Care & Maintenance

First of all, congratulations on choosing porcelain tiles for your home or commercial space! They are an excellent choice because of their durability, strength, and stunning appearance. But to keep them looking their best, it's important to take good care of them. Here are some tips to help you do just that:

  1. Keep them clean: The key to keeping porcelain tiles looking great is to clean them regularly. Use a soft bristle broom, dust mop, or vacuum to remove dirt and debris. You can also use a damp cloth or sponge to wipe up spills as soon as they happen. Just be sure to avoid using harsh chemicals or abrasive materials that can scratch the surface of the tiles.

  2. Use the right cleaner: When it comes to cleaning porcelain tiles, not all cleaners are created equal. Be sure to use a pH-neutral cleaner that is specifically designed for use on porcelain tiles. This will help prevent damage to the tiles over time.

  3. Wipe up spills right away: Speaking of spills, be sure to wipe them up right away to prevent staining. Trust me, you don't want to deal with stubborn stains later on!

  4. Use doormats: One of the best ways to keep porcelain tiles clean is to prevent dirt and debris from being tracked onto them in the first place. Placing doormats at entryways can help reduce the amount of cleaning you need to do, and protect your tiles from scratches.

  5. Protect the grout: If your porcelain tiles have grout lines, be sure to seal the grout regularly to prevent staining and discoloration. Follow the manufacturer's instructions for applying the grout sealer, and you'll be good to go.

  6. Be careful with heavy furniture: Heavy furniture can scratch and damage porcelain tiles, so be sure to use furniture pads or coasters to protect the tiles from scratches and dents. Your tiles will thank you!

  7. Skip the wax: While it may be tempting to use wax or other floor finishes on your porcelain tiles, it's best to avoid them altogether. Wax can build up on the tiles, making them slippery and difficult to clean. Trust me, you don't want to deal with that mess!

  8. Call in the pros: If your porcelain tiles require deep cleaning or restoration, don't hesitate to call in the professionals. They have the knowledge, tools, and experience to get the job done right, without causing damage to your tiles. 

Know When to Replace Your Tiles

When there are large cracks in your tile, it’s best to replace them instead of filling them. When a crack is large enough that you can see daylight through it, chances are that moisture is getting into your flooring, which can cause rot and mould growth. This can lead to expensive repairs or even structural damage if left untreated.

In addition, old tiles may not be as stain-resistant as new ones; if you spill something on an older tile and don’t clean it up right away, those stains could become permanent. If your grout is discoloured or has developed mildew or mould spots over time, consider replacing those tiles as well—it’s better to do so before they start causing health problems for anyone living in your home.