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Porcelain Tile & Grout Cleaning & Sealing

Tile Cleaners® provide specialised tile & grout cleaning and restoration solutions for porcelain tiles

To schedule your appointment or to obtain a free estimate, please Call 1300 771 201 or use our online enquiry form

 porcelain tiles in living room textured rectangular black tiles with tiny grout

Our equipment can handle both domestic and commercial cleaning jobs, leaving your floors spotless and hygienic

Our services are available in all Suburbs within 100km from the CBD

What is Porcelain?

Porcelain, one of the worlds most popular types of flooring is a highly durable and stain resistant product which receives its name from the Italian word “Porcellana”(cowrie shell) because of its resemblance to the translucent surface of the shell. Porcelain tiles are available in a wide variety of colours, textures and shapes and commonly mirror natural stone surfaces.

Porcelain is a ceramic material created by heating varieties of clay and other natural materials in a kiln to temperatures reaching 1,450°C, producing vitreous, or glassy qualities such as translucence and low porosity. Usually white or off-white, porcelain comes in both glazed and unglazed varieties. Properties associated with porcelain include, toughness, whiteness, translucency and a high resistance to chemical attack, thermal shock and liquid staining.

Porcelain tiles are available in a natural, polished or glazed finish and cleaning methods differ for each type of porcelain tile flooring. Because porcelain tile is fire-hardened and quite hard, it can be cleaned at pressures up to 1,300 PSI if the grout is in good condition.


Types of Porcelain Tiles

There are a few varieties of porcelain tiles:

  • Natural Porcelain Tile: Porcelain tiles that have not been polished or glazed which are very porous.
  • Polished Porcelain Tile: Although these polished tiles have a finish, they are not glazed and therefore need to be sealed, however most polished porcelain tiles in Australia today come pre-sealed from the factory, and do not require sealing. You will however need arrange a professional to clean and polish the area after installation to bring out the brand new finish you paid for.
  • Glazed Porcelain Tile: Like glazed ceramic, glazed porcelain tiles may be the best option for kitchens due to their strength, stain resistance, and low water absorption.
 porcelain tiles in traditional style that looks like travertine

What is the difference between standard "Ceramic" tiles and Porcelain tiles?

Most tiles that are made from clay or a mixture of clay and other materials, then kiln-fired are considered to be a part of the larger classification known as "Ceramic Tiles". These tiles can be split into two groups, porcelain tiles and non-porcelain tiles. These non-porcelain tiles are frequently referred to as ceramic tiles.

Scratch resistance: Porcelain tile is more scratch resistant than ceramic tile. Porcelain is made from a finer, more dense clay, which results in a more dense, harder body. Also, porcelain tile is fired at higher temperatures than ceramic, resulting in superior durability and stain resistance.

Water resistance: Porcelain tile is far more resistant to water than ceramic tile. The absorption rate for porcelain tiles is 0.5% and even less.

Maintenance: Glazed porcelain tile maintenance is as simple as a quick sweep and a mop when necessary, however if your choice of tile is natural or polished porcelain, be sure that your floor is properly sealed otherwise cleaning could get more difficult!

We provide specialised tile & grout cleaning solutions for porcelain tiles

To schedule your appointment or to obtain a free estimate, please Call 1300 771 201 or use our online enquiry form

Our equipment can handle both domestic and commercial cleaning jobs, leaving your floors spotless and hygienic

Our services are available in all Suburbs within 100km from the CBD

Porcelain Tile Care

  • Sweep your porcelain tile regularly to keep it free from dirt that may become ground into the grout.
  • Washing your grout lines with soapy water and a cloth should be enough for routine cleaning of your porcelain tile.
  • If your porcelain tile is on the walls, ensure the walls are washed regularly.
  • If your tile is in the bathroom area, keep the grout as dry as possible, which may include toweling down your walls after you shower or bathe.
  • Sealing the grout between your tiles is important to keep it looking clean.
  • Sealed grout will repel water better and is smoother and easier to sweep. .
 porcelain kitchen floor before and after cleaning and sealing

If you are looking for flooring that is durable, exquisite, translucent, and shiny, then porcelain tile might be the ideal choice for you. Porcelain tiles have a reputation of being extremely durable while requiring little effort to maintain. With this type of floor you don't have to choose between beauty and durability. Especially popular in bathrooms and kitchens, porcelain tile is fairly resistant to moisture and is simple to clean even in high traffic areas.

 black porcelain floor before and after cleaning

Don't hire an inexperienced contractor

Tile Cleaners® offer a wide range of services that will dramatically transform the appearance, market appeal and capital value of your property. We provide a single source service for the treatment of problems associated with Porcelain Tile & Grout Surfaces.

 Polished Porcelain  Bathroom White Grout

We often get asked to recommend a sealer for porcelain tiles, the simple answer is if they are glazed then the tiles usually don't require sealing, but the grout lines should always be sealed with a water based impregnating penetrating sealer, however if your porcelain tiles are porous then we recommend you seal the tiles with a high quality water based sealer such as Australian Deepshield™ Penetrating Impregnating Sealer.

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Certain varieties of porcelain tile will require an impregnating sealer to fill the micro pores on the tile surface. Deepshield™ Gold ultra premium sealer is specially designed to penetrate denser materials such as porcelain, porcelain, granite and marble, offering peace of mind by forming a barrier between the micro pores of your porcelain and potential water and oil based stains, while preserving the tile's appearance and resulting in maintenance being made much easier.

Australian made non-toxic Deepshield™ Gold impregnating sealer performs well on porcelain and ceramic tiles and also provides excellent protection to the typically cement based grout lines against water and oil based stains.

Sealing your porcelain will keep most stains suspended at the surface, creating a barrier that provides protection against chemical attack, deterioration and contamination.

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Porcelain Tile Care

Cleaning porcelain tile is not too difficult if you use the correct cleaning products and procedures. Using improper cleaning products and techniques can actually harm your porcelain tiles as well as the grout.

Cleaning porcelain tile requires the four basic components necessary for cleaning any surface. In the cleaning industry the acronym for these four cleaning components is TACT and they stand for:

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  • Temperature: The higher the temperature the more effective the cleaning process.
  • Agitation: Agitation of the surface is necessary to generate effective cleaning results.
  • Chemicals: The proper cleaning products for the surface to be cleaned.
  • Time: The longer the cleaning products are allowed to work on the dirt and stains the better your cleaning results will be.
porcelain floor before and after cleaning in Langwarrin

Here are some tile care tips on maintaining your porcelain tile:
  • Purchase a good quality dust mop and sweep your porcelain tile floors daily. This is especially important in new installations where the grout has not fully cured. Dirt, mud, and sand tend to ground into the grout mortar from heavy foot traffic.
  • Dirt collecting carpet mats should be placed in frequently used entrances and shaken out weekly.
  • Shower stall and tub enclosures should have proper ventilation. Stagnant water breeds stain causing mildew as well as other fungi. All inside and outside corners of shower walls, curbs, and sills, should be caulked with a siliconise mildew resistant caulk.
  • Mop or sponge your tiles 2 to 3 times weekly. Mix 1 capful of dishwashing liquid per 3 litres of hot water. Mop up excess water and allow to dry. Buffing with a dry towel will help to reduce spotting.

Glazed Porcelain Tiles are Easy to Maintain, however the grout lines should always be sealed to protect from discolouration as well as keep them easy to maintain

Getting White Grout Clean

For white or light coloured grout or for particularly tough mold or mildew stains, consider bleach. You can purchase a bleach-based cleaner or mix a 50/50 solution of bleach and water to clean stubborn grout stains.

When using bleach or bleach-based cleaners, be sure to have proper ventilation to remove harmful fumes. Also, be sure to wear gloves and older clothing. Never mixed bleach-based cleaners with other substances; toxic fumes can be generated from these types of mixtures. Ensure all bleach is properly rinsed.

A Mild Grout Cleaning Alternative

Another alternative grout cleaning solution is hydrogen peroxide. Hydrogen peroxide is an effective grout cleaner that doesn't produce odours. As an added benefit, hydrogen peroxide is the perfect cleaner for those with allergies or sensitivities to harsh chemicals. Simply apply some hydrogen peroxide to your grout and allow it to sit for several minutes. Brush the treated grout and then rinse with a damp cloth or mop.

Our services are available in all Suburbs within 100km from the CBD

Our equipment can handle both domestic and commercial cleaning jobs, leaving your porcelain tiles spotless and hygienic.

Tile Cleaners® Porcelain Services

Porcelain Tile Stripping and Sealing

No matter where your porcelain tiles are, Tile Cleaners® will strip, clean and professionally reseal them for you. In your kitchen, shower, bathroom, around the swimming pool, your backyard, outdoors or any hard to reach indoor areas.

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Porcelain Tile Cleaning and Sealing

If you have porcelain tile surfaces that have become dull and not showing their true colour, or perhaps you have recently installed your porcelain tiles or your previous sealer is wearing off, Tile Cleaners® Cleaning and Sealing is your best choice to clean your tiles effectively and efficiently and protect them against future staining and deterioration.

Porcelain Tile and Grout Cleaning

Cleaning tile & grout takes a combination of specialised industrial equipment and heavy duty cleaning products. By using specially developed cleaning solutions & high pressure van mounted cleaning equipment we are able to clean your tiles & grout to the highest standards.

porcelain floor tiles before and after cleaning

Porcelain Tile Sealing

All porous tiles should be sealed, sealing your tiles helps prevent & reduce staining. Sealing your porcelain will keep most stains suspended at the surface, creating a barrier that provides protection against chemical attack, deterioration and contamination. Sealing is the first important step towards protecting your surfaces against stains.

Porcelain Stripping

Stripping, scrubbing and cleaning to remove old sealant and its residue, restoring the original appearance of the floor. Our technicians are equipped with all necessary equipment and possess all skills and experience needed to provide your tiles with an extensive floor stripping service. We can strip and reseal any hard surface flooring as well as wall tiles.

Efflorescence Treatment

Efflorescence is the formation of salt deposits on or near the surface of the tile and grout. Tile Cleaners® technicians have a variety of equipment for the effective removal of efflorescence. We also carry all the required treatments, agitation tools as well as chemical solutions to safely and effectively removed efflorescence deposits internally and externally.

Minor Tile Repair

Do you have cracked tiles, chipped tiles, loose tiles or discoloured tiles in your walls, floors, stairs or around the swimming pool. Do you have spare tiles left over from installation? Tile Cleaners® have professional & experienced tilers in our team that can assist you with repairing your indoor & outdoor tiles and replacing the broken/damaged tiles.

Grout Colour Sealing

Tile Cleaners® technicians are able to re-colour badly stained grout or change the colour of existing and/or stained grout. Tile Cleaners® Grout Colour Sealing service is specifically designed and developed to rejuvenate your dirty old grout and make it look BRAND NEW once again!

You can once again enjoy your porcelain surfaces in their best possible condition

Give us a call today on 1300 771 201, our knowledgeable and friendly customer service can assist you with all your questions and bookings.

Frequently Asked Questions


Tile Cleaners® services include scrubbing your grout with our tools and equipment(Turbo Hybrid Machines & Scrubbers) to restore your grout back to it's best possible condition. In small areas where we can't use our machines, the job will be done manually.

We recommend that you measure each area separately. The simplest way to measure is by multiplying the width by the length. For example a room that is 3 meters long and 2 meters wide is 3 X 2 = 6m2 in total.

You will know when to have it done once the grout starts looking dull and discoloured even after a proper cleaning.

Here at Tile Cleaners® we understand the importance of your family's safety, which is why Tile Cleaners® prefer to use non-toxic finishing agents as we not only want to protect your porcelain floors, but your families health too. Materials and agents that present potential health hazards are not in our product portfolio and never have been.

A proper maintenance routine typically includes stripping and cleaning and resealing at least once every year or two, especially in commercial areas with high foot traffic where annually cleaning is recommended.

To keep your tiles and grout looking new, Tile Cleaners® recommend sealing your grout lines with our recommended proven water based impregnating grout sealer, Deepshield™ Penetrating Grout Sealer. We also always recommend cleaning each week with a damp microfibre cloth and a mild detergent to remove any dirt or grime from the tiled surface. Any strong detergents( strong acid or alkali) may affect the sealer, mild detergents and pH neutral substances are strongly recommended.

Tile Cleaners® charge per square meter for each separate room. There is a price list on the Tile Cleaners® website for you to review. Before we begin our work we will measure each room individually, confirm the work to be carried out as well as confirm all costs with you.

Tile Cleaners® technicians can help to move items that one person could be expected to move such as furniture with wheels, light furniture, tables and chairs, however as Tile Cleaners® insurance covers our restoration services, we will not be held liable for any damage caused to furniture or property you request our technicians to move.

In order to allow us to do our job in cleaning and restoring your grout, you will need to move all furniture and items up off the floor so it is ready for us to clean when we arrive.

Simply click on the location nearest to you and email the local office with your contact information or call the number of your local Tile Cleaners® representative.

In most cases Tile Cleaners® can give you a quote over the phone for free. In some cases we will need to come and check the work to be done prior to giving you a quote. This depends on the size and nature of the work required.

In most cases, we can give you an approximate quote/estimate over the phone within 5 - 10 minutes. We will also inspect the area and confirm the quote on the day the job is booked for to get your final approval prior to starting any work.

Most of our work can be scheduled within 2 - 10 days, and is usually done on the day we come out to confirm the quote.

Tile Cleaners® technicians use a low pressure/hot water system to clean your grout. The vapour system will heat water to high temperatures(up to 320 degrees) cleaning your grout with vapour technology using tap water leaving your grout in a PH neutral state.

Some cleaning situations require pre-treatment using a chemical cleaner. Our chemical cleaner contains no acid or bleach as these ingredients can potentially cause long term damage to your grout. The solution is then followed by our vapour technology removing the discolouration and any chemical residue from the grout joint, however in some cases we will need to use chemicals that do contain some small amounts of bleach or acid when the grout is old and discoloured.

The vapour cleaning process eliminates the cleaner from the pores of the joint leaving it in a PH neutral state.

The mopping of excess cleaner is not completely absorbed leaving the cleaner in the pores of the grout. The cleaner will disrupt the PH level of the floor creating a dirt magnet after completion.

Client Range

We clean and restore a
huge range of tiles and surfaces in all locations including:
Kitchens, Bathrooms, Showers, Swimming pools, Pool pavers, Restaurants, Cafés, Bars, Homes, Schools, Clinics, Hospitals, Companies, Offices

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