PORCELAIN TILES
CLEANING & SEALING SPECIFICATIONS

Different surfaces have different requirements in order to keep their beauty and integrity.
Sealers Plus offers Professional Grade products for Pre-Sealing, Six Sided Dip-Sealing, Sealing, Colour Enhancing and Cleaning.

CLEANING & SEALING SPECIFICATIONS SHEETS FOR PORCELAIN TILES

Porcelain and Ceramic Tiles

Porcelain and Ceramic tiles are hard wearing and require less maintenance than other surfaces. Most porcelain and ceramic tiles generally are not porous so there will be no benefit from sealing the tile. Sealing a non-porous tile will create a bigger problem as the sealer that can’t be absorbed into the tile will then leave a residue and this will start to “grab” more dirt and grime quicker than before. The next thing to consider is that correct procedures and chemicals need to be used. Always dilute chemicals as per the label and allow dwell time to give the chemical time to break down dirt and grime.

Porcelain Types:

Polished Porcelain – A polished finish is smooth with a high gloss/mirror like finish. The polishing process is achieved in the same way that natural stone is polished which is by abrasive pads to achieve the mirror like, high gloss polished look. Only some polished porcelain tiles may require sealing as due to the polishing process, tiny micro pores are created on the surface which can stain.

Honed Porcelain – A honed finish is smooth with little or no gloss (flat or satin finish). This is achieved in a similar way to polished porcelain however the polishing process is stopped before a high gloss finish is achieved. This leaves the tiles with a matt/satin like finish.

Glazed Porcelain – Porcelain tiles can have a matt or gloss decorative glaze applied to the surface. This hard wearing glaze finish allows for different looks to be achieved. This can be of marble, travertine or other type of natural stone, concrete, wood plank and even metallic or corrugated sheet metal finish. The possibilities are endless. Glazed porcelain tiles are the most popular type of porcelain tiles.

Un-Glazed Porcelain These are porcelain tiles that have no glaze applied and the colour runs right throughout the body of the tile (a single colour from the top surface to the base of the tile.

Textured Porcelain – Due to the surface of rough, textured and slip resistant tiles, cleaning and maintenance can become an issue. Generally, when these tiles start to get dirty, the first comment is “I’ll seal my tiles and this will make cleaning easier”. Glazed porcelain and ceramic tiles are not porous so there will be no benefit from sealing the tile. Sealing a non-porous tile will create a bigger problem as the sealer that can’t be absorbed into the tile will then leave a residue and this will start to “grab” more dirt and grime quicker than before. The next thing to consider is that correct procedures and chemicals need to be used. Always dilute chemicals as per the label and allow dwell time to give the chemical time to break down dirt and grime.

Grout is porous. Sealing the grout will provide stain resistance and allow for easier ongoing maintenance. This will provide a benefit to the overall appearance of the tiled surface.

SEALING OPTIONS FOR SEALING PORCELAIN TILES

Aqua-Seal Gold+ Premium natural look sealer for stone, tile and grout

NATURAL LOOK – PREMIUM STAIN PROTECTION

AQUA-SEAL GOLD+® is the best recommendation for a natural look and maximum stain resistance against oil, food, grease and grime. Ideal for residential, commercial, high traffic and also for food areas. Will also seal surrounding grout. Can also be used to pre-seal before installation.

NanoPlus for Deep Protection – Low VOC <5gm/L
• RapidSeal for Fast Cure – Helps Consolidate Stone
Maximum Stain Resistance Against Oil, Food & Grime
• Clear – Non Yellowing – UV Resistant – NonFlammable

• Number of Coats: 2

Spray'N'Seal™ Premium Natural Look Sealer

NATURAL LOOK – PREMIUM STAIN PROTECTION (SMALL AREAS)

SPRAY’N’SEAL is the best recommendation for a natural look and maximum stain resistance against oil, food, grease and grime. Ideal for residential, commercial, high traffic and also for food areas. Will also seal surrounding grout. Can also be used to pre-seal before installation.

• Easy To Use – NanoPlus for Deep Protection
• Clear – Non Yellowing – UV Resistant – NonCoating
• Maximum Stain Resistance Against Oil, Food & Grime
• Just Aim, Spray & Seal – RapidSeal Fast Drying Formula

• Number of Coats: 2

CLEANING OPTIONS FOR PORCELAIN TILES

EzyClean+ Professional Grade, Concentrated stone, tile and grout cleaner

WEEKLY – GENERAL CLEAN

Floor and Walls

EZYCLEAN+ formulated with latest, cutting edge ActivePlus technology, is a professional grade, highly concentrated pH neutral cleaner  & commercial grade disinfectant. Rinse free & streak free – formulated for everyday use. Formulated to kill odours, disinfect, sanitise plus when used regularly and as per directions helps maintain your surface in a pristine condition.  Regular use also helps prevent soap scum and hard water deposit build up. Leaves a room smelling fresh and clean with a lemon scent. Does NOT affect sealer performance. For indoor, outdoor, domestic and commercial areas. Safe for food preparation floor areas.

• Rinse free and Streak free formula
• Neutral pH plus Commercial Grade Disinfectant
• Kills odours, bacteria and germs. Inhibits mould growth
• Professional Grade – Concentrate – Antibacterial Action

BOOST – CONCENTRATED EVERYDAY CLEANER & RE-SEALER FOR SEALED NATURAL STONE, TILES, GROUT, ENCAUSTICS, TERRAZZO ETC

WEEKLY – GENERAL CLEAN & RE-SEAL

Floor and Walls

BOOST is a new generation, rinse free, streak free ultra concentrated pH neutral cleaner & re-sealer. This NO VOC, biodegradable neutral cleaner when used regularly and as per directions helps maintain your sealed surface in a pristine condition and ensures longevity of your existing sealer. Regular use also helps prevent build up of soap scum and hard water deposits. Leaves a room smelling fresh and clean with a fresh lemon scent. USE: For sealed stone, tile, grout, porcelain tile and other surfaces.

• Rinse free and Streak free
• Professional Grade – Concentrate
• Cleans and Re-Seals with every use
• Inhibits mould, odours, bacteria and germs

REFRESH+ ready to use spray type cleaner, sanitiser & commercial grade disinfectant. Ideal for all hard surfaces.

DAILY – GENERAL CLEAN

Kitchen and Bathroom Areas etc

REFRESH+ formulated with latest, cutting edge ActivePlus™ Antibacterial Action Cling Gel technology, is a professional grade, ready to use spray type cleaner, sanitiser & commercial grade disinfectant. Ideal for all hard surfaces. Kills odours, disinfects, sanitises plus cleans light dirt, grease, grime, soap scum, wax, oil, mould & more. Helps inhibit mould growth. Kills E-Coli and S Aureus as evaluated in accordance with TGA Test for Commercial Grade Disinfectants.

• Spray Type Cleaner, Sanitiser and Disinfectant
• Kills odours, bacteria and germs. Inhibits mould growth
Commercial Grade Disinfectant – Kills E-Coli & S-Aureus
• Professional Grade – Ready To Use – Antibacterial Action

STONE-GEL+ professional grade, high viscosity alkaline gel cleaner, conditioner & commercial grade disinfectant. Perfect for vertical surfaces

MONTHLY DEEP CLEAN

WALLS

STONE GEL+ formulated with latest, cutting edge ActivePlus™ Antibacterial Action Cling Gel technology, is a professional grade, high viscosity alkaline gel cleaner, conditioner & commercial grade disinfectant. Perfect for vertical surfaces. Kills odours, disinfects, sanitises plus cleans light dirt, grease, grime, soap scum, wax, oil, mould & more. Ideal for neglected or heavy use areas. Helps inhibit mould growth. Kills E-Coli and S Aureus as evaluated in accordance with TGA Test for Commercial Grade Disinfectants.

• Gel Type Deep Cleaner, Conditioner & Disinfectant
• Wall Clean – Dirt, grease, grime, soap scum, oil & more
• Kills odours, bacteria and germs. Inhibits mould growth
• Professional Grade – Ready To Use – Antibacterial Action

Grout Clean Pro™ Stone, Tile & Grout Cleaner

MONTHLY DEEP CLEAN

FLOORS & WALLS (SMALL AREAS)

GROUT CLEAN PRO+ is a biodegradable, ready to use stone, tile and grout cleaner. Clean and Revive dirty stone, tile and grout. No Acids. Use on all Stone, Tile and Grout surfaces.
ActivePlus Antibacterial Action formula, is a professional grade, alkaline cleaner & commercial grade disinfectant. Kills odours, disinfects, sanitises plus cleans light dirt, grease, grime, soap scum, wax, oil, mould & more. Ideal for neglected or heavy use areas. Helps inhibit mould growth. Kills E-Coli and S Aureus as evaluated in accordance with TGA Test for Commercial Grade Disinfectants.

• Spray Type Heavy Duty Cleaner and Disinfectant
• Professional Grade – Ready To Use – Antibacterial Action
• Commercial Grade Disinfectant – Kills E-Coli & S-Aureus
• Kills odours, bacteria and germs. Inhibits mould growth

XTREMECLEAN+ Professional Grade Heavy Duty Stone, Tile & Grout Cleaner plus Disinfectant

MONTHLY/QUARTERLY HEAVY DUTY CLEAN

FLOORS AND WALLS

XTREMECLEAN+ formulated with latest, cutting edge ActivePlus Antibacterial Action Technology, is professional grade, highly concentrated, high alkaline cleaner, degreaser and commercial grade disinfectant. Kills odours, disinfects, sanitises plus removes heavy dirt, grease, grime, soap scum, wax, oil, mildew, algae, porcelain wax & floor finishes. Ideal for neglected or heavy use areas. For indoor, outdoor, domestic & commercial areas

• Heavy Duty Cleaner, Degreaser and Disinfectant
• Professional Grade – Concentrate – Antibacterial Action
• Kills odours, bacteria and germs. Inhibits mould growth
• Cleans built up dirt, grease, grime, soap scum, oil & more

Important Note

Read entire Product Label, SDS and Technical Bulletin before using any product.
ALWAYS TEST A SMALL AREA to determine the ease of application & desired results.

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