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Duranite Porcelain Tiles – Cleaning & Maintenance

Sealing:

  1. Porcelain tiles are very impervious and non-absorptive. Therefore, penetrating sealers do not benefit the tile.
  2. Cement grouts are relatively absorptive and will benefit from penetrating sealers. Treat cement grout annually with Ceramaseal Silox 8, or Magic Seal to help repel soils.

 

Routine Cleaning:

Although Duranite tiles are not porous there are microscopic craters on the surface that may entrap soils. Therefore routine cleaning is recommended.

A. Polished Finish:

  1. Sweep or vacuum the floor to remove loose soils. Mop the floor with a 20:1 dilution of Ceramaseal Neutral Cleaner. It is formulated to leave the surface of polished porcelain free from detergent residue that may cause streaking or a slip hazard.
  2. If any sign of the cleaning solution remains after drying, rinse with a clean mop and hot water.

B. Matt Finish:

  1. Sweep or vacuum the floor to remove loose soils. Mop the floor with a 20:1 dilution of Ceramaseal Neutral Cleaner.
  2. If a patina or subtle shine is desired, use Masterpiece Stone Soap instead of Neutral Cleaner, Stone soap will deposit a natural soap on the surface of the tile that can be buffed to a low gloss.
  3. When Stone Soap deposits build an unacceptable level, (sticky or slippery) strip and clean the floor by mopping with Ceramaseal Alkaline Cleaner and re-apply.


Restorative Cleaning
:

  1. When the floor becomes heavily soiled by spills, heel marks, etc., the surface may be restored to its original appearance by cleaning with Ceramaseal Pumice Based Floor Cleaning Compound.
  2. Pumice Floor Cleaning Compound has the consistency of beach sand. It is formulated with pumice abrasive and heavy duty cleaning agents. Spread a thin layer of pumice cleaner on the surface of the floor. Wet the pumice with water so that it has a slurry like consistency.
  3. Use a buffing machine equipped with a white nylon pad to scrub the tile surface and grout joints until soils are removed. The Pumice Compound is safe with porcelain tile.
  4. Remove the pumice with a wet vac or with a broom. Mop the floor in accordance with routine cleaning recommendations.

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