Using Cement Tiles Outdoors: The Importance of Using a Top-Coat Sealant with UV Filters

Cement Style

An important factor to consider when using cement tiles is the use of the appropriate sealant for indoor or outdoor installations. Dry Treat Stain-Proof Impregnating Sealant. VLT Grout Release & Top-Coat Sealant. A Control section on the tile with no sealant was allotted.

Western Specialty Receives National Sealant Award

Stone Update

Contracting firm takes honors for replacing sealant on Chicago’s Aon Center. Featured Company News

Royal Adhesives & Sealants Canada to Acquire All Assets of Chemque

The A to Z of Building

Royal Adhesives & Sealants LLC (Royal) a portfolio company of Arsenal Capital Partners (Arsenal) announced that its subsidiary Royal Adhesives & Sealants Canada LTD will acquire substantially

Global Construction Sealants Market Projected to Grow at 5.59% CAGR During 2015-2020

The A to Z of Building

The report "Construction Sealants Market by Resin Type (Silicone, Polyurethane, Polysulfide, and Others), by Application (Glazing, Flooring and Joining, Kitchen and Sanitary, and Other Applications

Momentive Appoints Langjin Silicones as Master Distributor of GE Construction Sealants in China

The A to Z of Building

Momentive), exclusive global licensee of GE construction sealants, is strengthening its presence in China by appointing Langjin Silicones as the master Momentive Performance Materials Inc.

How to Seal Cement Tile Grout

Granada Tile

Allow the tiles to dry according to the sealant manufacturer’s instructions. Step 6: Apply the Final Sealant. Sealants should be reapplied every two to three years to keep the tile in tip top shape.

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New Product Update – Laticrete StoneTech Surface Care

United Tile's Blog

These products will replace the items we previously carried from Miracle Sealants. For those looking for crossovers to our old Miracle Sealants products, they are as follows: StoneTech Bulletproof Sealer —> MS 511 Porous Plus.

Prevent Cracks in Tiled Surfaces Through Subfloor Preparation

CUSTOM Insights Blog

Protect corners, expansion joints, changes in plane and other areas in tile installations susceptible to cracking by applying Commercial 100% Silicone Sealant. Tile installed in homes and businesses continues to get larger and larger.

How To Care For Marble Or Natural Stone From?

How to Floor Tile

Oil-based paints, linseed oil, putty, caulks and sealants may cause oily stains. Marble Institute Of America! link] I personally do not advocate using Marble, Travertine and other natural stone in showers or wet areas because it is too soft and hard to maintain.

NAC Products Unveils New Website

CTDA's Tiledealer Blog

NAC also offers companion products such as primer, sealant, tape and ready-to-install kits. PRContact: DavidHanna,NACProducts,Inc.MarketingManager. 330.644.3117, Akron,OH–April24,2014–National Applied Construction(NAC)Products, Inc.,

Add Rustic Charm With Saltillo Terracotta Tiles

The London Tile Co.

To seal terracotta tiles you will need to use boiled linseed oil and a sealant – you can order the handy LTP Terracotta Seal and Clean Pack online which contains everything you need to protect and maintain your terracotta tiles – including tools! Terracotta tiles have been used in homes for many years due to their durability, as well as the warm and rustic feel they bring to any room.

New ARDEX Tiling Products Hit the Market!

The Pulse: Ardex Americas

ARDEX CA 20 P™ Multi-Purpose Construction Adhesive and Sealant – NOW AVAILABLE IN GRAY! Available now, some exciting new product offerings from ARDEX Tile & Stone Installation Systems: ARDEX X 7 R™ Rapid Set, Flexible Tile and Stone Mortar – NOW AVAILABLE IN WHITE!

New Lightweight Aggregate to Enhance Many Ready-to-Use Construction Products

The A to Z of Building

A new, low-absorption, lightweight aggregate, optimized for manufacturing ready-to-use putties, plasters, spackles, grouts, sealants, adhesives, and other paste-like products, has been developed by

Truly Unique – Marble Countertops

Burgin Construction

Make sure the sealant you get is non-toxic, food-safe, and the best sealer for your particular stone. All sealants will degrade over time and should be reapplied annually or more often as needed. If water still beads on the countertop surface, the sealant is still working.

Switching Gears: AC’s Mosaic Tile Collection

Architectural Ceramics

Seal the marble once a year, with a water-based sealant to protect against stains. Summer is nearly over. As a result, families find themselves switching gears from vacation mode to getting back to the grind with school and work.

Switching Gears: AC’s Mosaic Tile Collection

Architectural Ceramics

Seal the marble once a year, with a water-based sealant to protect against stains. Summer is nearly over. As a result, families find themselves switching gears from vacation mode to getting back to the grind with school and work.

It all makes Cents: Rudi’s Tile & Design Construction

The Pulse: Ardex Americas

He used ARDEX X 77™ MICROTEC® Fiber Reinforced Tile and Stone Mortar​​​​​​, ARDEX FL™ Rapid Set, Flexible, Sanded Grout and ARDEX SX™ 100% Silicone Sealant for Tile and Stone Applications for shower surround.

Henkel Adhesive Technologies Launches New NO MORE NAILS WET GRAB Construction Adhesive

The A to Z of Building

Henkel Adhesive Technologies, the leading solution provider worldwide for adhesives, sealants and functional coatings, today announced the launch of NO MORE NAILS® WET GRAB®, an instant grab

The Importance of Movement Joints

CUSTOM Insights Blog

For everyday residential applications, use PolyBlend® Ceramic Tile Caulk (Sealant). And for professional results, select CUSTOM’s Commercial 100% Silicone Sealant. Every tile installation requires allowances for the natural expansion and contraction of tile.

Don’t Remodel Your Bathroom Before Considering Cement Tiles

Granada Tile

Watching tutorials will be essential if you choose the DIY route, and most cement tile manufacturers will be able to answer your questions about the tile itself, grout, or sealant. Tiles have always been a go-to material for the bathroom, but have you considered cement tile for your remodel?

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CUSTOM Curbs Mold and Mildew Growth with Microban Technology

CUSTOM Insights Blog

Select CUSTOM products contain Microban technology, which consists of antimicrobial chemistry that inhibits the growth of stain causing mold and mildew on cured sealant and dried grout, adding an extra layer of protection.

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8 Reasons Why You Should Invest in Cement Tiles

Granada Tile

You’ll be able to maintain the protective sealant on the tiles and keep their original beauty for a very long time. Cement tiles are many things, but the one thing they’re not is overrated.

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Installing to Meet Moisture and Chemical Resistance Requirements

CTDA's Tiledealer Blog

Finally, TEC® AccuColor 100® 100% Silicone Sealant was used to caulk each tiled area of the YMCA. The new Robert D. Love Downtown YMCA in Wichita, KS, contains more than 50,000 square feet of mosaic and large format tile.

Global Construction Chemicals Market Forecast to Grow at 7.62% Between 2015 and 2020

The A to Z of Building

The report "Construction Chemicals Market by Type (Concrete Admixture, Construction Adhesive, Construction Sealant, and Flame Retardant) - Global Forecast to 2020", published by

Can Cement Tile Give You Wings?

Cement Style

This may be in large part due to the advances in sealant technology, which can preserve the vibrant patterns from the elements. Modern sealants help preserve the the appearance over time, and provide better anti-slip characteristics than original wax techniques.

Bahama Bathroom

Cement Style

Using the correct sealant is all important in a bathroom. Villa Lagoon Tile has access to the right sealants for cement tile bathrooms, kitchens, and outdoor installations. A while back we had a wonderful experience of working with a couple who were building in the Caribbean.

H.B. Fuller Company Acquires ProSpec® Construction Products

CTDA's Tiledealer Blog

Fuller has been a leading global adhesives provider focusing on perfecting adhesives, sealants and other specialty chemical products to improve products and lives. Fuller Company (NYSE: FUL ) announced today that it has acquired ProSpec ® Construction Products, which is a provider of tile and stone installation products. This acquisition supports H.B.

Utilize Concrete Tile for Flooring, Countertops and Even that Backsplash

Granada Tile

Every four years or so you may want to apply a sealant, but between applications all you really need is a mop and broom. When you are in the market for a new floor, there are really a lot of options available. Cement tiles are one of those options. Tile is widely adaptable and can be used in many settings. You have utilized tile in the past for your shower and backsplash , but now consider tile as an option when replacing a floor. We will tell you why.

Plant Molecule Holds Promise for Environmentally Friendly Roads and Roofs with Better Endurance

The A to Z of Building

Construction crews may someday use a plant molecule called lignin in their asphalt and sealant mixtures to help roads and roofs hold up better under various weather conditions.

Saltillo Tile's Centuries-Old Allure

Tile Talk

Once it is placed, it will stain and scuff easily if not properly sealed and maintained with a quality sealant. By Arpi Nalbandian , Tileometry. Coupled with decorative ceramic tiles, Saltillo tile exudes Old World charm.

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How to Tile a Backsplash

Granada Tile

Allow the grout to dry completely according to the manufacturer’s instructions, which takes anywhere from 24 hours to 3 days, and then apply the grout sealant to protect the backsplash tiles from staining.

Waterproof a Tiled Shower the Right Way

CUSTOM Insights Blog

All components (membrane, preformed corners, bonding mortar, primer and sealant) must be gathered before installation can begin and the sheets must be cut. The standard shower is one of the wettest places on earth with the equivalent of 2,500 inches of rainfall a year.

California Restaurant Glows with Villa Lagoon Tile

Cement Style

Cement tile is WONDERFUL in commercial spaces as it often brings ‘heart & soul” to an interior, and with proper sealants, the constant foot traffic should be no problem.

Contemporary Bathroom with “Cuban Tile”

Cement Style

With the new modern sealants it is possible for the “skiddish” to use cement tiles in the wet areas without a worry. We love it when one of our clients sends us a photo of their installation and we flip out when they send a photo like this one !

A Tropical Touch

Cement Style

The new Basket Weave tile is sealed with our low-gloss water-based sealant. Our Basket Weave tile has been put to great effect in a Gulf Coast rental beach condo. Originally the living room and kitchen areas were tiled when the owner bought the condo and the bedrooms were carpeted.

Perspective: Reducing Callbacks and Preventing Failures

CUSTOM Insights Blog

These need to be kept clear and filled with a flexible 100% silicone sealant. CUSTOM Insights recently spoke with Artie Atkinson, ceramic foreman at Schoch Tile in Cincinnati, OH.

Bostik inaugurates new R&D Center in France

CTDA's Tiledealer Blog

Bostik, one of the world’s largest manufacturers of adhesives and sealants, inaugurated its new, state-of-the-art R&D facility – the Bostik Smart Technology Center – in Venette, located near Paris, on October 3 rd. Venette, France – October 9, 2014.

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Rustic indian autumn slate adds drama to kitchen backpslash

H.Winter Showroom Blog

The sealant brought out the rich hues and shaded tones of the slate that a natural sealer would have otherwise subdued. We love when our customers share pictures of their tile installations!

How to Install Pebble Mosaic Tile


To maintain ease of maintenance of natural stone it is recommended that sealants be applied every 2-3 years. Whenever using sealants and cleaners, ensure you follow the manufacturers recommended method of application.

DIY Craft Gift Idea: Instagram Coasters (Video)


Clear sealant (to make the coasters waterproof). Spray the clear sealant to make them more water-resistant. Who doesn’t love Instagram? You can use it to find friends, play with vintage style, and discover the latest happenings.