Cleaning Tiles

There is a lot of uncertainty in everyone’s minds at the moment but one thing that is for sure is we are all going to be spending a little bit more time in our homes. 

 

With this in mind it is not only a fantastic opportunity to make those DIY changes you have been putting off for years, but it is also the perfect time for a deep clean!

 

Here are some quick and easy ways to clean up your tiles from DIY solutions to La Fabrico’s recommended tile cleaning products.

 

 

For Porcelain

 

Congratulations! You have the most hygienic material surface. (Extra points if you also have porcelain worktops!) As porcelain is chemical resistant, you can use all of the following solutions to clean up your porcelain tiles.

 

Bleach (and tepid water)

Liquid Soap (and hot water)

Lemon Juice (and hot water)

White Vinegar (and hot water)

 

Tile & Stone Cleaner - https://lafabrico.uk/fixing-materials/506-rocatex-tile-stone-cleaner.html

A high quality liquid soap containing a trace of linseed oil especially formulated to clean without damaging the most delicate surfaces. For use on travertine, limestone, sandstone, slate, marble, porcelain, granite, terracotta, quarry tiles and flagstones. Has a fresh, clean fragrance. Suitable for use on both sealed and unsealed, polished and unpolished surfaces.

 

Coverage: 1 litre of Rocatex Tile & Stone Cleaner should be sufficient to wash an average floor of 20m2 approx. 40 times.

 

 

Rocatex C-10 Ultimate Water-based Grout Sealer 500 ml Spray - https://lafabrico.uk/fixing-materials/490-rocatex-c-10-ultimate-water-based-grout-sealer-500-ml-spray.html

A high performance VOC free water-based impregnating grout sealer designed using the very latest technology in fluorochemistry. This versatile and easy to apply penetrating and invisible sealer provides a durable, non-film-forming protective barrier on wall and floor grout joints, porous acid sensitive surfaces including polished and unpolished natural stone, paving, concrete and render. Rocatex C-10 Ultimate Grout Sealer allows the surface to breathe and provides excellent oil, grease and water repellency, stain resistance and ease of cleaning.

 

Coverage: Up to 500 linear metres per 500ml depending upon the width of the grout joint and number of coat required.

 

 

 

For Natural Stone

 

Stone is harder to clean and maintain, but we have hand-selected the below products to make it less of a chore. If you are finding yourself spending more time considering the stains and discolouration of your stone, you can use this Tile & Stone Renovator to quickly bring it back to life!

 

Tile & Stone Renovator - https://lafabrico.uk/fixing-materials/507-rocatex-tile-stone-renovator.html

(Note: If you use this product, be sure to re-seal your stone 24 hours afterwards)

Intensive cleaner, effective for removing oil, grease, ingrained dirt, grime and old wax layers. Ideal for intensive stone care and for renovating heavily soiled floors. Rocatex Tile & Stone Renovator will remove the most stubborn stains and existing layers of sealant from floors and tiles. It is also suitable for use on exterior driveways, patios and paths.

 

Coverage:

In mild cases: Approximately 50m2 per litre.

In more severe cases: Approximately 20m2 per litre.

In extremely severe cases: Approximately 5-10m per litre.

 

 

If your stone is already looking good and it just needs a clean up, you can skip straight to using this Tile & Stone Cleaner.

 

 

Tile & Stone Cleaner - https://lafabrico.uk/fixing-materials/506-rocatex-tile-stone-cleaner.html

A high quality liquid soap containing a trace of linseed oil especially formulated to clean without damaging the most delicate surfaces. For use on travertine, limestone, sandstone, slate, marble, porcelain, granite, terracotta, quarry tiles and flagstones. Has a fresh, clean fragrance. Suitable for use on both sealed and unsealed, polished and unpolished surfaces.

 

Coverage: 1 litre of Rocatex Tile & Stone Cleaner should be sufficient to wash an average floor of 20m2 approx. 40 times.

 

 

DON’T FORGET! You need to seal your natural stone regularly to ensure it stays in tip-top condition.

 

 

Natural Finish Sealer - https://lafabrico.uk/fixing-materials/500-rocatex-natural-finish-sealer.html

A natural, matt finish impregnating sealer that will delicately enhance colour and texture. Helps protect against staining. Strongly repels water, oil and grease and allows surfaces to breathe. Suitable for artificial stone, brick, paving and limestone, marble, quarry, sandstone, slate, terracotta, terrazzo and travertine tiles. Suitable for interior and exterior applications.

 

Coverage:

Higher porosity - Per 1 litre approximately 10m2 per coat.

Lower porosity - Per 1 litre approximately 20m2 per coat.

Polished floors - Per 1 litre approximately 25m2 per coat.

 

 

 

Contact the La Fabrico team today for any tile enquiries you may have at info@lafabrico.com or on 01392 848487

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