After the post-laying cleaning operation (see previous section) has been carried out, as far day to day cleaning we strongly advise against the use of waxes, oily soaps, impregnating products and various treatments (water and oil repellent) on the porcelain stoneware product, as their application is unnecessary. As is often the case in certain off the shelf detergents, they contain waxes and gloss inducing additives which, after various washes, can deposit a bright coat on the floor. Sometimes, even one drop of foods such as Coca Cola, water, wine etc. ...) is sufficient to eliminate this coat, restoring the tile’s original appearance, a stain effect is produced in certain zones. In these cases, the floor must be de-waxed, using products to de-wax the applied waxes, following the producer’s instructions.
For films left by soap, lime scale, dirt, use an acid detergent, suitably diluted in water (read the product instructions carefully).
It is also important to point out that Hydrofluoric acid (HF) and its derivatives can irredeemably damage porcelain stoneware. For routine cleaning, Mirage recommends the use of bleach or ammonia, suitably diluted in water; for polished porcelain stoneware, dry the floor after washing to prevent unsightly smudges.
In the case of particular and/or particularly stubborn stains, we advise you to use specific detergents, as better indicated in the table opposite below. Moreover, please remember that removing any type of stain is easier if it is removed while still fresh.
It is important to always run a preventive test before using detergent products, especially lapped or smoothed porcelain stoneware.
In the case of raised floors, using abundant water is forbidden; therefore it is highly recommended to use an accurately wrung rag.
For routine cleaning, use rags, tepid water and detergent, limiting as much as possible the quantity of water on the panel. For stains, however, concentrated products may be directly used.
Porcelain stoneware is a compact, resistant material with virtually nil porosity (and therefore absorbs almost no water). The outstanding feature of porcelain stoneware slabs is their composition. Only the purest materials are used.