Floor cleaning products that contain, acid, ether or alcohol are not recommended for Saltillo or Mexican Tile floors. The acids and/or alcohol in floor cleaning products like white vinegar and Fabulso will dissolve any sealer on Mexican tile floors and eventually pit the finish of the tile. Also while all that is going on any original color in your grout will become a dark gray over time. FABULOSO CONTAINS ETHYLENE OXIDE, At room temperature, ethylene oxide is a flammable colorless gas with a sweet odor. It is used primarily to produce other chemicals, including antifreeze. In smaller amounts, ethylene oxide is used as a pesticide and a sterilizing agent. The ability of ethylene oxide to damage DNA makes it an effective sterilizing agent but also accounts for its cancer-causing activity.
UPDATE Feb 8, 2023... ABC News FABULOSO RECALL: 4.9 million Fabuloso cleaning products recalled due to bacteria risk. A number of popular Fabuloso
cleaning products were recalled Wednesday by the Colgate-Palmolive
Company due to risk of bacteria contamination, according to the Consumer
Product Safety Commission. About 4.9 million units -- as well as about
56,000 units in Canada -- of various Fabuloso
Multi-Purpose Cleaner products were impacted by the recall, according
to the CPSC. The affected products were produced from Dec. 14, 2022
through Jan. 23, 2023, according to the company. "We are voluntarily recalling certain Fabuloso products because a preservative was not added at the intended levels during manufacturing," Fabuloso said in a statement on its official recall website. "With inadequate preservative, there is a risk of bacteria growth in the recalled products.
The recalled products can contain Pseudomonas species bacteria,
including Pseudomonas aeruginosa and Pseudomonas fluorescens, which are
environmental organisms found widely in soil and water." The acids in white vinegar and Fabulso will take out any color pigment in your grout and leave you with a blotchy mismatch of grout colors on your Mexican tile floor. DO NOT USE FABULSO TO CLEAN MEXICAN TILE FLOORS IT WILL RUIN THE FINISH AND PIT THE FACE OF THE MEXICAN TILE AND TAKE OUT ANY COLOR PIGMENTS IN YOUR ORIGINAL GROUT COLOR (make a hollow or indentation in the surface of the Mexican tile).
White vinegar is a very versatile cleaning agent. It contains acetic acid that will dissolve calcium build-up in dishwashers, coffee pots, kettles, and will dissolve the applied finish on your Mexican Tile floor, with disastrous results. Fabuloso cleaning products contains sulfuric acid and ether with high concerns for your health and will ruin and dissolve the finish on your Mexican Tile floor. You only need to use mild soap and water to clean your Mexican Tile Floors once they are striped, cleaned and resealed to a beautiful finish.
Most Mexican tile renew projects are a one day endeavor. Our one and only job is to refinish your Mexican tile floor to a like new appearance. It aids in getting the project completed in a timely manner if furniture is removed from the work area and the A/C is kept at 70 degrees during the process to facilitate the drying of the tiles and the different costs of sealer. We Make Like New Your Saltillo Tile Floors, The Good, The Bad and Just Plain Ugly Ones.
FABULOSO ACTIVE INGREDIENTS will ruin finish on Mexican tile:
1). PROPYLENE GLYCOL PROPYL ETHER (dissolves sealer on Mexican tile)
2). BENZENESULFONIC ACID (pits face of Mexican tile)
3). SULFURIC ACID (pits face of tile dissolves sealer on Mexican Tile)
4). SODIUM BENZENESULFONATE (acute aquatic toxicity)
You only need to use mild soap
and water to clean your Mexican Tile Floors once they are striped,
cleaned and resealed to a beautiful finish.. Serious concerns from [ETHYLENE OXIDE] in Fabuloso: Some Concern: cancer, developmental/endocrine/reproductive effects, damage to DNA, respiratory effects, nervous system effects, skin irritation/allergies/damage, damage to vision, general systemic/organ effects. See F ratings on this product at https://www.ewg.org/guides/cleaners/5527-FabulosoMultiPurposeCleanerSprayLavender/?formulation=6782Mexican Tile Restoration – Saltillo Tile Restoration Sarasota Fl
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