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Unread 08-16-2006, 07:30 PM   #1
mwitter
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help with unglazed porcelain tile

Hello all,

We discovered hexagonal unglazed porcelain tile in our bathroom as we were ripping up a newer (but very poorly done) ceramic tile floor. Most of the thinset is popping off nicely from the porcelain, but there is of course a haze left on the porcelain tiles...

Any advice on some sort of abrasive to scrub the surface? The porcelain is really hard, so I don't think metal brushes would hurt... however, the cold chisel we are using is leaving marks on the surface which may or may not come off later...

help!

thanks in advance for the replys

-matt
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Unread 08-16-2006, 07:43 PM   #2
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Stop with the chisel!If you wanna save the floor. Try soaking the floor with water for most of a day, it's probably modified thinset and the water may loosen the bond, then you can use a putty knife, and a black floor scrubby pad, on a hand machine(hand polisher,600 rpm, with a velcro backer)
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