Stone and tile flooring is often used in humid climates because it is cool and resistant to the degradation properties of water. And because stone and tile are moisture-resistant, they are often used in bathrooms. Here’s how to bring a deep, rich gloss to your stone and tile floors without damaging the grout or surface:

Prevent wear by keeping floors clean. Use rugs or floor mats at entries to pick up abrasive materials before they are tracked in. Be certain the floor is free of sand, dust, pet hair, dirt, and debris by dry dust mopping or damp mopping with plain tap water, Quick Shine® Multi Surface Floor Cleaner or Quick Shine® Deep Cleaner. (The re-usable microfiber bonnets in our Quick Shine® Pantry Tray are great for this!)

Refresh the shine with a coat of Quick Shine® Multi Surface Floor Finish whenever the floor needs a lift, typically every few months. Quick Shine® Multi Surface Floor Finish is a water-borne polymer formulated with an adhesion component. This means it adheres to surfaces such as marble, ceramic tiles, porcelain tiles, terrazzo and others. Always clean the floor before applying the finish.

If you plan to use Quick Shine® Multi Surface Floor Finish, do not clean the floor with oil soap, pine oil, orange oil, ammonia, vinegar, or any other all-purpose cleaner. These cleaners can leave an oily residue or detergent haze that interferes with the bonding process of Quick Shine® Multi-Surface Floor Finish.

Make sure you follow instructions that come from the manufacturer or seller of your flooring materials, and spot-test in a hidden area if you are unsure whether a Quick Shine® product is right for your floor.