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Sealing of new Tiles

Discussion in 'Renovation & Home Improvement' started by stumpie, 30th Nov, 2015.

  1. stumpie

    stumpie Well-Known Member

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    Hi guys

    just need some advice whether I should seal newly laid porcelain tiles for a rental property?

    TIA
     
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    No.

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    Pinkboy thanks for the advice, I realise you're a tiler from your previous posts.

    1 more question, do I need to proeprly clean the tiles with a mild acid solution to get any remaining grout haze off?
     
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    A mop with a touch of vinegar in warm water is usually sufficient to remove the haze. Have a hand towel in your back pocket for anything that is a little stubborn.

    Then a fresh mop with your usual floor cleaner.

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    And don't forget the cloth sitting on the tiles overnight - it will damage the surface.
     
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    @pinkboy

    Could you recommend what you'd do to clean outdoor tiles?

    We have outdoors tiles on our balcony with a rough surface it collects grit and dirt in the grooves and is not easily cleaned by mopping i.e. the dirt is still lodged in the grooves of the tile surface after mopping. What would you suggest as a way to bring the dirt up the surface?
     
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    +1. Annually.

    Cheap Bunnings one will do the trick.

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    guys, i've searched for the word gurney in bunnings and got no results that vaguely is for cleaning. could you advise what should i search for?
     
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    Guerni - helps if I spel it rite :p
     
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    ahhh i had it in my head guerni is a liquid solution which is what i'm looking for. If i cant use a pressure sprayer due to the environment what is my next alternative? The area is in a lift where outdoor tiles have been used.
     
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    "Gerni" is a brand.
     
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    Wet and forget?
     
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    20 minute driveway creaner!

    But seriously, why can't you pressure clean with plain water from a $100 Bunnings Karcher if its outdoor tiles?
     
  16. Azazel

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    Yeah, any semi decent one will do the job.
    People generally say gerni to mean any of those machines.