Porcelain & Ceramic Tile

  1. Protecting Your Tile

    1. Chipped tiles can be repaired, and it is recommended to keep spare tiles from the original installation for this purpose.
    2. Avoid exposing porcelain to permanent inks or dyes.
  2. Cleaning Tips

    1. Be sure any tile cleaner you use is specifically formulated for the type of finish on your tile and compatible for grout cleaning.
    2. Do not use ammonia or cleaners with bleach and/or acid.
    3. Do not use wax or oil-based cleaners.
    4. Do not use abrasive sponges to remove tough stains. This will scratch the tile.
  3. Routine Care – Tiles with Glazed Finishes

    1. Wipe down the surface to remove loose dirt and dust prior to liquid cleaning.
    2. Glazed tile products should be cleaned routinely with an all-purpose, low VOC household or commercial cleaner. Do not use detergent on glazed tiles since the soap film will give a dull appearance to the tile. Be sure not to use solvent-based chemicals on glazed tiles to avoid damaging the surface. Apply the solution with a soft sponge or cloth.
    3. Rinse the tile thoroughly with clean water to remove left-over cleaning solution residue.
    4. Dry the tile with a clean cloth or rag to increase shine and prevent water spots.
  4. Routine Care – Un-Glazed Tiles

    1. Wipe down the surface to remove loose dirt and dust prior to liquid cleaning.
    2. Unglazed tiles should be cleaned routinely with concentrated tile cleaners that have a neutral pH for safe regular use. These cleaners are better suited at removing grease, oils, and normal spills from unglazed products. Apply the solution with a soft sponge or cloth.
    3. Rinse the tile thoroughly with clean water to remove left-over cleaning solution residue.
    4. Dry the tile with a clean cloth or rag to increase shine and prevent water spots.

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