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|07-09-2020 05:10 AM|
|Medssel42||It turns out this is porcelain, not ceramic tile.|
|06-23-2020 04:49 AM|
|noahvis||Thanks for the tips|
|05-18-2020 01:04 PM|
|agratte||My 2 cents would be to not use anything else on the floor until you get some expert advice on here. That's some pretty caustic stuff that has been put on the tiles that very well has caused further damage.|
|11-16-2013 03:23 AM|
Cleaning Stained Ceramic Floor Tiles.
Porcelain tile floor is one of the easiest floors to care for,as it does not need sealants or special cleaners.But the stains on the floor that you have mentioned seem something which are different from the normal house hold staining as you have used vinegar,baking powder,bleach etc.I believe all this is not required.It can be maintained only with vinegar and water.As for your problem,I feel you need to consult a professional to get rid of those stains.
|11-02-2013 10:42 AM|
Using water only for keeping-up clean surface is great. What green solutions would you recommend for dirty tiles, as in "we are moving out in two months, who wants to clean that"?
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|10-25-2013 12:52 AM|
|victoryproject||Thanks for the tips|
|09-20-2010 09:15 PM|
It is for all anyways.
I just glad that you like my post.. he he
|09-20-2010 04:45 PM|
|chriswa||Im glad I read that last post i was going to use chemicals to help clean my tiles.|
|09-14-2010 02:37 AM|
|greencleaning||clean tile floors and slate tile floors with warm water only. Cleanliness and keeping the dirt off them is essential with these types of floor surfaces as they become scratched and dull easily. You should also apply a liquid sealant found in hardware stores to slate and ceramic tile floors and also to the grout. Clean up spills promptly to avoid staining.|
|09-04-2010 01:43 AM|
Many a times, especially the toilet stains, natural products like home-ready stuffs work (although this does depend on the state of the stain as well). Do try it out. Refer to this link, it explains point wise on what and how you could do.
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|08-13-2010 02:54 AM|
|shane_p||I have tried some cleaning mixture of water, ammonia and laundry detergent; it was effective. I have heard on diluted muriatic acid but safety precautions must be observed. You can dilute the acid into 60/40 acid/water solution.|
|07-02-2010 03:10 AM|
Contact the contractor and apprise them of the situation. And ask for a solution to rectify the problem.
Do not ever try anything new on your own on the floor. As I can see that you've already some products but in vain, you should resort to a professional home cleaner for the right advise and solution.
|06-04-2010 03:41 AM|
|smarty65||For Cleaning of your Ceramic Tiles u can use any soap, but if u want more powerful then I urge you to use a scrub brush to aggressively clean the tile. The best cleaner that I have ever used is Oxygen Bleach(mix with water). You apply solution and let it soak . Millions of oxygen bubbles attack the dirt. After a 10-minute wait, scrub the tile with excess oxygen-bleach solution and the tile looks like new. If you plan to also paint the grout, you must let the grout dry for at least 48 hours.|
|01-05-2010 09:09 PM|
The proper care of your tile floor will prevent damage, keep it looking beautiful and extend its life. Dirt and grime is your floors enemy #1. Invert in good floor mats and always remove your shoes. This will go very far at keeping out dirt, dust, sand and debris.
Your should always vacuum, sweep and dust mop your tile floors prior to mopping, otherwise the dirt will mix with the water and end up in the cracks and crevasses.
Cleaning Marble Floors
You should generally only use warm water on your marble floors. Never, ever use vinegar on marble. The acid in vinegar damages, actually etches and removes the surface of the marble. After mopping, dry the floor with a cotton towel or use a sh-mop to remove the moisture and prevent water spots. Always dry your marble floors, they spot very easily.
|07-22-2009 09:52 PM|
Again, have never had to use bleach or peroxide (oxygen bleach) to clean tiles, and do not recommend it. I have been cleaning tile and stone, restoring Saltillo and stone for ten years. If it is oil based, a degreaser will cut it. If it is calcium/lime buildbup, acid will do it because it will not damage porcelain in 95% of the cases. I'm guessing it is grout haze based on the fact that it is reletively new. A good grout haze remover will take care of this problem, coupled with a bit of elbow grease and an alkaline cleaner to neutralize the acid, followed by a good rinse and seal. Bleach will do NOTHING in either case, oil or calcium. It will only create more problems with fading of pigment in the grout and furthering problems with haze, whether it be oxidation or a reaction causing efflourescence. If it is epoxy grout, you may need methylene chloride (paint stripper) to get it off. Very nasty stuff, but will work. Wear gloves, goggles, etc.
I realize this problem has probably been taken care of by now, but this is good info for all to read.
|06-29-2009 12:32 AM|
Originally Posted by 1stclasscleaningnyc View Post
|05-19-2009 05:58 AM|
|harmonsmith||Clean your ceramic surface with a soft cloth or mop using pH neutral cleaning solution. Always wipe off any spills immediately as they happen. Never, ever clean this floor with vinegar, as you will destroy the finish. ceramic specific cleaning products are available for removing. I recommend you Lustro Italiano Cleaner and Polish which is specifically designed and PH balanced for Marble, Granite, and Dimensional Stone Surfaces. Compared to other polishes and cleaners, it creates a deeper longer lasting shine|
|05-10-2009 05:33 AM|
I think you should consult a cleaning expert regarding your tile before replacing it...
It could cost you cheaper rather than replacing it.
|01-20-2009 11:10 AM|
|groutkleen||Was it grouted with regular grout or epoxy grout? If it is regular grout, go to any tile store and get a grout haze remover. If it is epoxy grout, good luck...LOL|
|01-19-2009 04:42 AM|
One way to distract people from the plain white is to take out tiles in a pattern and replace them with some colorful tiles that will draw people's attention from the main color. You can take out those tiles by using a hand grout saw to take off the grout surrounding the tiles you want to remove. Then smash those tiles in the center with a pointed centerpunch and a small hammer. Work your way out toward the edges of the smashed tile until you have cleared their entire square. That is where you are going to cement-in and grout the new colorful ones. It is time consuming but it will upgrade the floor and make people forget the basic off-white.
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