Porcelain tiles floors are beautiful and durable, but only when they are maintained. With a wide range of colors, textures, and finishes to choose from, it is not wonder porcelain tiles are popular for both kitchens and bathrooms. These tiles are durable and both stain- and moisture-resistant. These tiles can lose their luster over time if they are not cleaned regularly. So how do you clean your porcelain tiles? Cleaning your tiles will depend on the types of porcelain you have in your home. Read on to find out how to clean the different types of porcelain tiles.
Unpolished or Unglazed Porcelain Tiles
The first step to cleaning unpolished or unglazed porcelain is to vacuum and sweep the area thoroughly to remove both dust and dirt from the floor. Next, take a mixture of ¼ cup of white vinegar to two gallons of water and saturate the floor with that solution and hot water. Allow it to sit on the floor for five to 10 minutes to remove stains. Wipe away the cleaning solution with a mop or rag. Finally, rinse the surface of the tile with clean water with a mop then allow it to dry.
Polished Porcelain Tiles
For polished or glazed porcelain tile, sweep the floor with a dry dust mop or a vacuum to remove loose dirt or dust from the floor. Mop the floor with a mild cleaning solution. Rinse the porcelain tile floor with a clean and clear water solution and dry it carefully in order to keep your floor’s shine and to prevent water spots.
How to Keep Your Porcelain Tiles in Good Shape?
While porcelain tiles are incredibly durable, there are some things you should not use on your tiles. Never use a product containing ammonia or bleach. These acid-based cleansers can alter the tile color and stain the grout. Do not use oil-based detergents or wax cleaners as they can clean a slippery film on your tiles. Unglazed porcelain should never be cleaned with any cleaners containing dye or colors. Cleaners containing dye or colors can stain your unglazed tile flooring. Do not use steel wool on floors as it can become embedded in the tile and grout, causing rust stains. Lastly, never use hard-bristled or scrub brushes, as they can scratch the tile surface.
Cleaning your porcelain tiles floors regularly will help keep them clean and like new for years to come. For more information on the care of your porcelain tile floors, call Jim Boyd’s Flooring America today!
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