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Hi.  I am wondering how to clean my glass tile that we installed in my kitchen.  We installed it about 2 years ago and didn't get it grouted.  I now want to grout the tile to finish it and want to know how to clean the glass tiles so the grout will adhere properly.

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Thankyou for your question Jodi, sorry I'm tardy I have been out of town...

  Cleaning glass tile is as easy as using Windex as you would on any other type of glass material especially if there is no grout in place. Keep in mind that a grouts main purpose is not to adhere to the tile, primarily it is both a buffer "between" tiles keeping them separate and a means to "fill" the joints between a design scheme assembly to keep out water and other debris. If there is a need to clean behind a stove perhaps where you may have a layer of cooking grease then a simple degreaser like Dawn can cut and clean prior to grouting just be sure to completely rinse away any residue that will generate soap suds if left behind that will mingle with your grout and rinse water when cleaning up....follow me? Make sure everything is completely dry and wiped down before starting and you will be good to go. I hope this helps you with your project restart. Again forgive my being late in my reply to you. Thanks for coming, feel free to return anytime...

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Ceramic Tile/Marble. I can answer questions about floor preparation, tile selection, layout questions, performance of products, expectations of finish, compatabilities, questions about grout and epoxies, evaluating an installer, asking the right questions to check competence...more? 33 years this August 2012/ many years in commercial application from exterior finishes to Mall store fronts/ interior finishes like floor packages in stores inside Malls examples: The Limited, Lerner/NY, Lane Bryants, Bombay Co., Now involved in Residential new construction covering all types of interior finishes and designs.

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I worked in an exclusive field of floorcovering called "Tenant Development" which is by invitational bid only, by way of a National bid list. These are large floor packages usually over 3500 sq. ft. of 18" x 18" Marble and Granite and many other types of Marble and sizes. They are specialty stores where the floor package can cost upwards of $50,000 for one store. I have also done "Structure" stores and J. Riggins stores, Lane Bryant,Express and Body Shop stores where wood flooring is used. Presently work for a National Flooring Company in the Residential new construction arena that covers most interior design elements..Granite Slab tops/wood flooring both job finished and prefinished ect..

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My response's are published all across the Internet and picked up by multiple Interior Design sites and Industry related web sites where people have questions...

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