Ceramic tile floors are exceedingly easier to maintain and don't require much attention while keeping their shine, colour, and texture intact for a long period. Rollence suggests the consumers practice the initial cleaning for better maintenance of ceramic products and tiles.
Some of the components contained in sealants are not resistant to acids. This is why we always recommend you ask the grout manufacturer for advice on the most suitable detergent for cleaning purposes.
With particularly difficult stains, clean the area by following the instructions in the Type of detergent according to the type of dirt table, included at the beginning of this chapter.
Below are some of the substances indicated to remove stains. The instructions are grouped by type of product and do not contain references to specific detergents: however, these features are clearly indicated on the labels of detergents available from most retailers.
|Type of dirt||Type of detergent|
|Grease and oil||Alkaline detergent|
|Ink||Sodium hypochlorite solution (bleach) or acid detergent|
|Limescale and cement build-up||Acid detergent|
|Beer, wine, coffee||Sodium hypochlorite solution (bleach) or alkaline detergent|
|Tire marks||Organic solvent (trichloroethylene, thinner)|
|Ice cream||Alkaline detergent|
|Resin||Organic solvent (white spirit, thinner)|
|Fruit juice||Diluted sodium hypochlorite solution (bleach)|
|Pen marks (permanent marker)||Organic solvent (acetone, thinner)|
|Aluminium scratch marks||Acid detergent or abrasive detergent (cream/powder)|
|Other stains||Abrasive cream detergent|
Rollence promotes awareness regarding the routine maintenance of the ceramic and porcelain products to retain their enamel, shine, texture, finishes, and colour for a long period.
– To practice the routine maintenance, one should tidy up or clean the floors, walls, slabs, tiles frequently and mop them as per the requirement.
– The grouts of the floors and walls must be cleaned once in a while for maintaining them well and retaining their colours.
Polished and glossy porcelain and ceramic tiles are considered to be one of the trouble-free flooring materials to maintain and clean. They are adept with impermeable glaze onto the surface of the tiles and are highly resistant to oil, chemicals, water, germs, microbes, dust, dirt, and even germs.
To follow routine maintenance for polished and glossy porcelain and ceramic tiles, follow the instructions:
Hardwood tiles or surfaces such as steps, raisers, and flooring require a bit more attention in routine maintenance as woods tend to be affected quickly by sunlight and climate change. If they are exposed to natural and non-natural light sources, the growth of some tropical species may darken or may lighten their surfaces thus may cause a loss in the shine and texture of hardwood surface.
To follow routine maintenance for hardwood tiles and surfaces, follow the instructions: