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Old 02-23-2011, 06:08 PM   #16
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Sealing Travertine Tile

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Old 02-23-2011, 06:17 PM   #17
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Sealing Travertine Tile

Hi, Bud-
I'm sorry all - I'm still new at this posting stuff -I thought I posted a reply, but I can't find it, so forgive me if I'm repeating myself. If you look upwards on this thread to a post you made on 2-10-2011, you made this comment: Stay out of the home centers and shop your tile from real tile stores. The prices can be very competitive believe it or not.
Please don't be paranoid or anything, but I have been told that you are one of the wise advice-givers on this site and I should pay attention to what you say. So, when you made that comment, I wanted to know why. Thanks for your reply. I appreciate it.
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Hi Bud - If you look upwards at the posts on this thread, you'll see a post you made on 2-9-2011 regarding staying out of home stores to buy tile. Please don't be paranoid or anything - I have been told that you are one of the wise people on this site that I should pay attention to. So, when you made the comment, I wanted to understand what was behind it. Thanks for the explanation. Good advice.
OK now I'm with ya. This thread began talking about installing travertine stone tile. Back on the 29th the conversation had evolved to using porcelain that mimics travertine because it would be a much better product in the long run. I have never seen a good quality stone mimicking porcelain in a big box store. They just don't seem to know the products that are out there, or care for that matter. The big boxes buy from foreign countries and they buy containers full sight unseen porcelain, any porcelain will do it seems.

Real tile stores on the other hand seem to be full of porcelain offerings that look amazingly like real stone. That was my mind-set that day. I think. In other words Buyer Beware.

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