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The Essential Guide to Tile Cleaning and Maintenance

Updated: May 2

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Keeping your tiles spotless and shining not only elevates the look of your home but also extends the life of your tiles. The team at MTM Tile Showroom are here to enthusiastically share this comprehensive guide on tile cleaning and maintenance, packed with tips and tricks to keep your tiles in their best shape!

Tile Material Cleaning Guide

Understanding Your Tiles

Whether it's the bathroom or the kitchen, every room has a different type of tile. Each tile type, from ceramic to natural stone, has specific care requirements. Understanding the material of your tiles is the first step towards effective tile cleaning and maintenance.

For more information about the best cleaning practices for your tile material, check out our How To Clean Tiles blog.

The Importance of Regular Maintenance

Regular tile maintenance ensures the longevity and aesthetics of your tiles. It helps maintain the slip resistance of the tile, making your home safer. Moreover, regular cleaning prevents the build-up of dirt and residue, making the tiles easier to maintain.

Initial Protection: Sealing Your Tiles

Sealing your tiles is like applying a protective coat. It guards the tiles against stains and wear and tear, making maintenance easier. Applying a water-based sealant before and after grouting can protect your tiles and make them last longer.

Daily Tile Cleaning Practices

For day-to-day cleaning, use a pH-neutral solution. Acidic cleaners can damage natural stone, grout joints, and any sealer applied. Regular cleaning prevents residue accumulation, ensuring a shiny finish. Commercial floors should be cleaned daily, while domestic floors can be cleaned weekly.


Eco-friendly tile cleaners & sealers

At MTM, we're passionate about offering products that bring lasting beauty to your tiles without compromising your values.

The EcoProTec range by LTP, is an eco-friendly, easy to use, high-performance range designed to maintain your tiles' pristine look 𝗳𝗼𝗿 𝘆𝗲𝗮𝗿𝘀 to come! From cleaners to sealers, our collection simplifies tile care for a decade of enduring elegance. To buy or learn more, pop in to our idyllic showroom at Blagdon Hill, Taunton.


Dealing with Water Stains

Water stains are common, especially on porous surfaces. They occur when the protective seal wears away, allowing water to penetrate the surface. To remove such stains, use a safe, non-caustic specialist treatment like an alkaline-based intensive cleaner.

Tackling Algae and Moss

Algae and moss can make your tiles slippery and dangerous. They flourish in damp, shady areas. Use a specialist treatment like EcoProTec Black Spot & Algae Remover to remove algae and moss. It not only removes residue but also prevents regrowth.

Caring for Your Porcelain Patio

Porcelain patios are popular due to their durability. However, they need maintenance to retain their aesthetic and performance. Use EcoProTec Intensive Cleaner for a thorough clean. For periodic cleaning, EcoProTec General Cleaner is recommended.

Easy to clean external porcelain tiles

The Perils of Incorrect Cleaning

Using incorrect cleaning products can cause irreversible damage to your tiles. For instance, a standard kitchen cleaner used on delicate marble can cause etching. Always use products specifically designed for tile cleaning to avoid damage.

Choosing the Right Cleaning Products

Always choose cleaning products that are fit for purpose. Specialist cleaners are not only effective but also economical. They are highly concentrated, providing multiple washes from a single bottle. Moreover, they are safe for your tiles and the environment.

EcoProTec: Your Partner in Tile Care

EcoProTec offers a range of cleaners and sealers recommended by MTM Tile Showroom for tile care. Their products are designed to offer effective cleaning without causing damage to your tiles. From Intensive Cleaners to Rust Stain Removers, EcoProTec has everything you need for tile cleaning and maintenance.


Keeping your tiles clean and well-maintained can seem like a daunting task. However, with the right knowledge and products, it becomes a lot simpler. Always remember that the key is regular maintenance and using the right products for your tiles.

About MTM Tile Showroom

MTM Tile Showroom is committed to providing unpressured service all about you. We offer expert advice on tile care and recommend the best products for maintenance. For any queries, feel free to contact the MTM Tile Showroom team. To learn more about tiles, grout and more, check out our Knowledge Centre, full of information to answer any question about your project.

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