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Do you have rooms with dirty tiles and stained grout? Do you wonder how to really get your walls and floors sparkling clean?

Whether you want to clean your bathrooms, kitchen or living room tiles at home, or perhaps your business lobby area, major walkway or other commercial space, Experts Floor Cares experienced technicians can help.

Polished and colourful ceramic tiles housed within clean looking grout borders add a touch of sparkling charm to your home. Experts Floor Cares team of tile cleaning experts will restore your grout and tiles to their original lustrous beauty. We can also seal the grout lines between your tiles to protect them and make them easier to maintain. We will come to your home, office, shop or factory and get the job done quickly and professionally. Your tiles will once again look exquisitely colourful and decorative.

The term "ceramic tile" is often used as a generic name for all types of man made tile. But the composition of true ceramic is very different from that of the other types. Since ceramic material is porous, the top surface is usually sealed with a glaze. The glazed surface is referred to as the design layer since it determines the tile's finished colour, design and texture. Glazed ceramic tiles are a popular option these days due their durability, water and scratch resistance, however, not all ceramic tiles are glazed.

 

Originally ceramic tiles were handmade, thus each was a work of art in its own right. Ceramic tiles were used almost everywhere - on floors, walls, ceilings, fireplaces, in murals, and as an exterior cladding on buildings. Today of course most ceramic tiles are automatically manufactured in mass quantities and are relatively low in price compared to other types of tiles.

Ceramic tile is categorised in different ways. At the most basic level, tiles come either glazed or unglazed. With unglazed tile, the colour runs throughout the tile body. The colour can be the natural earth tone of the clay itself, or the colour of a pigment that has been added to it before firing. Glazed tiles, on the other hand, have colour which has been added to the surface of the tile. The colour is applied to the tile after firing. The tile is then fired again to bond the glaze to the clay body. Glazed tiles range from a high gloss to a dull matte finish, and come in a much wider range of colours, patterns and surface textures.

Glazed Ceramic Tiles
Glazed ceramic tile is very durable, and when properly installed and cared for, it will last longer than any non-tile material used for the same purpose. It is also one of the easiest surfaces to clean, and because of its composition, it will not absorb odours, nor support allergens or bacteria. When coated with a Grade III or higher glaze ceramic tile is highly resistant to scratching and moisture. Another important feature is that it will not burn, emit toxic fumes or scorch.

Cleaning Ceramic Tiles
A lot of people want ceramic tiles in their home because of their remarkable looks, however many people of course do not enjoy cleaning ceramic tile floors. This is because ceramic tiles can be hard to clean, particularly in the grout and cracks. Once you do find the appropriate techniques, methods and products for cleaning, you will find that it is easy to keep your ceramic tiles clean and in great shape. Due to the increasing popularity of several technological advancements and innovations, easy cleaning for ceramic tiles is made possible. When you use these mentioned advancements, you will find that your work will be made easier and less strenuous. Tiles used for ceramic tile flooring can either be very small or quite large. The tiles are produced from clays that are baked at extremely high temperatures, which create a strong and good-looking flooring. Ceramic tiles may be glazed or unglazed, and of the two, the former is easier to clean for the latter tends to be porous and easily holds dirt within the pores of the tile, thus giving people a hard time in cleaning and maintenance.

Cleaning ceramic tile surfaces is usually not too difficult but cleaning the grout lines is generally the most difficult aspect of cleaning ceramic tiles. Ceramic tile is a durable and decorative surface covering. The grout between tiles however, can be a dirt and mildew magnet. Cleaning ceramic tile grout is not particularly difficult, but it can be tedious and require a lot of elbow grease. There are a number of commercial and home cleaners that make the job easier, but keep in mind that each method has its positives and negatives.

Cleaning ceramic tile can be a huge pain for anyone who isn't using the right tools. Don't waste unnecessary time cleaning ceramic tile by hand. With our cleaning machines and equipment it has never been easier to achieve the sparkling clean that you want and others will notice.

Sealing Ceramic Tiles
We often get asked to recommend a sealer for ceramic tiles, the simple answer is if they are glazed then the tiles usually don't require sealing, but the grout lines should always be sealed with a water based impregnating penetrating sealer, however if your ceramic tiles are porous then we recommend you seal the tiles with a high quality water based sealer such as Australian Deepshield™ Penetrating Impregnating Sealer.

Certain varieties of ceramic tile will require an impregnating sealer to fill the micro pores on the tile surface. Deepshield™ Gold ultra premium sealer is specially designed to penetrate denser materials such as ceramic, porcelain, granite and marble, offering peace of mind by forming a barrier between the micro pores of your ceramic tiles and potential water and oil based stains, while preserving the tile's appearance and resulting in maintenance being made much easier.

Australian made non-toxic Deepshield™ Gold impregnating sealer performs well on ceramic and porcelain tiles and also provides excellent protection to the typically cement based grout lines against water and oil based stains.
Sealing your ceramic tiles will keep most stains suspended at the surface, creating a barrier that provides protection against chemical attack, deterioration and contamination.

Ceramic Tile Care
Cleaning ceramic tile is not too difficult if you use the correct cleaning products and procedures. Using improper cleaning products and techniques can actually harm your ceramic tiles as well as the grout.

Cleaning ceramic tile requires the four basic components necessary for cleaning any surface. In the cleaning industry the acronym for these four cleaning components is TACT and they stand for:
• Temperature: The higher the temperature the more effective the cleaning process.
• Agitation: Agitation of the surface is necessary to generate effective cleaning results.
• Chemicals: The proper cleaning products for the surface to be cleaned.
• Time: The longer the cleaning products are allowed to work on the dirt and stains the better your cleaning results will be.

Here are some tile care tips on maintaining your ceramic tile:
• Purchase a good quality dust mop and sweep your ceramic tile floors daily. This is especially important in new installations where the grout has not fully cured. Dirt, mud, and sand tend to ground into the grout mortar from heavy foot traffic.
• Dirt collecting carpet mats should be placed in frequently used entrances and shaken out weekly.
• Shower stall and tub enclosures should have proper ventilation. Stagnant water breeds stain causing mildew as well as other fungi. All inside and outside corners of shower walls, curbs, and sills, should be caulked with a siliconise mildew resistant caulk.
• Mop or sponge your tiles 2 to 3 times weekly. Mix 1 capful of dishwashing liquid per 3 litres of hot water. Mop up excess water and allow to dry. Buffing with a dry towel will help to reduce spotting.
Getting White Grout Clean
For white or light coloured grout or for particularly tough mold or mildew stains, consider bleach. You can purchase a bleach-based cleaner or mix a 50/50 solution of bleach and water to clean stubborn grout stains.
When using bleach or bleach-based cleaners, be sure to have proper ventilation to remove harmful fumes. Also, be sure to wear gloves and older clothing. Never mixed bleach-based cleaners with other substances; toxic fumes can be generated from these types of mixtures. Ensure all bleach is properly rinsed.

A Mild Grout Cleaning Alternative
Another alternative grout cleaning solution is hydrogen peroxide. Hydrogen peroxide is an effective grout cleaner that doesn't produce odours. As an added benefit, hydrogen peroxide is the perfect cleaner for those with allergies or sensitivities to harsh chemicals. Simply apply some hydrogen peroxide to your grout and allow it to sit for several minutes. Brush the treated grout and then rinse with a damp cloth or mop.

Experts Floor Cares Ceramic Services
Ceramic Tile Stripping and Sealing
No matter where your ceramic tiles are, Experts Floor Cares will strip, clean and professionally reseal them for you. In your kitchen, shower, bathroom, around the swimming pool, your backyard, outdoors or any hard to reach indoor areas.

Ceramic Tile Cleaning and Sealing
If you have ceramic tile surfaces that have become dull and not showing their true colour, or perhaps you have recently installed your ceramic tiles or your previous sealer is wearing off, Experts Floor Cares Cleaning and Sealing is your best choice to clean your tiles effectively and efficiently and protect them against future staining and deterioration.

Ceramic Tile and Grout Cleaning
Cleaning tile & grout takes a combination of specialised industrial equipment and heavy duty cleaning products. By using specially developed cleaning solutions & high pressure van mounted cleaning equipment we are able to clean your tiles & grout to the highest standards.

Ceramic Tile Sealing
All porous tiles should be sealed, sealing your tiles helps prevent & reduce staining. Sealing your ceramic tiles will keep most stains suspended at the surface, creating a barrier that provides protection against chemical attack, deterioration and contamination. Sealing is the first important step towards protecting your surfaces against stains.

Ceramic Tile Stripping
Stripping, scrubbing and cleaning to remove old sealant and its residue, restoring the original appearance of the floor. Our technicians are equipped with all necessary equipment and possess all skills and experience needed to provide your tiles with an extensive floor stripping service. We can strip and reseal any hard surface flooring as well as wall tiles.

Efflorescence Treatment
Efflorescence is the formation of salt deposits on or near the surface of the tile and grout. Experts Floor Cares technicians have a variety of equipment for the effective removal of efflorescence. We also carry all the required treatments, agitation tools as well as chemical solutions to safely and effectively removed efflorescence deposits internally and externally.

Minor Tile Repair
Do you have cracked tiles, chipped tiles, loose tiles or discoloured tiles in your walls, floors, stairs or around the swimming pool. Do you have spare tiles left over from installation? Experts Floor Cares have professional & experienced tilers in our team that can assist you with repairing your indoor & outdoor tiles and replacing the broken/damaged tiles.

Grout Colour Sealing
Experts Floor Cares technicians are able to re-colour badly stained grout or change the colour of existing and/or stained grout. Experts Floor Cares Grout Colour Sealing service is specifically designed and developed to rejuvenate your dirty old grout and make it look BRAND NEW once again!


We make it a priority top offer flexible services to accommodate your need.