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Old 02-24-2012, 12:11 AM   #31
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no need to seal the tile. If you didnt use a urethane or epoxy grout than sealing is an option. you can find numerous grout/tile sealers in any of your big box stores.
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Old 02-24-2012, 12:22 AM   #32
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I think what Obie means is seal the grout, not the tiles. Porcelain tiles will not benefit from sealer, but your grout will become more stain resistant with it.
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Old 02-24-2012, 12:30 AM   #33
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some porcelain needs to be sealed
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Old 02-24-2012, 12:57 AM   #34
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some porcelain needs to be sealed
Ok ok.....If you should have an unglazed porcelain Irving, then you might want to apply a sealer. I stand corrected

Should you decide to seal the tile, just remember to start with a small test area to make sure the sealer you have will be accepted by the porcelain.
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some polished porcelain needs sealed
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Old 02-24-2012, 08:59 AM   #36
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More to the point, who is gonna sit there and just seal the grout lines; use a spray-able penetrating sealer, spray the grout lines,tile and all, let it seep in and then wipe it off with a lint free rag

I like miracle 511 myself
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Old 02-24-2012, 11:01 AM   #37
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The tile I have is "Capri Collection Classic 6x6 Through Body Porcelain. Class V porcelain strength. Glazed porcelain strength" Item number 77728.

Is there some type of sealant than can be applied over the tile and grout to stop, or reduce, penetration of water?
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Old 02-24-2012, 01:35 PM   #38
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I guess you could paint on a couple layers of epoxy.

I'm being sarcastic, but that seems to be what you are asking. There's no good solution here.
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Old 02-24-2012, 01:52 PM   #39
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James, under the American industry standards your tile is either Porcelain or it's not. If it is, it has a water absorption of 0.5 percent or less. You're not gonna improve upon that without changing the appearance, as with Randy's epoxy recommendation.

You'll not have much moisture penetration through the tiles, but the tile is not waterproof.

My opinion; worth price charged.
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