How Do I Remove Epoxy Grout Haze From Tile?


Epoxy grout is mixture of two materials, which once combined form an adhesive bond between the tiles. This bond makes removing the epoxy grout from tiles difficult after the first 24 hours. Spills should be wiped away as soon as possible to prevent large build up of the grout, which will ruin the tile. A filmy haze can be removed, with specialized epoxy removers or following a simple home recipe and some effort on scratch resistant tile.

Things You'll Need

  • Mop
  • Electric dish detergent
  • Bucket
  • Silica sand
  • Electric floor buffer
  • Cotton cloth
  • Wet to dry vacuum
  • Mop the floor with a kitchen mop, leaving the water on the floor.

  • Combine ¼ cup electric dish detergent and 3 ½ gallons of water in a large bucket. Sponge or mop the mixture onto the floor, over the already spread water.

  • Sprinkle silica sand over the surface of the tiles, mixing with the detergent solution.

  • Buff the tiles with an electric floor buffer and a clean cotton cloth, making several passes over each tile.

  • Vacuum the water and sand from the floor with a wet to dry vacuum.

  • Rinse the floor with clear water and vacuum away any dirt and debris with the wet to dry vacuum, drying the floor.

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