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Terracota floor

Not quite sure of the spelling! Anyway, we have a lovely terracota floor but when we moved in, it was already badly stained, especially in the kitchen. The landlord is OK with it and says you would need a special "steam cleaning" machine followed by a seal treatment of the floor, and that would not be possible unless we moved out for one week.

Does anyone know of a "miracle" product (linen soap/oil does not work) to remove grease stains from a terracota floor? Thanks.
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Not quite sure of the spelling! Anyway, we have a lovely terracota floor but when we moved in, it was already badly stained, especially in the kitchen. The landlord is OK with it and says you would need a special "steam cleaning" machine followed by a seal treatment of the floor, and that would not be possible unless we moved out for one week.

Does anyone know of a "miracle" product (linen soap/oil does not work) to remove grease stains from a terracota floor? Thanks.
Has the floor been sealed or not? You can buy in french "decapant " which is a degreaser. Why not try some white wine vinegar but very lightly with just a dab on some kitchen paper to see.
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Re: Terracota floor

No, I don't think the floor was ever sealed. After 20 years of rental, you can imagine the state of it! I'll try the white wine vinegar. Thanks for tip.

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Re: Terracota floor

Hi,

I used to have the "cotto" floor back in Italy and my grandma once suggested to put on the stain some flour and salt, cover it with kitchen paper and a weight and wait for a couple of days. Then hoover it and see if it has improved. If I understand right your stains are quite old and I am not sure that it would work. Be careful in using any product as cotto adsorbs everything and it is difficult to get it out afterwards!
Good luck and let me know!
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