Cuban Tile Floor

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Old 06-13-02, 01:32 PM
John Hartnett
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Cuban Tile Floor

I have a 1952 house with original Cuban Tile. Prior owner put carpet over it and glued the pad to the floor. It has been removed but has left a brownish stain in the tiles. Any ideas onhow to clean and remove browns tain?
 
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Old 06-16-02, 05:59 PM
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Restoring Cuban Tile Floor

I am assuming this is a terracotta tile that is unsealed. Some terracotta tiles are very prone to staining. There are commercial tile strippers and cleaners available. Once you get the tile clean, it should be sealed and cleaned only with products recommended for your tile. A stripper is usually required for glue residue.

http://www.aldonchem.com/section-answerbook.htm

http://www.aldonchem.com/mt-terracotta.htm

http://www.stonecare.com/shop/browse...fc6023a075baff
 
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Old 06-18-02, 05:33 PM
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Cuban Tile Floor

Thanks for the information. It is not Terrocatta. It looks like marble but it's white and green. I've also seen it in white and ...pink, ...blue, ...yellow, ...red, ...black? It's was popular in Miami in the 1950's so there are a lot of houses that have it.
 
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Old 06-18-02, 06:17 PM
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Stains on Marble? Floor

http://doityourself.com/brick/marble.htm

Identifying the type of stone floor you have and talking with a local marble (stone) dealer about your stain problems might be helpful.
 
 

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