Ceramic tile installation


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Old 08-10-01, 09:19 AM
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The tile installer just finished grouting the ceramic tile on our kitchen splashboard. It looks great. The installer told my wife that we should wait a couple of weeks and then "seal" the grout. Is this necessary? If it is necessary, wouldn't this be normally be included as part of the cost of the installation? And lastly, if I do get the pleasure of doing the sealing myself, how exactly is it done?
 
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Old 08-10-01, 11:31 PM
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Sealing grout

The grout needs to cure for a couple weeks before sealing if that is what you want to do. Most tile installers do not include sealing grout as part of the installation. You can purchase a grout sealant at a tile store if you wish. The sealant is simply brushed onto the grout (follow manufacturer's instructions).
 
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Old 08-11-01, 02:21 PM
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Bob,

It's as easy as falling off a log. I recommend Aquamix sealers.

http://www.aquamix.com

Use the one called "grout sealer." You can usually find it at Home Depot and similar stores.

Tile contractors don't include sealing because it entails an extra trip, and it's something the customer can easily do.

John

http://www.johnbridge.com
 
 

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