Rules regarding tiles cleaning:
1. Do not use cleaning agents containing acids and abrasive particulars
Acid-based cleaning agents could damage cement stitches between ceramic tiles. Only specific epoxy stitches can stand exposure to chemicals.
Washing and cleaning agents with abrasive properties as well as hard metallic brushes, can leave visible scratches on the surface of the tiles.
It would be much better if you could use soft cleaning items which specifically meant for certain type of ceramic tiles.
Simple dirt and stains can be easily removed with wet sponge and dry towel.
2. Ceramic tiles should always be kept clean
Any kind of scratches and damages can be easily seen on the tiles’ surface, thus you have to clean it quite often. For cleaning you can use brushes with soft bristles, vacuum cleaner or soft towel.
Spots of any origin should be removed with special washing liquids meant for glazed ceramic tiles purposely or soapy emulsions; paste and powder cannot be used.
However, you need to remember to avoid soap containing organic fats and acids, because these compounds can reduce shining of the glaze in terms of high humidity due to developing fatty plaque on the tile’s surface. Such plaque could eventually lead to developing of mold on the tile’s surface.
3. Polished ceramic tiles require needs water-resistant cleaning
Before moving into new place with polished ceramic tiles, latter should be protected from water.
Special water-resistant solutions will help you to protect it against possible damages. Also, you have to apply such solutions onto tiles from time to time.
4. Unglazed ceramic tiles should be cleaned with liquids that can prevent developing of spots
Unglazed ceramic tiles (clinker, ceramic granite) require cleaning with liquids which prevent developing any spots on the tile surface and in between tiles.
You can use liquid for windows washing or warm weak-base cleaning chemicals.
5. Tiles with polished and non-slippery surface require more attention and care
Many of cleaning agents can damage tiles’ surface; that is why you have to test your chosen cleaning agent on the small spot of the tile before start the whole cleaning chore. Usually even smallest scratches can by obviously seen on such type of surface.
So, it would be better to avoid having polished non-slippery or matt tiles in places where it could easily become dirty.
Non-slippery tiles with patterns also can be damaged by chemical cleaning agents, so, it requires more attention and care from you.
6. Ceramic flooring needs to be protected from strong hit
Any ceramic flooring cannot stand if anything big and heavy will be dropped onto it; in many cases, just dropping of hammer or knife there will be scratches and breakage on the ceramics surface.
Sometimes, especially if you have ceramic flooring of bad quality, it can be totally damaged.
7. Free-flowing trash and dirt should be removed immediately
Such dirt on ceramics as powder, dust, sand and other free-flowing kinds of trash may bring serious damage to your flooring and make its degradation worse.
This kind of trash should be removed with vacuum cleaning at first, and then only with help of wet towel.