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MEXICAN TILE MAINTENANCE SCHEDULE (INDOOR)

  Residential Floors Commercial Floors
Light Duty
When Installed Leave clean of dirt and grout smears. 7-14 day dry out period Leave clean of dirt and grout smears. 7-14 day dry out period
When Sealed 24 hr. cure time 24 hr. cure time
Daily Spot clean with cool water Mop with cool water
Weekly Mop with PH neutral cleaner and cool water Mop with PH neutral cleaner and cool water
Quarterly Clean and finish if necessary Clean and finish
Semi-Annually Clean and finish Clean, seal and finish
Annually Clean and finish; seal bad areas if needed Clean, seal and finish; strip worn areas if needed
As Needed Touch up scratches Touch up scratches
Other
  • Staining is not recommended for floors with high traffic or commercial use. Steam cleaning is NEVER recommended.
  • All cleaners should be PH7 (Clean and Sparkle), do not use ammonia, vinegar or harsh scrubs, as they will damage the finish.
  • High traffic areas should be protected with runners and area rugs with a soft backing or pad. Area rugs should never be cleaned in place over Mexican tile flooring.
  • Furniture should have white nylon or felt ends on all legs or casters.
  • Topical sealers, waxes and cleaners sold at grocery stores are NOT recommended for these floors.
  • Be careful of heavy oil and hot grease as they may spot the floor.

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