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ichecket

07:33AM | 05/08/03
Member Since: 05/07/03
3 lifetime posts
Hello,
I've just found this site -it really looks great!

Can anyone help me please...
I've just moved into my new house and need to clean some 100 square meters or so of ceramic floor tiles that are currently covered in what I assume to be the grouting product. I was advised to use a diluted solution of Hydrochloric acid as a cleaning agent although I am worried that this process will attack the tile grouting. Can anyone advise me?
Thanks.

[This message has been edited by ichecket (edited May 08, 2003).]

rpxlpx

09:35AM | 05/09/03
Member Since: 03/13/00
1674 lifetime posts
When you say the tiles are covered by the grouting product, do you mean that there is a film on the tile? (If not, please explain further.)
Is this a new installation?

Piffin

05:02PM | 05/09/03
Member Since: 11/06/02
1278 lifetime posts
Sounds like mild grout haze to me.
3% muriatic acid
or
10% hydrochloric acid
or
40% white vinegar

and scrub a dud dub

ichecket

12:29AM | 05/10/03
Member Since: 05/07/03
3 lifetime posts
Many thanks for your replies...I wouldn't call it exactly a haze, in many areas it's like white paint that's been smeared on the edges of the tiles, in other areas it like a white/grey glue that's gone hard.(only a fraction of an inch thick). With a lot of insistance I am able to scrap this part of it off, but with the area I have, it will take me months to finish.

ichecket

12:30AM | 05/10/03
Member Since: 05/07/03
3 lifetime posts
Many thanks for your replies...I wouldn't call it exactly a haze, in many areas it's like white paint that's been smeared on the edges of the tiles, in other areas it like a white/grey glue that's gone hard.(only a fraction of an inch thick). With a lot of insistance I am able to scrap this part of it off, but with the area I have, it will take me months to finish.

willies all thumbs

08:02AM | 05/11/03
Member Since: 10/03/02
55 lifetime posts
You need to get your builder and floor installer back, this is their problem


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