10:09 AM 01/28/2013
The tiles in my vestibule are intact but extremely dirty, with a hundred years' worth of ground in dirt. I have tried various cleaning solutions and brushes to clean them but have had little success. Any suggestions would be appreciated. Thanks.
Try poultice method (in above link for granite). Be careful to not strip adjacent painted surfaces. Another poultice recipe if you think you have oil or oil-finish stains: paint stripper mixed with diatomaceous earth. Wear chemical resistant gloves and breath fresh air.
10:58 AM 01/28/2013 | 0 Votes
howtocleanstuff.net/how-to-clean-marble/#RemovingStainsFromMarble This time the rest of the link might copy.
11:00 AM 01/28/2013 | 0 Votes
I have also heard of people making a paste of damp granular dishwasher detergent and letting it pull oily stains out of porous surfaces. But really for a profesional approach call a marble restoration guy. Even tho your tile is not marble (probably) they will know what to do.
9:16 AM 01/29/2013 | 0 Votes
Additionally, once a marble restoration co. gets your floor clean and polished if you want polished, they will recommend a new sealant to help keep it that way. One consideration: If they get your floor clean and use impregnators to seal it, consider an additional light coat of clear paste wax which you buff occasionally. This can make a huge difference in upkeep.
9:19 AM 01/29/2013 | 0 Votes
Thanks for the responses.
9:54 PM 01/29/2013 | 0 Votes