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CHARACTERISTICS OF CERAMIC

Ceramic is the most common tile found in homes and businesses today. This type of tile wears well, provides good traction, and is essentially water- and stain-proof. It is easy to maintain using almost any type of cleaner. Ceramic can be installed in just about any setting without any particular concerns. Ceramic tile is a mixture of clays and natural materials mined from the earth. They are formed, shaped, pressed and glazed before fired in a hot kiln. A glaze is the glass material designed to melt onto the surface of the tile during firing, which adheres to the tile surface during cooling. It provides stain and moisture resistance as well as gives ceramic tile a variety of decorative colors and special textures.

OUR PROFESSIONAL CERAMIC CLEANING

We are the best at ceramic tile cleaning and grout cleaning and sealing whether it’s on flooring, showers or counter-tops. Our process for cleaning ceramic and grout consists in using appropriate equipment and machinery, as well as hand-washing the corners, edges and hard-to-reach areas. We use a combination of neutral pH cleaners and degreasers that are safe for your tile, your family and the environment. Grout between the tiles is usually a main concern because of discoloration from traffic and poor maintenance. Improper or aggressive cleaning can cause damage by opening grout’s pores and making it more susceptible to staining from pet accidents, dirty mop water, spills, and grime/asphalt from shoe traffic. Extremely porous, grout is made of concrete and can become stained when not sealed. Our special coloring process for grout restoration will completely renew the grout and also provide the best seal possible. As with all of our work, our technicians move most furniture excluding breakable and smaller items. We pay close attention to detail and ensure there is no dust and no mess created. We are extremely careful not to cause damage to adjacent surfaces such as walls, baseboards, cabinets, appliances and carpets.

OUR GROUT SEALING PROCESS

Ceramic tile is sealed with a glaze during the manufacturing process and does not require seal after installation. However, grout should be sealed to protect it from future staining. This will ensure for routine cleanings to be much easier. Our grout color sealing process consists of applying a high quality penetrating and topical color sealant with a specialized applicator designed to work the seal into the pores of the grout.

OUR PROFESSIONAL CERAMIC REPAIRS

When it comes to the repair of tile and grout, we offer a variety of services. Whether it is flooring, showers or countertops, we repair holes, cracks and other blemishes.

Cracks in tile or grout

Tile and/or grout sometimes cracks or buckles with expansion and contraction of the substrate (surface underneath). This is usually caused by temperature change. Depending on the severity of the damage, we can repair the cracks or arrange to replace the tile or grout. Contact us at 520-909-1413 to get a quote on ceramic tile cleaning and grout cleaning, sealing and repair. We are happy to schedule an appointment to discuss your ceramic needs and provide a free estimate.

We also clean porcelain tiles and restore them to their original beauty. Click to read about our porcelain tile and grout cleaning process.

HOW TO MAINTAIN YOUR CERAMIC

Ceramic should be maintained through frequent sweeping and mopping, using appropriate cleaners and fresh water. Be sure to change mop bucket water multiple times. This keeps the water clean, making sure the tile and grout will continue to look great for years to come. On average, professional cleaning and sealing is recommended every 5-7 years, depending on traffic and usage. When properly maintained and cared for, this tile will stay beautiful and functional for generations.

CONTACT US

Arizona Tile & Grout Care protects, restores and beautifies the floors and surfaces of people’s most important assets- their homes and businesses. Since 1998, we have specialized in tile, stone, and grout cleaning and restoration, with over 14,400 jobs completed. We have earned the Angie’s List Super Service Awards 5 times and we have zero complaints with the Registrar of Contractors and the Better Business Bureau (we maintain an A+ rating with the BBB. Verify it here). We strive to maintain our stellar reputation. We want every customer to have a great experience with our service and feel good about recommending us to their family, friends and neighbors. Contact us at 520-909-1413 to get a quote on ceramic tile cleaning and grout cleaning, sealing and repair. We are happy to schedule an appointment to discuss your ceramic needs and provide a free estimate.