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Unread 08-15-2010, 03:17 PM   #1
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Same 'stains' keep coming back after cleaning...

Wow, last visit 1/17/06!

I think this may be a sealer problem but here goes. I can scrub the heck out of my tile floor but the same 'stains' keep coming back. This is why I got rid of carpet in my home. Yes, I can take pictures but just imagine assorted spots, swirls, etc. that re-appear in a week or two.

Is this a sealer problem?

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Unread 08-15-2010, 03:27 PM   #2
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i need a pic sam
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Unread 08-15-2010, 03:45 PM   #3
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Unread 08-15-2010, 06:50 PM   #4
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It looks like you're not getting the grout clean and not getting the dirt off the tile.You need to scrub a little better,and use a wetvac to get completely rid of the gunk, then rinse a couple times always using clean mop water.You might be cleaning but it doesn't look like it's getting clean.
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Unread 08-15-2010, 07:35 PM   #5
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Thanks, that's not it.
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Unread 08-15-2010, 08:29 PM   #6
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just to clarify. You say: "I can scrub the heck out of my tile floor but the same 'stains' keep coming back. " I take it that means that right after or during or, cleaning, the stains are gone??

what are cleaning with??

do you have a dog???
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Unread 08-16-2010, 04:24 AM   #7
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What did you seal with? Use what the manufacturer says to strip the sealer in one of those spots, and see if your problem goes away.
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looks like an epoxy grout residue..


what kinda grout did u use?
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Unread 08-16-2010, 03:56 PM   #9
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I am actually more concerned with the lack of allowance for wood floor expansion, but that may be a different thread.

Looks like a sealer was applied with a sponge to me?

Did you use Tile Lab SurfaceGuard sealer?
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Finally got around to removing the sealer with 'JASCO' paint remover - all is well now!
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Glad it worked out, Sam. We've been patiently waiting.
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