Ceramic and Porcelain

Tile Cleaning

Do

  • Remember that while ceramic tile is very durable, it’s not indestructible and may crack or chip under extreme force.
  • Immediately wipe up spills or wet feet with a cloth or sponge before the grout can stain.
  • Take the proper precautions when moving heavy objects across a ceramic tile floor.
  • Cover furniture and table legs with protectors to guard your floor against scratching.
  • Remember that if a repair is necessary, the replacement product may be a slightly different dye lot and/or texture than the original tile, however, with time and usage, the replacement tile will blend in with its neighbors.

Don't

  • Use soap-based detergents or "mop and shine" products, which may leave a dull film.
  • Use abrasive cleaners or steel wool, which can leave scratches.
  • Use bleach or ammonia-based cleaners — these products can discolor your grout if used too often.