Treatments for Porcelain and Ceramic Tiles
Porcelain and Ceramic Tiles
Ceramic and porcelain tiles are incredibly popular in domestic settings, as they create a great aesthetic and are very easy to maintain. Both materials are also very durable and particularly resistant to stains and chemicals, so they’re often used in high traffic commerical applications, including restaurants, airports, schools, hospitals and shopping centres.
Whilst durablity, versatility and affordability have fuelled their popularity in the contract sector, new finishing techniques require special attention, particularly in terms of the initial clean after installation. A poor initial clean or ‘builders clean’ and subsequent accumulation of dirt can create maintenance issues.
Cleaning porcelain tiles
One of the most common problems relating to new porcelain floor tiles is the appearance of spots and stains. Sometimes, footprints can also be seen and are incredibly hard to remove. To avoid this, a thorough clean after installation is essential.
In our blog, we discuss the maintenance of porcelain tiles. Here, you’ll find a definitive guide and lots of helpful advice on how to:
- remove cementitious and adhesive residues after installation
- remove rings and various types of stains
- clean wood-effect porcelain tiles
Cleaning ceramic tiles
Ceramic tiles are non-absorbent and are often used in bathrooms and kitchens. Although they’re resistant to water and many staining agents, rings and marks can still appear. This is why it’s essential to use the right products for cleaning!
In these blog articles, we’ve discussed various issues, including:
- cleaning new ceramic floors
- removing epoxy grout residues from ceramic tiles after installation
- cleaning crackle-effects ceramic tiles and protecting them from stains
- cleaning glazed ceramic tiles
Porcelain floor? Ceramic tiles? Select your material category and access the best advice on cleaning and protection