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Matte tile in bathroom - cleaning/staining?

Posted by shari_n_pete (My Page) on
Sun, Jan 17, 10 at 19:37

We are looking at a matte-finished ceramic tile for our master bathroom. However, we're not sure about the issues that may come up regarding water staining and absorption.

Does anyone have any experience/advice about using and cleaning a matte tile on floors and walls in a bathroom?

Shari & Pete

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RE: Matte tile in bathroom - cleaning/staining?

Any advice out there for this one?
Shari 'n Pete

RE: Matte tile in bathroom - cleaning/staining?

The matte finished tiles I've seen are still glazed and have a protective surface.

Is the tile you're considering not sealed/glazed?
If is isn't, I wouldn't recommend it for a bathroom.

RE: Matte tile in bathroom - cleaning/staining?

Yap, I do agree on this one. It would be better for a sealed tiles.

Here is a link that might be useful: subway tile backsplash

RE: Matte tile in bathroom - cleaning/staining?

It's sealed, so it sounds like it'll be fine for our use. Thanks for the input!

RE: Matte tile in bathroom - cleaning/staining?

The tile in my walk in shower is black matte. It seems to stain like where your shampoo hits it. I have tried Bar keepers, all the gels nothing touches it Please advise.

RE: Matte tile in bathroom - cleaning/staining?

In between thorough cleanings with dish detergent and water, you can keep glass tile looking good by using a glass cleaner or a solution of vinegar and water (half white vinegar and half water, sprayed on and wiped off). This is especially good for tiles in the bathroom, as these get covered with soap scum easily--the vinegar helps remove soap scum and mineral deposits.

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