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    Treating cloudy bathroom tiles


    Why is there a milky or cloudy surface on my bathroom tiles? How should i treat this? How can it be fixed? How can I stop it happening again? Thanks

    Asked by Mo on 10th Mar 2021
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    Paul Havlik

    "There are minerals / calcium in the water also known as Hard Water in your water input into your flat/house. There are many to choose from but something like this would work, depending on how much water you use. Then all you do is add salt. ---> Water Softener - Automatic Timer Controlled 10 Litre Softener EMT
    £329.96. on a google search (I cannot put in a web link - this system thinks there is a phone number there.)
    If you want to clean the current after effects, you can use something like this. MEGUIAR'S HARD WATER SPOT REMOVER - 16OZ. £23.99 on Ebay. --->."

    Answered on 18th Mar 2021 - Member since Mar 2021 - report
    MS Wall and Floor Tiling

    "If its just been tiled recently and its a coat of dust its most likely grout residue and need to be dusted and washed with hot water a few times before it clears."

    Answered on 10th Mar 2021 - Member since Mar 2021 - report
    O’NEILL Brickwork ltd

    "Firstly you need to figure out if your tiles are porous or non porous. Meaning ceramic or matt Finish.
    If sealants were used on non porous tiles this can happen or also if the wrong solution was used.
    Another reason for the cloudy appearance could be using the wrong cleaning solutions.
    I would try using a mixture of vinegar and water 50% of each and clean using a fresh sponge/tile sponge and see if that works."

    Answered on 10th Mar 2021 - Member since Mar 2021 - report

    "This is due to the nature of the lime water, which can be avoided by cleaning the tiles frequently every month at least"

    Answered on 10th Mar 2021 - Member since Feb 2020 - report
    Gaone Ntime

    "Hi Mo.

    From the time your bathroom was tiled, the tiler who should have given it a good clean, didn't do so. That is grout residue still on top of tiles and I would advise you to get a solution of hot water mixed with vinegar, wash it off by pressing hard with sponge and give it a good wipe after all.

    Good luck."

    Answered on 10th Mar 2021 - Member since Jun 2017 - report
    SD Contractors

    "This is residue from the grouting of your tiles I find that a scouring pad and a simple spray like mr muscle something that doesn’t contain bleach works well"

    Answered on 18th Apr 2021 - Member since Oct 2020 - report

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