Interesting thought - may be I will wait for the warmer weather!
Yup. Correct approach. Also check out what reclamation yards are
charging for these - you might not treat them too casually!
Ok thanks I will give it a go and see what happens.
Re cost we bought the lot on ebay for £56 having been quoted £600+
from a yard!
Pretty much the same as me then - salvage yard quoted me £3/tile or
some such rubbish - go home, ebay it, £36 for 80+ tiles.
>We have 100's of old terracotta floor tiles from an old farmhouse
>kitchen that need cleaning up.
Dunk in a plastic tub of hydrochloric acid ("brick acid") which is cheap
from a builders' merchant and not too hazardous to work with. This will
shift most things that resemble "mortar".
Then it's time for the pressure washer and the nylon bristled hand wire
Jeyes fluid can be good for dealing with green algal crud.
A coat of Lithofin can improve surfaces that have become a mite rough
Possible, but it depends on the contamination. Old mortar & general grime
sugests a brick acid - Disclean or similar. Try one or two first :-)
Dave - The Medway Handyman
A very long soak (several days) in lukewarm bio washing powder
solution is probably the most powerful general purpose cleaner
about. So if your acid doesnt get them clean enough, that may do
the rest, if slowly.
Aye,and he could also lose his best mate if he wasn't careful with the power