How Removing Stains?

Pick a marble tiles poultice. There are a wide variety of poultice products you can use to remove stains from Carrara marble tiles. Poultice will help draw out moisture and stains from the marble tiles. You can purchase poultices at a home improvement store in your community.

Some popular poultices for Carrara marble tiles include: Fuller’s earth, whiting, diatomaceous earth, talc, and powdered chalk. Most all poultices should work to effectively remove stains from your marble tiles. Apply the poultice. Make sure the area is clean and dry before you apply any poultice.

Use a plastic or wood putty knife or spatula to spread the poultice over the stained area. The poultice spread should be about 1/4 of an inch to ½ of an inch thick (6.35 ml to 12.7 ml). Cover the poultice with plastic wrap. After you’ve applied the poultice, you need to cover it with plastic wrap for one to two days.

The plastic wrap will make sure the poultice doesn’t make a mess or dry out. The one to two days will give the poultice time to draw out the stain. Avoid letting the poultice sit for any longer than two days. This could damage your marble tiles. Remove the poultice. After you’ve allowed it to sit for one to two days, use a putty knife or spatula to remove the poultice.

It’s important to remove all the poultice after you’ve let it sit. If you don’t, you could wind up damaging your marble tiles. Use a rag dampened in a warm water and soap/detergent mixture to remove any residual poultice. Repeat application of the poultice. Some stains may remain after your initial application of poultice. As a result, you may need to reapply it.

How Filling Gaps with Wood Glue?

Scoop up a glob of wood glue using a small utensil. A toothpick, cotton swab, or similar item will make it easier to reach down into the narrow space. Some home improvement buffs even use disposable syringes for precision application. The important thing is that the glue only ends up on the grooves where the planks interlock.

Any clear or yellow wood glue will work just fine. Invest in a high-strength adhesive to spare yourself followup repairs in the future. Alternatively, you can also use caulk or wood putty to fill in gaps in laminate flooring. However, these substances may require special applicators or additional equipment.

Swab the glue onto the exposed tongue of the displaced plank. Inside the gap, you should be able to see the squared edge where the bottom of the plank is designed to fit together with the top of the next one in the row. Apply a thick coating of glue to this surface, aiming for even coverage from one end to the other. If you don’t apply enough glue, the repaired section of flooring may not hold up long under constant foot traffic.

Don’t be afraid to use more glue than you think you need—you don’t want the planks separating again after a few short days. Do your best to work neatly and efficiently, but don’t take too much time. Wood glue dries quickly, and once it does, it will be tough to get a second shot.

Push the separated planks together to close the gap. To do this, strike the plank at an angle repeatedly with the palm of your hand. For a less forceful approach, you could also try placing both hands flat against the plank and guiding it slowly towards its neighbor using your full body weight.

How to Clean Pool Tile?

How you clean your tiles depends on what kind of calcium build-up they have. If your tiles only contain calcium carbonate scaling (minimal build-up), then use a pumice stone or a nylon bristle brush to remove scaling, mildew, and grime. However, if your pool tiles contain calcium silicate scaling, you may need to use a steam pressure washer or an acid solution to clean your pool tiles. If this is you, make sure to take the necessary precautions to prevent injury and harm.

Use a pumice stone cleaning calcium carbonate scaling. Because calcium carbonate scaling is white and flakey, it is easy to remove with a pumice stone. You can purchase pumice stones from your local pool maintenance store or online. Pumice stone is safe to use on hard surfaces such as tile and concrete. It can be used on both concrete and plaster pools. Do not use pumice stone on vinyl or fiberglass pools.


Try a nylon bristle brush. Use a nylon brush if your tiles are glass, ceramic or porcelain. A nylon brush will not scratch these tiles. As an alternative, you can use a 3M blue or white nylon scrub pad. Spray a releaser. Releasers, such as the Ocean Care Calcium Releaser, will soften the calcium for removal. The Ocean Care Calcium Releaser is acid-free, biodegradable, and non-toxic, making it safe to use without having to drain your pool completely.

Scrub the tile in a circular motion. Scrub the tiles until deposits, mildew, and build-up are gone. If using a pumice stone, make sure both the tile and the stone are wet at all times while cleaning. This will prevent any scratching. You may wear latex gloves to protect your hands while cleaning, but it is not necessary.