The comparison of ceramic tile and stone material

  1. Property

Tile: Tile is a kind of fireproof metal oxide, it forms after being ground, pressed, sintered and so on, form porcelain qualitative or stone qualitative material.

Stone: Stone is a kind of natural material, after cutting, polishing and other processes, the material itself has not changed.

  1. Price

Tile: Some tiles are expensive, some are cheap. All of them can be tiled directly after buying.

Stone: The stone need to be processed before tiling, so the price of most stone material is higher than ceramic tile, nevertheless there are some types of tiles are about the same as stone.

  1. Practicability

Tile: Tile is less resistant to strike, and it is easily broken in transportation and tiling, so it costs more. Normally, the edge will be worn when tile was used in the family for about 6 months. For 8-12 months, the wear on the surface will take place on different levels. The tile that used in public place will be worn after 2-3 months and the abrasion will take place on different levels within 6 months.

Stone: Stone is a very durable material, normally it used as some important architectural decoration and the service life is very long. In terms of wear resistance, stone material is far superior to ceramic tile.

  1. Colour Difference

Tile: Processed by machines, the tile has less colour difference.

Stone: Because stone is a kind of natural material, its colour difference is more obvious, and the surface pattern is also not as rich as the ceramic tile.

  1. Shape

Tile: When manufactured, the shape of tile is more limited, and it may cause some error due to temperature change or equipment.

Stone: Stone material can be cut into special shape according to the need of decoration, and it is more convenient to use.

  1. Security

Tile: Tile surface become smoother after being processed, especially with water on the tile, it’s even more slippery.

Stone: Stone is a kind of safety material, it can prevent people from slipping, and this material is safe to walk on, so there is little potential safety hazard here.

The Important Things After Clear Tiles

You may need to apply some pressure to reach into all of the stone’s imperfections. It may take up to 24 hours for the stone to fully dry. A dry mop pad (or more than one) can be used if you are cleaning a lannon stone floor.

If you are cleaning in an enclosed space, it may speed up the drying process if you open up a few windows or turn on a fan. Test the stone with a damp meter. It’s important to ensure that you get all of the moisture off of the stone to prevent the growth of mold.

You can apply a device called a damp meter to the surface of the stone and it will tell you if any moisture remains. If you get a reading showing a high moisture percentage, continue to dry out the stone with a fan or additional towels.

Use a buffing machine to make floors shiny. You can rent these from a hardware store or buy a handheld version. Put a fresh burnishing cloth on the machine and go over the stone in small circles.

Generally, the only fluid that you’ll need is a small squirt of water to help the pad slide over the stone’s surface. However, make sure to keep the PSI (water pressure) on the lowest setting or you could chip away or etch the stone.

How to Protect Mable Tiles?

It’s also best to use a wide tip nozzle that will keep the water spread out over an expanded surface. As you are cleaning, keep the nozzle as far away from the stone as you can. Otherwise, you’ll increase the likelihood of damage.

Keep your stone away from any acidic products. Lannon stone responds very poorly to acidic cleaners, like vinegar or lemon juice, and will actually start to fall apart. It’s also important to avoid placing acidic liquids, such as orange juice, onto the stone.

As a general rule, anything that you use on the stone should have a neutral pH (close to a pH of 7) and ideally be made for use on natural stone. Keep heat away from the stone. 

Lannon fireplaces have a protective inner shell to protect the stone, but countertops are usually more vulnerable. Make sure to place a mat, towel, or trivet under any hot drinks or dishes before setting them on your lannon stone.

If you notice that your lannon stone appears especially powdery, that is a sign of heat damage. Many staircases have twists, turns, and extensions that require multiple landings.

How to Clear Patio Tiles?

Make sure to treat each set of stairs up to each landing separately. Using your vacuum, vacuum each stair. This makes sure that you get all the lint and dust that the broom may have left behind.

If your Patio Tiles is still dirty, you can either repeat these steps until it’s clean or you may have to use a more intensive method to clean it entirely. Once your Patio Tiles is dry, add a Patio Tiles sealer if you want to protect it from stains and regular wear and tear.

Sweep up the paste. Once you’ve allowed the paste to sit and oxidize, you can remove it from the Patio Tiles. Use a broom to get the initial paste up.

Rinse off the Patio Tiles. Rinse the Patio Tiles off with buckets of water or use a hose. Make sure that all of the kitty litter paste is removed from the surface of your Patio Tiles before allowing it to dry.

Let the Patio Tiles dry for 24 hours. Allow your Patio Tiles to dry from the sun for 24 hours. Alternatively, you can use a leaf blower to help dry off the concrete faster. Assess the results once you’re done. If the stain has faded but is not completely gone, you can repeat the steps to continue reducing the appearance of the stain.

The Important Things After Clean a Cement Patio Tiles

Coat your patio with a patio sealer once it’s dry to help prevent future stains. Attach a surface cleaner attachment and hose to your power washer. The surface attachment will help prevent you from damaging the concrete and is the most useful tool for cleaning it.

Either screw or push the attachment onto the end of the power washer before you start to spray. Turn on your power washer. Some power washers will have a rip cord that you need to pull in order start it while others will have switches.

Make sure that your power washer works by testing it in a small area on your patio. Blast the concrete with your power washer until it’s clean. Start by blasting the edges of the concrete in long, straight lines, before moving into the center.

Work in small 4×4 foot (1.21 x 1.21 m) sections until your entire patio has been blasted by the power washer. Be careful not to get to close to your patio with the power washer. If you hold the power washer too closely to the patio when you’re spraying it, you could damage the cement.

Rinse the patio off with your garden hose. Rinse off the patio with clean water from your water hose. Remove any left over detergent that may have been left over by cleaning.

Sweep the Floor Before Clean the Tile Floor

Clean the active areas every day. Floors with large usage, such as kitchen floors, need to be cleaned every 1-2 days to keep clean. Remember that darker floors look more resistant to dirt than lighter ones. Areas with less activity need to be cleaned twice a week.

Start from a corner and sweep toward the exit. Select the corner furthest from the exit and plan how to get around any furniture to the exit. Start by cleaning the corner, then clean out and tidy up the room at the door.

Clean every corner of the room with a small broom. Divide the room into four parts and clean it with a short broom. Keep a pile of swept dirt in each area, and create a new pile of dirt in another area. Don’t litter all over the place, it will make the floor dirtier.

Finally, clean up the garbage with a dustpan. After cleaning the room, clean up every part of the garbage. If a small line of dirt is left on the dustpan, it can be wiped clean with a wet paper towel.

Use a clean, in good condition broom. A clean broom is the key to making sure it really cleans the floor, not adding more trash. The mane should all be in one direction. If the broom hair is crooked, buy a new one.

Clean floor tiles, linoleum and wood flooring

Check the best way to mop the floor. Mopping is essential for many tile types, and there are specific ways to clean each type of tile most thoroughly. Understand the tools and supplies used for each floor tile type.

Rub the floor tiles once a week. This helps prevent any build-up of dirt, especially keeping kitchen and bathroom tiles clean. Floor tile areas that are not frequently used can be wiped every two weeks.

Fill the sink or bucket with hot water and detergent. A squeeze of dishwashing liquid and a glass of vinegar into the water has a good effect. If you have a favorite tile cleaning solution, feel free to use it. If you are using a kitchen sink, be sure to thoroughly clean the sink and countertop after mopping the floor. 

This is to prevent cross contamination from floor tiles to sinks. Buy a classic cotton mop. There are more high-tech and modern style mops there, but this classic style works best. You can take the head of the cotton mop down and put it into the washing machine, and the sponge mop or foam mop is more difficult to clean.

Dip the mop in the water, don’t wring it out. Make sure the mop head is completely immersed in hot soapy water. Gently put it down and let it hang on the sink for 2 seconds. This type of mop is called a sloped mop because the water initially leans onto the floor tiles.

Vacuum Cleaning Floor Before Clean the Tile Floor


Clean the active floor with a vacuum cleaner at least 3 times a week. The floors of the kitchen and living room need to be vacuumed regularly, and as the number of people living in the house increases, so does the floor. The area floor with less activity, such as bedroom floor, should be cleaned once a week. 

According to general experience, the number of times a week that an area is vacuumed is the same as the number of people using the space. For example, one person’s bedroom floor can be cleaned once a week. However, a living area with four people should be cleaned four times a week.

If your pet is depilated or your child is allergic, you need to vacuum the floor frequently. Move all the small furniture out of the room once a month, so you can vacuum the floor under the room. Move all the big furniture out of the room and vacuum the floor once or twice a year.

Clean the floor first. The high efficiency air filter in the modern vacuum cleaner can prevent small pieces from being discharged from the vacuum cleaner, which means you don’t need to dust the floor again. Wipe objects, surfaces, and furniture with microfiber cloth.

You shake the curtains off when you dust them. Leave the curtain dust on the floor for a few minutes before vacuuming. Remove the big toys and pet bed from the floor. At this point, anything touching the floor should be moved. So you can vacuum the floor of the room thoroughly.

How Performing a Deep Cleaning?

Purchase nonabrasive surface cleaner. You can find it in big box stores or grocery stores in the same aisle as glass cleaner. Make sure it’s free of alkaline chemicals like lye or acidic chemicals like vinegar. The label should point out that the product is safe for quartz.

Spray the cleaner on the tiles. Apply enough cleaner to cover the surface of the tiles. Let it sit for approximately 10 minutes. This will give the product enough time to remove any deeply embedded dirt.

Wipe away the cleaner. Dampen a clean nonabrasive sponge or cloth. Glide it across the tiles in gentle counterclockwise strokes until the cleaner is completely removed. Dry the surface with a clean nonabrasive cloth.

Remove sticky messes with citrus-based cleaner. Spray the affected area with Goo Gone or a similar citrus cleaner. Make sure the label states that the product is safe for quartz. Rub the area with a clean nonabrasive cloth using gentle counterclockwise strokes. Dry the area with a clean nonabrasive cloth.

Give it a spritz and a wipe and call it a day. Avoid using vinegar, citrus, or harsh chemical cleaners on Soapstone tiles. Cleaning products containing strong acids are a particularly big no-no. These can actually eat away at the soft stone over time, robbing it of its luster and leaving it vulnerable to serious damage like etching, pitting, or breaking.

How Keeping Bluestone tiles Clean?

Sweep or wipe down the Bluestone tiles often. If your Bluestone tiles is used as tile, use a broom to sweep up debris daily. For countertops, gather up any crumbs or dirt that get on the counter at least once a day with a cloth. If your Bluestone tiles is on a door or window fixture, sweep off debris with a brush at least once a week.

Wipe the area down with water. After getting rid of debris, dampen a cloth or sponge mop. Run the cloth or mop over the area to remove any sticky residue or dirt. Water is sufficient most of the time for cleaning Bluestone tiles. If you’re outside, you can spray the area down with a hose.

Dab up spills right when they happen. Use a clean cloth to dab at the spill until you absorb all that you can. Dip a clean sponge into a cup of warm water with a few drops of dish soap in it. Wipe the area down with the soapy water. Rinse the soap out of the cloth and wipe the area with plain water.

You can also use a scrubbing brush or broom and soapy water to clean up bigger spills. Make sure to dab up the spill first, though. Spills can stain natural stones like Bluestone tiles if they’re left to set. The oil left on the Soapstone tiles will safeguard against spills and minor wear and tear while also giving the material an elegant aged look.

Use a mild all-purpose cleaner to deal with stubborn messes. It’s perfectly alright to break out that bottle of multi-surface cleaner when you’re battling stuck-on gunk or just don’t have time to prepare a gentle soap solution. Most ordinary cleaning chemicals are mild enough to clean Soapstone tiles without harming it.