A friend of mine had brand new tiles installed in his living room,
dinning room and hallways, all 2200 SF of it.
After the installation was done he thought he needed to clean the tiles
and someone (a fellow from work) told him he can buy some thinner and
slightly dilute it and mop the floor it will give the new floor a nice
He did that.
I don't know what kind of tiles he has. He is not sure either. I
suspect it is either ceramic or porcelain tiles, it seems to be glazed.
I have a picture of the back of the tiles and it is textured and
looking at the edge the entire tile seem to be white all the way
through the thickness of it so I bet it is porcelain tiles. The back
says "R.A.K." never heard of this brand myself. Here is a pic of the
back of the tile:
Now onto the problem, after he mopped the floor with diluted thinner,
the tiles started to show some stains that looked like "shadows" under
the light. See this image:
see the dark shadow in the middle? That is not a shadow but a stain.
I think it looks like the glaze is partially gone? Will that cause the
tiles to look this way?
Is there a way to rectify this? They have tried everything to no
Can they wax the entire floor? or can they do something to unglaze the
entire floor to give it a uniform look?
Any idea appreciated.
Thanks in advance,