Tile Cleaning & Maintenance Tips



Maintenance


General cleaners not specifically formulated for natural stone or tile are never recommended. These can breakdown the sealer, thereby removing its protective properties and making the stone and tile grout susceptible to stains. Worse yet, many cleaning products, including those that are high alkaline or contain lemon, vinegar, bleach or ammonia can etch several types of polished natural stone, discolor the surface, or even scratch your stone. Many cleaners have what is called a chelating agent in them. This agent breaks down and dissolves minerals (primarily calcium & sodium) in hard water. Since all stone is made up of minerals, these types of cleaners could dissolve stone minerals and cause streaks over prolonged use. The MOST Thorough uses the complete line of Stone Pro Products to work on your hard surfaces.


Ceramic, Porcelain Tile & Grout


Ceramic tile and grout is man-made clay fired material. Glazed ceramic tile does not normally require any protective treatment. It is the glaze itself that gives the tile its excellent protection and resistance to the absorption of dirt. Many of the new ceramic & porcelain tiles in today’s market are manufactured to look like real stone. The MOST Thorough offers tile and grout cleaning and sealing. For best results, have the grout/joints sealed and use a neutral tile & stone cleaner such as Stone Pro - Crystal Clean 


Quarry Tile & Pavers Brick


Quarry tiles are an unglazed ceramic material. They are particularly well suited for exterior paving due to their low absorption and resistance to freezing. This type of floor is one of the most durable on the market today. The MOST Thorough offers cleaning or stripping along with sealing. For best results, have your quarry tile & pavers brick sealed and use a neutral stone cleaner from Stone Pro Products


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