Knacked Tiling

Hi;
Had a small flood a few weeks back, and my floors are all tiled. It's that cheap stuff where the manufacturer basically took a load of sand and stones, and baked it into a large block, before slicing it into tiles, and polishing it.
The upshot of the flood is that bits of the tiles are missing. I think the polish gave up, and bits of the sand basically dissolved. (I should, at this point, mention that I live in Gibraltar.)
Anyway, apparently there's a paste you can get that you put down, and then grind and polish the result, which brings you back to nice new tiles. This I would get someone to do for me, but the only someone for miles around says he can't do it for at least six months, and he has a far way look in his eyes when he says it.
So, I want to bite the bullet and do it myself, with the help of our local Hire-U shop. Can anyone give me any advice on what I should be getting? I've got access to all UK supplies down here; but I've got no idea what it is I need!
Any ideas gratefully accepted!
Tim
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Grunff wrote:

Sounds like terracotta
Do a google serach..
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Christian McArdle wrote:

I aggree, sounds like dreadful stuff. Chewed up cardboard mixed with wallpaper paste would probably be just as good as original. :-)
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Well, I'm not sure about that - I've got 126 square metres of flat, all tiled, all needing atention. To re-tile the entire flat will involve spending about 1,200 on tiles and fixatives; then I've got to remove all the old tiles, (or cut down all my doors - the more likely option); get all the furniture out of half the flat, and live in the other half while I lay new tiles........
I think I like the sound of a nice simple "paste 'n' grind" - 700 by Manuel's Tile Bashing Shop, bookings now being taken for April 2004.
Dave

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