Cleaning, protection, care
Porcelain stoneware polished and matt
- Newly laid areas
Leaving dirt and visible remains of joint material or adhesives on materials makes cleaning it later on much harder. Therefore all floor coverings should be cleaned with a standard cement residue remover. Residues of joints containing plastic can be removed with an intensive cleaner.
- Initial cleaning in case of protective treatment of used and soiled tiles
Treatment of a used floor covering requires a thorough preliminary cleaning. All impurities and maintenance cleaners have to be removed from the surface and the pores. For this purpose, a commercially available intensive cleaner should be used under observation of the instructions for use.
- Protective treatment against stains
Depending on the type of use of the floor covering, stains might appear despite the exceptional properties of porcelain stoneware tiles. A one-time treatment with a standard protective impregnation reduces vulnerability and increases ease of care. Ingress of dirt, oil, grease, wax, paint etc. can be significantly reduced, so that not many stains appear or stains can be easily removed. This treatment is recommended for newly laid floor coverings with a polished surface. Whether or not this treatment is suitable for structured or matt surfaces should be checked first. In most cases an implementation of very light or dark coloured floor coverings is effective.
Some manufactureres offer factory-sealed matt (currently even polished ) porcelain stoneware tiles.
- Regular maintenance care
Adding a standard maintenance and cleaning agent to the floor-cleaning water is recommended for regular maintenance care.
- Additional maintenance care
From time to time floor coverings, where wear conditions are quite intense, a basic cleaning is needed. For this purpose, it is recommended to add an intensive cleaner to the cold or lukewarm floor-cleaning water. In case of lime scale or spots of rust, a sanitary cleaning agent should be used.
Glazed tiles are available in many different colours and dimensions. Basically, two types can be differentiated:
Wall tiles, which in technical language are called stoneware tiles, and floor tiles, which may be manufactured from stoneware or porcelain stoneware. What they all have in common is a glazed, closed surface, which is very durable and easy to clean. Some instructions for care of these coverings:
- First cleaning of new areas
In case of remains of grout on the surface, the covering should be wiped once with a standard sanitary cleaning agent under observance of the manufacturer´s instructions for use.
- Cleaning of heavily soiled areas
Dirt which is persistent and remains of caring products, oily and greasy residues etc. can be easily removed with a basic cleaning agent. It is recommended to clean sanitary areas such as bathrooms, showers, toilets with a sanitary cleaning agent to avoid lime scale and to dispose of incrustations.
- Protection and care
Products containing wax and acrylic are not suitable as they may start forming layers. These layers bind together soil and make maintenance cleaning a lot harder. Cement joints are absorbent and soil easily. By applying them with a joint protection, soiling can be reduced and cleaning will be easier.
Please note: Always follow the manufacturer´s instructions of use. ‘
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