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Old 01-07-2011, 09:11 AM   #16
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The photos are basically the same thing I have posted here. They were taken with my camera instead (10 MP v. 3.2 MP). I will send them when I get to a better internet connection than what I'm on now (maybe dialup speed at best).

Can you help with my last 2 questions?

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Old 01-07-2011, 11:42 AM   #17
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Next question: what is the best way to clean off the tiles I'm trying to save?
A lot depends on how well they were applied. When I repaired my bathroom floor the tiles were so poorly applied all I had to do was clean up the grout off of the edges. I used a pair of pliers and a dremel with grinding stone.

What does the back of your tiles look like?
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What do you need to clean off the tiles? Grout? Grout haze? Thinset? Something else?

Post a picture of the portion of floor you are planning to repair, and we can give you some ideas about how to go about it.
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Here's a pic of the back of a tile. Most look like this one. The grout comes off fairly easy, though the back is another story. I was thinking maybe a flap disk on a 4-1/2 inch grinder.

Michael, which photo(s) were you interested in? I'm going to Starbucks this morning to use their internet.
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Will soaking in hot water help?

BTW; you don't want to know what they want me to do.
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Scrap the tile, go to the tile store and find a close resemblance.

BTW its been soaking is water for a long time and it hasn't seemed to help so far.
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Point taken! They had already gotten some and found the few remaining originals. The only thing lacking really are edge pieces but at this point we aren't out to win a beauty contest with this one. I have to be done Thursday so I am going with what we got. Thanks ya'll.

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