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Sealing Your New Tile Job

Natural stone, ceramic and porcelain tile, and grout are durable surfaces. However, if not properly sealed, they are easily susceptible to staining. Natural stone can be very porous. Kiln fired ceramic and porcelain tile are nearly impervious to liquids. Tile grout, on the other hand, is also very porous. Sealing your new stone or tile job is always recommended. A good penetrating sealer will protect against staining and water damage. Sealing your tile grout and stone will also make cleaning easier.

Tile Care & Maintenance

Keep your tile, grout, and stone looking great by following some simple precautions.  Natural stone and grout are porous materials, susceptible to staining and water penetration. We recommend that all grout and stone jobs be sealed with the appropriate sealer. Unprotected, grout can be stained by daily use and spills.

Cleaning Grout and Stone Tiles

Cleaning products with ammonia or bleach should never be used on grout or natural stone.  You should read the product label to insure that it does not contain ammonia or bleach.  Brand name products such as Tile-X can be used for every day cleaning. Professional cleaning and sealing products, such as DuPont™ StoneTech® , can be purchased at tile retailers.  Some of these cleaners are for heavy duty cleaning, and may require dilution.   You should read the product label for proper mixing.

Our Satisfied Customers

We have used Scott at Tile Perfection on numerous occasions over the years. He has retiled 3 bathroom floors, our kitchen counters, our back patio and both fireplaces. On every occasion we found Scott to be on time both in arrival and in finishing the job. He always cleaned up the work area thoroughly and was respectful of our home. Any questions we had were answered, and when needed, he gave recommendations and ideas. We have had other contractors come in to our home and comment on the quality of the tile work. In fact, the one time we had someone do a tile job for us, we ultimately had it torn out and redone by Scott. We would recommend Scott and Tile Perfection with complete confidence.

Maria and Tom McCarthy