Unglazed Porcelain Tile - always feels gritty?


Old 09-16-15, 08:20 PM
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Unglazed Porcelain Tile - always feels gritty?

I recently put in unglazed porcelain tile on my basement floor, and it always feels gritty/dirty. I have cleaned it dozens of times, but I wish I had gotten a glazed tile instead.

Is there anything that can be done to polish the tile to make it feel smoother??

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Old 09-17-15, 07:31 AM
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Whatever you do, Don't put a coat of wax, on it. Even if it feels better, it will create another problem. You'll drown, in scuff marks.

When I worked in building maintenance, in NYC, one of the tenants wanted their granite floor to shine so my boss told me to do a sample wax, in the corner. I said, no sample. Either we wax it or we don't. They decided to wax it. What a horror! They should have left it alone.

I suggest you do the same.
Old 09-17-15, 08:22 AM
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Call A tile store or the manufacture if possible and ask if there is any type of coating (silicone??) that might be applied to help.
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I'd like to at least see what your tiles look like, I doubt very much that they're unglazed, they may be dull and or textured, but they're probably glazed. Glazed does not mean shiny, glazed tiles can be dull too.

Got a pic or link we can see?

Old 09-18-15, 02:48 AM
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This should help you upload some images.


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