MAINTENANCE TIPS POLISHED PORCELAIN
What we need to do when we want to clean stains on
“polished” tiles is different to what is done with the
rest of ceramic materials; in the interest of optimal
maintenance and cleanliness, it is recommended
that we carry out a number of steps before we
install them as paving for residential interiors. Grupo
Halcon will not be held liable for problems arising
from material which has not been fitted according
to the following instructions and aftercare advice:
• All Porcelain tiles by nature contain micro pores
on the tile surface. We recommend sealing or
applying an anti-permeability agent on all polished
porcelain tiles in order to protect the tiles (MP/90,
• Tapping to firmly even up the pieces in a uniform
way by using a mallet made from white rubber.
Never use a black or grey one for this purpose.
• Once we have done any necessary tuck pointing
and evening-up, we clean the surface with a moist
sponge before the tuck pointing material hardens.
• We must use adequate methods to avoid any
shine loss or scratching during the construction
• Daily cleaning will be done with clean water and a
• In areas where the paving is more likely to be dirty,
(kitchens, etc…) bleach or ammoniac can be added
to a floor detergent (in these cases we recommend
that the floor be given a final thorough rinsing with
• Waxes or oils etc. must not be applied since the
minimally porous nature of the surface of the
porcelain tile makes it unadvisable to do so as it
may result in “blotchiness” on the surface when
viewed against the light.
• Stains with an organic origin (wine, coffee,
grease, blood, etc…) may be removed with highly
concentrated bleach (the kind of bleach used for
floors, not the kind used to wash clothes).
• Paint or tar-based stains will require specific
solvents (acetone, turpentine, etc…)
• For the removal of fixing material residues, pointing
tuck materials and marks made from metal tools
we can use a commercial anti-incrustation acid
• The chosen product should not contain traces of
hydrofluoric acid (HF); Avoid using hydroflyuorid
• All of the aforementioned advice can eliminate all
kinds of stains with the exception of stains which
have their origin in micro-carbon (black staining
from smoke) which must be avoided at all costs).