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  1. Hello folks, As I've recently said I'm really impressed by the comprehensive answers to other topics in the forum. This is the reason why I'm sure someone of you will have the knowledge to help me. My problem: The oak wood floor in my bedroom is suffering from some kind of hazy buildup. I'm not sure what exactly caused this but it looks very much like a cloud. I think that a service like a floor sanding can solve this problem but I don’t have such budget at the moment. So I'm wondering if any of you can share experience in dealing with such problem. I've found a possible solution online (with ammonia) on this website but I'm not sure if this is the right thing to do in my case. I would appreciate if someone says if it's adequate option, because I don’t want to do more damage to the surface Thanks in advance.
  2. TheMitchells

    Cleaning kitchen tiles.

    Can anyone give advice on cleaning our kitchen tiles in our renovation. We had thought we would replace them so I have been mixing cement and plaster and not worrying about any splashes, but now the OH wants to keep them. They appear to be stuck down with concrete as I have been trying to chisel them up in one corner with no luck. I can clean them with usual stuff but its the splashes of cement I am thinking about. Is there a heavy duty cleaner anyone can recommend? We plan to start on the kitchen soon so will be clearing all the units away and planning the new layout.
  3. The muddy phase of our build is about to start. And hoping to reduce the amount of extra cleaning to be done in our cottage, I'm attempting to encourage folk to clean their boots before they come into our kitchen for tea and sympathy. To do that I need to make the cleaning process easy and quick. The prospect of @MrsRA standing there with a rolling pin and a look of thunder on her usually smiling countenance - shouting "Get em off !" and me countering "Have you seen how clean they are?" does not appeal. How have you managed it?
  4. We are thinking about installing a woodburning stove in the middle room of our renovation. After having a quote of £3k for just that one stove, liner and fitting, we are hoping to do it ourselves. The opening is quite wide and has been built from old bricks. however, some of it needs pointing and a few extra bricks. I have been told to use Hydrated lime, is this correct for an old Victorian house, which we suspect had lime mortar used origonally. But the main question is how best to clean up the bricks. It will look lovely if we can clean them up rather than lining with cement board. I am worried that if we just try things, we could be making it worse.