Stone Vs Porcelain: Your Guide To Cleaning and Sealing Tiles

At Terzetto Stone, we understand that the journey to lasting elegance doesn’t end at the installation. To maintain the beauty and integrity of your walls and floors, we offer an exquisite range of products for cleaning and sealing tiles. Few elements of interior design are as timeless and captivating as natural stone and porcelain tiles. The marriage of aesthetic appeal and durability has made these materials a staple in countless spaces.

Preserving Beauty And Protecting Your Investment

To us, Lantania sealers represent the epitome of tile protection, keeping the original look and colour of the natural stone and ensuring the longevity of the product. As porous materials, natural stone tiles have microscopic pores that can absorb moisture. This is where Lantania sealers step in. These premium formulations penetrate deep into these pores, forming an invisible barrier that repels liquids, ensuring your tiles remain as stunning as the day they were installed.

Our range offers options tailored to various stone types and finishes. From matte to glossy, each sealer is designed to show off the natural characteristics of your tiles while providing unparalleled protection against spills and everyday wear. The result? Tiles that not only stand the test of time but also retain their original beauty for years to come. Some people may have been put off using stone tiles due to a previous bad experience but we provide only the highest quality limestones and marbles at Terzetto Stone. So, with the correct sealer applied, these tiles should last a lifetime whether you are using them for flooring or a bathroom area.

Why Don’t Terzetto’s Porcelain Tiles Need Sealing?

When it comes to sealing tiles, the need to seal natural stone tiles is well-established, the same cannot be said for our exquisite porcelain tiles. Terzetto’s porcelain range boasts the highest quality tiles, meticulously crafted to be non-porous. This means that they do not absorb liquids like their stone counterparts. Our dedication to precision and excellence ensures that your porcelain tiles retain their pristine appearance without the need for additional sealing.

It’s worth noting, however, that not all porcelain tiles are created equal. Tiles from other brands might require sealing if they possess a porous surface. This serves as a testament to the exceptional quality that defines Terzetto Stone’s porcelain tiles.

Nurturing Both Indoor and Outdoor Tiles

Cleaning and maintaining is as essential as sealing tiles, as it keeps their charm intact. For indoor surfaces, a regular routine involving a pH-balanced, non-abrasive cleaner is crucial. Lantania’s Stone and Porcelain Cleaners are specially formulated to preserve the integrity of your tiles. Gently removing dirt and grime without compromising their finish, these cleaners ensure your tiles stay stunning without the risk of degradation.

Outdoor tiles are exposed to the elements, so regular sweeping  is a good place to start. For deeper cleaning, a mild solution of water and neutral cleaner can work wonders.

A Few Essential Tips For Cleaning And Sealing Tiles

  • Blot spills promptly – Accidents happen, but quick action can prevent staining natural stone tiles.
  • Avoid harsh chemicals – Opt for pH-neutral cleaners to protect both the tiles and the environment. Harsh chemicals can strip away any protective sealant and damage the tile finish.
  • Use soft brushes – When scrubbing is necessary, opt for soft brushes to avoid scratching the surface. Nylon or natural fibre brushes work well.
  • Always use a clean mop, washing and drying it after every use, and try not to spread too much water around the floor – keep your mop well wrung out. That way you will also keep your grout looking good as dirty water can collect in the joins, leading to discolouration.
  • Regular sealing – Depending on the level of foot traffic, consider sealing natural stone tiles every 5 years with our sealer. This will ensure their lasting beauty and protection. Other sealers can wear off in as little as 6 months to a year.

Browse Our Website

At Terzetto Stone, our commitment to quality extends beyond installation, guiding you through cleaning and sealing tiles. With the Lantania range, you’re equipped with the tools to safeguard the beauty of your tiles.

Browse our tiles and tile maintenance products by visiting our website, or see them in person by visiting one of our five showrooms.

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