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Panoramic Statuario

Caring for and Maintaining Panoramic Porcelain Surfaces®

Read below for helpful instructions and tips on how to best clean and maintain Daltile extra large porcelain slabs.

Porcelain tile mosaic on backsplash

Routine Care

Fully polished impervious porcelain tile is achieved by mechanically changing the surface from matte I natural to a honed or high-polished finish. Polished Colorbody© porcelain is achieved by mechanically changing the glaze surface from matte to light, honed or high-polish finish. This process creates a microporosity on the face of the tile. The tile itself is still technically sound porcelain with the same characteristics expected of high-quality impervious tile.

The surface, however, may possibly require added protection to assure clean-ability and ease of ongoing maintenance under a range of conditions, including but not limited to:

  • Grout haze removal
  • Construction chemicals and dirt
  • Maintenance I solvent based cleaning materials
  • Exposure to rubber containing solvent-based materials
  • Acid-based materials
All of the above can result in hazing, spotting, etching or general staining of the polished tile surface.

We recommend the use of a sealer on fully polished, impervious porcelain and polished glaze porcelain tile prior to grouting. We strongly caution against the use of acid-based or solvent-based chemicals for cleaning or construction maintenance on fully polished impervious or polished glaze porcelain tile. The use of such products may damage the floor.

Recommended Sealers Pre-Grout sold through Daltile stores may include:
  • DuPont Stone Tech Professional Bullet Proof (follow manufacturer instructions for application process)
  • Aqua Mix Ultra-Solv (follow manufacturer instructions for application process)
Recommended Sealers Post-Grout sold through Daltile stores may include:
  • DuPont Stone Tech Professional Impregnator Pro (follow manufacturer instructions for application process)
  • Aqua Mix Sealers Choice Gold (follow manufacturer instructions for application process)
IMPORTANT: Always use the same sealer when applying both before and after grouting. Never mix water-based sealers with solvent-based sealers on the same tiles.

With proper installation techniques, preventive care and effective maintenance procedures, fully polished impervious porcelain and polished glaze porcelain tile is a durable, high-value, long-lasting flooring option for most commercial and residential spaces.




Polished porcelian tile on floor

Stain Treatment

Recommended Stain Remover sold through Daltile stores may include:

  • DuPont Stone Tech KlenzAll (follow manufacturer instructions for application process)
  • Aqua Mix Sealer and Coating Remover (follow manufacturer instructions for application process)

Polished tile can be slippery when wet. Please refer to our usage and maintenance recommendation on our website and catalog for all porcelain products. www.daltile.com

Disclaimer

CARE AND MAINTENANCE GUIDE Dal-Tile does not manufacture installation products or countertop cleaning/maintenance products. Dal-Tile provides the information on this page to its customers as an information source only. Please contact an installation product manufacturer directly, PRIOR to usage, to obtain proper handling instructions, application instruction and warnings concerning potential health hazards for any product contemplated for use. 

To ensure your products will provide you with a lifetime of beauty and utility, proper maintenance is crucial. Natural stone products are porous by nature and require a different maintenance program than traditional ceramic tile. Dal-Tile also strongly recommends testing a small area PRIOR to usage of any installation/cleaning/maintenance product to determine whether the product serves its intended purpose.

SAFETY PRECAUTION TO CUSTOMERS The products described in this document may have chemicals that cause reactions in certain individuals. Dal-Tile strongly recommends the use of safety glasses, respirators (masks) and gloves in handling any materials that contain chemicals. Dal-Tile recommends the proper disposal of any scrap tile/stone, installation and/or maintenance products discussed herein. 

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