Porcelain is a variety of ceramic used for many years for various homewares such as mugs, bowls and crockery. Porcelain makes for an attractive flooring material. Tiles are formed from a combination of clay and fine sand, which are then kiln fired at high temperatures. Porcelain floor tiles are both durable and inexpensive. The typically small tiles mean that if damage does occur replacements are cheap and easy to install. Since they’re hard wearing, typically porcelain tile floors last for many years. Porcelain tiles offer excellent water resistance, which is why it is so often used for crockery and why they are generally the first choice for swimming pools. When used in flooring it also works well with underfloor heating, which has become popular in recent years, making porcelain a great choice for all seasons.
Cleaning porcelain tile floors
Small repairs to cracks and chips
Sealing & moisture protection
Despite its durability and water resistance, porcelain tile floors require regular maintenance in order to ensure they continue to look great and remain free from damage. Porcelain tile floors can be both polished to a high sheen or finished in a more muted, matt style. Each variety of finish requires a different cleaning and maintenance approach. Having been providing tile cleaning and restoration services for many years, you can rest assured that porcelain cleaning services from tile and stone medic will be carefully matched to your unique floor type in order to achieve the highest standard of finish.
We use some of the best equipment available to clean porcelain tile floors, meaning we can provide effective restorations on textured and highly polished tiles. When working with a polished porcelain tile, we finish our restoration with a coat of high quality sealer to protect the finish and ensure the shine lasts for as long as possible. Our polishers can restore the shine of even the dullest of porcelain floors.
Care must be taken to not use certain types of cleaning solution on porcelain. Solutions with a low PH can be particularly damaging. Where inappropriate cleaning solutions have been used in the past, discolouration can occur. This type of damage can be treated by Tile & Stone Medic depending on how severe it is.
Maintaining porcelain flooring
Regular dusting and vacuum cleaning is essential in order to protect the polish of porcelain tile, just make sure that your vacuum cleaner doesn’t have hard plastic wheels as these could scratch the finish of the floor and wear at the seal. Over time, however, dirt will naturally become ground in to the tiles. Whilst the tiles themselves are highly durable, their surface shine will naturally become more dull over time. A professionally applied, high quality sealer is the best way to protect your porcelain tile. This is a service we have carried out hundreds of times over the years so you can rest assured you’ll get the highest quality finish. We can also help restore and repair when damage has occurred to the grouting that secures your porcelain tiles.
Porcelain looks great and is highly durable, if you look after your porcelain floor you’ll get the maximum possible lifespan from it. Need any help with keeping it sealed and maintaining its shine? Get in touch, we’ve got all the equipment necessary to make it good as new and would be happy to advise on the best precautions to take in order to keep it that way.
We can appreciate you may not know where to start when cleaning floors and other hard surfaces. Don’t give up! We are your local professional Tiled Floor Cleaning and Restoration service provider, so contact us today for expert advice and tips from our friendly operators.