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Restore the Beauty of Dull Granite Surfaces

Over time, your granite surfaces will suffer from wear and tear. Even if it begins to show signs of being an old surface, you can still bring back its beauty with the following suggestions:

1.  Using a mild detergent or a stone cleaner with neutral pH, clean your granite surface by wiping it off. Remove all grit and stains.

2.  If wax has accumulated on the surface, use # 0000-grade steel wool to remove it. Wipe it with a damp cloth, and dry it with a soft cloth after.

3.  Allow the surface to thoroughly dry for about 2-4 hours depending on how porous your surface is.

4.  Take your granite sealer and follow the package instructions on how to apply it on your clean and dry granite surface. Use a spray bottle for a more even application of the sealer. Wipe off extra residue before letting it dry.

5.  Once the sealing agent has dried, take some automotive rubbing compound to bring the shine back especially to dull areas. 

6.  Then, apply carnauba-based wax atop the dull areas before you proceed to polish it with a soft and dry microfiber cloth. Thick paste wax products usually give great shine to your surface without leaving sticky residues unlike silicone-based products.

Try out this simple cleaning guide to restore the beauty of your granite surfaces!

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How to Install Onyx Tiles

Follow these instructions to successfully install onyx tiles by yourself:

•  Arrange the tiles you will be using for your surface in a pleasing pattern. Since onyx tends to have different colour and vein variations, you will benefit from prearranging them into a pleasing overall colour scheme,

•  Cut the edge tiles to fit the surface and make a note of where they belong.

•  Stack your tiles in the order that you will be installing them and set them aside.

•  Spread thin set which has some latex onto the surface your will be tiling. The latex will prevent cracking since it will provide a somewhat flexible layer which is still durable.

•  Place a thin layer of thin set on the back of every tile before pressing it down onto the surface.

•  Repeat the previous step until you finish laying all your tiles and allow it to cure for at least 48 hours. 

•  Seal your onyx tile surface with an impregnating sealer for marble. Paint your sealer on the onyx surface and let it penetrate for about 10 minutes before wiping it off with a clean cloth.

•  You can now spread grout in between every tile piece and wipe off any excess grout before letting it cure for at least 24 hours.

Your onyx surface is now finished!

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How to Tell if Floor Tiles Contain Asbestos

Asbestos is a mineral fibre used by manufacturers to strengthen their products, provide heat insulation, and improve fire resistance in homes. However, asbestos is found to have a toxic substance that can harm your health. Knowing how to determine if your floor tiles contain asbestos is important for your family’s health and protection.

To start, determine the age of your home. If the house was built on the 30’s to the 50’s, it has a higher risk of having materials that contain asbestos. Then you can check the age of the floor tiles. Floor tiles that were manufactured before the 70’s have a high chance of asbestos in them.

You need to review the condition of the tiles that you think contain asbestos. Damaged and worn tiles may release asbestos into the air, so it is best to avoid and handle these tiles. You can also consult an asbestos expert to take a sample of the floor tiles and have them analyze it in a laboratory environment. Lastly, dispose floor tiles that have asbestos and make sure that you dispose it properly. 

Always check your floor tiles for asbestos so you can have a good night’s sleep knowing that you and your family are living in a healthy home. 

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Cleaning Your Sandstone Floor Tiles

Sandstone floor tiles give any building a natural and appealing look. Here’s how you can maintain the quality and cleanliness of your sandstone floor tiles:

1.  Use the vacuum to lift dirt and have it set to the hardwood floor setting. Make use of attachments to reach crevices and hard to reach spots.

2.  Take a bucket and fill it up with some warm water. Add about a tablespoon or two of some stone cleaner or mild detergent. Make sure you follow directions on the packaging if you use the stone cleaner.

3.  Using a microfiber cloth or a floor mop dipped in the water and soap mixture, wipe the sandstone floor with the damp cleaning tool after wringing out the extra solution from it.

4.  Once the bucket gets cloudy or brown water, refill it with clean water and add some soap.

5.  Clean a section at a time.

6.  Once you are done with all the sections, take a clean bucket of water or rinse your mop or cleaning cloth.

7.  Wipe of the residue on the floor, or pour the bucket of water over the floor to rinse the area.

8.  Dry the floor with a towel once you’re done rinsing.

These simple cleaning tips can help you have better-looking sandstone floors!

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How to Install Large Wall Tiles

You can save on money for labour when you install large wall tiles by yourself. Follow these steps

1.  Make sure that the surface you will be working on is clean and dry.

2.  Measure the area of the wall you will be tiling by multiplying the width and height of the wall.

3.  Buy the amount of tiles you need to cover the space, plus ten per cent of the total cost to cover any damages which will be incurred along the way.

4.  Place a chalk line which is a tile high away from the ground to serve as your guide. 

5.  Mix your mortar following the package instructions. 

6.  Begin at the very bottom of your wall and use a notched trowel to spread thin set mortar.

7.  Lay your first tile and apply pressure while wiggling it slightly to promote adhesion to the mortar. 

8.  Place your tile spacers on all sides of the tile.

9.  Continue spreading mortar and laying tiles until you finish the bottom row, and use a wet saw to trim tiles which will not fit the outer edge of the wall.

10.  Continue laying your tiles from bottom to top until you finish the wall, and when you are done, allow it to cure for 24-36 hours.

11.  You can then grout your tiles once you have removed the tile spacers. Wipe off extra grout on the surface by using a damp towel.

12.  Allow the surface to cure for 24-72 hours and you’re done!

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How to Install Ceramic Tile on the Shower Floor

Installing ceramic tile on the shower floor can be tricky because the drain is usually at the center of the floor. To install the tiles you will need a tape measure, level, thinset mortar, floor tile, tile spacers, wet saw, cardboard, and grout.

Measure the base of every shower wall to find the middle and mark it on the floor. Use a level to create an intersection by marking two lines straight across the floor. Then lay tracing paper over the drain and trace around the edge in a circle that is about 1/4 inch wider than the drain. Then cut the circle of the cardboard.

Lay four tiles over the drain making sure that they are lined up with the lines that you drew on the floor. Give the tiles enough space and lay the cardboard circle over the tiles. It should be positioned exactly as the drain underneath. Then, trace the circle onto the tiles. After which, cut each of the tiles along the curved lines using a wet saw and then spread thinset mortar on the back of each cut tile and press them at the perimeter of the drain. Lay the rest of the tiles and work your way toward the walls. Apply grout over the floor and let it set overnight. 

It’s easy to install by yourself so try it and make your shower floor much more beautiful. Good luck! 

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How to Glue Mosaic Tiles to Concrete Paver

Mosaic tiles can be used when you want to have a concrete paver or on select pavers in your patio in a beautiful way. You can trace a design on the concrete paver or design it abstractly, whichever you want. Here is how to glue mosaic tiles to concrete paver:

You will need a concrete paver, design, and mosaic tiles. Start with a concrete paver with your design on it. Then determine what size of mosaic tiles you will need, but remember that the mosaic tile should not be bigger than the design it is covering.

Mix the thinset according to the directions found on the manufacturer’s manual. Thinset is a formulated grout that is used for gluing together the mosaic tiles onto concrete surfaces. These can be bought at art supplies stores. 

The next thing to do is to spread a layer of thinset on a small area of the concrete paver using a putty knife.  Make sure that the thinset is 1/8 to 1/4 inch thick. One at a time, place the mosaic tiles on the concrete paver making sure to leave 1/8 of an inch or less in between the tiles.

Let it sit for a day before you can step on it. To make a beautiful finish, spread a thick layer of grout over the paver stone using a putty knife, and press the grout down in the gaps in between the tiles.

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