Whether part of a shower wall, kitchen floor or across the home, Italian porcelain tiles are a popular choice due to their sparkling finish, durability and ease to clean.
Taken care of effectively, tiled floors last longer than any other floor surface. Roman mosaic floors have even been found in the amazing condition under earthy vineyards.
However, even when it looks sparkling, it is important to take good, regular care of your floor.
Here are some tips for keeping your porcelain immaculate.
Blot Spills Up Immediately
It is best to stop water from pooling on the tile itself, as this can cause damage to the surface, as well as be unpleasant if it is a sugary substance that is sticky to the touch. Blot it up with a rag, microfibre cloth or paper towel.
Don’t Forget To Sweep Up
Dust that settles on top of porcelain can over time dull its shine, so it is important to ensure that you sweep or vacuum the tile twice a week. Thankfully, because of the smoothness of the surface, it is easy to do.
Mop And Rinse The Floor
For kitchens and bathrooms that see a lot of use, it is important to make sure you clean them regularly.
Using a very dilute solution of washing up liquid mixed with water, mop with a non-abrasive sponge mop to keep your floor clean and hygienic.
If there were major stains, rinse the floor with cold water and dry with a microfibre cloth. This avoids the risk of water stains on darker shades of porcelain.