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Hi All!

Is anyone able to tell what is happening to my shower floor? It's porcelain tile that has had this "haze" effect ever since I bought the unit in 2017. Is it salvageable? Am I able to remedy myself? Any help is greatly appreciated!

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Naildriver
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You may want to try to remove it chemically. This product does a good job, but be sure to read and heed the directions as it is an acid.

 

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Looks like dirt to me....have you tried scrubbing it with cleaners.....maybe it is haze, and chandlers light acid should work if it is cementious.
 

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Well, you can't make it worse... I'd try cleaning the crap out of it. Try Barkeeper's Friend. Try straight bleach. Try liquid shock from a pool store (same as bleach only stronger). Try muriatic acid (the real stuff, not the watered down safety crap from the big box store). Try a scouring stick. Try abrasive blasting it.
 

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Thanks everyone! I really appreciate the help. I wish all it took was a good cleaning, but I have tried all of your commercial cleaners. I am going to try some of the stronger solutions that you have suggested. If the floor tile is unsalvageable, am I able to simply remove the floor tile and replace it? Does the entire shower need to be re-waterproofed/re-tiled?
 

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It is not simple to pull up flooring in a shower and replace it. It can be done, but I would attempt to clean it before I would replace it. Clean it to where it is acceptable and live with it.
 
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