22) For ongoing maintenance, wash regularly with clean water and a pH-neutral detergent. Using harsh cleaners can strip the sealant from the face of your tile, and make them more susceptable to staining. Recommended daily cleaners are Bona Hard Surface CleanerStain-Proof Daily Floor Cleaner, and Stain-Proof Daily Countertop Cleaner.

23) Regular waxing every few months can keep tiles fresh and offers an extra layer of protection. Tiles may also be buffed with a soft white pad. For recommended wax products, see “Sealing, Grouting, and Waxing” above.

24) It is recommended to address spills and stains soon after they occur. Allowing them to sit for long periods of time will make them more difficult to remove.  For tough stains, Miracle Sealants Poultice Plus can be used to deep clean your tiles (resealing of any deep cleaned areas will be necessary).

25) Heavy foot traffic or outdoor installations may require additional maintenance. A natural patina will occur as the floor is maintained and wears.

26) The use of properly sized walk-off mats at entrances with heavy traffic, as well as regular sweeping or dust mopping, is important to remove abrasive grit that may cause unnecessary wear.

27) Resealing floors every 3-5 years is recommended.  For wet and/or high-traffic areas, floors can be resealed more frequently. Speak with your installer regarding the best maintenance schedule.

28) Prior to resealing, cement tiles can be deep cleaned with Miracle Sealants Liquid Poultice (see above), or refinished with fine grit (e.g. 400+) wet-dry sandpaper. Sanding correctly will remove a micro top-layer to reveal fresh pigments below the surface.