QUESTIONStains in Glazed Tile - I have these "ghostly" white blotches on ceramic tile in my kitchen. It almost looks like someone spilled a cleaner in many areas. The rest of the tile is shiny, and when you wet these "ghostly" areas, they disappear until the water dries up. We can't afford to replace the entire kitchen at this time. Is there anything we can do to make things look better?
ANSWERANSWER - Chances are the spots you see are etched spots. This is caused by acidic substances such as juice, alcohol, etc. coming in contact with glazed tile where the glaze is acid sensitive. Normally these glazes are also softer glazes that tend to scratch.
Unfortunately there isn’t any way to repair these spots if in fact they are etched spots. You will need to replace those tiles with new tiles. Good Luck!