Porcelain Tile Cleaning

Having Trouble Cleaning Your Porcelain Tile Floor?

Polished porcelain tiles are quite simple to keep clean.  All you need is a microfiber mop and neutral detergent.

But many forms of porcelain tiles can be difficult to clean, especially if they are manufactured with a roughened surface or if the tile is slightly porous.

That’s why we offer a free no-obligation consultation by a trained and experienced Porcelain Restoration Expert as the first step in cleaning your floor.

 

Is Your Porcelain Floor Dull And Grimy ?

You may raise an eyebrow when I say that a porcelain tile may be porous. Surely they are all water-resistant, like porcelain crockery. As with many things…

Not all porcelain tiles are made equal!

Some factories are more concerned with quantity rather than quality. The tiles may not have been fired at the right temperature, or they may not have been fired for the right length of time. When this happens, the surface can be slightly porous. Unfortunately, surface porosity is not always obvious…. Until you need to clean a build-up of surface dirt.

Porcelain Tile Cleaning And Sealing Made Simple

But not all is lost. Our specialist cleaning can get deep into the fine pores and remove the ingrained dirt, without causing any damage. One we have cleaned and dried the tiles, we can apply Impregnating sealers that will help prevent the tiles getting dirty again.

Got Grout Haze On Your Porcelain Tiles?

Professional floor tilers will use a phosphoric acid wash to remove grout haze from the surface of rough-faced porcelain tiles. The wash does not harm the porcelain and it dissolves the grout haze, making it easier to rinse off. However, where the porcelain tiles are made to mimic stones like sandstone or have slip-resistant finishes, some grout haze can remain in the surface micropores This may not be apparent immediately and may take a few months to become visible as it becomes dirty. Old grout haze is not easy to remove unless you have the right equipment and cleaners. We have all the equipment needed to bring your porcelain tiles back to their original beauty. If you need help with your porcelain tiles or just advice on how to maintaining them then please drop me a line.

Cleaning Porcelain Tiles

Working with Porcelain cleaning is not a pleasurable task. Having the ability to work through even basic Porcelain floor cleaning research can be difficult. There are a number of service providers claiming to give great results, but how can you make a choice. This is very good advice to help you know very well what is involved in Porcelain cleaning and restoration.

Porcelain is a ceramic tile with other sand and feldspar added to manufacture a more dense tile. the supplementary minerals makes Porcelain is stronger and dense than ceramic tiles. There are substandard porcelain tiles that may soak up surface soil. The infinitesimal surface pores cam cause it to be hard to remove this soil. We have the experience and equipment to eliminate this difficult to reach soil. We can help stop this soil with Porcelain sealers. In the event that porcelain is a through-colour tile, we are able to resurface the porcelain, the same as marble or granite restoration.

Cleaning Porcelain tiles can often take less time than stone or clay tiles. The finish in Porcelain floor tiles isn’t porous. However, specialized products and equipment will give the very best results. Immediately after cleaning and restoration we apply a specialist sealer. Sealing stops spills turning out to be permanent stains, making cleaning and restoring more effective.

 

Porcelain Tile Cleaning – The Process

How expert Porcelain cleaning gets rid of this impacted soil.

Apply a strong Porcelain cleaner on the floor. And then allow the cleaner to work for around 20 minutes to break down the greasy impacted soil. Rotary scrubbing helps lift the impacted soil from the Porcelain.

Remove the slurry using clean water rinsing. Continue with the scrubbing until it has released all the impacted soil it is able to. Honed Porcelain is generally clean after 1 or 2 scrub and rinse steps. However, with rough surface Porcelain, filled or unfilled, the cleaning might need to be repeated several times. After getting the floor clean, there may still be a bit of residual impacted soil, deep in the holes and pores of the stone and also the grout.

Hot rinse and capture equipment removes remaining impacted soil. The revolutionary mix of high pressure and whirling nozzles releases stubborn impacted soil that is immediatelly vacuumed off. It is remarkable how much extra soil the high-pressure rinsing stage extracts.

Porcelain Tile and Grout Sealing.

An impregnating sealer is normally put on to Porcelain Tile Grout. One or two coats of impregnating sealer should always be sufficient for Porcelain Tile Grout. On a Porcelain Tile and Grout floor, the sealer should really be re-applied regularly. Be aware that an impregnating sealer does not stop acid etching Porcelain Tile and Grout. A cola, wine, pet-vomit, coffee, tea, and juice will leave a dull etch mark on your own Porcelain Tile and Grout floor.

Coloured acid spills may also stain your Grout .

Polishing Porcelain Tiles

Porcelain is a hard material. Whilst Porcelain is hard, it can be damaged. Scratching will sooner or later result in dullness. But worn Porcelain doesn’t have to be replaced.

Many stone and tile restoration organisations won’t grind and polish Porcelain. But our professionals know about Porcelain’s unyielding characteristics, and also have the correct tools and ways to get it looking its absolute best once again. We are able to revitalize Porcelain surfaces to eliminate the damage, exposing a new damage-free surface.  Our specialists use apparatus specifically designed for Porcelain restoration. They can create a cosy, inviting matt or honed finish, a fabulous, mirror finish, or something in between.

Polishing Of Porcelain – The Process

In the event that Porcelain has just started to lose its shine, it may be possible to revitalize the gloss by just polishing. Special Porcelain polishing powders comprising tiny abrasive grit. The creams are rubbed to the floor using special buffing disks and very heavy polishing apparatus weighing in at one hundredkgs and more. The polishing paste removes tiny scratching and polishes the surface to a high shine. This technique is not going to eliminate visible scratches or dull spots.

Porcelain Honing And Polishing

Scratches and dull patches in Porcelain will need to be taken out with diamond honing before the Porcelain may be polished. Porcelain honing uses weighty honing machines with diamond disks. The abrasive diamonds get rid of a little level of Porcelain from the top of the Porcelain, exposing a new, smooth top, set for Porcelain polishing. In the event that your Porcelain tiles are irregular, with lippage, or if there are deep scratch marks the Porcelain ought to be ground before starting honing.

Porcelain Tile Restoration

Porcelain will want a full restoration when there is any damage, lippage or scratches. Jagged tiles are unattractive, and in some cases, a slip hazard. Metal diamond tools grinds off floor, (also called lippage removal) to give a smooth, level finish using diamonds encased in a soft metal matrix, built to remove a lot of of Porcelain.

Porcelain grinding is a rather aggressive and time-consuming endeavor, only to be done by industry experts aided by the right machinery and experience. When you finish grinding, a dark floor will appear pretty light because of the deep scratches caused by the grinding process.

Once your Porcelain finish is ground level, we can give you the finish you want, honed, high-polish, or a finish in between.

David Allen Natural Stone Restoration Specialist

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