Tile Maintenance & Care
Cleaning your new tile should be only done with a mild soap solution. Products containing any ammonia, mild acids , corrosives, alcohol and white vinegar, should not be used. These products will degrade the composition of any sealers applied to the grout or stone and in some instances even etch or ruin the stone and leave the surface unprotected from staining and harmful elements. Removing tough stains on your grout may be done with store bought solutions and cleaners (like those listed above) but should be followed by an application of a quality sealer. Removing tough stains in your stone should be done by a professional.
Sealing your tile or grout should always be done with a quality sealer that will protect your new tile and grout through the years. Sealing should be done an average of every 2 to 3 years and in heavy traffic and frequently cleaned surfaces it recommended you seal your tile and grout every year. If possible, a minimum of 2 to 3 coats should be applied if the surface will absorb it.
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