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Old 05-05-2008, 11:26 AM
 
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Does anyone know of a good company or contractor for sealing tile in the Katy area?

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Old 05-05-2008, 11:44 AM
 
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Hi, we have tiles everywhere in the house as well, foyer, family room, kitchen backsplash, bathrooms, etc. I know it's silly question, may I ask why do you need sealing the tile? Does it appy to all these areas that I have just mentioned?

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Old 05-05-2008, 12:08 PM
 
Location: where nothin ever grows. no rain or rivers flow, TX
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Hi, we have tiles everywhere in the house as well, foyer, family room, kitchen backsplash, bathrooms, etc. I know it's silly question, may I ask why do you need sealing the tile? Does it appy to all these areas that I have just mentioned?

Thanks.
generally the grout is the one that need sealing. you need to steel brush those for prep. natural stone too need sealing, especially granite and marble, slate. I got my sealant from lowes, another DIY project anyone can do. theres a tiny paint roller thinger for grout sealing, that would have made the work easier for me :\
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Old 05-05-2008, 12:34 PM
 
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This is pretty easy to do yourself unless you have some physical impairment, might want to look into that.
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Old 05-05-2008, 01:36 PM
 
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I'm assuming you have slate tiles or some other porous natural stone? If you hire a contractor and watch what they do, you will find yourself wondering why in the world you paid someone else to do it. I sealed about 800 sq. ft. of slate in my kitchen and den in about five hours for about $150. It would have been a lot faster if I could have gotten my wife to help, but no dice there. If you don't need the "penetrating, color enhancing" sealer, which is about $30/quart, your job can be financed out of your spare change jar. If you are simply re-sealing old tiles you can probably buy the simple penetrating sealer or the low-lustre sealer for about $5.00/Gallon. If I had hired a sub to do the work he would have done it a bit faster and saved my knees from some abuse, but the work probably would have cost me a grand.

Check your toolshed to see if you have the requisite items:

Mop.

Bucket.

T-Shirt or Terricloth rags.

Kneepads (optional, but huge...)

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Old 05-05-2008, 03:00 PM
 
Location: Visitation between Wal-Mart & Home Depot
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Hi, we have tiles everywhere in the house as well, foyer, family room, kitchen backsplash, bathrooms, etc. I know it's silly question, may I ask why do you need sealing the tile? Does it appy to all these areas that I have just mentioned?

Thanks.
If you have ordinary ceramic tile or Spanish/Saltillo tile you don't need to seal them. Saltillo and Spanish tile can be waxed every few years but no sealer necessary. Natural stone tiles will need to be sealed to prevent stains from spills and such. Slate also needs to be sealed because it has a high iron content and will begin to flake and break up if the iron rusts after exposure to humidity or water.
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Old 05-16-2008, 11:21 AM
 
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I found some recommendations for tile contractors through this website Home Improvement | Home Repair | Home Remodeling

Has anyone uses this site for contractors?
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Old 05-23-2008, 11:27 AM
 
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Just in case anyone looking for the same kind of estimate..sealing the tiles/grout...

We will be paying $1200 (labor and materials) for 3 full baths, kitchen backsplash, tile floors on foyer, family room, kitchen, laundry room, kitchen nook and powder room.
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Old 05-23-2008, 11:32 AM
 
Location: where nothin ever grows. no rain or rivers flow, TX
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Just in case anyone looking for the same kind of estimate..sealing the tiles/grout...

We will be paying $1200 (labor and materials) for 3 full baths, kitchen backsplash, tile floors on foyer, family room, kitchen, laundry room, kitchen nook and powder room.
yikes i did all that myself for $50 in materials and i only used 60% of it. that includes granite counter tops too
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Old 05-23-2008, 11:34 AM
 
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I didn't know granite counter top needs sealing too?
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