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Ronnie1a 06-19-2007 10:45 AM

porcelin tile grout sealer
I need to seal the grout in my new shower. All the sealants that I find advertised are for ceramic tile or stone tile. Cannot find anything for porcelin tile. Any suggestions on where to look?

CraigFL 06-19-2007 01:09 PM

I don't think it makes any difference because it's the grout you're sealing and that's the same either way... unless you used epoxy grout in which case you don't need a sealer.

Rustedbird 06-24-2007 11:53 AM

Good housekeeping helps. Always wipe the walls after a shower and use the vent fan to get moisture out. My two showers have a good low flow shower head too. It puts the water on the user and puts very little anywhere else. It also has a bypass valve if one likes to save on hot water.

MattCoops 06-30-2007 07:56 AM

Your sealing the grout, not the porcelain tile. The tile probably won't accept any sealer. The tile has a glaze over it already.
You should seal the grout lines. Aquamix makes an excellent sealer product and can be found at any good tile specialty stores.

Daryl in Nanoose 06-30-2007 08:15 AM

As mentioned Glazed tile does not need a sealer but the grout does so just seal the grout at least twice and then once a year 2 tops.

MattCoops 06-30-2007 03:29 PM

If you use a quality sealer, you'll only need to apply two coats and need to reseal after 15-20 years.

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