We were hired to renew a Mexican tile sunroom in Silver Springs, Maryland. Mexican tile is a delicate manmade tile with beautiful reds and browns that is offered in a range of finishes from matte to gloss. Often the finish can flake off from using harsh cleaning chemicals and from everyday wear. The use of vinegar or alcohol based cleaning products will eventually damage the finish on a Mexican tile floor.
We started our project with a deep degreasing alkaline cleaner to remove leftover gloss and dirt. Mexican tile can be sealed with a penetrating sealant or a film forming sealant. A film forming sealant will leave a film on the surface of the tile. We applied a quality acrylic sealant that would be non-yellowing and long lasting. A high-end acrylic floor polish was applied over the sealed surface for added abrasion and wear protection.
Do you have Mexican tile in your home? Here are a few tips to help you care for it:
Mexican tile requires care to ensure that it lasts for years and generations and adds natural beauty to the surroundings. Always keep surface free of dirt and grime that can produce scratches. Dust interior floors frequently using a clean non-treated dry dust mop and use plain warm water to rinse using a microfiber mop or sponge.
Everyday cleaning procedures including sweeping, damp mopping with water and dry dust mopping will keep your tile happy.
Do you need a stone floor refinished? Call Zoltan at (202) 400-1541.