Tile & Stone FAQs
Routine maintenance of glazed and unglazed floor tile consists of simply sweeping and damp mopping with clean water and a mild solution of neutral cleaner formulated for glazed tile. Areas exposed to heavy traffic can be cleaned with solution of a heavy-duty neutral cleaner formulated for glazed tile and may also require scrubbing, depending on the texture of the surface. It is very important to change the mop water frequently -approximately every 100-500 square feet- depending on how soiled the surface is. Please contact your sales representative for recommendations on the type of cleaner best suited for your application.
There is no right or wrong answer here. Depending on the size of the space where the tile is going will determine how big of a floor tile you can use.
Ceramic floor tile is the best choice for cost-effectiveness and to use in areas that won’t regularly be exposed to liquids. Porcelain floor tile is the best choice for areas that may see more moisture such as the bathroom or heavy foot traffic.
Porcelain tiles because they’re heavier and less porous and are very durable.
First sweep the floor of any debris. A neutral PH cleaner diluted with water. Make sure to change the water often so you are not cleaning the floor with dirty water.
Yes, the tile will need to be frost-proof and unglazed.
A glazed tile is already sealed. You can use a sealer on the grout or on a unglazed tile.
Porcelain tile flooring is a type of ceramic made of a very fine mixture of clays and minerals similar to those found in fine dinnerware. These special clays allow porcelain tile to be fired at temperatures even higher than ceramic tile, typically exceeding 2,400 degrees Fahrenheit. The higher temperature results in a very dense tile. This is ideal because the denser a tile, the better it resists moisture.
Usually 10% is the standard which will allow for any broken tile, cuts or waste when installing.