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Can Paste Wax be used on unglazed ceramic tile floor ?

 
awake1
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03/09/2009 12:35 PM
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Can Paste Wax be used on unglazed ceramic tile floor ?
Seriously , i have 1500 sq ft of ceramic tile which is unglazed natural with a beige grout that isn't (yet) sealed.
I scrubbed the floor and grout for 6 hours yesterday and it's very clean but dries with a white haze like powdery film. I want to have it sealed but wondering if it's better or just for now.. to use a paste wax with a buffer ? Or would that discolor the grout ? It's a beautiful floor and would look great shiny but it dries dull even after I get the powdery film off. Anyone ? Thanks in advance !
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03/09/2009 12:39 PM
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Re: Can Paste Wax be used on unglazed ceramic tile floor ?
No, not a good idea. It will turn white.

Try Holloway House Quick Shine. Try first in a small spot just in case.
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03/09/2009 12:40 PM
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Re: Can Paste Wax be used on unglazed ceramic tile floor ?
Put a good sealer on it. You might try car wax but then you might slip all over the place.

A good sealer once or twice a year should do it or get some grout that matches the color of it and then seal it.
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03/09/2009 12:43 PM
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Re: Can Paste Wax be used on unglazed ceramic tile floor ?
that white hazy powdery film is the residual of the grout, keep rinsing with water and mopping it up until it dries the original color, then seal.
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03/09/2009 12:44 PM
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Re: Can Paste Wax be used on unglazed ceramic tile floor ?
Ive used wood oil for floors on a small patch of unsealed tiles before - seemed to work well enough!
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03/09/2009 12:50 PM

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Re: Can Paste Wax be used on unglazed ceramic tile floor ?
Wax sounds really slippery. When I had a big linoleum tile floor to seal, that we had laid in the store, we went to a janitor supply house where they had gallons of every different thing and had professional advice.

Don't know what color your tile is but you want to make sure that what you seal it with won't water spot. We were warned about that for our mostly black floor and we made sure to get the right thing that wouldn't show spots if water dripped on it. It was some kind of plastic sealer that we put on with a mop, worked great on brand new commercial tile floor, 1200 sq foot (laying that baby was an education!).

The person above who said the power film was grout dust - that is very cool that they knew that and were here to tell you! hf I wouldn't have known that. Makes perfect sense.
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03/09/2009 12:53 PM
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Re: Can Paste Wax be used on unglazed ceramic tile floor ?
yes that will work great. what i used on mine. hf
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03/09/2009 12:56 PM
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Re: Can Paste Wax be used on unglazed ceramic tile floor ?
Wax sounds really slippery.

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That what I am thinking... an accident waiting to happen.


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Re: Can Paste Wax be used on unglazed ceramic tile floor ?
I used wax on mine, which also had a white film and is unglazed. It did make it a little slippy initially but it quickly absorbs into the floor and brings out the natural colour of the tiles beautifully.
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03/09/2009 01:01 PM
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Re: Can Paste Wax be used on unglazed ceramic tile floor ?
Thank you all for the great advice !

So sealing is something that I can do with a mop ? The Holloway House product looks great actually , but i'm wondering if sealing is a pretty easy thing to do? The floor is a mexican terra cotta color with blue design at connecting tiles , so I don't think water spots are an issue .. it's pretty "imperfect" /old world looking. Is a sealer something that can be mopped right on ? And then does that stay shiny ? I am trying to be very careful about the grout b/c there is a faux grout in the 7" tiles that make it look like 4 tiles in one square so the grout has to match the grout in the tile. I spent far too long on hands and knees to do that again anytime soon!

Thanks again ! hf
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Re: Can Paste Wax be used on unglazed ceramic tile floor ?
that white hazy powdery film is the residual of the grout, keep rinsing with water and mopping it up until it dries the original color, then seal.
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Thank you ! I was wondering if it was that grout haze , I had that all over when it was first installed and was horrified that it wouldn't ever be the same.. but after scrubbing with peroxide yesterday to get the grout clean again, it likely worked up some of the grout . I woke up to white powdery floors and still mopping :0 .
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03/09/2009 01:11 PM
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Re: Can Paste Wax be used on unglazed ceramic tile floor ?
Do what the old timers did. Get 3 pounds of bees wax and melt it very hot. Heat the tiles then pour the molten wax on a bit at a time, slowly enough for it to soak in. When the pores of the ceramic are full of dried hardened wax, use a hot flat iron to melt it further. Then press paper towels on with a hot iron, quickly to melt only the surface. When it is all hardened, lift the paper off and use it for fire lighters. The surface will be non slip and will resist moisture and will not absorb any thing. From time to time buff it.
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03/16/2009 08:39 PM
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Re: Can Paste Wax be used on unglazed ceramic tile floor ?
I had same haze problem on my rough porselin tiles. 1300 sq ft
what I did was experimental but worked fine. I bought some cheap colors from Michaels, walmart, JoAnn's fabric (Applebarrel, Americana, Ceramcoat) small bottles about $1-2$ each. I added little amount of matching color (match to tiles)to the liquid wax or sealer and used sponge to cover the floor...it also colored/sealed the grout same color. It's been 3 yrs and now fading. You can slightly change the color when sealing/waxing by using small amount of different color.
Always try...let it dry couple of tiles.
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Re: Can Paste Wax be used on unglazed ceramic tile floor ?
that white hazy powdery film is the residual of the grout, keep rinsing with water and mopping it up until it dries the original color, then seal.
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 626647


Try white vinegar in a spray bottle. Spray the tiles and let set for about 10-15 min and then wipe with a clean damp sponge. It cuts the film with only 1 or 2 applications. Just tried it on my new tile floors/walls and it worked great!

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