Hey all -- new here. Undertaking a full remodel of a 1918 apartment-condo in fits and starts, with some professional help but trying to DIY what I reasonably can.
Current problem: tile floor in my bathroom -- tiny hexagonal tiles, patterned. Believe it's original to the building, so circa 1918. The grout looks original too -- it's wretchedly filthy, totally black. Have tried bleach mixtures as advised by some veteran home-reno folks, but it accomplished nothing.
My preference would be to rip the tile out and put a new floor in, but some folks around here have strongly advised me to try and clean it up instead for the character value. I'm willing to see if it looks better with clean or new grout.
Any advice on how to fix this mess? Is there a more powerful way to clean the grout and refresh this floor? If not, how would you suggest handling it?