How to Remove Water Spots From Ceramic Tile: As hard water dries on your ceramic tile, it leaves a film or buildup of minerals behind. Harsh cleaners or scouring substances can scratch or scuff ceramic tile, but mild household items can dissolve water spots without damaging the surface. The acid content of vinegar breaks up the alkaline mineral deposits, and the gentle scouring properties of baking soda help remove the water stains and any soap scum to leave your tiles sparkly clean. The longer that water spots remain on your tile, the harder they can become to remove, so tackle them as soon as you notice them.
How to Install Ceramic Tile __ Installing ceramic tile is easy with modern fast_setting mastics, sealants, and grout. Whatever style or size you choose to install, the principles are the same. Before you begin, you'll need a hammer, chalk line, level, saber saw with carbide blade (helpful but not necessary), rubber gloves, tile mastic, tile grout sealer, tiles, edging cap and two outside corner edge caps for ceramic tile, and a paint stirring stick or old toothbrush to use for forcing grout deeply into the tile joints. You can also rent or buy a grooved trowel, tile nippers, tile cutter, and rubber squeegee. Inspect the walls. They must be smooth and free of loose plaster, dust, or peeling paint. Read the mastic instructions; on new plaster or unfinished drywall, a primer may be necessary.
by Libbie M. Deluca on Jul 31, 2018 Ceramic Tile