LSD How To: Maintaining Porcelain Paving

For many, the biggest advantage of using porcelain pavers in the garden is their ease of maintenance. Their non-porous nature prevents water and other liquids from penetrating the slab and ultimately leaving deep laying stains. In fact, they are so easy to maintain that for the most part simply sweeping with a broom once every fortnight should do the trick when dealing with surface dust and dirt. 

Porcelain Paving Silver Stone

Despite this protection against spills and stains, unglazed porcelain tiles can still be slightly stained by spillages, elements, and other external and environmental factors.

So here are our top tips on how to keep your porcelain paving positively perfect. 

Firstly it's important to take into account the variety of porcelain paver you have in your garden. As previously mentioned unglazed porcelain tiles are more likely to stain however textured porcelain tiles may be more likely to trap surface-level dust within their non-slip surface. 

Cleaning Unpolished Porcelain Tiles

Use these simple tips to maintain your porcelain pavers and ensure you get the most out of this low effort paving option:

  • Start off by sweeping (or vacuuming) the dirt and debris from the porcelain tiles surface
  • Use a solution consisting of hot water and a PH neutral cleaner 
  • Allow to stand for around 10 minutes but ensure this does not dry out
  • Now use a scrub brush and a little bit of elbow grease to get rid of any stains
  • Wipe away the solution and excess water give it a good rinse
  • Let dry then enjoy a drink of your choice in what's left of the British summer.

Cleaning Polished Porcelain Tiles

Use a little more care when cleaning polished porcelain and stick to softer brushes and cloths to ensure you avoid scratches:

  • Start off by sweeping (or vacuuming) the dirt and debris from the porcelain tiles surface
  • We recommend a dry dust mop to avoid scratching the surface of the tiles. 
  • Using a PH-neutral cleaner, mop the tiles.
  • Once mopped, give the tiles a rinse and ensure to rinse off all the cleaner.
  • Avoid watermarks by gently drying the tiles with a soft rag, (preferably lint-free)
  • Enjoy a cold drink on your shiny (as good as new) porcelain paving. 

Cleaning Textured Porcelain Tiles

By their nature, the textured porcelain requires a little more work to maintain as dirt can embed in the pavers surface texture:

  • Start off by Brushing (or vacuuming) the dirt and debris from the porcelain tiles' surface.
  • Use a soft-bristled brush and clean in a back and forth motion to avoid clogging the textured surface with dirt.
  • Using a PH Neutral solution covers the area in hot water
  • wait for 10 minutes for the solution to take effect and scrub well with a soft-bristled brush (going in the texture of the slab then diagonally will help remove ground-in dirt). 
  • Rinse thoroughly to remove the cleaning solution and excess water
  • Let dry and enjoy your favorite tipple 

And there you have it the basics of keeping your porcelain paving pristine without barely breaking a sweat. 

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