Porcelain is well sought after for tiling projects. Why? It is stronger, harder and more water-resistant than other ceramic tiles—making it an excellent choice for high-traffic areas.
However wear on porcelain can diminish its aesthetic over time, while it’s strong makeup can be more susceptible to cracking. That’s why proper maintenance and care is critical to keeping your porcelain tile looking and lasting its best!
While desired for its longevity, porcelain appears dull and lifeless when not properly maintained. Professional polishing can restore worn porcelain to a high shine and its proper color.
The surface of most porcelain tiles do not need to be sealed. However, some require a light application of a penetrating sealer to fill the micropores on the surface of the tile. Additionally, grout joints between tiles typically will need to be sealed and maintained properly to prevent stains and discoloration.
Our team can evaluate your needs and advise on the wide variety of sealers available to fit your specific needs.
Professional cleaning can remove any buildup of grime that may be affecting the appearance of your porcelain tile.
In between professional cleanings, we advise keeping your tile free of dust to minimize scratches, wear patterns and grout soiling that can develop from everyday use and traffic. Sweep, dust or vacuum surfaces regularly to remove loose soil and dust, and use warm water and a neutral cleaner that is specially formulated for ceramic, porcelain tile and grout to tackle deeper dirt.
Do not use ordinary household cleaners, as you may degrade the sealer that was applied to the grout to protect against stains. These include acidic or alkaline cleaners, bleach, abrasives or ammoniated cleaners.
To restore your porcelain to a fresher appearance, we recommend using an acidic cleaner designed for this type of surface
If deeper cleaning is needed to remove tough soap scum, hard water deposits, grout haze, heavy stains and efflorescence—Stone Medics can provide professional restoration services to restore your porcelain tile to like-new condition.
Call Stone Medics today at (216) 534-3904 to schedule your annual maintenance visit or ask about our other tile and grout services.
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