sealing

  1. H573

    Siliconing

    Hi all, I was taught when sealing corners etc to masking tape before. Trouble is the tape here to be honest is terrible, it doesn’t stick and peels off whilst smoothing the silicone. Any alternative ways? Other posts mention fugi tool, do I still have to mask up when using these?
  2. M

    Sealing pipes coming out the wall

    Hi guys. As title says. What methods do you use to seal the shower outlet pipe feeds that come out the wall? Got two copper pipes coming out at 150 centers for my mira erd shower. Pipes are in a stud wall, lined with jackoboard. Its not tiled in that area yet. I have seen gaskets but cant...
  3. Z

    My 1st Job Sealing glazed ceramic tiles before grouting

    I'm just wondering if my glazed ceramic tiles need sealing before I grout them... I applied some Mapei Ultracolour Plus Terra Di Seinna grout to an inconspicuous area. I scraped the excess off straight away and wiped across with a damp sponge. I left it about 5 minutes and wiped it again. The...
  4. C

    Limestone floor help - adding sheen

    Hi everyone, Stumbled across this wonderful forum when Googling about the dilemma I have with my Limestone floor and it looked like THE place to ask! I had my floor tiled about seven months ago. My tiler used Fila unpolished protector from Topps, however we're not happy with the lack of any...
  5. H573

    Mosaic Sealing prior to grouting

    Hi All, I’m a newbie both to this site and tiling. I’ve recently moved to Zambia, the materials here are inferior and the availability is poor. I’m doing a bathroom using mosaic, marble and natural stone. I know I need to seal prior to grouting, but the only sealer I can find is TFC silicone...
  6. L

    Marble tiles - sealing and cleaning

    Im putting some marble tiles in a bathroom / shower area for the first time. The customer is very worried about limescale and how to clean it, they have hard water. Anyone got any recommendations of decent sealers for marble and/or cleaners. Or should I be telling her to avoid marble in the...
  7. T

    My 1st Job Sealing around shower door frame.

    I have refitted my ensuite and I have made it to the last step only to run into trouble I cant seem to fix. I have a tiled shower floor with wet room tray underneath, all tanked etc and tiled the walls. Sliding shower door frame fitted. Siliconed up where the metal meets the tile but I keep...
  8. O

    Limestone tile sealing

    Good morning all Just to introduce myself, my name is Oli and I am in the process of finishing an extension at home. Was wondering if anyone would be kind enough to offer some advice on sealing limestone floor tiles. They are chalky white colour which we want to retain as best possible. I...
  9. M

    Natural Stone Sealing after grouting

    I'm just wondering how you can seal natural stone mosaic tiles after the have been grouted can some advice the best action to take.. thanks in advance
  10. H

    Willing to provide tiling advice

    A little about myself . My name is Harry Harshaw and I have been in the construction industry for over 25 years. I am a hone inspector. Installed over a million square feet on multiple projects over my lifetime. Been with some of the best in the industry for the USA market. Since moving from...
  11. R

    People who specialise in silicone sealing

    I remember reading somewhere that there's a specific trade or at least people who are very skilled at silicone sealing. I have a lot of corners in a soon to be completed bathroom that will need this doing and I want it done really well as if not, it can really spoil the final appearance. I...
  12. J

    The correct method of sealing sliding shower doors

    Hi all. I've seen a fair share of very dodgy siliconing around the frames of shower doors. The installation instructions for my shower door state that you should not seal the inside of the frames, only the outside. This make sense to me. But in reality, what does it mean? Do you dry fit the...
  13. James De

    Best method of sealing porous tiles

    So I had to seal some slate the other week which I did with a paint brush. Just wondered if there was a better method? (I used the Tile Rite stone sealer) and applied 2 coats and then tested with a whiteboard marker on a spare off cut.
  14. W

    sealing tiles in our bathroom

    Hi Could anyone recommend the best sealant to seal these tiles please? We’ve finally got our shower up and running but water is getting through some of the grout joints on our tiles, so I’m hoping i can give them a seal? Any advice or suggestions I would be greatly thankful for Cheers
  15. Minmax89

    Using brick slips in shower?

    Hi guys and gals! Hope you're all keeping well. The missus is begging me to do our bathroom. I'm always doing everyone else's and ours is sh1t, she says. Our house is an old workers cottage from around 1906 and is build with slate and lime mortar mainly then with red brick accents around...
  16. tillymint19

    Encaustic tile sealing and hairline cracking

    Hi, Looking for advice please. 2 problems! We have just had encaustic tiles laid in our bathroom including wetroom style walk in shower. They were laid over a new floor (extended bathroom) which then had a layer of hardiebacker cement board on top screwed down all over it. The tiles have been...
  17. P

    Black Limestone – Sealing before jointing

    Hello From this forum I understand that I need to seal before jointing and understand that I need a combined impregnator and sealer. My intention is to colour enhance the stone to get it back to black. I have come down to a choice between 2 products: Romex colour enhancing sealer Miracle 511...
  18. Stevev

    Spanish tiles.... Need sealing before grouting?

    These tiles look as though the design has been printed on. There's no glaze like a metro tile. Will I need to seal before grouting? Thanks
  19. Ronin63

    Cleaning flamed granite and sealing, flamed granite(if required)

    Good day everyone! I had a granite company do a supply and install of flamed granite in a public walkway, inside. The grout was smeared across the flamed grout, and was difficult to remove, but most of it i was able to remove with just simple soap and water(mostly water) and those steel scrub...
  20. C

    Cleaning and sealing a marble sink prior to installation

    We have a marble sink purchased from mandarin stone. Does anyone know the best cleaning products to use prior to sealing and installation? Any ideas on sealants would also be welcome. Thanks for taking the time!
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