100 year old floor tile and want to keep it

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Old 06-29-20, 10:41 AM
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100 year old floor tile and want to keep it

I'm re-doing a small bathroom that has tile in on the floor that's about 100 years old. It's in surprisingly good shape. I want to keep it, other than the fact it looks cool and is in good shape, taking it out, it's got about 8" of concrete beneath it before I hit the floor support, would be more of a task I want/can do. The floor is about 1" hexagons so there are a million gout lines in all directions. Is there a way to clean the grout lines thoroughly without scraping it out and re-grouting? Also, is there anything I could do to the tile to buff up a little bit of shine on it? Lastly, if it can't be saved/reconditioned, can I tile over it easily?
 
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Old 06-29-20, 11:28 AM
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Old 06-29-20, 11:31 AM
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Look closely at your tile. Is it dull because it's dirty or is the surface scratched? If it's dirty then cleaning could restore it's shine. If the tile's glazing is scratched then there isn't much you can do other than keep it clean though you could try a floor wax/polish though this could be dangerously slippery in a bathroom.
 
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Old 06-29-20, 11:37 AM
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Not the exact floor, but this is in another bathroom in house which is exactly the same tile. Same discoloring in grout.

 
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