15 de November de 2021

Tips for keeping your ceramic just like new

The main difference between porcelain tile floors and other types of paving is the minimal water absorption (below 0.5%).

The high temperatures to which ceramic tiles are exposed in furnaces during baking lead to chemical reactions that make the pieces extremely resistant.

Therefore, they’re compact, impermeable products that barely need any maintenance. Ceramic tiling is becoming more and more popular in homes and projects precisely for these very reasons.

Nonetheless, some products such as colouring can come into contact with a ceramic surface and stain it. We recommend cleaning as quickly as possible when this happens.

Never clean recently-installed tiles with acid-based cleaners. The acid could react with the unset cement which would damage the seams and leave insoluble compounds on top of the ceramic pieces. Never use cleaners with hydrofluoric acid.

For regular maintenance, all you need is water and a degreaser. We recommend pH-neutral cleaners without any shining agents or wax. For example, AGC-Grease or something similar.

Do not use metal spatulas or abrasive scourers. To keep Polished/Matte and Semi-Polished porcelain tile looking good longer, we recommend placing a rug or mat at the entrance to any paved area to retain the minerals often carried by the soles of people’s footwear.

TYPE OF STAINCLEANING AGENTS
CementDegreasing acid-based cleaning products
Oxide depositsDescaling agents
OilUniversal solvents, turpentine, acetone, alcohol
GreaseAmmoniac, universal solvents, turpentine, acetone, alcohol
Tar or asphaltUniversal solvents, turpentine, acetone, alcohol
PaintUniversal solvents, turpentine, acetone, alcohol
Adhesive or rubberUniversal solvents, turpentine, acetone, alcohol
Beer or wineAmmoniac, descaling agents
IodineDiluted bleach
BloodDiluted bleach
Coffee, tea or juiceUniversal solvents, turpentine, acetone, alcohol
Ink or merbrominUniversal solvents, turpentine, acetone, alcohol
NicotineUniversal solvents, turpentine, acetone, alcohol, diluted bleach
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