How To Beat the Cold: Tips for Making Windows Warmer for Winter — Reader Intelligence Report

Apartment Therapy

Sealants & Caulks. Robb and Jamie''s Schoolhouse Flat. Keeping warm in the winter time sometimes requires extra work and some ingenuity. Thankfully, our reader community is a generous one; people regularly share helpful tips and secrets in the comments.

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.

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This Weekend: Don't Let This One Thing Slip Through The Cracks

Apartment Therapy

Sealants & Caulks. (Image credit: Arden Wray ). I know, I KNOW. I hate to even bring it up. But soon it will be winter, your joints and dry skin will hurt, and you'd rather cozy up in bed instead of fiddle with your drafty windows and doors.

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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.

Western Specialty Receives National Sealant Award

Stone Update

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

Tile Transformations: Easy Ways to Update Your Kitchen Backsplash

Apartment Therapy

To modernize kitchen tile without spending the time and money to fully replace it, paint and some sealant work wonders. (Image credit: Martha Stewart ). In an outdated kitchen, a dingy tile backsplash is one feature that reveals a room's real age.

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.

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.

#FlexBoneFriday: BMW Motorcycle Dealership

The Pulse: Ardex Americas

ARDEX X 5™ Flexible Tile and Stone Mortar, ARDEX UI 720™ FLEXBONE Floating Uncoupling Mat, ARDEX FL™ Rapid Set, Flexible, Sanded Grout, and ARDEX SX™ 100% Silicone Sealant for Tile and Stone Applications were all used. The BMW Motorcycle Dealership in Alberta, Calgary underwent a 2,000 sq.

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

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.

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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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.

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.

Basement Flooring Ideas: How to Choose the Right Surface

Freshome Design & Architecture Magazine

If the basement floor is level, you can patch minor cracks with an elastomeric sealant for concrete. Dehumidifiers, sealants, vapor barriers and subfloors are all potential fixes for a damp basement.

Breakthrough Sealant Helps Make Energy-Efficient Buildings by Reducing Air Leakage

The A to Z of Building

Drafty buildings are a thermostat’s worst enemy. Leaks around windows and a multitude of other breaches in the building envelope can cause heat and air-conditioning systems to run excessively

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.

Documenting Architecture with Photos

Life of an Architect

If you are an architect, you want to see your projects get built. One of the most enjoyable aspects about my job is going to the job site to check in on the progress of my projects as they are under construction.

Can different types of kitchen tiles have different hygienic qualities?

Kitchen and Residential Design

According to , the sealant that protects against fungal and bacterial cultures is an impregnating seal, which works by seeping deep into the grout and tile and bonds with the molecules within. Kitchen and Residential Design. Notes and anecdotes from the design world.

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.

Mike & Sandie's Foyer: New Flooring — Renovation Diary

Apartment Therapy

Then came the tile sealant, silicone grout, and transition piece. The flooring is now complete! We went for a combination of marble tile and hardwood. Name: Mike and Sandie. Type of Project: Foyer renovation. Location: Saskatoon; Saskatchewan, Canada.

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 !

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!

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.

Raise the Roof 3 :: Video: Installing a Gutter (Half Round)

Building Moxie

In my installation, end caps were installed with GeoCel 2300 construction adhesive/sealant and in some cases, were crimped using a Snap Lock Punch tool, as pictured below.

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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.

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!

Get your Home Ready for Summer!

Burgin Construction

You can do this by checking and maintaining your home’s windows sealants. The summer solstice happens on June 21st, officially ushering in the summer season. With the start of summer, long hot days and summer storms can leave homeowners scrambling. Burgin Construction Inc.

Holiday Crafts: 3 Ways to Decorate with Candy Canes


You can spray paint the wreath with some clear sealant to add to its durability. You can spray paint the candy canes with some clear sealant to add to prevent them from getting sticky.

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.

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.,

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

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?

How Your Window Rating Label Is Costing You Money

Freshome Design & Architecture Magazine

After that, the Department of Energy recommends using a foam sealant to help fill in larger gaps also while taking additional measures such as staying on top of roof and chimney maintenance and making sure to cover unused exhaust fans.

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.

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.

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.

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.