers to create the pattern we were looking for and some of the tiles had to be de-grouted (is that a word?), straightened, then grouted again.

At that point they told me that they would seal it again. They never did and not that sign off time has come around I refuse to sign.

They have changed their story, saying that it is the tile that needs to be sealed and not the grout, and therefore the tiles are already sealed.

Someone please tell me if it is my imagination or isn't half the reason for sealing, the grout??
 
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Old 06-21-05, 06:52 PM
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What type of tile, stone, ceramic, glazed, unglazed?

You don't seal glazed ceramic, you seal the grout only, and wait a week after grouting to do this.
 
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Old 06-22-05, 12:15 PM
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unglazed tile. But like I said I'm not so concerned about the tile. I know it got some sort of glaze/sealer.

I don't know that much about tile, but here is the link to the tile I have:
http://www.daltileproducts.com/serie...t=1&series=19#

thanks
 
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Old 06-22-05, 01:02 PM
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That tile is a glazed tile. On the side of the box, the pei rating of 4 indicates the glazing's resistance to abrasive wear. The tile won't take a sealer no matter how hard your installer tries and none of the sealer wiped over the tile soaked into it. The grout is another story. He needs to seal it. The sealer bottle tells you how long to wait after grouting before you can use it.
 
 

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