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Old 05-13-2010, 09:37 PM   #1
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I just moved into a new condo that no one has lived in. But for some strange reason, the bathroom floor is discolored. I am not 100% sure what material the floor is, but it's some type of brown tile. And it has this whitish coat/residue all over it so it looks like a construction site. When trying to wipe it off, the floor looks like its original color while wet, but goes back to that whitish look when it dries. What can I try in this case? I was considering some type of solvent but I'm not sure if thats a good idea. Thanks so much in advance!

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What color is the grout?
Perhaps previous owners regrouted the floor and didn't clean it before it dried? THere may some grout remover kind of product at big box/flooring store?

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Hi Bob22, Is grout remover the same thing as caulk solvent? Thanks.
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the grout looks white to me.
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No they are different!
Something like this:
http://www.homedepot.com/h_d1/N-5yc1...atalogId=10053
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Home Depot, Lowe's, Menard's, Builder's Warehouse, all sell "grout haze remover". Go buy some, follow the instructions on the label, and try it. Don't be screwin around with solvents or any other hairball information you get on the Internet.

This happens all of the time and there is a definite remedy for it.
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Home Depot, Lowe's, Menard's, Builder's Warehouse, all sell "grout haze remover". Go buy some, follow the instructions on the label, and try it. Don't be screwin around with solvents or any other hairball information you get on the Internet.

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Thanks Bud Cline!
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