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Their are numerous products on the market for cleaning your tile and stone. Some of these cleaning products can damage your tile or stone.  Your flooring and countertops http://www.tofixit.com/phoenix/index.php/countertops-kitchen/ are often one of the largest investments many homeowners purchase for their home. Help extend the life span of your  flooring http://www.tofixit.com/phoenix/index.php/flooring-tile-stone-sales-install-tolivers/ by understanding the PH levels of some of the products that you may have in your cabinets.

To clean your stone we as the tile and stone cleaning experts recommend: http://www.tofixit.com/phoenix/index.php/tile-stone-cleaning/

  • Do not use acidic compounds on stone.
  •  Use a neutral based stone cleaner. You can find one of these at Home Depot, Lowes and most tile and stone retailers. We recommend Modern Stone Balance and Stone Tech Revitalizer.  Both of these products can be purchased at Monterrey Tile. If you wish to order online, the Stone Tech product can be purchased through Amazon.com.

 Cleaning porcelain and ceramic tile.

PH Neutral cleaners are best for regular cleaning, but a slightly acidic formula is okay on porcelain and ceramic tiles.

  • Leaving the grout and tile in an acidic state inhibits dirt accumulation after cleaning.
  •  For acidic cleaning, we recommend a mixture of vinegar and water.  We have included a PH guide for commonly used cleaners below.  With 7 being a rating of neutral, we do not recommend cleaning with an extremely acidic (<7) or alkaline (>7).
Detergent

ph

Chlorine Bleach

11-13

Ammonia

11-12

Oven Cleaner

11-13

Tub and Tile Cleaner

11-13

Windex

12

Borax

10

Baking Soda

8-9

Mild Dish Soap

7-8

Stone Cleaner

7-10

Vinegar

3

Lemon Juice

3

Toilet Bowl Cleaner

1-3

Contact the tile, stone, grout cleaning and sealing experts today at: (602) 863-4948 or visit the website to set up your appointment today.  http://www.tofixit.com/phoenix/index.php/tile-stone-cleaning/