Grout sealer stains can be cleaned off ceramic tiles by using cleaning agents such as water, vinegar or alkaline based cleaners. Expert tile installers use stronger cleaning agents such as acids that they dilute to remove grout sealer stains. This method, however, should be left to the experts as such cleaning agents are dangerous and may cause injury if not handled correctly.
Grout sealer stains that have set on tiles can be quite stubborn and difficult to remove. The stain will be even more difficult to remove if the grout is polymer modified. The grout stains are easier to remove from nonporous ceramics, such as glazed tiles. while it is more difficult to remove from porous tiles. The following shows some of the ways to remove grout sealer stains from ceramic tiles.
Water and vinegar
It is possible to stain ceramic tile, but only if it has not been glazed or sealed beforehand. This is because glaze and sealants protect the ceramic surface from absorbing other substances. A finished ceramic surface will not accept stain.Full Answer >
Some good ceramic tile designs are subway tiles, mosaic tiles and penny ceramic tiles. These designs are often used as backsplashes in kitchens because the tiles are easy to clean, and they add visual interest to a space.Full Answer >
To affix ceramic tiles to a tabletop, use a trowel to apply commercially available mortar or tile adhesive to the tile backs, then press firmly onto the surface of the table. Maintain a 1/4-inch space between each tile for grouting material. When tiling the table, DoItYourself recommends beginning in the center and working outward.Full Answer >
Most chips in ceramic tile can be repaired without calling in a professional, according to SFGate. First, thoroughly clean and dry the area on the tile. Carefully fill the chipped spot with a dab of epoxy glue using a toothpick. If the epoxy glue or adhesive comes in two separate packages, combine them according to package instructions before applying to the tile.Full Answer >