How to Clean and Maintain your Ceramic Tiles (and Porcelain Tiles)

Ceramic Tiles are divided into thee groups, porcelain tiles, homogenous tiles and ceramic (non-porcelain) tiles.  Collectively, all three groups of tiles are called Ceramic Tiles. 

All three groups are very similar. They are all made from a mixture of clays and other materials and fired to very high temperature (in excess of 1000 Degrees)


Porcelain or Homogenous tiles are generally made by the dust pressed method from porcelain clays. This method allows for a denser and more durable tile. As well, the finish is a finer grained and smoother with sharply formed faces. This makes it extremely beautiful. Glazed porcelain tiles are much harder and are more wear and damage resistant than non-porcelain ceramic tiles.




Full body porcelain tiles are also called Homogenous tiles. Homogenous tiles have the same color and pattern through the entire thickness of the tile (hence the name homogenous). This makes them extremely resistant to wear and tear and are suitable for almost any application. 

What you need to clean your Ceramic Tiles:




Porcelain Stoneware Cleaner

$23.20$101.00 $19.20$76.80

For convenient basic cleaning. Porcelain Stoneware Cleaner loosens and removes even stubborn general dirt, skid-marks from shoes, oil and grease films. With regular use of Porcelain Stoneware Cleaner, the colour and structure of the material are optimised, while the formation of streaks and cleaning smears is reduced and resoiling hindered. For polished and matt porcelain stoneware surfaces. Also for glazed tiles.

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Tile and Stone Basic Cleaner Acidic 

$20.90 $18.60

Tile & Stone Basic Cleaner Acidic is a powerful basic cleaner concentrate for the thorough and gentle removal of stubborn dirt, limescale, urine stone and mineral deposits, slight cement residues and rust from acid-resistant surfaces. For tiles, split tiles, ceramic floor panels, porcelain stoneware and acid-resistant natural stone. For interior and exterior use. Ideal as patio cleaner.

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We recommend the use of Porcelain Stoneware Cleaner for either Porcelain or Homogenous tiles. Non-porcelain ceramic tiles may use either Porcelain Stone Cleaner as well or Tile and Stone Cleaner, Acidic. 

Porcelain Stoneware Cleaner dissolves and removes also persistent dirt, oil, grease and fat, skid-marks from shoes. Porcelain Stoneware Cleaner's specially formulated components ensure optimum floor care. Porcelain Stoneware Cleaner leaves no residues on the floor, and thus minimizes resoiling.

How to Clean your Ceramic Tiles

1. First sweep the floor to remove loose dirt.
2. Put 25 ml of Porcelain Stoneware Cleaner into one bucket (5 L) of warm water and mix well.
3. Mop the floor using the mixture.
4. Rinse the mop frequently in a separate bucket of clean water.
5. Do not rinse the surface, but leave to dry naturally

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Hi-Glitz provide cleaning services for homes and offices within Singapore. 

The picture to the left shows the work done after cleaning the tiles in Singapore Bible College in Adam Road, Singapore. The Tiles are practically gleaming and reflect light. The grout, which was totally black with encrusted dirt, is now white again.

If you would like to engage our services, please do not hesitate to contact us for a no-obligation quote. 

We look forward to hearing from you.