Wax Will Not Stick to Old Tile Floor

I have tired several times to strip and wax this tile. The wax came off fairly easily, but when I waxed it, there is streaking in places and it looks very dull. I used all new materials for this. Will it not stick because of the age of the tile? The tile is 42 years old.

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Make sure your floor is completely dry before you apply the wax.

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was it refinished properly? was it cleaned, etched, regrouted? in my experience if the grout is bad so is everything else

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April 11, 20170 found this helpful

I agree with ungagnant. My parents had this issue and it was the grout

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April 12, 20170 found this helpful

Since you are talking about the tile being 42 years old - is it possible you have vinyl flooring that does not have grout?

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If this is the case then the most important job is through cleaning before before trying anything else. You may have several layers/years of wax and dirt/grime to remove.
If your tile is vinyl - here are a couple of good site to review:

www.bobvila.com/.../

www.wikihow.com/Clean-Vinyl-Flooring

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