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Proper Use of Pre-Sealers & Grout Releases for the Installation of Tile & Stone: Increasing Profits & Success While Decreasing Headaches

Date: Tuesday,

November 28, 2017

Time:  1:00 PM

Duration:  1 hour

Host:  Jim Olson 

Presenter: Rod Sigman

Meeting Description:

While not all tile or stone needs to be sealed or pre-treated prior to installation, the everyday challenges faced by tile and stone contractors poses constant challenges. Among them are the potential for grout staining and or hazing issues that cost time and money that was never considered in the bid and bottom line. Other related consequences are overwatering grout to make it easier to float, over-washing to remove hazing leading to grout discoloration and low joints and ultimately an unhappy customer. 

Knowing what types of stones and tiles may need to be pre-sealed is the first step. Understanding when to use a pre-sealer versus a grout release is essential to achieving our goal of working smarter, not harder. By knowing what, how and when to implement these tools to insure your success and profitability will lead to a better finished project; satisfied customers and repeat business for years to come.

Learning Objectives:

1.      Identify some of the most common problems associated with installing tile and stone as it relates to grouting.

2.      Discuss whether all tile and stone installations need to be pre-treated prior to grouting.

3.      Learn the difference between a pre-sealer and grout release.

4.      Understand when and how the use of a pre-sealer or grout release can lead to more profitable and successful installations.
 

 


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