Tile & Stone Cleaners

Ceramic Cleaning

Is your home or business in need of tile and grout cleaning? Do you want to make your floors and walls shine? At Tile and Stone Cleaners®, our skilled technicians can assist you in achieving a sparkling clean space, whether it’s a residential bathroom or kitchen, or a commercial lobby or walkway. Let us help you make your tiles and grout look like new again.

Polished and colorful ceramic tiles can add a sparkling touch to your home, but dirty grout can take away from their beauty. At Tile and Stone Cleaners®, our team of experts can restore your tiles and grout to their original luster. We can also seal the grout lines to protect and maintain them. Let us come to your home, office, shop, or factory and quickly and professionally bring back the charm of your tiles. Our services will make your tiles look exquisitely colorful and decorative once again.

Ceramic

“Ceramic tile” is a term often used to refer to all types of man-made tiles, but true ceramics have a different composition. Ceramic tiles are porous and are typically sealed with a glaze on the top surface. This glazed layer, also called the design layer, determines the tile’s finished color, design, and texture. Many people choose glazed ceramic tiles for their durability, water resistance, and scratch resistance. However, not all ceramic tiles are glazed.

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In the past, ceramic tiles were handmade and each one was a unique piece of art. They were used in a variety of places, such as floors, walls, ceilings, fireplaces, murals, and as external cladding for buildings. Nowadays, most ceramic tiles are mass-produced by machines and are relatively inexpensive compared to other types of tiles. Despite the change in production methods, ceramic tiles are still a popular choice for many people.

There are different ways to categorize ceramic tiles. The most basic division is between glazed and unglazed tiles. Unglazed tiles have color that runs throughout the body of the tile, which can be the natural earth tone of the clay or a pigment added before firing. Glazed tiles, on the other hand, have color applied to the surface of the tile after firing and then are fired again to bond the glaze to the clay. These tiles can have a range of finishes from high gloss to matte and come in a wider variety of colors, patterns, and textures.

Glazed Ceramic Tiles

Glazed ceramic tile is a long-lasting and easy-to-clean surface that does not absorb odors, harbor allergens or bacteria, and is resistant to scratching and moisture when coated with a Grade III or higher glaze. It is also non-combustible and does not emit toxic fumes or scorch. When properly installed and maintained, it will outlast other materials used for the same purpose.

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Cleaning Ceramic Tiles

Many people choose ceramic tiles for their beautiful appearance, but cleaning them can be challenging, especially in the grout and cracks. However, with the right techniques, methods, and products, it is possible to keep your ceramic tiles clean and in good condition. There have been many technological advancements and innovations that make it easier to clean ceramic tiles, making the task less strenuous. Ceramic tiles come in various sizes and are made from clays baked at high temperatures to create a strong and attractive flooring material. They can be glazed or unglazed; the latter is more difficult to clean because it is porous and tends to trap dirt in its pores.

Many people choose ceramic tiles for their beautiful appearance, but cleaning them can be challenging, especially in the grout and cracks. However, with the right techniques, methods, and products, it is possible to keep your ceramic tiles clean and in good condition. There have been many technological advancements and innovations that make it easier to clean ceramic tiles, making the task less strenuous. Ceramic tiles come in various sizes and are made from clays baked at high temperatures to create a strong and attractive flooring material. They can be glazed or unglazed; the latter is more difficult to clean because it is porous and tends to trap dirt in its pores. When unglazed ceramic tiles become dirty, it can be especially difficult to remove the dirt from the pores, and the tiles may require more intensive cleaning methods.

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Many people choose ceramic tiles for their beautiful appearance, but cleaning them can be challenging, especially in the grout and cracks. However, with the right techniques, methods, and products, it is possible to keep your ceramic tiles clean and in good condition. There have been many technological advancements and innovations that make it easier to clean ceramic tiles, making the task less strenuous. Ceramic tiles come in various sizes and are made from clays baked at high temperatures to create a strong and attractive flooring material. They can be glazed or unglazed; the latter is more difficult to clean because it is porous and tends to trap dirt in its pores.

Many people choose ceramic tiles for their beautiful appearance, but cleaning them can be challenging, especially in the grout and cracks. However, with the right techniques, methods, and products, it is possible to keep your ceramic tiles clean and in good condition. There have been many technological advancements and innovations that make it easier to clean ceramic tiles, making the task less strenuous. Ceramic tiles come in various sizes and are made from clays baked at high temperatures to create a strong and attractive flooring material. They can be glazed or unglazed; the latter is more difficult to clean because it is porous and tends to trap dirt in its pores. When unglazed ceramic tiles become dirty, it can be especially difficult to remove the dirt from the pores, and the tiles may require more intensive cleaning methods.

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Sealing Ceramic Tiles

People often ask us for recommendations on sealers for ceramic tiles. If the tiles are glazed, they generally don’t need sealing, but it is important to use a water-based impregnating penetrating sealer on the grout lines. If the tiles are porous, we recommend using a high-quality water-based sealer to protect them. This will help keep your tiles looking their best and make them easier to maintain.

 

Some types of ceramic tiles may benefit from the use of an impregnating sealer to fill the micro pores on the surface. A high-quality sealer is specifically designed to penetrate dense materials like ceramic, porcelain, granite, and marble, forming a barrier to protect against water and oil-based stains. This helps preserve the appearance of the tiles and makes maintenance easier. By using a good sealer on your ceramic tiles, you can have peace of mind knowing that they are protected and easier to care for.

A high-quality sealer is effective on both ceramic and porcelain tiles and provides excellent protection for the grout lines, which are typically made of cement, against water and oil-based stains. Sealing your ceramic tiles creates a barrier that keeps most stains on the surface, protecting against chemical damage, deterioration, and contamination. This helps preserve the appearance and longevity of your tiles.

Ceramic Tile Care

Proper cleaning techniques and products are important for maintaining ceramic tiles. Using the wrong cleaning methods or products can damage the tiles and grout, causing them to become discolored or faded. To keep your ceramic tiles in good condition, it is important to use the correct cleaning products and follow recommended cleaning procedures.

To effectively clean ceramic tiles, the four basic components of cleaning must be considered. In the cleaning industry, these components are known as TACT:

  • Temperature: Higher temperatures can improve the cleaning process.
  • Agitation: Scrubbing or rubbing the surface helps to remove dirt and stains.
  • Chemicals: Using the appropriate cleaning products for the surface being cleaned is important.
  • Time: Allowing the cleaning products to work on the dirt and stains for a sufficient amount of time can improve the cleaning results.

By following these principles, you can effectively clean ceramic tiles and keep them looking their best.

Here are some tips to help you maintain your ceramic tiles:

  • Use a good quality dust mop to sweep your ceramic tile floors daily, especially in new installations where the grout has not fully cured. Dirt, mud, and sand can grind into the grout and cause damage.
  • Place dirt-collecting carpet mats at frequently used entrances and shake them out weekly to prevent debris from being tracked onto the tiles.
  • Make sure shower stalls and tub enclosures have proper ventilation to prevent stagnant water from breeding mildew and other fungi. Caulk inside and outside corners of shower walls, curbs, and sills with siliconized, mildew-resistant caulk to prevent water damage.
  • Mop or sponge your tiles 2 to 3 times a week using a mixture of 1 capful of dishwashing liquid per 3 liters of hot water. Mop up excess water and allow the tiles to dry, then buff with a dry towel to reduce spotting.

Getting White Grout Clean

Bleach or bleach-based cleaners can be effective for cleaning white or light-colored grout or removing tough mold and mildew stains. You can purchase a bleach-based cleaner or make a 50/50 solution of bleach and water. When using bleach or bleach-based cleaners, it is important to have proper ventilation to remove harmful fumes and to wear gloves and older clothing. Never mix bleach-based cleaners with other substances, as toxic fumes can be generated. Be sure to thoroughly rinse all bleach from the tiles.

A Mild Grout Cleaning Alternative

Hydrogen peroxide is another option for cleaning grout. It is an effective cleaner that does not produce odors, making it a good choice for people with allergies or sensitivities to harsh chemicals. To use hydrogen peroxide as a grout cleaner, simply apply it to the grout and allow it to sit for a few minutes. Then, scrub the treated grout and rinse with a damp cloth or mop. This is an easy and safe way to clean your grout.

Tile and Stone Cleaners® Ceramic Services

Tile and Stone Cleaners® Ceramic Services

Ceramic Tile Stripping and Sealing

Tile and Stone Cleaners® can strip, clean, and reseal your ceramic tiles no matter where they are located, including in the kitchen, shower, bathroom, around the pool, outdoors, and in hard-to-reach indoor areas. Our professional team will ensure your tiles are restored to their best possible condition.

Ceramic Tile Cleaning and Sealing

If your ceramic tiles are looking dull and not showing their true color, or if you have recently installed them or your previous sealer is wearing off, Tile and Stone Cleaners® Cleaning and Sealing is the best choice for cleaning and protecting your tiles. Our team will effectively and efficiently clean your tiles and apply a new sealer to protect against future staining and deterioration. Let us help you restore the beauty and durability of your ceramic tiles.

Ceramic Tile and Grout Cleaning

To properly clean tiles and grout, a combination of specialized industrial equipment and strong cleaning products is necessary. Our team uses specially developed cleaning solutions and high pressure van mounted equipment to clean your tiles and grout to the highest standards. Trust us to get the job done right and restore the beauty of your tiles.

Ceramic Tile Sealing

It is important to seal all porous tiles to help prevent and reduce staining. A sealer creates a barrier on the surface of the tiles that keeps most stains from penetrating, protecting against chemical damage, deterioration, and contamination. Sealing your ceramic tiles is an important step in protecting them against stains and maintaining their appearance.

Ceramic Tile Stripping

Our technicians are equipped with the necessary tools and have the skills and experience to provide an extensive floor stripping service for your tiles. This includes removing old sealant and its residue, restoring the original appearance of the floor. We can strip and reseal any hard surface flooring, as well as wall tiles. Trust us to bring your tiles back to their best condition.

Efflorescence Treatment

Efflorescence is the formation of salt deposits on or near the surface of tiles and grout. Our technicians have the equipment and chemicals necessary to effectively remove efflorescence, both internally and externally. We use specialized tools and treatments to safely and thoroughly remove these deposits, restoring the appearance of your tiles.

Minor Tile Repair

If you have damaged tiles, such as cracks, chips, loose tiles, or discolored tiles, on your walls, floors, stairs, or around the pool, Tile and Stone Cleaners® can help. Our team includes professional and experienced tilers who can repair indoor and outdoor tiles and replace broken or damaged tiles. If you have spare tiles left over from installation, we can use those to make the necessary repairs. Let us help you restore the beauty and functionality of your tiles.

Grout Colour Sealing

Tile and Stone Cleaners® technicians are skilled at re-coloring badly stained grout or changing the color of existing grout. Our Grout Color Sealing service is specifically designed to rejuvenate dirty, old grout and make it look brand new again. This service can help restore the overall appearance of your tiles and grout. Let us help you bring new life to your tiles.