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The old siding on my home had finally reached the end of its lifespan. This meant it was time to re-side my home. After doing some research, I knew what features I wanted for my new siding. One of the features that was most important to me was the appearance of the siding and how it would increase the curb appeal of my home. Siding wraps around your entire home and can make it look old and dated, or new and modern. With this website, I hope to discuss different siding products and discuss what sort of appeal and look it can bring to your home. This can help you select the siding type that will impact the overall appearance of your home for the better.


Siding Products That Increase Your Curb Appeal

How To Waterproof Tile Floors

by Kent George

Many people invest in tile because it is a low maintenance product. Indeed, tile floors can withstand moisture and just about any wear and tear you can throw at it with very little maintenance or upkeep over the years. The best way to waterproof tile is to use grout sealant. The grout lines are usually the most vulnerable part of a tile floor. Luckily, you only need to reseal your grout line every few years, so it is not too demanding. Also, the resealing process is fairly simple and can be done within a single day. This article explains how to reseal tile and grout lines to make them waterproof.

Using Grout Sealant

When you seal your grout, you actually are sealing the entire floor. Grout sealant is meant to go all over the tile and grout. You just need to make sure that you have a product that is made for whatever type of tile you have. For instance, ceramic tile is very different than raw stone tile, so make your purchase accordingly. The first step is to thoroughly clean your floor. Just vacuuming your floor will probably not be enough. You should mop it with light soap to remove any dust or stubborn dirt. Remember, when you seal your floor, you will be locking in whatever is on the tile. So, a clump of dirt on the tile or within the grout lines will become harder to remove after you seal it.

The most essential tools you will need for applying the sealant are sponges and lint-free rags. Use large tile sponges that allow you to soak up more sealant at once. You'll also need some painter's tape to mask off the edges of the floor. You want to try to avoid getting the sealant all over your walls and baseboard.

Thoroughly shake up the sealant bottle and then immediately pour it onto your floor. Then, using your rags, quickly spread it all around. The key is to cover every square inch of your floor. However, you should try to focus on getting a little more sealant in the actual grout lines, because they are the most susceptible to water damage. You can then use the sponges to soak up any extra puddles of sealant.

Apply Multiple Coats

For the best results, you should apply two or three coats of sealant. The more coats you apply to your tile floor, the more waterproof it will be in the end. Between each coat, let the sealant dry completely. You should also stay off of the floor for a full day before you resume normal traffic. This simple DIY project will not only waterproof your floor, it will sustain the life and look of your tile. Click here for more information on waterproofing.