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Unread 01-17-2003, 10:19 AM   #1
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Saltillo tile information needed please...

I have a question re: saltillo tile installation
(John has been so kind as to allow me access to this site for your advice. Thanks, John!)
Due to remodeling, I need to replace some tiled areas in my home.
I am in the midwest and no one carries saltillo nor knows how to install it. I purchased the tile (from AZ) and have glued them in place. They are porous and still wet from wet saw. How long do I wait before I seal them. Is the product called "penetrating sealer" or ???
Do I put a few coats of penetrating sealer on first, then the oil based stain over that (the tiles are stained an umber color) and then the acrylic finish coats? When do I grout? The grout is brown and I bought colored sanded grout. I am afraid to grout first being that the tiles are so porous. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Ann
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Unread 01-17-2003, 12:23 PM   #2
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Sorry, I don't think anyone will email you. I'll post a couple pointers here, and you can ask as many questions as you like. Please list your name, too. I don't keep a record.

You can pre-seal the tiles before grouting if you like. I would use something cheap for this phase -- Thompson's Water Seal is one. You will do it twice. Seal one day and then come back with more the next day. This will ensure the tiles have drunk their fill.

Then you can grout, allow it to cure a few days and seal the whole floor again. Then apply the top finish, which must be a quality product. I recommend Aquamix.

http://www.aquamix.com
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