Is your cleaner leaving a residue?grankate said:I have had my tile floor in my kitchen for nearly two years. I have trouble getting it clean. The other day I swept twice and washed it 4 times. It still feels dirty. Any thoughts? What am I doing wrong?
Do you enter on to the tile from an asphalt driveway or from a garage where you park a car? Maybe you're dealing with asphalt tracking?grankate said:IBut after sweeping twice and washing 4 times, the water was still dirty.
Dissolving grout? If the integrity of the grout is compromised its due to improper mixing at installation not due to worn sealer. Sealer is only designed to offer protection from staining not improve the integrity or hardness of cementitious grout....what you are feeling is the grout slowly being dissolved.
Which grouts are of poor quality?Many grouts are of such poor quality, it is necessary to reseal them a few times a year.
Porcelain tile is very hard and the coloring is baked all the way through it...
Not the regular grout I use, it's as hard as a rock and only a chisel will take it out. Now maybe if you mix it with salt water from the ocean.......seen some concrete down in cholla bay you could kick chunks out with your foot which was mixed with ocean water.Unless the grout is made with epoxy, once it gets wet (without a sealer) it can be removed easily with a cloth. If kept dry and sealed, this won't happen.