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Forum: Cleaning, Restoration and Sealing 10-15-2005, 09:08 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 7,709
Posted By erikjo
Thanks for all your help, they are starting on...

Thanks for all your help, they are starting on Wednesday. I hope this will be the end of all of this. I will let you know how it turns out. I just hope they have done it before and are not using me...
Forum: Cleaning, Restoration and Sealing 10-15-2005, 08:54 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 7,709
Posted By erikjo
Any particular brands I should request?

Any particular brands I should request?
Forum: Cleaning, Restoration and Sealing 10-15-2005, 06:00 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 7,709
Posted By erikjo
Oh I see, sorry for the misunderstanding. Is the...

Oh I see, sorry for the misunderstanding. Is the grout colorant pretty easy to get a uniform look with throughout the house? Does it seal the grout or will I need to seal it afterwards? Do you think...
Forum: Cleaning, Restoration and Sealing 10-15-2005, 12:31 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 7,709
Posted By erikjo
Grout Colorant

Hello all,

So are you saying it could damage the tile? It seems like you are saying it could stain the tile. That kind of scares me because I am not the one doing it, the contractor is. My parents...
Forum: Cleaning, Restoration and Sealing 10-15-2005, 11:31 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 7,709
Posted By erikjo
Update

Hello all,

Well the tile contractor came back out and tried the vinegar wash. He doesn't think it will give consistent results, so he says he wants to use grout colorant to stain the grout. What...
Forum: Cleaning, Restoration and Sealing 10-09-2005, 11:21 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 7,709
Posted By erikjo
Well I tried the vinegar/water wash on two sides...

Well I tried the vinegar/water wash on two sides of one tile and it made alot of difference. There are still some areas that are a little white on the sides of the test tile. I think I didn't scrub...
Forum: Cleaning, Restoration and Sealing 10-02-2005, 10:23 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 7,709
Posted By erikjo
Nope I am planning on trying it later today,...

Nope I am planning on trying it later today, thanks for all your help.

Erik
Forum: Cleaning, Restoration and Sealing 10-01-2005, 11:45 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 7,709
Posted By erikjo
Thanks Shaughnn. Anyone know about this restore...

Thanks Shaughnn. Anyone know about this restore or what type of brush bristles to use exactly? Thanks
Forum: Cleaning, Restoration and Sealing 10-01-2005, 11:24 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 7,709
Posted By erikjo
Thank you so much for your help, all of you. Like...

Thank you so much for your help, all of you. Like I said I really don't want her back in my house unless necessary, so I will try this out and see how it goes. When you say to use a stone and tile...
Forum: Cleaning, Restoration and Sealing 09-29-2005, 09:33 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 7,709
Posted By erikjo
Here are the pictures. You have been a great...

Here are the pictures. You have been a great help, I will have them come over and do it themselves. Is this something that they are responsible for or not. I only ask because I would not be surprised...
Forum: Cleaning, Restoration and Sealing 09-29-2005, 09:14 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 7,709
Posted By erikjo
I see what you are saying and thank you for you...

I see what you are saying and thank you for you advice. I actually haven't done anything up till now, I am just trying to get information. I guess I should have her come do it though, that way she...
Forum: Cleaning, Restoration and Sealing 09-29-2005, 08:53 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 7,709
Posted By erikjo
There are areas like this throughout the house,...

There are areas like this throughout the house, but it seems to be most prevalent in the kitchen. When I wipe my hand on it, there is a white powder on my finger. Is that a characteristic of a sloppy...
Forum: Cleaning, Restoration and Sealing 09-29-2005, 08:05 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 7,709
Posted By erikjo
So you don't think that this is efflorescence? I...

So you don't think that this is efflorescence? I have scrubbed in one place using only water, and it didn't come up at all. The thing is that it is really bad in the kitchen and no where else....
Forum: Cleaning, Restoration and Sealing 09-29-2005, 07:16 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 7,709
Posted By erikjo
Finally got the pictures up I believe. The...

Finally got the pictures up I believe. The cleaner she gave me was a sample of stonetech professional restore in concentrate form. She wanted to put it directly on my grout undiluted, but it says to...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-29-2005, 04:23 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,334
Posted By erikjo
Is it bad to leave a small space between the tile...

Is it bad to leave a small space between the tile and a wall, and then cover that space with shoe molding so it isn't visible? Just curious, thanks.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 09-29-2005, 11:50 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,334
Posted By erikjo
Hollow tile spots, expansion joints

What exactly are these? I saw someone referring to them and was curious. Thank you.

Erik
Forum: Cleaning, Restoration and Sealing 09-29-2005, 11:48 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 7,709
Posted By erikjo
I can post some pictures when I get home. If the...

I can post some pictures when I get home. If the vinegar/water works, will the substance come back? Can I use vinegar/water to clean the floor every time to keep the substance from coming back or...
Forum: Cleaning, Restoration and Sealing 09-28-2005, 11:33 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 7,709
Posted By erikjo
Yes I have a water softener, it was with the...

Yes I have a water softener, it was with the house when I bought it. I am in a subdivision, so I am pretty sure it isn't a well system.
Forum: Cleaning, Restoration and Sealing 09-28-2005, 10:46 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 7,709
Posted By erikjo
Hi Shaughnn thanks for the reply. Sorry if...

Hi Shaughnn thanks for the reply.

Sorry if my message was a little confusing, the substance is only on the grout lines. It is more of a powder, when I rub my finger on the substance, there is a...
Forum: Cleaning, Restoration and Sealing 09-28-2005, 09:34 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 7,709
Posted By erikjo
efflorescence

Hello my name is Erik.

About three weeks ago I had tile installed in my house. The AC broke during the installation( I don't know if this is relevant or not but I thought I would add it) and I...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-19-2005, 04:15 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,527
Posted By erikjo
Could you use shoemolding to fix this?

Could you use shoemolding to fix this?
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-19-2005, 02:30 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 11,867
Posted By erikjo
Question about shoe molding

When you lay tile, do you need shoe molding around the baseboards or can you lay the tile against the wall without it? Someone told me that I need it so that when the wall contracts there is a...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-18-2005, 08:37 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,328
Posted By erikjo
THanks for the reply, you can merge them if you...

THanks for the reply, you can merge them if you want. SOrry I didn't know

Erik
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-18-2005, 05:28 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,328
Posted By erikjo
Does Porcelian TIle need to be sealed

Thanks for the advice yesterday, I am now exploring other items...


Well I went and looked around today and was wondering is Emser porcelian tile any good? Does it need to be sealed after it is...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 07-18-2005, 10:51 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,328
Posted By erikjo
Yep that is them, they have the mobile showroom.

Yep that is them, they have the mobile showroom.
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