What can I use to remove floor wax from a tile floor?


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  • Kelli L. Milligan Kelli L. Milligan on May 10, 2019

    Ammonia removes wax

  • Chloe Crabtree Chloe Crabtree on May 10, 2019

    Wax buildup on resilient flooring causes it to yellow in time. Remove old wax layers and freshen up your floor by washing it with a mixture of 1 cup ammonia in 1/2 gallon (2 liters) water. Let the solution sit for three to five minutes, then scrub with a nylon or plastic scouring pad to remove the old wax

  • Redcatcec Redcatcec on May 10, 2019

    We have a natural dark gray/black slate kitchen floor and the previous owner used wax on it, it was a hard removal even with ammonia. A lot of scrubbing because I think some of the wax penetrated the porous parts of the slate.

    If you use ammonia, but sure the area is well ventilated and you have gloves on.

  • Rebecca Taylor Rebecca Taylor on May 10, 2019

    Hi M, I agree with the use of ammonia.

  • Kenneth Kenneth on May 10, 2019

    Yup, ammonia would be the easiest option.

  • William William on May 10, 2019

    That is what I do once a month. One cup of lemon scented ammonia to one gallon hot water. I use a sponge mop.