Simple Tricks To Keep Tile and Grout Looking New

Tips and Tricks For Tile Maintenance:

General cleaners not specifically formulated for natural stone or tile are never recommended. These can breakdown the sealer, thereby removing its protective properties and making the stone and tile grout susceptible to stains. Worse yet, many cleaning products, including those that contain lemon, vinegar, bleach or ammonia can etch away the polish, discolor the surface, or even scratch your stone. Many cleaners have what is called a chelating agent in them. This agent breaks down and dissolves minerals in hard water. Since all stone is made up of minerals, these types of cleaners will dissolve and cause streaks over prolonged use.

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Most Common Types of Tile:

Ceramic Tile & Grout
ceramic tile and grout cleaning and sealing Ceramic tile and grout is man-made clay fired material. Glazed ceramic tile does not normally require any protective treatment. It is the glaze itself that gives the tile its excellent protection and resistance to the absorption of dirt. Many of the new ceramic tiles in today’s market are manufactured to look like real stone. Winkel Carpet Cleaning offers tile and grout cleaning and sealing.
Quarry Tile & Pavers Brick
quarry tile and grout cleaning and sealing Quarry tiles are an unglazed ceramic material. They are particularly well suited for exterior paving due to their low absorption and resistance to freezing. This type of floor is one of the most durable on the market today. Winkel Carpet Cleaning offers cleaning or stripping along with sealing. For best results, have your quarry tile & pavers brick sealed.
Terracotta Tile or Saltillo Tile
terracatta tile and grout cleaning Terracotta tile or Saltillo tile is one of the oldest ceramic materials made by man. This type of tile is created by mixing clay and water, leaving it to dry naturally and then baking it in a kiln. Saltillo tile has particular characteristics that demand special treatment. Winkel Carpet Cleaning offers cleaning and sealing for this type of floor. For best results, have your terracotta tile or saltillo sealed.

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