The Porcelain Tile phenomenon (updated 7-26-2021) - Mike Pailliotet & Mark Saiger

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I agree with Mike's answers-Just adding we wanted to find something that would solve the issue of getting a technician off a job when a porcelain tile cleaning job went bad. The products that will be in the kit will be a two step process for honed porcelain and a three step process for polished porcelain. As Mike explained one step used even by hand can repair blemishes while the other steps can remove some lite wear and produce a polish. I agree with you Tom there is more to learn here for sure.
I understand polished porcelain. Honed porcelain is something I have not heard of before your post. Can you explain honed porcelain?
If this phenomenon starts by removing a weak coating then why not fully strip it and apply a better coating that is translucent?
 

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Translucent means it adapts to the sheen of the material coated. Gloss is shiny, matte is flat, translucent is whatever is below.
 

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Yet another issue, this time with unglazed Porcelain..

It was a new floor that got sealed with Interlinks Viper Prestige water based sealer.

The cleaner used one of those blue wiffle ball bat applicators and didn't mop up or buff out the excess...IMG_20211016_134704.jpg

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He tried cleaning it off with a spinner with no luck..


Sealing the whole floor ended up being the fixIMG_20211016_134729.jpgIMG_20211016_134736.jpg

A sponge for a floor, lovely.
 
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Yet another issue, this time with unglazed Porcelain..

It was a new floor that got sealed with Interlinks Viper Prestige water based sealer.

The cleaner used one of those blue wiffle ball bat applicators and didn't mop up or buff out the excess...View attachment 111293

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He tried cleaning it off with a spinner with no luck..


Sealing the whole floor ended up being the fixView attachment 111296View attachment 111297

A sponge for a floor, lovely.
Myself I found that seiling of the floor and other topical treatments is One of the best options have yet to find a satisfactory fix for delam
 
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