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Glazed Tile Floors:

  • For a routine cleaning, vacuum regularly to remove gritty particles. Damp mop using a solution of water and “soapless” detergent.
  • For heavy duty cleaning, use commercial tile cleaner of a strong solution of water and “soapless” detergent. Let stand for five minutes, brush and scrub. Rinse and dry. For large areas and for areas that are difficult to clean, a power scrubber is recommended.

Glazed Tile Showers:

  • For a routine cleaning, use all-purpose or bathroom cleaner. Allow to stand for five minutes, rinse and dry. You may also use a mixture of equal parts water and white vinegar or a commercial tile cleaner.
  • For heavy duty cleaning, use chlorine bleach or hydrogen peroxide. Let stand for four to six minutes, then scrub and rinse thoroughly. To remove mildew, use a commercial tile cleaner, chlorine bleach or ammonia. DO NOT MIX.

Unglazed Tile Floors:


  • For a routine cleaning, vacuum regularly to remove gritty particles. Damp mop or sponge with water and/or a diluted solution of water and “soapless” detergent.

Natural Porcelain/Semi-Polished Porcelain:

  • For a routine cleaning, vacuum regularly to remove gritty particles. Damp mop or sponge with water and/or a diluted solution of water and “soapless” detergent.
  • *Note on Semi-Polished Porcelain: Porcelain tile is virtually impervious to stains and wear. However, the polishing process opens microscopic pores in the surface of the tile. Therefore, it is recommended that a penetrating sealer (such as Aqua Mix "Penetrating Sealer", "Sealer's Choice" etc.) be used 2 hours prior to grouting. Penetrating Sealers need only be applied once, following the manufacturer's instructions.

Care and maintenance of Cement Tile Grout:

  • Cement grout may present a special cleaning problem because it is susceptible to many staining agents. Apply a silicone sealer to grout joints several times a year for maximum protection. One common grouting trouble spot is the joint between the tub and and the wall in your bathroom. As the house or tub settles, the grout may crack and crumble. It's relatively simple to remedy. Remove the old grout with a sharp pointed tool, watching out that you don't scratch tile or tub. Then dry the joint thoroughly and fill with a flexible caulking compound, such as silicone rubber caulking.

A Word about Cleaners:

  • There are many excellent household cleaners on the market today. They should all do a good job for you, so use your favorite. Remember, read and follow the manufacturer's instructions and recommended usage. They will perform as promised, if you use them as directed.
  • All-purpose cleaners included such products as Soft Scrub, Scrub Free, Mr. Clean, Top Job, Fantastik, Ajax Liquid, Liquid Comet and Dow Bathroom Cleaner. You can find them at your supermarket.
  • "Soapless detergents" are also commonly found on supermarket shelves. They include such cleaners as Spic & Span and 409.
  • Commercial cleaners such as Aqua Mix or Hilliard's "Assurance", are suitable for heavy duty cleaning in commercial applications. These products are available from our company.

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