Have you ever found yourself wondering, “What are quarry tiles?” Fear not! In this post we’re going to talk about what quarry tiles are, how you care for them and the very best tips for cleaning your quarry tile floors.
What are Quarry Tiles?
Quarry tiles have been used for centuries due to their strength and durability making them ideal for high traffic areas. Typically used in kitchens & pantries, utility rooms, hallways and laundry rooms, quarry tiles are hard paving tiles made from ground minerals that have been formed and fired in a kiln – in much the same way that bricks are manufactured. Quarry tiles are typically harder than ordinary clay bricks due to the minerals they are made from and the very high temperatures used to fire them.
Quarry tiles are used extensively for floors as they are a strong, durable and an attractive choice that are suitable for both indoor and outdoor use. Traditional quarry tiles were unglazed and either red or grey in colour. That said, more modern versions of quarry tiles are available in a huge variety of tints and finishes and are a great choice for a whole manner of interior design styles.
Cleaning Quarry Tile Floors
As we’ve already mentioned, quarry tiles are an ideal choice for high traffic areas thanks to their hardiness and durability. That said, like any floor covering they can get dirty. Thankfully, cleaning them is easy with a KleanSTONE Floor Cleaning Machine:
Thoroughly vacuum your floor to remove any debris, this will help you to avoid this debris being worked into the floor which can cause scratches.
Depending on the level of cleaning required, choose a powerful floor cleaning concentrate for your floor. Pick one with degreasing properties as this will work well at cutting through general grime from the surface of the stone (try Deepclean3000 or Detergon R3, exclusively from KleanSTONE and suitable for use inside your KleanSTONE machine).
Again, depending on the level of cleaning required, mix a solution of your desired cleaner directly within your KleanSTONE machine.
Start to clean with your machine – work the machine slowly and in a forward motion, you will immediately start to see results as the rotary brushes work the cleaning solution into the floors surface to lift grease and dirt whilst eliminating odours.
Change your machine to lower the squeegee before moving the machine slowly in a forward motion to vacuum up the cleaning solution from the floor. Repeat these until all the water on the floor is dry.
Quarry tiles are a fantastic choice and compliment a huge number of homes and businesses. Their durability and timeless style make them the ideal for high traffic areas both inside and outside. Like any floor covering, quarry tiles need to be cleaned and maintained so that they stay looking their best for years to come. Despite being a relatively economical choice, quarry tiles, when looked after well, are the perfect addition both in the home and outside of it.
Effortlessly Beautiful Floors with KleanSTONE
Gleaming floors inspire confidence and style in any setting, whether domestic or commercial. Here at KleanSTONE, we supply advanced floor cleaning solutions to help you achieve a spotlessly clean, perfectly finished floor without the elbow grease. Our stone floor cleaners tackle spills, stains and everyday grime with ease for a healthier, happier home or work environment.
Our products extend the lifespan of your flooring with powerful, effective cleaning that is gentle enough to use every day and perfect for floors in your home or business, inside and out.
Aside from offering a range of products for stone floor cleaning, we love to share our knowledge and experience from our years helping customers succeed at extending the lifespan of your floors. Read more on the KleanSTONE Blog, explore our Help & Guides or download our range of Cleaning Guides and learn more about how to care for your natural and engineered stone floors so that they last a lifetime!
Further Reading on the KleanSTONE Blog:
- A KleanSTONE Guide To Stone Flooring
- Will A Clean Floor Bring You More Business?
- Which Floor Sealer Is Right For Me?
- Should I Seal My Outside Patio?
- Floor Sealing: The Most Important Thing You Are Not Doing