Porcelain is an incredibly flexible flooring product that requires little care or maintenance in order to maintain its looks sleek and fresh through centuries of use. These tiles are often combined with a coloured glass protection layer, which makes them impervious to staining, water damage, and most scratching physical effect.
However, there are ways to give extra care to certain aspects of the installation in order to achieve optimal effects.
How Often to Clean Porcelain Floor Tiles
Sweep your porcelain surfaces frequently, vacuum or mop. This could be weekly or every few days, depending on foot traffic. As required, you can do a deeper cleaning to sanitize the floor or remove dust that has been working its way into the tiles ‘ microscopic pores.
How to Clean Unglazed Porcelain Floor Tiles
Porcelain is a strong but somewhat porous material in its raw produced state that can over time and be vulnerable to staining discolourations. These products must be treated with some delicacy, monitored for spills, and receive annual sealing treatment.
- Damp Mop – Use plain warm water to damp mop, or mix 1 litre of warm water with a few drops of relatively mild ph-balanced dish soap. Do not saturate these floors as they are more likely to penetrate water than other products.
- Remove Spills Promptly – Use constant vigilance and the remove of any spills that occur as soon as possible so they don’t stain the unglazed porcelain.
- Sealing Treatment – In order to maintain the floor pores impervious, acrylic rock sealer can be added to a well-cleaned, dry unglazed floor.
In all of your cleaning, don’t use hard bristles or steel wool as it can damage the tile.
How to Deep Clean Porcelain Floor Tiles
n general, you will be able to just use warm water and a mop to clean porcelain tiles. However, in some cases, it may be necessary to make use of deeper cleaning to sanitize the surface and remove stubborn grime.
- Mix Vinegar and Water – Mix 1/4 cup white vinegar with 1 gallon of warm water. If desired, you can add essential oils for scent.
- Mop Thoroughly – Use the vinegar and water mixture to mop the floor well.
- Rinse – Rinse the floor by mopping well with plain water.
- Sprinkle With Baking Soda – Sprinkle baking soda on the floor.
- Mop With Vinegar and Water Solution – Mop the floor with the vinegar and water solution.
- Flush to Remove Residue – Flush the floor thoroughly with plain water thoroughly to remove any residue.
Work in small sections so that you can clean, rinse, and allow each portion of the floor to dry thoroughly.
How to Clean Grout Lines
The grout lines are often the installation’s most vulnerable locations. They are going to have to be sealed even if the tiles are not. You can use a small brush to wash them with equal quantities of water and baking soda. If necessary, it is possible to completely remove and replace grout lines for a brand new look.