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How to clean etched slate floor in bathroom?

Posted by donnaroe (My Page) on
Sun, Aug 3, 14 at 22:04

We have a slate floor in our half bathroom downstairs. When our boys were little, the kept missing the toilet and spraying the slate floor with urine occasionally. I didn't know it was happening at the time, so the slate is permanently damaged. I have tried numerous times to take lemon oil and let it sit on the etched spots on the floor. It seems to work- I wipe off the excess and shine up the floor-only to see that the spots are still there. I hope I have described the problem so that you can understand what I am dealing with. Does anyone know what else I can try?


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RE: How to clean etched slate floor in bathroom?

It doesn't appear that anyone here has an answer for you. Would it be possible to replace those tiles?


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RE: How to clean etched slate floor in bathroom?

I think that I would try a steam cleaner of some kind. Slate is kind of porous and a steam cleaner that both lays down steam and then sucks it back up seems like that might work. It may take numerous times doing it but that would be my next option. You might also be able to do that with boiling water and a shop vac, if you don't have or don't want to buy a steam cleaner. I hope this works.


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