For removal of topical sealers and most impregnating Sealers, use only with water.
Help with Tile and Stone > Ceramic Tile Cleaning
Glazed ceramic tiles are a popular option these days due their durability, water and scratch resistance. Originally tiles were hand-made, thus each was a work of art in its own right. Ceramic tile is used almost everywhere - on walls, floors, ceilings, fireplaces, in murals, and as an exterior cladding on buildings. Today of course most ceramic tiles are automatically manufactured.
Cleaning and Maintenance
Ceramic tiles unlike there forebears Quarry Tiles are fully glazed, even the matt Ceramic tile is fully glazed so this means they won't need to be cleaned and sealed unless they are textured (see below) however the textured tiles can trap dirt in the groves (unless sealed) and thus will need to be cleaned out with Tile Doctor Pro-Clean and rinsed with water afterwards.
Most Ceramic tiles are quite easy to clean with these methods however grout is normally recessed and this can act as a dirt trap on floor tiles when they are mopped leading to a build-up of dirt on the grout, this can be resolved using Tile Doctor Pro-Clean and then once clean and fully dry, seal the grout with one coat of Tile Doctor Ultra-Seal using a pipette.
Sealing Ceramic Tiles
Here at Tile Doctor we often get asked to recommend a sealer for Ceramic Tiles; the simple answer is they don't usually need one however textured ceramics tiles that simulate the appearance of Slate and Stone often benefit from one coat of Tile Doctor Seal and Go as this stops the dirt trapping itself into the texture of the tile. Seal and Go is however a satin finish sealer so will leave the tiles with a satin finish.
For many examples of Ceramic tile cleaning activities carried out by UK Tile Doctors please visit http://ceramic.tilecleaning.co.uk
When using our products please take time to familiarise yourself with the directions on the back of the bottle first.
Easy-to use waterborne epoxy that recolours, seals and rejuvenates existing grout joints. Recommended for use on sanded, unsanded and epoxy grout joints.
All-in-one Grout Colourant kit to prep, recolour and seal your grout joints. Kit contains 237ml Grout Colorant, 500ml Grout Colorant Pre-Treat Cleaner, grout brush and scrub pad.
Effective ready-to-use cleaner designed to lightly etch and also remove dirt, soil, soap scum and hard water deposits from grout joints. Use before applying Grout Colourant to prepare the grout joints for a superior bond with the Grout Colourant.
PH1 blend of Phosphoric and Hydrochloric acids in a gel form for the treatment of grout haze (grout smears) and efflorescence on wall and floor tiles. The gel is especially effective on vertical or sloped surface where where more dwell time is required.
Tile Doctor Aqua-Pro is an effective yet pH neutral tile and grout cleaner designed for every day use in bathrooms and kitchens. The neutral formula eliminates soap scum build-up and hard water deposits when used regularly.
Fast effective double action grout cleaner and mould remover. Cleans up grout and can remove mould and blackspot from grout and silicone and is suitable for use on plastic and enamel baths and showers
Grout Clean-Up contains concentrated phosphoric acid and cleaner designed to penetrate below the surface to remove light grout smears (grout haze), mineral deposits, rust stains and efflorescence.
Most tile cleaning products sold on the market today are designed for cleaning ceramic rather than stone surfaces, as a result they can slowly etch away at the sealed surface of your stone floor reducing the life of your sealer.
A concentrated, multi-purpose high-alkaline cleaner, stripper and degreaser. Best for Heavily Soiled & Neglected Tile, Stone or Grout.
Rust-Away is used to remove embeded rust stains on any type of Stone or Clay based tile including Terracotta, Porcelain and Ceramic Tile.
Easy to use water based non toxic grout colouring pen, ideal for quickly touching up and restoring wall grout.
Contact us for a personal solution to your tile installation problem by calling us on 0345 512 0122 or e-mail Info@TileDoctor.co.uk. Please include as much detail about your issue as possible and if you feel it will help attach a photograph. Our Tile Doctor have many years of experience of dealing with the typical issues that people experience and were confident we can find the right solution.
Alternately take a look at one of our dedicated sites below where we detail real examples of issues faced by our customers and how they were resolved.
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