Roca Tile Group

Tilecare

CARE AND MAINTENANCE FOR YOUR CERAMIC TILE

NEWLY INSTALLED TILE SHOULD BE CLEANED AS FOLLOWS:

1- Remove loose dirt by sweeping or vacuuming.
2- Following directions, prepare a cleaning solution using a neutral ph cleaner designed specifically for ceramic tile. These types of cleaners are available from ceramic tile suppliers.
3- Thoroughly clean the ceramic tile, including the grout joints, following the manufacturer’s instructions.
4- Rinse thoroughly with clean, warm water and allow drying. A second rinsing with clean water may be necessary to completely remove all the cleaning solution. Consult with your tile and sealer manufacturers to determine if the selected sealer is appropriate for the tile.

Special Instructions for:

Polished Porcelain Tiles:

On some polished surfaces, the presence of an ‘oily’ film can be observed due to the ‘stain-resistant’ treatment applied to the surface of the tiles during the manufacturing process. Once all the material has been laid and the remains of the cement and any setting material have been removed, if this film is still visible, we recommend cleaning the surface with dry cleaning products (detergents in powder form) and, once this fine protective film has been eliminated, clean the tiles as indicated above. In extreme lighting conditions, light reflections may occur due to the high degree of brightness and the characteristics of the product. We recommend cleaning all stains immediately.

Glass Tiles:

For regular cleaning, use any non-abrasive cleaning compound recommended for either glass or tile.

Natural Stone:

Tile sealers serve to protect and beautify your investment. Sealing may be necessary for certain types of tile, such as some quarry tile, Saltillo tile and natural stone. Ask your tile supplier or manufacturer if your specific tile requires sealing, stripping

DAILY MAINTENANCE:

 

Type of Stain Cleaning Agent
Oil, ink, marker pen, tomato, fruit, chocolate, grease
Organic solvents: alcohol, turpentine, acetone
Alkaline detergents in liquid or powder form
Bicarbonate
Tar, rubber, shoe polish, paint, graffiti, wax, resins, marker pen, nail varnish
Organic solvents: alcohol, turpentine, acetone
Coffee, ice cream, nicotine, wine
Alkaline detergents in liquid or powder form
Lime, cement, beer, metal deposits, soft drinks, fruit juices
Diluted acids: vinegar, hydrochloric acid
Glue, chewing gum, tyre or shoe rubber
Organic solvents: alcohol, turpentine, acetone
Diluted acids: vinegar, hydrochloric acid
Blood, mercromina, iodine Oxidant: oxygenated water

 

 

GROUT CARE AND MAINTENANCE:

Routine maintenance of grout does not differ from tile care.

COMMON PROBLEMS:

You can avoid most problems by following manufacturer recommendations.

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