I recently got a new place with vinyl tile in part of the basement
which is actually a three car garage (carriage house).
The floor is a mess. The 12 X 12 tiles are soundly attached to the
concrete, no curls, or cracks, but it looks like hell.
I think the floor has had water run in a couple of times, with the
resulting grime. I'm sure part of it is old wax buildup. I have cleaned
a good part of it with ammonia and hot water but it still looks dirty.
Just wondering if anyone has suggestions. I did a search for floor
strippers. What I got was mostly commercial packages designed for
resale. I did find a Johnson's stripper at the Lowes site.
Thanks for any help!
If and that is a bif IF you have commercial grade tile (likely in a
garage), after you have stripped it wet mop the floor using comet or other
abrasive type cleaner. You will have to rinse it very well to pick up all
the comet. This should leave the floor dull and as clean as it gets. For
a three car garage area I would estimate 1.5 large cans of comet and 15- 5
gallon mop bucket changes of rinse water. A lot of work but the result is
worth it. We used to do this in commercial kitchens for a deep cleaning.
Test it on a single dirty tile to see the results for yourself.
<< Just wondering if anyone has suggestions. I did a search for floor
Check in with a janitorial supply outlet. They will have some of the most
effective products for cleaning the tile. You may be able to rent a scrubber
from them also that could save you a bunch of work. HTH
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