TILE CLEANING AND MAINTENANCE TIPS

General advice for the daily maintenance of all surface types


Marble

  • Ensure your mop is clean and on larger areas change cleaning water and solution often
  • DO NOT MOP ANY SURFACE WITH A DIRTY MOP - This will stain, dull and introduce grit to your surface which scratches and dulls over time
  • Daily mop with a very slightly moist mop and then dry off
  • Weekly mop with neutral cleaner @ solution of two capfuls to five litres clean warm water
  • Avoid aggressive cleaners (acid or alkaline) use only ph neutral cleaners
  • Install mats where possible at entrance doors to remove stones, grit and dirt from shoes
  • Immediately clean up any spillages to avoid staining
  • Where possible avoid wearing stiletto type shoes on weaker marbles (for example some wall grade honed and filled hone and filled travertine incorrectly sold as flooring grade)
  • Agree a maintenance programme with your professional floor restoration company
  • Periodically your floor will need to be resealed and repolished etc. Depending on traffic levels and positioning this can be from six months to five years
  • Periodic waxing and buffing can help maintain the original look and durability of the floor, depending on the original treatment type

Granite

  • A very hard material generally resistant to scratching and acid aggression
  • Daily mop with a clean damp mop and then dry off
  • Weekly mop with a neutral floor cleaner
  • Regular dusting can also help upkeep the original look
  • Dark granites may be polished with chemicals and a buffing machine
  • Generally diamond cutting and abrasive polishing with polishing creams is effective for restoration

Porcelain


Porcelain tiles are ceramic tiles usually baked at a much higher temperature and with a water absorption rate of less than 5%. Much easier maintenance and cleaning than natural stones After proper sealing and waxing , clean with a neutral phcleaner in solution of warm water.

Ceramics


Tiles made from baked clays, normally very uniform in colour and shade The treatment and maintenance of ceramic tiles is generally much easier than all other tile types It is best to clean these tiles often with a delicate cleaner than less often with a harsh acidic or alkaline cleaner.

Slate

  • A natural stone which must be properly cleaned and sealed, waxed after installation
  • Daily mop with a clean slightly damp mop and dry off
  • Weekly mop with a delicate neutral ph cleaner
  • Immediately clean up any spillages to lessen staining
  • Avoid all aggressive cleaners
  • Agree a maintenance programme with your professional floor restoration company

All Enquiries Welcomed


For further information on any of our tile, slate or marble renovation services, please call us today using the telephone number at the top of this page or alternatively, please complete the form on our contact us page and a member of our friendly team will be happy to respond to your query.

Contact us 07877 846517

Address

2 Ottersbrook
Buckingham
Buckinghamshire
MK18 7EB

Name & Registered Office:

Renov8 Tile Ltd
Moreton House
31 High Street
Buckingham
Bucks
England
MK18 1NU

Company No. 07042073

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