Selection and Care

Porcelain Care

How to Maintain Your Porcelain Slab

Porcelain Characteristics

Durability

Porcelain surfaces last longer than most other materials used for vertical and horizontal applications.

Fire Resistance

Porcelain does not burn, nor does it give off smoke or toxic fumes if it comes in contact with fire.

Water Absorption

Our porcelain slabs are highly resistant to damp, absorbing only 0.04% of water.

Resistance to Abrasion and Tread Wear Slip Resistance

The anti-slip factor in porcelain slab flooring is as good as or better than other flooring materials.

Hygiene

Being hygienic and easy to clean, porcelain is recommended for all areas where high sanitary standards are a must.

Color Permanence

Direct exposure of porcelain slabs to sunlight neither alters their colors nor causes them to fade.

Frost Resistance

All of our porcelain slab products are suitable for outdoor laying as they are frost resistant.

Chemical resistance

Porcelain slabs are highly resistant to chemical agents.

Thermal Shock Resistance

A properly laid porcelain slab floor will neither deform nor break in extreme temperature conditions.


Stain Resistance and Maintainability

To keep porcelain surfaces clean, all you need to do is wash them regularly with water. Many general purpose, neutral cleaners are effective for the regular maintenance and cleaning of Porcelain slab flooring. It is important that the cleanser used has a non-oil, non-animal fat, non-soap base. Cleaners with these components may cause problems due to residues left behind in the cleaning process, which may trap dirt.

For best results, the following maintenance procedures are recommended for the various finishes of our porcelain slabs.

Honed/Natural

1. Sweep, using a soft, natural-bristle broom or vacuum floor of debris.
2. Saturate the floor with the recommended amount of general purpose neutral cleaner and agitate the solution. An auto-scrubber may be used.
3. Allow the solution to sit on the surface a minimum of five minutes. Allowing the cleaning mixture to remain on the floor for a short period of time will increase the suspension of the dirt particles and produce a cleaner surface.
4. Remove the dirty cleaning solution from the floor either with a wet
5. Remove excess water from the floor. Buff with dry mop or towel.

Cleaning Porcelain Countertops and Vanities

Use a ph-balanced cleaner to keep surfaces clean from everyday soils and stains.

Floor Surfaces

Vacuum or dust frequently using a clean non-treated dry dust mop. Sand, dirt and grit may scratch the surface or build-up on your grout joint leading to discoloration. Mats or area rugs inside and outside an entrance will help minimize the potential damage from these particles.

Damp mop your porcelain floor with a diluted solution of neutral cleaner.

Bath and Other Wet Areas

For daily maintenance cleaning, use a neutral, ph-balanced cleaner to clean everyday soils and stains. In the bath, or other wet areas, using a squeegee after each use can help minimize this build-up.