General maintenance and cleaning of porcelain tile varies depending on the surface texture and soil load. General cleaning should be performed with a neutral cleaner diluted to the manufacturer’s recommendations. Non-oil and non-acidic should be used.

The great thing about porcelain tiles is that they require very little maintenance. A good streak free cleaner is all that is needed to keep the floor looking fresh.

For polished porcelain tiles, follow these instructions for general cleaning:

  • Sweep or vacuum the floor of loose dirt. An untreated, dry dust mop may be more effective than a soft-bristle broom.
  • Mop with a mild cleaning solution. Use 50 per cent less detergent concentrate than would be used on an unpolished floor.
  • Rinse the floor thoroughly with clean, clear water.
  • Dry thoroughly to increase the shine and prevent water spots.