How to Care for your Matt Surface Tiles
So, you’ve gotten matt surface tiles for your home – now what? While ceramic and porcelain tiles are well-known for being long-lasting and easy to maintain, with just a little bit of effort, you can ensure they keep their beautiful look and continue to serve you well for years and even decades to come.
Here’s a quick guide on how you can care for your matt surface tiles daily:
Sweep away or vacuum up all loose dirt, sand, and other foreign materials.
If there are difficult-to-remove contaminants on the tile surface, firstly identify it, as different types may require different cleaning methods.
Ensure your detergent does not contain hydrofluoric acid, household bleaches or mosaic cleaners, as these will damage the tile surface.
Read and follow the detergent manufacturer’s instructions and recommended usage.
Test by cleaning in a small area first to see if the detergent etches the tiles or erodes the grout.
If you have a large area to clean, subdivide it into smaller sections for cleaning.
If there is no issue with step 5, proceed to clean the floor with a mop or a scrubbing machine. Rinse the floor with clean water and dry with a dry or squeezed mop.
Replace the dirty cleaning solution as needed and repeat step 7.
Ensure all detergent residue is completely removed, as residue may form a coating that traps dirt.
For difficult-to-remove contaminants, scrubbing with a nylon pad or bristle brush may be necessary.