Tile and stone takes time, experience and expertise to understand. Each type of material is different, has a different composition, and needs to be treated very carefully on a case-by-case bases. In general, we think the basic tips for quartz and porcelain maintenance suggested by Kayron Brewer in the Houzz article, Get Quartz and Porcelain Surfaces Super Clean, Houzz April 4, 2012 would likely point people in a useful direction, particularly if one needs suggestions to try to maintain surfaces on their own, or for in-between professional cleanings.
In our experience, if you are going to try to work with stone or tile yourself we suggest that you “try out” the cleaning solution on a very small area, preferably an area that is not too visible in order to test the result before applying it to a larger area.
Many people who want their stone or tile well-maintained will rely on a knowledgeable, professional service with experience. Stone cleaning and restoration, done properly, takes quite a bit of knowledge and experience. Every type of surface and situation is unique, requiring very different treatments and remedies. With porcelain if you know who the manufacturer is it is always a good idea to refer to the manufacturer’s suggested cleaning method. With stone surfaces there is so much variation even with the same type of stone, that it requires more of an individualized, case-by-case approach. This is true of quartz as well.
For professional routine stone or tile maintenance, and for more difficult tile and stone cleaning situations, restoration work, and/or repairs, we recommend using a trusted expert for your tile and stone maintenance. Having tile and stone surfaces deep-cleaned on a regular basis by a knowledgeable professional will save you time, money and headaches in the long-run. When done properly, professional tile and stone cleaning will help restore luster to your quartz and porcelain and help keep your surfaces beautiful. In the article, Kayron Brewer offers some really nice pointers, but sums it up well in saying, ” it’s really about making smart decisions when it comes to your surfaces.” We have to agree.
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Alex Stone and Tile Services (818) 302-6237