With proper cleaning techniques and the use of proper cleaning products, you can get years of enjoyment out of your tile floors. Most sealers break down after 2 to 3 years; for regular cleaning use a sealer-friendly tile cleaner which has been especially formulated for the regular cleaning of sealed stone and tile surfaces
Things You’ll Need:
- sealer remover
- grout cleaner
- disposable paint tray
- floor sealer (matte or gloss finish)
- rubber gloves
- dust mask
- eye protection
To remove any excess sealer before cleaning, use a sealer remover to remove any of the old sealer that remains on the tile.
Use a tile & grout cleaner to effectively clean tiles. Tile and grout cleaners are highly effective against wax sealers, grease, grime and general dirt build up.
Always rinse floor thoroughly with clean water prior to sealing, mop up the water and allow to dry for 30 minutes or more.
For a low sheen finish apply a low sheen tile sealer using a soft sponge and disposable paint tray. Sandstone tiles may require up to 4 or 5 coats of sealer, always allow to dry thoroughly before applying the next coat. Test the tile with water after you have sealed it, you will see the water sink in if you have not sealed the tile properly.
Tips & Warnings
- There are many different brands of sealer, cleaners, etc. on the market. Ask your local hardware representative which product is right for your floor.
- Always wear a dust mask, eye protection and rubber gloves when using chemicals.
- Always read the manufacturer’s instructions for safety and best results.