One of the most asked questions on our help desk are how I can keep my new tiles looking like new for years to come:
Choosing the right grout is important as there are so many people choosing cheaper grouts on the market and we cannot stress how important using the correct grout is as this will be visible throughout the tile life. We recommend Either Bal or Ardex Grouts for all floor applications as these are the best on the market and they can receive foot traffic in 90 minutes has no colour variation or streaking during mixing. Also it is ideal for commercial and domestic environments such as swimming pools, showers and kitchens and can be used internal and on your external tiling projects with joint widths ranging from 3-15mm
Choosing the right Adhesive is also important as the incorrect adhesive will cause problems with tiles becoming loose or cracking over time. Our expert team are well trained to give advice of the correct adhesive for use on wooden floor surfaces, concretes or screed, use with under-floor heating in fact all applications so give us a call to talk through your project, We stock a large range of adhesives from Bal , Mapei and Ardex for all applications.
Sealing my floor tiles and grout joints when finished: Most ceramic and porcelain floor tiles will not require any sealing prior to laying and you should check with the reseller to see if your purchased tiles did require a sealer. We here at DTW Ceramics will advise all our customers if a sealer is required before laying or grouting takes place. Generally Natural stone like Travertine. Marble, limestone would need a coat of Stain stop to prevent the Natural stone being stained by the grout applied and everyday use. If you have purchased Slate then we would recommend Multi seal as this forms a natural satin sheen protective film, which prevents water, dirt and oil from penetrating the tile surface. Rough surfaces become scuff resistant, smoother and therefore easier to clean. Surfaces retain their natural colour; the overall appearance is improved through a satin sheen. If you wish to seal your grout joints in your floor why not try
Everyday cleaning to make you floors stay looking good:Cleaning floor tiles
We here at DTW Ceramics recommend using Lithofin Easy Care for use on ceramic & Porcelain tiles as this cleaner is for continuous care of floors subjected to normal levels of wear. Cleans and maintains rough and polished surfaces streak-free making them even more attractive.
We recommend using Power Clean for regular cleaning of your natural stone products subjected to normal levels of wear. Cleans and maintains natural stone surfaces streak-free making them even more attractive.