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CARE & MAINTENANCE

Pantheon tile only requires simple, routine maintenance procedures to keep the tile looking like new for the lifetime of an installation.

POST-INSTALLATION CLEANUP

Initial cleaning of grout and construction residue is required immediately upon installation. Follow the grout manufacturer’s instructions for residue removal. Any further debris can be removed with a solution of hot water and an acidic cleaner. You should consult the grout manufacturer’s guidelines for acceptable detergent strengths. Pantheon recommends Pantheon Cleaner & Degreaser for post installation cleanup.

For polished finished tiles, use Pantheon Cleaner & Degreaser for post installation cleaning. Be sure to rinse the tile with clean water after initial cleaning. Failure to rinse the floor has caused hazing or a noticeable film. After drying, it may be necessary to use a cotton cloth with a buffer to remove any residual protective packing film from the tile surface to bring out the polished finish.
 
A NOTE ON SEALERS

Surface sealers and waxes are not recommended for Pantheon tile. The use of these products may alter the tiles appearance or affect its slip resistance characteristics. They may benefit from an application of penetrating sealer (grout release) prior to grout installation. This is only to aid in post installation cleaning.

Cleaning Solutions
The most effective way to maintain the appearance retention of the Pantheon porcelain is to clean the product with hot water. When a stronger cleaner is needed we recommend a solution of distilled white vinegar and hot water 1:1. You may also use Pantheon Cleaner & Degreaser: water (1:10 ratio) for bi-monthly cleanings.


ROUTINE MAINTENANCE:

  1. Clean surface spills as quickly as possible for optimum results.
  2. Use a non-residual cleaning solution (see cleaning solutions) for easy rinsing; following manufacturer’s instructions for the amount of time the solution should be left on the floor.
  3. Scrub with a synthetic material if necessary.
  4. It is very important to rinse with clean water. (This is an essential step as improper rinsing has shown to leave a coating/haze on the floor.)
  5. Please not that if the maintenance procedures are not followed, the warranty will be void.

Cleaning Methods by Tile Finish

 

Matte, Rustic & Satin Finished Tile

  1. Sweep to remove surface debris.
  2. Dilute cleaning solution in hot water.
  3. Apply and let remain on floor five minutes.
  4. For difficult stains: scrub with a white nylon synthetic brush or pad
  5. Fully rinse solution from the floor with clean water.

Polished Finish Tile

  1. Sweep to remove surface debris.
  2. Mop floor with mild cleaning solution (see cleaning solutions).
  3. Rinse with clean water.
  4. Dry with wet vacuum or cloth to restore the polished tile’s characteristic shine.

Non-Slip Finishes

  1. Sweep to remove surface debris.
  2. Dilute cleaning solution in hot water.
  3. Apply and let remain on floor five minutes.
  4. Brush in contrasting directions of tile pattern to remove debris.
  5. Rinse thoroughly.

CAUTION

  • Although slight chromatic and dimensional variations may occur during the production process, Pantheon strives to minimize variations prior to packing according to ANSI 137.1.
  • Please notify Pantheon of any installation that requires the mixing of natural and polished finishes so that we can work to ensure the greatest possible uniformity in the dimensions of the tile.
  • Small dots of color are considered normal and are part of the design/manufacturing process.
  • Slight variations in tone may occur between batches, product displayed at exhibitions or sample boxes and the material supplied. Slight variations may also occur between special pieces and field tiles of the same series produced from different batches.
  • Subtle variations enhance the natural stone appearance and are considered part of the design.
  • Pantheon reserves the right to modify products at any time and without prior notification.
  • Colors printed in the catalog or displayed on our web site may vary slightly from actual product.
  • Polished tile may become slippery when wet and any spills should be cleaned promptly.
  • Tile sizes are approximate due to translation from the metric system.
  • In the case of any claims, Pantheon must be notified in writing of the details of the complaint.

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