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Subject: Cleaning ceramic floor tiles

Cleaning ceramic floor tiles

From: Mark Vine <100436.3447>
Date: Thursday, January 21, 1999
John Desmarais <joel [at] cyberus__ca> writes

>I would appreciate receiving advice on how to clean ceramic floor
>tiles in a house in France.  They are about 50 to 75 years old and
>do not appear to be glazed, although it is difficult to know what is
>hidden under the grime.

You might wish to consider Synperonic N, a non-ionic detergent, as
an option for cleaning his dirt encrusted ceramic tiles.

For many years we have been supplying museums and custodians of
country houses with this product which has a proven track record as
a considerably effective mild detergent for removing tar and ground
in grime on encaustic floor and fireplace tiles; for cleaning china,
porcelain, and glass and for cleansing soiled textiles.

An aqueous solution of a condensate of nonylphenol with ethylene
oxide Synperonic N has a pH (10% solution in distilled water) of 7.0
to 8.5.

Synperonic N can be used with water (1 part solution to 20 parts
water) or on particularly firm encrustations with an equal mix of
water and suitable spirit based solvent.

Supplied in 1 litre units Synperonic N is easy to use and of very
low cost.

Full technical/application and Material Safety Data sheet can be
obtained on request from our offices here in Cowley, Oxford, England
(Fax: +44 0 1865 747035) or from our site in Springfield, Virginia
(800 634 6932).

Mark G. Vine
Managing Director
Conservation Resources (UK) Ltd

                  Conservation DistList Instance 12:60
                 Distributed: Friday, January 22, 1999
                       Message Id: cdl-12-60-005
Received on Thursday, 21 January, 1999

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