MAINTENANCE OF CERAMIC AND PORCELAIN TILE
One of many great things about ceramic and porcelain tile is that it requires very little maintenance. To keep your tiles looking their best year after year, here are a few important DOs and DON'Ts.
-You should clean your tile with a damp sponge mop, using a small amount of soapless detergent in warm water.
-If you use a cleaner, make sure it's neutral - non-acidic and non alkaline
-Where soil is more concentrated, use a cleaner made specifically for ceramic tile.
-You should not use soap on tile. It leaves a film which dulls the surface and promotes mildew.
-DO NOT use an acidic or ammonia-based cleaner because it could affect the color of the grout. Acid-based cleaners will cause polished marble tiles to dull.
-DO NOT use steel wool pads or any abrasive on tile or stone. These materials can scratch or dull the surface. Any loose particles of steel left on the grout will cause rust stains.
-DO NOT use any abrasive type cleaners.
-DO NOT use vinegar and water, because vinegar is an acid.