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How To Clean Porcelain Tile

Step-by-step guide with recommendations and helpful cleaning tips!

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Porcelain is becoming increasingly popular as architects, interior designers and business owners discover the benefits of engineered stone. Not only are they beautiful, but they are extremely durable and require little to no maintenance.

As mentioned, porcelain slabs are incredibly durable due to their non-porous nature and hardness. In addition, they make selecting the perfect look for your project that much easier by providing a variety of color and pattern options from wood-looking porcelain, marble lookalikes, stone looks, and more. You can find virtually any combination to match the design intent, which is another huge draw for porcelain surfaces.

Wondering how to clean porcelain tile and countertops? Read on for our step-by-step guide and recommendations for helpful cleaning tips!

Porcelain Tile Cleaning Supplies

Depending on the spillage and how much porcelain you’re cleaning, you’ll need the following items on hand:

  • Micro Fiber Cloth or Paper Towel
  • Zepp Glass Cleaner or SprayWay Glass Cleaner
  • Bar keeper’s friend (for any surface marks) with a Magic Eraser
  • 1part vinegar to 10 parts water solution
  • Disinfectant Cleaner : Weimnas Disinfectant Glass and Stone Daily Cleaner
  • Dish detergents or sosaps have fatty acids that cal leave a foggy or murky residue on the surface and could cause the appearance of a stain.

How to Clean Porcelain Tile?

With porcelain’s ability to be applied almost anywhere in residential and commercial settings, many wonder how it should be maintained. When it comes to cleaning porcelain tile surface, a simple cleaning with Zep Glass cleaner or Sprayway Glass cleaner will do the trick.

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SapienStone porcelain tile surfaces offer several different types of finishes, such as a polished or honed finish, allowing you to further customize your design style to enhance your unique taste. Spills are typically not so visible on polished finishes due to the glossy finish. On the contrary, because a honed finish showcases a matte look, spills, and other unwanted substances may show more easily on these types of surfaces. However, note that this doesn’t mean they are more susceptible to staining; SapienStone’s natural finish is the most durable surface and honed finishes are still a non-porous material that will clean easily and remain hygienic.

Also, with SapienStone, you don’t have to worry about water or harsh liquids permeating the surface of your porcelain countertops. Because of its very low porosity and extreme density, SapienStone porcelain countertops are the most durable countertop option on the market in regards to stain and heat resistance, etching, fading, or cracking; this is one of the many benefits of this man-made surface.

So, you have porcelain countertops and want to know how to routinely keep them fresh and clean for years to come? Follow these simple steps to have your surfaces looking good as new!

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1. Daily Cleaning

Clean your SapienStone Countertops daily with Zep Glass Cleaner or SprayWay. Make sure to use Micro Fiber or Soft Paper Towels.

2. Surface Marks

For tough surface Marks you will need to use the products mentioned above it is best to clean up after spills immediately, doing so will help the material look new and prevent the need for aggressive cleaners. More importantly, wiping down your countertops with the recommended Surface cleaners can eliminate bacteria build-up. This will keeping your surfaces fresh and clean.

Keep Your Porcelain Tile Clean

Using our helpful guide, you’ll be able to keep your porcelain tile shining and free of stains. SapienStone’s high-quality porcelain countertops will keep its elegant appearance for years with proper care.

Visit SapienStone and learn more about the endless porcelain options they have available!

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