Go Back   DIY Chatroom Home Improvement Forum > Home Improvement > Flooring

CLICK HERE AND JOIN OUR COMMUNITY TODAY...IT'S FREE!

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 06-15-2012, 11:16 PM   #1
Newbie
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Posts: 1
Rewards Points: 10
Default

Staining ceramic floor tile


I have probably the original ceramic floor tile, 1995. It's not that the tile looks bad but the grout does. I had it professionally cleaned last yr (arm & a leg). So since my tile is not smooth, I would like to stain it and seal it. I'm thinking, if I stain it, the darker color will go in to the divits and grout and then I could seal it. Otherwise, the way it is, the divits collect the dirt and the grout is really dark in the heavy traffic areas and lighter in the low traffic areas. So, can I use a stain on the tile and grout? Wipe off the extra, hoping the grout will absorb the stain and the divits in the tile will 'puddle' and once dried, look good and be able to seal. So....can I do this? Can I use a regular wood stain? Any special products needed? Any help is greatly appreciated! Lind

MrsRRP123 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-16-2012, 01:07 AM   #2
Renovations contractor
 
Bonzai's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Squamish, BC - Canada
Posts: 324
Rewards Points: 250
Default

Staining ceramic floor tile


Grout needs to be sealed so that it does not discolour or let water penetrate. Did the person who cleaned it also reseal it afterwards? If the grout is 17 yrs old then it should have been resealed a few times already.

You cannot stain glazed ceramic tile as it is non-porous. With pitted older style tiles they just need to be cleaned regularly. You could apply an epoxy flooring product over the whole floor but that may be a bit too industrial looking depending on the style of house.

__________________
Home Renovations & Repairs
ADVENT HOME SOLUTIONS INC
Vancouver to Whistler & beyond
Bonzai is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
new ceramic tile over 12x12 ceramic danthebuilder Tiling, ceramics, marble 4 08-09-2011 12:03 PM
Could use some help on ceramic vs duraceramic tile helpmike Flooring 17 03-29-2011 10:42 PM
staining ceramic tile floor bjv268 Flooring 0 09-26-2010 09:22 AM
Ceramic Tile Staining Over Radiant Floor Heating?! rcuerrier Flooring 3 04-25-2010 09:42 AM




Top of Page | View New Posts

Copyright © 2003-2014 Escalate Media. All Rights Reserved.