Monday, February 23, 2009

Cement Tile Care & Maintenance

Cement tiles require little care or maintenance after installation.
Cement Tile
Follow the easy steps below for years of trouble-free use. You can download a PDF version of the installation, maintenance, and care procedures from our site:
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Cement Tile Care

  1. After installation has been completed and the grout has dried thoroughly wash the tiles with mild soap and plenty of water.
  2. As with natural stone products, cement tiles are porous in nature and should be sealed to avoid staining.
  3. After the tiles have completely dried apply a penetrating sealer using a sponge. Always follow the instruction of the sealer's manufacturer. FILA manufactures a full line of sealers and cleaners for cement tiles (www.filachim.com).
  4. Some sealers will enhance the color of the tiles. Test the sealer in a small portion before applying.
  5. Reapply periodically as per the sealer manufacturer's instructions.

Cement Tile Maintenance

  1. Cement tiles should be regularly moped with clear water. A capful of liquid wax may be added to the water to improve the tiles'natural sheen.
  2. Never use acids to clean the tiles as they will damage it.
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