General Maintenance Guidelines For Ceramic Tile
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GENERAL MAINTENANCE GUIDELINES FOR CERAMIC TILE
This standard includes general guidelines for maintaining ceramic
- In cleaning ceramic tile, keep in mind that there are two
different surfaces, the tile and the grout.
1. Cement grout is considerably more porous than ceramic
tile and more susceptible to the accumulation of dirt and
2. Epoxy mortar grout is not as prone to soiling and
- Dry clean ceramic tile by sweeping with a brush or dust mop or
- Remove minor soils by mopping with water.
- For excessive soiling, use a general-purpose, synthetic
detergent mixed with warm water for washing the surface.
- Rinse thoroughly and mop up rinse water, leaving the floor as
dry as possible.
- Dirty grouting can be scrubbed with a stiff brush and a mild
- USE nylon abrasive pads for heavy duty cleaning.
- Oily sweeping compounds, alkaline cleaning compounds, sealers,
polishes, and non-slip coatings are NOT recommended.
- DO NOT leave water or cleaning solution on the floor any
longer than necessary.
- DO NOT use abrasives or other gritty materials on GLAZED
- DO NOT use acids on glazed tiles.
- Avoid using steel wool pads for scrubbing (they may leave rust
- DO NOT use abrasive powders for scrubbing ceramic tile (it is
messy and almost impossible to remove).
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