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    carpetmonsters
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    Hi
    How many coats of sealer would you apply to quary tiles in a kitchen?

    Thanks.

    steve

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    DHTiling
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    Some makes of quarry tile don't normally need sealing...

    What make are they..?

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    jay
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    do a wet check dab water on surface and wipe off if water penetrates seal

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    carpetmonsters
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    Hi
    I dont know what the make is.
    The water test is ok and works but for quoteing dont you need a idea how many coates 1 or 2 the area i am to be covering is very large.
    Steve

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    jay
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    hi depends on your tile and sealer different tiles require different sealers wet check only works on some tiles wont show on porceline if you can give us the name and make one of us might know from experiance other opt ask supplier of tiles good luck

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    carpetmonsters
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    Its a old floor I will do a wet test and work from there and let you know how it works
    Steve

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    Should this read 'old quarry tiles'?
    The older quarry tiles such as Ruabon and Platts had a very low absorbsion index and as such didn't need sealing - IMO.
    However once they were laid and cleaned with a cement remover and when completely dry you can put a HG satin polish on the surface to give them lustre.

    Have Ruabon tiles been re-invented yet. I heard on the grapevine of a buy out. News.
    John.

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    DHTiling
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    Haven't heard owt yet john....

    And yes i agree certain brands have a low absorption rate....almost vitrified in body..

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    carpetmonsters
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    Hi Guys

    Thanks for your help

    Steve

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