Cleaning your porcelain tile is not like cleaning other surfaces. This is because porcelain tiles fire at a much higher temperature than the average ceramic tile (2,300°F apposed to 1,800°F) which drives out more water, making a stronger structure. The unique ingredients used to make porcelain will cause it to form into a low-order glass, making it extremely water resistant. This makes the tile become more stain resistant, as well as not allowing dirt to penetrate the surface; however, it is still necessary to remove the dirt and grime from the top of the tiles.
- Porcelain tiles require a minimum of maintenance. Sweep thoroughly and mop with a clean damp mop. If necessary a mild household detergent can be used. Do not use abrasive cleaners or brushes with hard bristles.
- Clean up spills immediately, use detergent in strengths recommended by their manufacturer, allow the detergent to remain on the surface of the tile as recommended and rinse thoroughly with clean water to remove the detergent and the emulsified residue.
- Choose a product compatible for cleaning the tile and grout at the same time. It is strongly recommended that a small test area be used prior to usage of installation, tile, cleaning and maintenance products to determine if the product selected will serve its intended purpose.