Both the broom and the vacuum can be used to maintain these types of floors. To wash ceramic or stone, use water and a mild soap. For ceramics, you can also use a mixture of water and vinegar. Beware of abrasives: they can damage the finish.
• Test cleaning products on small areas before applying them to the entire surface.
• Apply a grout sealer 30 days after installation. However, this step is optional.
• Be sure to read the instructions for use of cleaning products.
• Do not use muriatic acid.
• Do not use steel wool.
• Do not use petroleum or animal fat based detergents.
• Do not wax your ceramic.
Enameled ceramic on floors
• Sweeping, vacuuming or damp mopping with clear, clean water is enough to clean the ceramic.
• If you absolutely must use a cleaning product, choose a no-rinse ceramic cleaner also available at our maintenance products counter.
Unglazed ceramic or natural stone
• Apply a sealer to most unglazed ceramics and natural stones before installing them. Besides that, the maintenance of these tiles is the same as for glazed ceramic floor tiles.
Glazed ceramic wall
• Ceramic wall tiles can be cleaned with glass cleaner or a mild household cleaner. However, it is important to rinse the surface thoroughly after cleaning. On a day-to-day basis, ceramic usually only needs a simple wipe down with a damp sponge or cloth.
• Ceramic tiles installed in a shower require more regular maintenance to remove soap stains and limescale. Normally, all you need to do is spray an all-purpose cleaner on the tile, let it sit for 3-5 minutes, and rinse. A solution of water and white vinegar should overcome stubborn limescale deposits.
• For deep cleaning, use a specialized cleaner available at our cleaning products counter.
• To remove traces of mould, it is recommended to use a commercial fungicide, bleach or ammonia. Do not use these products together. Rinse thoroughly and dry with a clean cloth.