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iwiner

04:31AM | 07/10/03
Member Since: 02/08/03
3 lifetime posts
Bvflooring
I installed my first tile floor and thought that as I installed it i was doing a pretty good job of cleanin as I went. However, there is a white haze over most of the surface of my porcelain unglazed tile (baked I believe)...
I have attempted water and soap to remove it with no results as well as a haze remover I picked up at lowe's, with minimal results.

I really need suggestions as this took a ton of time to install and I am afraid it is ruined!

Ira

carpetman

08:15PM | 07/10/03
Member Since: 01/26/03
542 lifetime posts
if you installed a porcelain tile ,it might be because you did not seal the tile before you grouted,however i think you need to get some muriatic acid / or sulfamatic acid cleaner,the white residue could be grout haze ,or it could be efflorescence(mineral deposits) ***** or home depot carry both.good luck

Susie0128

01:34PM | 07/12/03
Member Since: 07/07/03
4 lifetime posts
Try a mixture of 1/2 white vinegar and 1/2 water ...this worked for me. Use a scrub brush and dip it into the mixture and scrub the tile, then wipe it off with a dry cloth. This took all the grout haze from my porcelain tile after it had been down for 2 weeks.
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