Does matte finished porcelain tile have to be sealed?

Answer True porcelain tiles, regardless of the finish, do not need to be sealed. However, it is a good idea to use a product specifically designed to protect porcelain tiles over the finished surface.Sour... Read More »

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What Is the Difference Between Glazed Porcelain Tile & Through-Body Porcelain Tile?

If you are remodeling your home, or just looking to do some light improvements to your bathroom, patio room, hallway or kitchen area, deciding which tiles you will use should be determined by both ... Read More »

Whats the difference between Italian porcelain and Chinese porcelain tile?

I have just spent two weeks shopping for tile and have discovered Chinese porcelain tile. Many salespersons and tile installers told me there was no difference in Italian and Chinese tile. The fact... Read More »

Does granite tile need to be sealed?

Yes, sealing granite tile is recommended. Unsealed granite tile will absorb stains and spills, since granite is a porous stone. Sealing granite is essential in showers, countertops and other areas ... Read More »

How long does tile grout need to cure before it can be sealed?

Most manufacturers and tile installers suggest curing tile grout for 48 hours before sealing. All grouts are made of a porous substance that is prone to staining, hence sealing is strongly recommen... Read More »