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Old 11-05-2018, 10:14 AM   #1
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Cleaning Flexcolor CQ

I just completed a kitchen floor using American Estates Spice 6x36, wood look alike tile and Flexcolor CQ grout. It looks very nice, but I did have some trouble cleaning the grout haze off of the tile and there is quite a bit of haze left.

I bought some epoxy haze remover and my question is, what is the best method to clean the tiles?

Can I use a sponge and scrub everything? Do I need to use a rag and only touch the face of the tiles? How long should I leave the product on? Any other tips? I don't want to affect the grout lines at all but some areas need to be cleaned quite a bit.
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Ryan,

Got pics?

How grippy is the tile?
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Old 11-06-2018, 06:15 AM   #3
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It is definitely not "smooth" tile there is a fair bit of texture to the tile.

In places I got lazy I can still see grains but in most places it is just haze.

I attached some images (I don't think the grout photographs well, it must catch a lot of light, it looks really gray in the images but in most light it is pretty well matched to the tile color in real life)
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rubbing a dry green scratch pad over the tile will highlight where you missed the "grit" and a wet one will get it off. As for the haze, windex works really well and a razor blade and the green scratch pad. I would test it on a spare tile first and make sure it will not scratch the finish
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I wouldn't use a green one as he green color can get into the grout.

Use a white one instead.

Latex paint remover sprayed over the top, let that dwell a few minutes, scrub with the white pad, wipe with sponge, wipe with sponge covered in a quality microfiber.
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I wouldn't use a green one as the green color can get into the grout
I have never had that happen and I do it all the time. Have you had this happen? I have had windex put a blue tint on avalanche. Not noticeable unless you were right up on the tile
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Yeah, seen it a number of times.
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Old 11-07-2018, 12:41 AM   #8
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Does this mean that the tiles should not be cleaned later in time with Windex or similar as it may remove a layer of the grout?
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Ryan, I believe they are talking about the windex staining some grouts a light blue. I would try the Krud Kutter Paul mentioned or another product called Lift off. I can't remember who makes it but Home Depot has it. I've sprayed Lift Off on a Micro fiber rag and wiped haze off before. I've never had it stain grout.

I wouldn't use Windex for daily cleaning.
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Ryan I was saying that I have had windex put a blue tint on the color avalanche, which is the whitest grout they make. With your dark grout I wouldn't think that would be a issue. Sorry for the confusion
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Sorry for the confusion, I was asking about if I would need to be careful about which cleaning supplies I use on urethane grouted tiles. If I repeatedly used Windex or something similar would it over time erode the binder in the grout? I am planning to use flexcolor cq for backsplash and I imagine I will be wiping it down with a cleaner a lot.
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