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chillipeppers

Hi hoping I could get some help here. My bathroom tiles are beige and everytime I wash them, within seconds of the floor being walked on you can see shoe prints and the tiles go black very quickly.

 

What am I doing wrong? I use bleach in warm water to wash them.

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jayskette

dirty shoes? stone tiles becoming porous? dirty cleaning water?

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chillipeppers

My shoes are clean. They’re porcelain tiles. Do they become porous? If so how do I fix it? The water is definitely clean.

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Jenflea

Don't wear shoes inside?

 

Is the floor dry before you walk on it?

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lizzzard

Our apartment has white tiles throughout. We had the same problem. I instituted a rule of slippers only in the house, and the problem was solved. Even ‘clean’ shoes will carry dirt

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chillipeppers

These are the tiles

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chillipeppers

The floor is dry before I walk on it. I would love a no shoes policy but it’s unrealistic when people come over.

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jayskette

maybe the tiles and grout need to be resealed?

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~Jolly_F~

Don’t wear shoes inside...

 

I don’t care if people wear shoes inside my house, do as you please but I have certainly been to houses where there was no shoes and shoes on rules.

 

It’s your house, you get to set the rules!!

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Kiwi Bicycle

Honestly no shoes in the house is a cultral norm for quite a few countries. Think of all the dirt, poo and other nasties being trampled through your house. Put a shoe rack at your door. My family is European and we always where made to take our shoes off. And the number of times we found something smelly on the bottom.

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cvbn

I live on a farm, no shoes in our house!

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chillipeppers

When we have people over we usually are out in the back yard and when people need to go to the toilet they walk in with their shoes on. I only have tiles in the bathrooms, I have floorboards everywhere else so the issue is only in the bathrooms

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Jenflea

It looks from the picture like maybe there's a coating that's worn off maybe.

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tinselfoil hat

Sometimes DH uses a truckload of floor cleaner in the mop bucket, so the solution is way too strong. Once it’s dry it’s almost ‘sticky’ and can easily mark. Maybe it’s that?

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chillipeppers

Sometimes DH uses a truckload of floor cleaner in the mop bucket, so the solution is way too strong. Once it’s dry it’s almost ‘sticky’ and can easily mark. Maybe it’s that?

I might go over it with just water tonight to see if it makes a difference.

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EmmDasher

Is it just marks in product residue? I only use water or water with a dash of vinegar because I find floor products leave a coating that easily marks. It doesn’t matter if you wear shoes or not - no shoes just means a foot print instead of a shoe print.

 

ETA - just saw your last post sorry. You might need to mop several times with really hot water to get rid of the residue. It can take a bit of effort if there’s a build up.

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chillipeppers

Is it just marks in product residue? I only use water or water with a dash of vinegar because I find floor products leave a coating that easily marks. It doesn’t matter if you wear shoes or not - no shoes just means a foot print instead of a shoe print.

yes you can see footprints as well. I might be using too much bleach. Edited by chillipeppers

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chillipeppers

Thanks for the tip emmdasher. I guess I know what I’ll be doing tomorrow

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Jenflea

I can't recall the last time I mopped the bathroom.

I have 2 bath mats, they keep the floor clean by covering almost the entire(tiny) bathroom floor.

Maybe get a mat or 2.

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Paddlepop

Doesn't bleach make things porous?

 

Try a different cleaning product instead of bleach.

 

Do you have doormats at the back door for people to wipe their shoes on?

 

I'd be introducing a no shoes inside rule.

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Kiwi Bicycle

I was going to add maybe get some mats to put out when you have guests over to avoid marks and chuck in the wash afterwards.

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nasty buddha

Try vinegar diluted in water rather than bleach to get the soap residue off??

 

I can understand the annoyance OP.

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