Porcelain Panel Cleaning And Maintenance

Introduction

All FMG materials are easy to clean and maintain. Regular cleaning highlights the aesthetic features of the material and gives the floor an exceptional shine.
Initial cleaning_The initial cleaning done immediately after the flooring laid is of essential importance
for removing all mortar, adhesives and epoxy residues that may be left in the joints. In this initial
phase, we recommend that you use an acid product such as DETERDEK, in a 1:5 concentration.
Rub energetically to obtain the maximum cleaning. After washing the floor, which is just as
important, rinse thoroughly with plenty of water to remove all traces of the detergent used. These
steps are recommended for all FMG collections.

Maintenance and care

Thanks to the characteristics of the production process (high firing
temperature, raw materials of great quality, sinterizing process), the surface of FMG material is
waterproof (the water absorption is minimum). Therefore the dirt cannot penetrate but it is necessary
to remove it from the surface. For this procedure do not use detergents containing waxes or
waxing products, in order to avoid the forming of greasy layers; for choosing the most appropriate
detergent refer to the following chapters. After the installation of floors, particularly of those made
with polished materials, the surfaces should be adequately protected with particle board or other
suitable materials in order to protect them from dirt and on-site processing. This prevents damage
caused by subsequent processing

General recommendations

For commercial and heavily used surface areas such as airports,
hospitals, supermarkets, and any public spaces with heavy foottraffic which are thus subject
to considerable soiling, it is necessary to use automatic cleaning machines with suction of the
washing liquids.

This allows not only deep cleaning, but also the continuous removal of liquids containing
substances that cause soiling, thus preventing the formation of films which are very difficult to
remove. Any detergent on the market can be used in the desired concentration for cleaning the
high technology sinterized FMG products, with the exception of HYDROFLUORIC acid (HF) or its
compounds, according to UNI-EN 176 standards. In order to keep costs limited and speed up
maintenance operations, the concentration of the detergent must always be as low as possible.

For raised floos we suggest to choose bright or polished surfaces in large sizes: these materials
can be dry cleaned or with the minimum use of liquids. After the floor is laid it is necessary to make
a very accurate initial cleaning with proper products.

Matt materials_For these materials, after completing the steps described in the section “Initial
Cleaning”, you only need to clean the floor with hot water containing small quantities of an alkaline
detergent such as FILA CLEANER in a concentration 1:200.

On these types of surface it is not advisable to apply a waterproofing product: the absence of
porosity causes the waterproofing agent to deposit on the surface in an uneven way and to have
unpleasant aesthetic effects.