How To Care And Maintain Tile, Stone, And Grout

October 30, 2020
Sol Farahmand

There’s no question that to ensure that your tiles, stones, and grouts continue to look beautiful for a long time, you need to ensure that you are maintaining them. With regards to tile maintenance, one of the most obvious questions you may have is related to tile cleaning. Choosing the right products is crucial to ensure that you don’t leave any residues behind when you’re cleaning your tiles.

Tile Cleaning – Choosing The Best Products

As you might already know, there is a wide variety of products you can use on your tiles to ensure that they are not only cleaned but also last for a longer time.

#1: Everyday Cleaning: All Purpose Cleaner:

This is a great tile cleaning product that is designed to clean porcelain, ceramic, and even stone tiles. One of the main advantages of this product is the fact that it doesn’t remove any sealers.

#2: Heavy-Duty Cleaning: KlenzAll:

When you are looking for a stronger and professional product for your tiles, this is a good option. This is an alkaline cleaner that won’t etch stone.

This is the kind of product that you should use in stone before sealing as well as when you need to remove heavy construction dirt.

#3: Sealing: BulletProof:

When you are looking for a product to seal natural stone surfaces, this is the right one. Not only it allows an advanced micro bond penetration as you can also use it as a grout sealer.

#4: Key Specialty Product: Revitalizer:

If you have natural stone around your home, then this is a great product to use as a regular cleaner. After all, this product doesn’t only allow you to remove dirt easily as it can also help maintain it since it contains a small amount of sealer.

#5: Key Specialty Product: Enhancer:

When you’re looking for tile grout restoration, then you should really consider this one. Ultimately, it can help deepen the color of natural stone.

One of the things that we like about this product is the fact that it also offers stain protection.

Grout And Tile Revival

When you are looking for grout and til revival or tile grout restoration, then you need to ensure that you know exactly the grout type you have to ensure that you take care of it the best way.

#1: Laticrete Cement-Based Grout:

For this grout, your best option is the Laticrete’s Permacolor Select.

You can apply it indoors and outdoors, on floor and wall applications. One of the best things is that it is very easy to use and sets fast.

As soon as your tile installation has been properly cleaned and dried, all cement-based grout must be sealed.

#2: Laticrete Spectra-Lock Pro Grout:

Laticrete Spectra-Lock is a stain-resistant grout that never needs sealing. It is a 3-part system that improves color, durability, and also stain resistance.

Tile Maintenance And Tole Cleaning Do’s And Don’ts

• DO use the cleaning products that are only designed for your tile type.
• DO use a sealer on all natural stones as well as on all cement-based grouts.
• DON’T use ammonia-based cleaning products.
• DON’T use any cleaners that contain acids for regular maintenance.
• DON’T use harsh tools such as metal, scouring pads, or steel wool
• DON’T use oil-based detergents or wax type cleaners to maintain your tiles.

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