The durability of the lined surface depends largely on how it is used and how it is looked after. For routine cleaning of ceramic tiles, use appropriate detergents. Strong and corrosive acid-based detergents should be avoided - they do not damage ceramic tiles so much as they can damage joints filled with cement-based materials.
It should be remembered that only joints sealed with epoxy materials (sealants) have excellent resistance to chemical attack. When cleaning ceramic surfaces, you should also limit the use of abrasive agents (for example, metal brushes) as much as possible, especially if the ceramic tiles have a glossy surface on which chips, scratches, etc. are conspicuous. Better to use a vacuum cleaner, a natural soft bristle brush, or a clean rag.
Some types of dirt (sand, dust, powder) significantly accelerate the abrasion of ceramic tile floors. Therefore, you need to try to keep the floor clean and prevent the presence of these substances: they are brought from the street, and therefore a rug should be laid in front of the entrance. Ceramic floors are not shock-resistant and must therefore be protected from impacts from heavy objects. Glazed ceramic tiles can be effectively washed with a soap emulsion, avoiding the use of powders and pastes. To protect unglazed ceramic tiles (ceramic granite, clinker), a special liquid should be used to prevent stains on their surface and at the seams. Particular attention should be paid to products with a notch, polished and non-slip.
Light solid colors, especially in the polished version, despite their excellent cleanability from a hygienic point of view, are not very resistant to certain types of stains, therefore, it must be remembered that they need more care. There are general criteria and rules for the care of unglazed ceramic tiles, depending on the type of stains (stains), which are shown in Table 1. However, manufacturers always advise to try the detergent first on a small inconspicuous part before using it on the entire surface.
Rules for the care of unglazed ceramic tiles
Alkaline based cleaners: caustic soda, potassium carbonate.
Acid-based cleaners: hydrochloric acid, nitric acid, sulfuric acid, oxalic acid.
Solvents: telen, nitro solvent, turpentine, acetone.
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