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Should I keep this tile floor?

Posted by purplepansies (My Page) on
Sun, Jan 26, 14 at 9:46

We are doing a facelift of the only bathroom in our house. The tile floor (from 1955) seems to be in fairly decent shape, but try as I might, I cannot get it as clean as I'd like. Plus, the grout lines are nasty-dirty. Is it possible to clean/restore this tile to its original state? Are there companies that do this kind of work, and if so, what type of company should I be looking for?

Thanks in advance for your help!


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RE: Should I keep this tile floor?

It's a beautiful modified basket weave pattern that is a very current look. You can clean the grout using phosphoric acid and a grout brush. You may not see the difference right away, but about 2 days later, you'll be amazed. The tile can be cleaned and polished by a floor company specializing in tile.


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RE: Should I keep this tile floor?

Clean it and keep it.


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RE: Should I keep this tile floor?

Definitely try and keep it!


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RE: Should I keep this tile floor?

I've heard that people have used Oxiclean to clean grout. I have never used it. Grout is a cementous material so alkaline. Keep us posted on how this turns out for you. I like the tile too.


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RE: Should I keep this tile floor?

Thanks everyone. If it can be cleaned and restored, we will keep it. I'll do some more research and see what would be the best way to tackle this. That's a lot of grout! :)

Are there companies that clean and restore tile floors? I guess I can stop in to a local tile shop and see if they know anyone who does that sort of thing.

I'll let you know how it goes! Thanks again!


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RE: Should I keep this tile floor?

It looks absolutely gorgeous and I would definitely try to keep it if it were in my home. Personally I would look into how best to clean old ceramic tiles and do that. I would also probably remove the grout myself and re-grout. (But I'm comfortable doing DIY and tedious manual labor if I have a goal in mind.)


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RE: Should I keep this tile floor?

We used Stanley Steemer on our bathroom tiled Hexagon floors. Came out AMAZING!!


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RE: Should I keep this tile floor?

A lot of carpet cleaning companies these days have branched out to cleaning tile floors. I'm sure you won't have a problem getting your floor cleaned up. Once you do that, you get have a better idea of the state of the grout and if it needs to be patched or replaced. Nice floor!

-Babka


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