How do I bring ceramic tile back to when it was new?

My ceramic floors have become dark and lifeless, can I bring them back to look like they were when they were new? And could I put a glaze on it to make them look slightly shiny ?

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  • William William on Feb 02, 2019

    No glaze. it will just crack and flake off. Maybe they just need a good super cleaning.


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  • Kelli L. Milligan Kelli L. Milligan on Feb 02, 2019

    After you clean you can seal with Enhansing sealer, adds a little sheen.

  • Lifestyles Homes Lifestyles Homes on Feb 02, 2019

    No glaze, it’s a slip hazard and it will hold dirt in the grout.

    Ceramic shouldn’t become dark, it is fired clay. Do you have Saltillo tile? If so, sorry, this is going to be an ongoing problem.

    If it already has a coating on it, that will hold dirt and will need to be stripped.


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    • It is not expensive to have tile floors cleaned or cleaned and sealed. First we need to know what type of tile floors you have. It does make a difference. Can you post a Photo?