Cleaning & Maintenance Of Tiles
We want your tiles to look good for many years to come - read on to learn how to keep your tiles looking as good as new. Our Exclusive Beaumont Cleaning System will help you get it right.
Cleaning Metallic Tiles & Glazes
While it is generally accepted that tiles are a very durable and long-lasting surface, metallic finishes are not protected by another glazed surface and can become damaged.
Harsh scourers, abrasive creams and powders, and strong chemical cleaners can wreak havoc on metallic finishes. Besides this, they are totally unnecessary products for cleaning tiles. Warm water and a drop or two of a ph neutral cleaner are generally all that is needed to clean tiles, and this also applies to these more delicate metallic finish tiles. Then simply wipe over with a soft cloth.
Metallic tiles and metallic glazes will react with acidic liquids and cleaners so avoid contact with citrus juices and any citrus-based or acidic cleaners. Gold, silver, and other metal finishes and highlights were widely used on tiles and they can look really effective, especially in a bathroom but remember they are soft metals and can be easily damaged by abrasives and harsh cleaners.
Many other finishes like lustre glazes are more durable, but still susceptible to damage or wearing off when attacked by harsh cleaners. Treat these tiles correctly, and there will be no problems.
Our Hot Tip: Always use specialised tile and stone cleaning products rather than general-purpose or abrasive cleaners.