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If any one can kindly help me solving this issue.. I bought this italian 1st choice ceramic Grac Tiles for my house.. After finishing tiling them many scratches appeared on the tiles without heavy duty and at walking Only!!
I would like to know whats the problem and if there is any solution.

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A course grout heavy in aggregates could cause the scratches.
Looking at the images closely, the scratches appear to have been caused by a circular motion, maybe during cleaning, not by walking.

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Was a buffing machine used ?
I thinking along those lines ,, as if I was grouting or buffing by hand the circles wouldn't be so perfect , I'm also thinking is there a fault in the tile that wasn't spotted until after installation where in fact they are marks made in production
 

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Looks like it occurred after the tiles were set, it's like the scratch patterns span across multiple tiles.
 

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Was a buffing machine used ?
No.. No Machines used.. But regarding the
I thinking along those lines ,, as if I was grouting or buffing by hand the circles wouldn't be so perfect , I'm also thinking is there a fault in the tile that wasn't spotted until after installation where in fact they are marks made in production
If its a grouting cause it would be on specific tiles not on all 90 msq area with same shapes and distances.. Its a fault in production.. I was said to have 1st choice italian Grac!!!!
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Looks like it occurred after the tiles were set, it's like the scratch patterns span across multiple tiles.
I might agree hut if scratches occured when tiles were set when grouting some areas should be in good conditions.. Im telling you all 100 msq area eventhough i didnt start living in my home yet 😊
 

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It does look like course sandy grout Scratches. Bal super flex by any chance? 🤔
 

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It does look like course sandy grout Scratches. Bal super flex by any chance? 🤔
Can you buy Bal in Lebanon 😂
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No.. No Machines used.. But regarding the

If its a grouting cause it would be on specific tiles not on all 90 msq area with same shapes and distances.. Its a fault in production.. I was said to have 1st choice italian Grac!!!!
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I might agree hut if scratches occured when tiles were set when grouting some areas should be in good conditions.. Im telling you all 100 msq area eventhough i didnt start living in my home yet 😊
have you any spare tiles , to check the surface finish. ?
 

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the grac ceramics brand does not exist in Italy.
are you sure of the name?
 

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Personally I think it's scratches from the polishing process in the production and it's just not very good
 

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If those are leftover or not yet installed tiles, open a box and examine a few to see if the scratches are there as well. That should help get it sorted.
 

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