Maintenance & Care
Care & Maintenance
Tile is water resistant and easy to clean and with the right maintenance, tile floors, walls and countertops will last for years. Granite is the hardest of the polished stones commercially available and is used in high traffic areas. Marble is porous and easily stained so avoid setting beverage glasses directly on marble as they leave rings.
Always sweep or vacuum floors to remove dust and debris before cleaning the tile or stone. Use a Damp mop once a week (or more if needed) to decrease the wear from abrasive grit and soil on your Tile, Granite or Marble Stone.
Tips for Preventing Damage
Test cleaning products on a small area before cleaning the full area. Use a sealer on grout joints shortly after installation and use products compatible with cleaning grout joints. After cleaning, rinse the entire area with clear water to remove any cleaning solution residue. Have any damaged or broken tile removed and replaced only by a qualified tile contractor.
Tips on what to Avoid
Any cleaners containing acid or bleach shouldn’t be used for routine maintenance. Avoid wax-based cleaners and oil-based detergents, and use sealants on grout joints only. Do not use vinegar, bleach, ammonia or other general-purpose cleaners especially on Marble and Granite.Harsh cleaning aids like steel wool pads or any scouring pads containing metal shouldn’t be used on tile. Unglazed tile should not be cleaned with an agent that contains color.