Keeping your tile flooring clean: A quick guideline
Do you have porcelain tile flooring at home? Are you curious about how you’ll clean and maintain your Wood Look Porcelain Tile?
Well, We have some great news for you!
Porcelain tiles are maintenance-free products. You don’t need to do anything to maintain your tiles. They are made to last just the way they are. Even better, they are very easy to clean.
The high temperatures to which ceramic tiles are subjected in the kiln during firing process, produce chemical reactions that transform the pieces into a highly resistant structure.
For that reason, we are talking about a very compact and waterproof product that hardly needs maintenance.
However, when products such as dyes come into contact with the porcelain surface, can stain it. For this reason, we recommend cleaning it as soon as possible.
We should never clean the porcelain or ceramic tiles with acidic cleaning agents. Especially, if the floors are newly installed. The reason is that the acid can react with the unset cement and this would damage the joints and leave insoluble compounds on top of the porcelain pieces. We should never use cleaners that contain hydrofluoric acid.
For regular maintenance we only need periodic cleaning with water and a degreaser. We recommend neutral PH cleaners that do not contain polishes or waxes. Metal spatulas or abrasive pads should not be used.
To keep Polished/Matt and Semi-Polished porcelain longer, we recommend placing mats at the entrances of paved places to retain the minerals that adhered to the sole of our footwear.
Water: The Universal Solvent
In most cases, just water is enough to clean your tiles.
However, in case you run into a stubborn stain, we would like to give the list of products that we got from one of our Spanish manufacturers that you can apply according the type of the stain.
|TYPE OF STAIN||CLEANING AGENTS|
|Cement||Cleaning products based on degreasing acids|
|Rust deposits||scale remover|
|Oils||Universal solvent, white spirit, acetone, alcohol|
|Fats||Ammonia, Universal solvent, white spirit, acetone, alcohol|
|Tar or Bitumen||Universal solvent, white spirit, acetone, alcohol|
|Paint||Universal solvent, white spirit, acetone, alcohol|
|Rubber||Universal solvent, white spirit, acetone, alcohol|
|Beer or Wine||Ammonia, Descaler|
|Coffee, tea or juices||Universal solvent, white spirit, acetone, alcohol|
|Ink or Mercromine||Universal solvent, white spirit, acetone, alcohol|
|Nicotine||Universal solvent, white spirit, acetone, alcohol, diluted bleach|