Care and Maintenance Guide – Tile

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Tile DO’s and DON’Ts of Tile Care

• Do test scouring pads in a small area first.
• Do use a silicone sealer on grout joints if continuous staining is a problem.
• Do read and follow label directions for all cleaners.
• Do keep this information and refer to it when necessary.
• Do not combine ammonia and household bleaches.
• Do not use harsh cleaning agents (such as steel wool pads) which can scratch or damage the surface of your tile.
• Do not place sharp object on tile surface.
• Never use wax to clean tile surface.
• Protect against chipping by using a cutting board.
• Protect against scratches, especially on natural stone tiles.
• Avoid hard blows that can chip the tile.
• Standing water or other liquids can deteriorate tile and grout, and should always be removed.

Cleaning: Wash with detergent solution, and rinse. To clean dingy grout, occasionally apply a solution of chlorine bleach and water to stand not more than 5 minutes; rinse thoroughly and wipe dry. General-purpose household cleaners may also be used if label says can be used on ceramic tile; follow directions exactly. NEVER use scouring powders or other abrasives as they will scratch the finish.Stain Removal GuideStainRemoval AgentGrease and fatsSoda and water or commercial spot lifter Inks and colored dyes Household bleach Blood Hydrogen Peroxide or household bleach Coffee, tea, food, fruit, lipstick, juices Neutral cleaner in hot water followed by hydrogen peroxide or household bleach. Caution: Vinegar may damage some tile. Tile Repair Your barbecue island was shipped with a care kit containing extra tiles.

If tiles on your barbecue island become damaged, remove the damaged tile with a chisel and replace it with a new tile. The new tile should be secured to the table with speed set. Once the thin set is dry, reapply grout (also included in the care kit) to the tile.

Tile Grout: The grout on your barbecue island should be sealed with a grout sealer at least once a year. In cold climates, this process should be done more often.If repair of your grout becomes necessary, use the grout supplied in your barbecue island care kit. Mix in with water to the consistency of thick mud and apply it to the problem area. Once applied, wipe excess material with a wet sponge.

• Do not place sharp object on tile surface.
• Never use wax to clean tile surface.
• Protect against chipping by using a cutting board.
• Protect against scratches, especially on natural stone tiles.
• Avoid hard blows that can chip the tile.
• Standing water or other liquids can deteriorate tile and grout, and should always be removed

Wash with detergent solution, and rinse. To clean dingy grout, occasionally apply a solution of chlorine bleach and water to stand not more than 5 minutes; rinse thoroughly and wipe dry. General-purpose household cleaners may also be used if label says can be used on ceramic tile; follow directions exactly. NEVER use scouring powders or other abrasives as they will scratch the finish.

Stain Removal Guide: Stain Removal AgentGrease and fatsSoda and water or commercial spot lifter Inks and colored dyes, Household bleach, Blood, Hydrogen Peroxide or household bleach,Coffee, tea, food, fruit, lipstick, juices, Neutral cleaner in hot water followed by hydrogen peroxide or household bleach. Caution: Vinegar may damage some tile.

Tile Repair: Your barbecue island was shipped with a care kit containing extra tiles. If tiles on your barbecue island become damaged, remove the dam-aged tile with a chisel and replace it with a new tile. The new tiles should be secured to the table with speed set. Once the thin set is dry, reapply grout (also included in the care kit) to the tile.

• Never use wax to clean tile surface.
• Protect against chipping by using a cutting board.
• Protect against scratches, especially on natural stone tiles.
• Avoid hard blows that can chip the tile.
• Standing water or other liquids can deteriorate tile and grout, and should always be removed.

Wash with detergent solution, and rinse. To clean dingy grout, occasionally apply a solution of chlorine bleach and water to stand not more than 5 minutes; rinse thoroughly and wipe dry. General-purpose household cleaners may also be used if label says can be used on ceramic tile; follow directions exactly. NEVER use scouring powders or other abrasives as they will scratch the finish.T

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