Once the installation has been completed, it is essential to thoroughly clean the floor in order to eliminate residues of glue, grout or cement. If these residues are not removed immediately, a patina may form on the surface of the tiles that absorbs dirt and makes normal cleaning of the floor difficult. In order to eliminate this patina, it is necessary to carry out the cleaning of the end of the installation with specific products for the cleaning of porcelain stoneware (generally acid-based). It is not sufficient to clean the floor only with water or traditional detergents. Before using acid products, wet the joints with water to protect them from corrosive action.
FIRST CLEANING AFTER LAYING
For end-of-site cleaning, we recommend Faber Chimica’s CEMENT REMOVER (or similar products). This is an acid product that removes residues of stucco, cement and paint. Dilute 1 part of the product in 2 parts of water and apply the solution on the surface rubbing with a brush. Leave it to act for about 10 minutes, continuing to work with the brush before rinsing the entire floor with water. As an alternative to manual washing, you can As an alternative to manual scrubbing, special floor cleaning machines can be used that are equipped with abrasive felt pads (white).
If the end-of-laying cleaning was not carried out or was carried out with unsuitable products, you can use TILE CLEANER by Faber Chimica (or similar products). It’s an acidulous detergent useful to eliminate patinas and halos deriving from a missed or wrong cleaning. Dilute 1 part of the product in 3 parts of water and apply the solution on the surface rubbing with a brush. Leave for about 10 minutes, continuing to work with the mop, before rinsing the entire floor with water. As an alternative to manual washing, it is possible to use special floor-cleaning machines equipped with abrasive felt pads (white). During washing, it is recommended to change the rinsing water often. It is also important to eliminate the residues of washing with rags or absorbent paper. If possible, use a vacuum cleaner. For daily cleaning, we recommend neutral detergents, free of waxes, dyes and perfumed additives that deposit patinas and halos on the floor.
These recommendations are to be considered purely indicative. For further information, we recommend that you contact one of the companies producing professional chemical products for cleaning porcelain stoneware directly.