Discuss How to remove this type of "stain" (picture included) in the Tile Cleaning and Restoration Forum area at TilersForums.com

nokidding

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Hi,
I was wondering if anyone could help me with how to remove this darkening on the tiles? I have tried bleach, Vinegar + Baking Soda , Grout cleaner, mold cleaner , stone cleaner (all with scrubbing) with literally minor to no impact at all. Big thanks to any suggestions.

 
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nokidding

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Have you any idea what may of caused the stain
Sadly no they were there before I was employed at the place but I have a feeling that it occurs in places on the stairs where more water sits in a small puddle when it rains. They just appear randomly at different places (stay permanently) while the rest of the stair tiles are clean without them. I'm not sure if it's a "stain" (was not sure what else to put in title) as in something was dropped, it could have just appeared cause of possible other reasons cause it's on random different places/tiles.
 
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It is dirty water staining that sits on the tile and not walked off by foot traffic.

Try using a white Scotch-Brite pad or similar. If this cleans up, try and source a tile impregnator/sealer to help keep the tiles clean.
 
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It is dirty water staining that sits on the tile and not walked off by foot traffic.

Try using a white Scotch-Brite pad or similar. If this cleans up, try and source a tile impregnator/sealer to help keep the tiles clean.
Thank you I will try this as soon as possible and let you know, do you recommend any type of cleaner (e.g vinegar) to do it with?
 

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Hey guy I'm solved the issue someone on another forum suggested professional strength brick and tile cleaner (i used a similar product from the same company which did not work but this one did) which i got and scrubbed with a steel wire brush and it got rid of the stains.

Thanks all who replied
 
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