Sealing floor tile

Old 01-18-2011, 05:55 PM
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I just laid porcelain floor tile in my basement, came out rather well for my first time on an uneven floor!

Anyway, I found a sealer that you can spray on after it has dried, is this product needed? And if so is it worth the money to get the more expensive one?
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Glazed tile only needs the mortar sealed.

Unglazed tile should be fully sealed but the color may change doing so.
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no need to seal porcelain, maybe the grout.
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Not only is there no can't...sealer needs to absorb! Grout....your choice!
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you need to seal the grout joints, use 511 impregnator. ( ) it is an incredible product.

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