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We provide professional DIY tips and techniques for cleaning, sealing and restoring all types of tile, grout and stone.  The North American Tile Cleaning Organization's website is operated by tile and grout cleaning professionals. We have years of experience cleaning, sealing and restoring all types of tile grout and stone. We provide our experience with unique insights to help you make wise decisions about cleaning and restoring tile and grout.

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How To Clean Ceramic Tiles

Ceramic tiles are typically easy to clean but the grout between the tiles is usually much more difficult to clean.

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Grout Sealer Reviews

We review the most popular consumer and professional grade sealers to help you choose the best grout sealer.

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How To Properly Seal Grout

Grout is extremely porous and needs to be sealed and re-sealed on a periodic basis.

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How To Remove Shower Mold

Mold will naturally grow in a tile shower and it is important to periodically kill and remove this mold.

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How To Regrout A Shower

Regrouting a shower is often the only way to prevent water and mold from getting into the walls of your home.

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How To Paint Grout Lines

For extremely dirty and stained grout the best option for restoring the grout is to paint the grout lines. 

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How To Seal Granite Countertop

Sealing and preserving granite countertops is important for keeping them looking beautiful and stain free.

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How To Clean Saltillo Tiles

Saltillo tiles extremely porous nature make them extremely difficult to clean and maintain. 

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Filling Holes In Travertine

Travertine tiles have many holes and voids that can be filled with a travertine filler or by simply using sanded grout.

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How To Grout A Tile Floor

Properly grouting a tile floor will ensure that the grout is strong and has an even and uniform color.

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Cleaning Limestone Shower

Limestone requires regular cleaning and maintenance to keep them looking clean and sanitary.

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Professional Steam Tile Cleaning

How tile and grout cleaning professionals can steam clean and sanitize your tile and grout.

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How to Caulk Around A Toilet

Caulking around the base of a toilet is important to keep your bathroom floor clean and sanitary.

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Cleaning Glass Shower Blocks

Use soft scrub pads and non abrasive cleaners to avoid scratching your glass shower blocks when cleaning them.

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How To Clean Porcelain Tiles

Porcelain tiles are often porous non glazed tiles that require specialized cleaning products and procedures.

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How To Darken Grout Color

The color of grout will often look much lighter than desired and there are many ways to darken the grout color. 

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How To Dye Mosaic Tile Grout

Mosaic tiles surrounded with discolored grout can ruin the look of the otherwise beautiful mosaic tile installation.

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Cleaning A Travertine Shower

Soap scum and hard water deposits need to be removed to keep your travertine shower looking clean.

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Fein Supercut Review

The Fein Supercut is the top or the line multimaster type of oscillating tool manufactured by Fein.

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How To Remove A Grout Haze

Cleaning the grout haze left after grouting the tiles will ensure that the tiles do not look dull and cloudy.

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Stone Sealer Reviews

Stone sealers come in many formulas and they vary in how good they protect your natural stone tiles.

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How To Seal Saltillo Tiles

Due to Saltillo tiles being extremely porous it is best to seal them with a topical glossy sealer.

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How To Install A Soap Dish

Soap dishes can break loose and fall so it is important to properly reinstall them when they become loose.

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Laticrete Latasil Caulk Colors

Laticrete Latasil is a high quality 100% silicone caulk that comes in a variety of colors to match most tile installations.

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Recaulking A Granite Countertop

Only use a properly matching caulk color and a thin grout bead when recaulking a granite countertop.

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Non-slip Tile Floor Treatment

Non-slip tile floor treatments can protect your home or business from people slipping on your tile floor.

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Colorsealing Shower Grout

Dirty and dingy shower grout can be made to look new again when you colorseal the grout.

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Recaulking A Tile Countertop

When recaulking tile countertops you should use a matching caulk color and only use 100% silicone caulking.

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Glossy Sealer For Ceramic Tiles

Sealing ceramic and porcelain tile floors with a glossy sealer can give the tiles and grout a glossy or matte sheen. 

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Replacing A Broken Shower Tile

Replacing broken and cracked shower tiles will keep your tile shower from leaking and damaging your home.

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Restoring A Concrete Countertop

Concrete countertops can develop etch marks and blemishes over time and need to be polished and restored.

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Sanded Vs Un-Sanded Grout

Grout comes in both sanded and unsanded forms and it is important to choose the correct grout type.

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How To Remove Grout Colorant

Over time cheap grout colorants chip and flake away and should be replaced with a quality grout colorant.

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How To Clean A Bathtub

Bathtubs can accumulate lots of soap scum that can be extremely difficult to clean and remove.

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Cleaning Fiberglass Shower Pan

Fiberglass shower pans require powerful soap scum removers to get them looking new again.

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Sealing A Slate Tile Shower

Slate showers need to be sealed on a regular basis to keep water from damaging the slate.

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How To Seal Slate Tiles

There are various sealers and sealing options available for sealing the porous slate tiles.

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Sealing A Travertine Tile Floor

Travertine tile floors can become stained and dull looking if they have not been regularly sealed and maintained.

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Self Leveling Compound

Many floors need to be leveled with a self leveling compound before tiling to keep the tile installation level and true.

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Steam Cleaning A Concrete Floor

Steam cleaning large areas of concrete is much easier than trying to scrub the concrete by hand.

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CEG-Lite vs Spectralock

Epoxy grouts are superior to cement based grouts but there are many types of epoxy grouts to choose from.

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How To Strip Saltillo Tiles

Topical sealers on Saltillo tiles will get dirty and dull over time and this sealer needs to be periodically stripped.

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How To Re-Caulk Tile Shower

Caulk is the last line of defense to prevent water from getting from getting into your walls in a tile shower.

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Regrouting A Tile Countertop

Tile countertops with un-sanded grout are impossible to clean and must be regrouted to restore the grout.

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