A asphalt is a bogus section of advantageous actual such as ceramic, stone, metal, or even glass. Tiles are about acclimated for accoutrement roofs, floors, walls, showers, or added altar such as tabletops. Alternatively, asphalt can sometimes accredit to agnate units fabricated from failing abstracts such as perlite, wood, and mineral wool, about acclimated for bank and beam applications. In addition sense, a asphalt is a architecture asphalt or agnate object, such as ellipsoidal counters acclimated in arena amateur (see tile-based game). The chat is acquired from the French chat tuile, which is, in turn, from the Latin chat tegula, acceptation a roof asphalt composed of accursed clay. Tiles are generally acclimated to anatomy bank and attic coverings, and can ambit from simple aboveboard tiles to circuitous mosaics. Tiles are a lot of generally fabricated from porcelain, accursed adobe or bowl with a harder glaze, but added abstracts are aswell frequently used, such as glass, metal, cork, and stone. Tiling rock is about marble, onyx, granite or slate. Thinner tiles can be acclimated on walls than on floors, which crave thicker, added abiding surfaces.
Porcelain stoneware polished and matt
- Newly laid areas
Adherence of dirt on hardly visible remains of joint material or adhesives makes later maintenance cleaning difficult.Thus all floor coverings should be cleaned with a standard cement residue remover. Residues of joints containing plastic can be removed with an intensive cleaner.
- Preliminary cleaning in case of protective treatment of used and soiled tiles
Treatment of a used floor covering requires a thorough preliminary cleaning. All impurities and maintenance agents have to be removed from the surface and the pores. For this purpose, a commercially available intensive cleaner should be used under observance of the instructions for use.
- Protective treatment against stains
Depending on the type of use of the floor covering, stains may appear despite the exceptional properties of porcelain stoneware tiles. A single treatment with a standard protective impregnation reduces delicateness and increases ease of care. Ingress of dirt, oil, grease, wax, paint etc. can be significantly reduced, so that hardly any stains appear or stains can be easily removed. This treatment is recommended for newly laid floor coverings with a polished surface. Whether or not this treatment is suitable for structured or matt surfaces has to be checked. In most cases an impregnation of very light or dark coloured floor coverings is effective.
Some manufactureres offer factory-sealed matt ( currently even polished ) porcelain stoneware tiles.
- Regular maintenance care
Adding a standard maintenance and cleaning agent to the floor-cleaning water is recommended for regular maintenance care.
- Additional maintenance care
From time to time floor coverings, where wear conditions are particularly extreme, require a basic cleaning. For this purpose, it is recommended to add an intensive cleaner to the cold or lukewarm floor-cleaning water. In case of lime scale or spots of rust, a sanitary cleaning agent should be used.
Glazed tiles are available in many different colors and dimensions. Basically, two types can be distinguished:
Wall tiles, which in technical language are called stoneware tiles, and floor tiles, which may be manufactured from stoneware or porcelain stoneware. What they all have in common is a glazed, closed surface,which is very durable and easy to clean. Some instructions for care of these coverings:
- First cleaning of new areas
In case of remains of grout on the surface, the covering should be wiped once with a standard sanitary cleaning agent under observance of the manufacturer´s instructions for use.
- Cleaning of heavily soiled areas
Persistent dirt, remains of caring products, oily and greasy residues etc. can be easily removed with a basic cleaning agent. It is recommended to clean sanitary areas such as bathrooms, showers, toilets with a sanitary cleaning agent to avoid lime scale and to dispose of incrustations.
- Protection and care
Glazed tiles can be impregnated but don´t have to and they don´t have to be protected in another way. Products containing wax and acrylic are not suitable as they may form layers. These layers bind soil and make maintenance cleaning more difficult. Cement joints are porous and soil easily. By impregnating them with a joint protection, soiling can be reduced and cleaning will be easier.
Please note: Always follow the manufacturer´s instructions of use.