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post #1 of Old 03-04-2014, 12:57 PM Thread Starter
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Dulling Ceramic floors

I have a customer that is getting a glare off of the ceramic tiles in the lobby and has asked if I can make them less shiny. I suggested tinting windows or getting shades and that was a no go. Any tips on how this can be done without making the floor look dirty all the time?
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post #2 of Old 09-05-2014, 02:07 AM
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This is a great homemade tile and grout cleaner that is safe for frequent use. It also works well for removing soap scum and cleaning tile counters.

* 1/2 cup of baking soda
* 1/3 cup of ammonia
* 1/4 cup of white vinegar
* 7 cups of water
Combine all the ingredients in a spray bottle and shake well to mix. Do not use this in conjunction with chlorine bleach or where chlorine bleach has been used. (Never mix ammonia and bleach containing products.) Simply spray it on and then wipe with a damp sponge or cloth. No rinsing required.
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post #3 of Old 02-11-2015, 04:59 AM
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Ceramic Floors

Hi Airduct!

Is it the solution really make floor tiles shine dull?
Then if a person want to clean floor and not to dull floor shine?
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Dilute a commercial grade alkaline cleaning solution formulated for tile with water according to the ratio recommended by the manufacturer. Use hot tap water to dilute the cleaner.

Use a mop to apply a hot cleaning solution to the ceramic tile. Allow the hot cleaning solution to stand on the tile for 20-30 minutes.

Gently scrub the tiles and the grout between the tiles by hand with a stiff grout cleaning brush brush. Never use steel wool or any other abrasive pad or other harsh materials.

Use a wet mop and clean water to clean

Wipe the tiles by hand with clean microfiber or dry cloths to remove any remaining residue and bring out the shine in the glazing.

Apply grout sealer to the grout lines between tiles once floor completely dry. Wipe any excess off the tiles.
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