Sealing Tiles


Postby NCD » Tue Dec 04, 2007 10:59 am

Hi, can somebody clear something up for me, I know you can seal the grout but how can you seal a porcelain tile? Is this type of tile not sealed already??

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Postby martin497 » Tue Dec 04, 2007 6:21 pm

Hi,M8.
Is your porcelain tile polished or not...?
A highly polished porcelain tile will need sealing.
However if the tiles are not polished then you dont need to seal them.
Hope this helps...!
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Postby NCD » Thu Dec 06, 2007 12:27 pm

Hi Martin,
It is a highly polished tile, I would have thought it was the opposite.
A highly polished tile has a glass like finish so it would be like trying to seal glass. The seal has nowere to absorb into? I have poured a bit of seal onto the tile and it justs puddles.

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Postby martin497 » Sat Dec 08, 2007 6:33 pm

Hi NCD,
regular pocelain tiles are very hard wearing and not pourous at all, and therefore need no sealing.
A highly polished tile has had the top layers taken off during the polishing process and the pores (for want of a better word) of the tile have been opened up.
You will need to seal your tiles if they are highly polished, FILA is a popular sealer, but just ask at any tile store and they should find you the right product.
Are the tiles definetely porcelain..?
Did you get them from B and Q....?
How are you applying the sealer...?
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