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 black or dark gray over time. Fabuloso contains sulfuric acid which will dissolve the applied finish to Mexican/Saltillo tiles and yet the manufacturer of Fabuloso "recommends" dilute 1⁄2 cup of Fabuloso® Antibacterial in a gallon of sterile deionized water and apply to surfaces with a mop, cloth or sponge. Apply Fabuloso® Antibacterial directly to surfaces with a mop, cloth or sponge. Leave on surfaces for at least 5 minutes. No rinsing required. <<<< So just leave the acid based Fabuloso on your Mexican tiles???
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.
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, BUT 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)
5) CITRIC ACID (pits face of tile dissolves sealer on Mexican Tile)
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=6782
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