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Unread 07-19-2011, 06:59 PM   #16
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Unread 08-02-2011, 05:06 PM   #17
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grout sealer

Hey All, shower is done (see picture) and now I need a good grout sealer to finish the job. I have two different products. One I bought at Home Depot called "511 impregnator sealer" and the other one is a spray called "Gundlach Grout Sealer". As I read on the spray it seems to be very toxic to apply and I'm not sure I want to deal with that inside our bedroom.... Any suggestions?

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Unread 08-02-2011, 05:18 PM   #18
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Looks good, Eagle.

I'd use the Miracle 511 and divest myownself of the other.

My opinion; worth price charged.

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Eagle, nice work there on your shower. I like the feature liner and having there on the bench front. Good combination of materials used

Yes, I personally stay away from aerosol sprays to seal grout. Seems like they are for people in a hurry but when it is your own shower you can take your time and use a paint brush or something along those lines to get those grout lines with the sealer.

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Your shower turned out really nice! Those colors are something that I would like to use in my current shower, can you let me know name of tile, where you got it? Thanks!
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Unread 08-03-2011, 04:57 PM   #21
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Marc, I bought the strip tile and the others too at MatValley Tile and Stone in Wasilla Alaska. It doesn't say a name on it.... on sale at $1/strip.
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drilling in tile?

Is there a difference in a drill bit used for tile and one for concrete? I tried drilling my porcelain tile with a masonry bit and had a very hard time getting through....
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Absolutely! Cement, unless you happen to hit a hard stone, is actually relatively soft. A good porcelain can be as hard as saphire, which is the next hardest mineral next to diamond. While you might get a carbide bit to cut a hole, it does it more by abrading it than cutting it. A diamond core bit or a glass bit with diamonds on it works much better. Most of them require you keep the surface wet, though, or it'll overheat and bust the bond to the diamonds, then you're back to square one.
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Because porcelain is much harder. Save yourself the aggravation and buy a sintered diamond core drill bit from the advertiser on this page.

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