Epoxy Grout vs. Cement Grout

The Tile Doctor

Grout is a thick paste that has many applications. The application most people are familiar with is for filling cracks between tiles to help keep them in place. Tile grout is typically cement-based.

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Identify Cement Tile Grout Haze and Remove It

Tile Talk

By Bill Buyok , Avente Tile. One of the greatest joys about blogging and my love of tile is sharing fabulous installations using cement tile like this one featured in House and Home. The cement tile installation uses a Geometric Moroccan Circle pattern in soothing green. Cement Tile in a Geometric Moroccan circle pattern. Because it is very porous, cement tile is more prone to grout haze than glazed ceramic tile.

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All About Grout

Garden State Tile Blog

Choosing your tile color , shape , and layout are all important parts of designing your dream space. However, when it comes to the part that pulls the entire design together, we save the best for last – and that’s grout. TYPES OF GROUT. KEEPING GROUT JOINTS CLEAN.

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Is Epoxy Grout Toxic?

The Tile Doctor

Most epoxy and cement grouts are considered hazardous, corrosive and dangerous. The Tile Doctorand#39;s epoxy grout is the safest non toxic grout option. General

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Pre-Sealing Cement Tile: An Important Step

Tile Talk

How to Apply a Grout Release - Cement Tile Install Tips. When you see a finished cement tile installation (or any tile installation), it''s hard to visualize just how bad it looked when grout was first applied. The only way to get grout into the joints is by spreading it with a tile trowel. With glazed ceramic tile, grout removal and clean-up can be difficult. Designing with Tile. Saving on those same tile!

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Benefits of Pre-Sealing Cement Tile

Tile Talk

By Bill Buyok , Avente Tile. Pre-sealing cement tiles is not a required step in all manufacturers'' installation procedures; however, it is something I recommend. Before deciding whether or not to pre-seal your cement tiles, let''s make sure you understand the purpose of pre-sealing along with its benefits and risks. Using a grout release or pre-sealer on cement tiles helps ensure a successful installation. Why Pre-Seal Cement Tile?

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Did you know that all grouts are NOT created equal?

Making Tile Modern

Seriously…All grouts are not created equal. More often than not, grout becomes an overlooked element within the tile installation process (why is that btw?). We believe it’s just as important as finding the tile that’s right for you! Grout is what seals everything together – literally. Don’t go through all this time to find the right tile only to not think about what grout you will grout it with.

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Grouting Floor Tile Installations

The Tile Doctor

Letand#39;s talk first about Portland cement based grout since this is the most commonly used material. Once the grout is mixed per the Manufacturers instructions, it needs to be installed.

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Diary of a Tile Addict

Regular readers of Tile Addict will have noted my comments on the growing use of coloured grout as an integral part of new tile displays at Coverings and other recent international trade shows. Unlike most tile collections, Cava’s strength lies in graphic patterns of incisions, instead of surface decoration. However, the true reveal does not occur until the tiles are installed … at the moment when the chosen coloured grout joint is complete.

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How to Seal Cement Tile Grout

The Cement Tile

Cement tiles are handmade artisan products renowned for their amazing array of design possibilities and unmatched durability when compared to other tiles. Like all concrete and natural stone, cement tiles are porous. When installing cement tiles , whether on a floor or wall, they must be sealed before and after grouting to prevent the grout staining the tile. Sealing Grout for Cement Tiles Vs. Ceramic Tiles.

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Cementing The Latest Trend In Design: Cement Tile

Architectural Ceramics

Wait…Cement Can Be Tile? Cement tiles are an ingenious combination of cement, marble powder, water, sand, pigments, time and patience. A technique that uses a mold to make designs in many colors and a press to harden the tiles without requiring heat. The absence of kilns and high temperatures in the manufacturing process differentiates these tiles from other pavers. What Are My Cement Tile Options? Why Cement Instead of Porcelain?

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Elevations Relief Cement Wall Tile from Avente Tile

Tile Talk

By Bill Buyok , Avente Tile. Last month, I reported some of my favorite tile trends and finds from Coverings in the my blog post Tile Trends 2015: Variety is the Spice of Tile. One of the most unique new tile designs I spotted at the show is a relief cement wall tile line from Aguayo Tiles called Elevations. Without further ado, Avente Tile is proud to announce the premier of this exciting design line of relief cement tiles.

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Ombré Cement Tile

Cement Style

The new Ombré collection from Villa Lagoon Tile is a departure from traditional cement tile design. Inspired by the traditional textile technique of dying or weaving color from dark to light, Our Ombré tiles start with a highly saturated pool of color shifts from dark to light as a result of our artisans’ deft blending of hand poured, pigmented cement. Villa Lagoon Tile’s “Buzz” pattern in a Maple Sugar Ombré.

Applying a Penetrating Sealer to Cement Tile

Tile Talk

By Bill Buyok , Avente Tile. Sealers for cement tile should be applied to protect the tile from water and staining; but, they can also be used to enhance or restore color. A color enhancing sealer was used on this exterior cement tile walk, stair risers, and treads to protect them and brighten the colors. Color enhancing impregnating sealers are used to brighten cement tile colors, especially exterior tiles subject to fading from the sun.

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Did you know that all grouts are NOT created equal?

Making Tile Modern

Seriously…All grouts are not created equal. More often than not, grout becomes an overlooked element within the tile installation process (why is that btw?). We believe it’s just as important as finding the tile that’s right for you! Grout is what seals everything together – literally. Don’t go through all this time to find the right tile only to not think about what grout you will grout it with.

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Tips For Grouting Textured Tiles

The London Tile Co.

We’re loving the latest trend for textured tiles, but while these 3D patterned tiles look fantastic, it does make them much trickier to add grout to. We’ve put together some quick tips to help you when fixing textured tiles with grout. Wet the tiles first – wipe the tiles you are about to grout with a damp cloth, this should stop the grout sticking to them and make it easier to wipe off.

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Can You Put Grout on Top of Old Grout?

The Tile Doctor

Epoxy grout is a great choice when you are ready to re-grout a tile project. Because epoxy grout is so much stronger than other types of grout (particularly cement grout), you wonand#39;t even need to remove all of your old grout.

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Know Your Cement Based Tile Adhesives

The London Tile Co.

What Are The Differences Between Cement Based Tile Adhesives? There are many different types of tile adhesive available today, each for a different purpose and application. Cement based adhesives are primarily split into two different classes, C1 and C2 – but what do these mean?

Why Does the Construction Industry Still Rely on Cement-Based Grout?

The Tile Doctor

If you walk into any random home where there is tile, either on the walls or on the floors, indoors or outdoors, chances are the grout used for the majority of those tile projects will feature cement-based grout.

Creative Ways to Use Epoxy Grout

The Tile Doctor

One of the common types of grout used for tile installations is cement-based grout. There are, however, many issues inherent with cement grout. The primary issue is its susceptibility to damage due the porous nature of the product. General

Tips For Choosing The Best Grout Color For Your New Granada Tile Cement Tiles

The Cement Tile

Now that you’ve received your Granada Tile cement tile, it’s time to install it. Before you do, there’s one other thing to think about: what color grout should you choose? Many of our most popular concrete tile designs, like our Cluny concrete tile , our Badajoz cement tile , our Fez encaustic tile in blue and white and in black and white , and our Serengeti cement tile are in stock and ready to ship out to you immediately!

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Hispaniola Relief Cement Tiles Offer Island-Like Feel

Tile Talk

Colorful, dimensional Hispaniola cement tiles liven up a powder room. The Hispaniola Collection from Avente Tile is an exclusive, made-to-order series of beautiful handmade cement tiles inspired by the climate, textures and surroundings of the Dominican Republic. First created by renowned sculptor Patricia Feinman, the Hispaniola collection allows you to create a cement tile that reflects your signature taste and style.

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Avente Tile Talk: Removing Grout Haze in a Cement Tile Installation

Tile Talk

Removing Grout Haze in a Cement Tile Installation. Today, I discuss grout haze – a problem that often occurs with both ceramic and cement tile installations. I’ll explain what grout haze is, how to correctly identify the problem, and why it occurs. However, today’s post focuses exclusively on how to remove grout haze on cement tile installations. Cement tiles that needs to be grouted.

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Benefits of Cement Tile Floors

The Cement Tile

Cement tiles have been popular since the 1860s and this is for a good reason—they are one of the most practical and beautiful types of tiles available. Cement tiles offer a huge range of benefits that make them a good choice for any room in your home. We’ve created a list of the top ten benefits of cement tiles to show you just how flexible and durable cement tile floors really are! Cement tiles can be used for many purposes.

How to Clean and Maintain Cement Tiles

The Cement Tile

Cement tiles are one of the most popular materials on the market today. From floors to walls, cement tiles come with many benefits that outlast both ceramic tiles and hardwood floors. While cement tiles have been proven to last many, many years, they still require the regular cleaning and occasional tile-specific maintenance to remain strong and beautiful. Similar to natural stone, cement tiles can be refinished with a fine grit (e.g.

Avente Tile Talk: Fragments - Our New Cement Tile Accent Strips

Tile Talk

Fragments - Our New Cement Tile Accent Strips. Meet our newest line of cement tile: Fragments ! Its pretty easy to see that these tiny, tesserae have cement tile pedigree. Fragments Cement Tile Accent Strip. Fragments are colorful mosaic accent strips made from patterned cement tile that have been cut. Fragments begin as cement tile factory extras that are cut into square or rectangular pieces. Lets Talk Tile.

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Avente Tile Talk: Relief Cement Tile

Tile Talk

Relief Cement Tile. I will never forget the first time I saw a relief cement tile. The texture was artistically integrated into the pattern to add a complexity to the floor tile. The tile stood out like a little gem and the texture on the surface provided depth and sophistication. Relief cement tile are not commonly found here in the United States. This is the pattern that first captivated me a few years back when I saw a relief cement tile.

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Avente Tile Talk: Creative Accents with Cement Tile

Tile Talk

Creative Accents with Cement Tile. Project Pick: Get Creative with Cement Tile Accents. Using cement tile to incorporate a decorative element into any room or indoor/outdoor space is an attention-getting idea and design element. In this powder room, just a few cement tile are used to make a luxurious octagonal tile rug near the vanity. Fragments are another way to get creative with cement tile. Lets Talk Tile.

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How to Transform Your Home Office into a Masterpiece with Cement Tiles

The Cement Tile

Let’s check out how you can create a home office design masterpiece with cement tiles and learn about the advantages of using this elegant and sturdy material for your space. Why Choose Cement Tiles? Laying cement tiles is super fast and easy.

Prism® Ultimate Performance Cement Grout - the Versatile Go To Grout

CUSTOM Insights Blog

Today there's a uniquely formulated, high performance cement grout with a full spectrum of color-consistent, stain-resistant benefits. A grout that’s ideal for virtually any tiling project. Prism Ultimate Performance Cement Grout - your “Go-To Grout” for reliability, versatility and proven results. With Prism, setting the high-performance standard in cement-based grout technology begins with uniform, consistent color.

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Nuts and Bolts: Some Cement Tile Installation Tips

Granada Tile

How do you get your cement tile floor to look its best? Read our handy tile installation rundown. Tile photo Granada Tile. A while back, we shared Granada Tile ‘s brand new tile installation video with you, featuring Guy Vidal, of Design Vidal , taking us through the steps involved in installing cement tile in a bathroom. Do not use ceramic tile adhesive.); You get to decide on your cement tile layout.

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Tiled Stair Riser Design Picks

Tile Talk

By Bill Buyok , Avente Tile. Nothing adds more curb appeal, sense of personal style, and a real design punch than using decorative tiles on stair risers. Decorative tiles used on stair risers showcase personal style and add curb appeal. Tiles allow you to showcase your sense of style. However, most customers approach the use of tiled stair risers with caution. After finding a tile or two they love, I am used to being asked, "Can I do that?"

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Nuts and Bolts: More on Installing Your Cement Tile Design

Granada Tile

Granada Tile’s Fez cement tile design line the wall and cover the floor at Biscuit Filmworks—designed by the firm Shubin Donaldson. To create your own sensational concrete tile installation, read part two of our installation instructions below. Tile photo, Granada Tile. Once you’ve installed your Granada Tile cement tiles and allowed the mortar to dry (usually between two and four days), it’s time to grout.

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Avente Tile Talk: Cement Tile Design Trends & Tips

Tile Talk

Cement Tile Design Trends & Tips. I love the color in this cement tile floor. Notice how the cement tile pattern blends similar colors to create a simpler pattern? If youre having trouble finding the right color, design or pattern, then these cement tile design trends may provide the answer you were looking for. Traditional Sosua Cement Tile installed as a rug. Cement Tile Color Trends. Lets Talk Tile.

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Modern Applications for Ceramic Tile

Tile of Spain USA

Ceramic tiles offer an exciting and infinite number of design possibilities for decorating interiors and exteriors. New ranges of tiles from Spanish manufacturers are often designed with a degree of flexibility when it comes to installation.

Favorite Tiled Walks That Add Style

Tile Talk

By Bill Buyok , Avente Tile. It's during these walks that I stop to admire the tiled walks and entries. Rustic Pavers in Mission Red create a charming tiled walk for this home. It's easy to see why a tiled cement sidewalk offers so much more style than a typical grey, poured sidewalk. Colorful tiled walks provide a bright, eye-catching entry to a home. If you have a large landing or patio, then consider adding a medallion or patterned stair riser tiles.

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Amalena Meadow Cement Tiles Celebrate Global Design

Cement Style

Villa Lagoon Tile designers bring a global perspective to every new tile design, finding inspiration in the shapes, patterns, colors and textures of different parts of the world. Sometimes, that inspiration results in the merging of influences to create one-of-a-kind patterns in handcrafted cement tile. Or, make the look completely your own with our easy-to-use cement tile design tool that allows you to customize your color palette. Customize your tile.

Choose the Best Grout for Your Shower Tile: Add Beauty to Your Walls

The Tile Doctor

When the time comes to choose the best grout for your shower or bathroom wall tiles, the options can seem overwhelming. Do you pick epoxy or cement-based grout?

Aqua Mix Non-Cement Grout Haze Remover from Custom Building Products

CUSTOM Insights Blog

Custom Building Products recently strengthened its line of award-winning Aqua Mix tile and stone care products with a focus on grout haze prevention and removal. In addition to updating our Aqua Mix Grout Release, we have also introduced Aqua Mix Cement Grout Haze Remover and Aqua Mix Non-Cement Grout Haze Remover to help installers avoid or address costly and time-consuming call backs associated with grout residue on tile and stone.

5 Reasons to Hire a Professional Tile and Grout Cleaning Company

Fabric and Tile Masters

More and more people are using tile flooring and wall coverings in their homes today due to its durability and ease of daily cleaning. Tile fits both contemporary and traditional styles, providing both sleek and elegant looks. After a period of normal wear and tear, especially in high traffic areas, it is not unusual to start to see dullness in your tiles or darkening of grout in your home. Professional Tile Cleaning Equipment & Solutions.

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Avente Tile Talk: Cement Tile Backsplash Design, Cost & Installation.

Tile Talk

Cement Tile Backsplash Design, Cost & Installation Tips. One of the biggest trends in cement tile is to use them for a backsplash – primarily a kitchen backsplash – like the one shown here and featured on Houzz by our friends, Philadelphia-based general contracting firm Buckminster Green. A Cement Tile Backsplash using Cuban Design 110 2B. of cement tile in 2013 than ever before. A Cement Tile Backsplash Using a Custom Pattern.

March Featured Tiles: Pharaoh Stone & Sidewalk Cement Effect Tiles

The London Tile Co.

If you are considering giving your home a mini-makeover this Spring don’t forget to think about the tiles – simply updating your splashback or replacing floor tiles can give your space a quick transformation. Tiles are extremely hard-wearing, hygienic and available in so many different sizes, colours and styles. The Pharaoh range of wall and floor tiles has a stone effect look inspired by ancient Egyptian buildings.

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Avente Tile Talk: Cement Tile Create a Warm Welcome

Tile Talk

Cement Tile Create a Warm Welcome. Traditional Gran Cordoba Cement Tile Polished 8"x8". When a customer requests a special size for their handmade cement tiles, we are more than happy to assist in meeting their design needs and special requests. In this case, the customer needed an 8"x8" tile size of the Gran Cordoba Cement Tile pattern for their residential hall and bath. Featured Tile. Field Tile. Decorative Tile.

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