Ceramic tiles are distinguished not only by their aesthetic and functional quality, but mainly by their special ease of maintenance. This makes them suitable for use in private as well as semi-public and public areas.
All the tiles distributed by us captivate with their high quality. In order to maintain this high quality, you should always follow the relevant notes and instructions of the respective manufacturers when using cleaning agents.
Cleaning agents containing hydrofluoric acid or fluorides damage the surfaces of ceramic tiles even in diluted form. For this reason, you should generally refrain from using them.
Unfortunately, we cannot accept any liability for any damage that may occur due to the improper or incorrect use of cleaning agents.
The following applies in principle to the cleaning of glazed and unglazed ceramic floors:
- Choosing a proper cleaning agent. Allow detergent to act for a long time to achieve high efficiency.
- Support the cleaning mechanically with brushes, microfiber covers for wipers or similar, but refrain from using so-called pads or brushes with abrasive grain additives.
- Before the dissolved dirt dries, you should pick it up, rinse it away or vacuum it.
In addition, wiping grids, entrance mats, clean zones or dirt locks can be used to prevent the worst contamination from occurring in the first place.
3. INITIAL CLEANING
Once the tiles are laid and grouted, the first cleaning of the covering should take place. This initial cleaning, also called final or final construction cleaning, has the purpose of removing both the construction dirt and the cement haze. The best way to remove coarse dirt is to sweep it off. After that, you can remove the cement haze, which consists mainly of residues of laying and grouting material, with an acid cleaner. To prevent the acid from also affecting cement-based joints, you should pre-wet them and rinse them thoroughly after the cleaning process or neutralize them with suitable agents.
4. MAINTENANCE CLEANING
The easiest way to remove dry everyday dirt is to sweep or vacuum, as needed. Light soiling can be removed using standard household cleaners, such as neutral cleaners, or with alkaline or acidic cleaning agents.
You should not resort to cleaners containing care products. In the long term, these build up sticky layers of grease, wax and plastic, which can have a negative effect on the appearance, slip resistance and hygienic and cleaning properties.
5. BASIC CLEANING
If the floor is more heavily soiled, intensive basic cleaning should be carried out. You can thoroughly clean ceramic coverings with special cleaners, increased exposure time, and mechanical assistance reinforced by brushing and, if necessary, scouring powder.