How to remove difficult dirt from porous surfaces? [Baza wiedzy]

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Due to their structure, porous floors can absorb more contaminants than smooth surfaces. They have numerous dents, scratches and pores, so if not properly cared for, they can quickly become unusable and ugly. Over time, the impurities accumulated in the pores will become very difficult or even impossible to remove. Due to unevenness where dirt accumulates quickly, they must be systematically washed with appropriate chemicals. It is also recommended to thoroughly clean this type of floors regularly. It should also be taken into account that the material's resistance to dirt depends on the surface structure. The more porous the tile is, the greater the risk of contaminants penetrating its structure. Nay. Not every porous material handles water in the same way. Water can be a diluent, as in most popular cleaning and surface care products. Therefore, taking into account the properties of a given material, you should select a cleaning agent dedicated to it. Reaching for general-use preparations can simply harm it.

Stoneware floors

The most common porous surfaces are stoneware floors. Due to their properties, they are perfect for both indoor and outdoor use. Their use is very diverse. They serve as a finishing touch to elegant interiors, and due to their high durability, they are also used in car workshops and all kinds of industries. Gres is a very durable material and currently the most popular material used on floors. It has very high abrasion resistance and low water absorption. It has the highest chemical resistance of all ceramic materials.

Enamel and natural stoneware

We distinguish between glazed and unglazed stoneware, i.e. natural stoneware. Glazed stoneware is made by applying a protective layer of glaze to natural stoneware; it is smooth and shiny. Unglazed stoneware is not protected in any way – it has a porous structure. It can be polished or not.

Polished natural stoneware has a slippery surface. It can be confused with glazed stoneware, but it does not have any protective layer and its structure is microporous. As long as it is properly cared for and protected against scratches, it will enjoy a very good-looking structure. The problem will arise if it is exposed to weather conditions for too long. However, this is not all that can harm it. Contact with acids and materials that matt the coating also has a similar, unfavorable effect.

Keeping porous surfaces clean

All porous floors are difficult to keep clean. However, the use of specialized chemicals and regular washing will ensure a satisfactory effect. Products suitable for thorough cleaning of such surfaces are Clinex 4Dirt and Clinex Anti-Oil.

These are intensive agents that deeply penetrate all cavities. They are great at cleaning heavily dirty, porous and rough surfaces in car workshops, warehouses and factories. The presented cleaning products have excellent penetrating properties. They penetrate deep into pores or scratches and thoroughly clean the material of accumulated dust and dirt. They remove all impurities and clean the surface perfectly.

Dissolving greasy and removing difficult dirt from porous surfaces

Clinex 4Dirt is a biodegradable, universal preparation for removing difficult dirt. Suitable for machine and hand washing, it perfectly dissolves all types of difficult dirt. Using the appropriate concentration, the agent can be used for both daily and thorough cleaning. We do not have to worry about the safety of the cleaned surface, because this product has been designed to work on various surfaces. It is therefore safe and does not damage the structure.

Clinex Anti-Oil dissolves greasy dirt. It contains emulsifiers and very fast-acting wetting agents. The ingredients penetrate beneath the surface of the contaminants, and then the contaminants are effectively removed. The action is almost immediate and the removal of contamination is complete. Fats are trapped in the preparation suspension and can be removed with ordinary cleaning products.

Daily cleaning of porous surfaces

For everyday cleaning of less dirty floors, the most suitable products will be gentle, universal products, which will also protect the floor against rapid re-deposition of dirt thanks to the content of polymers. Polymers will make the subsequent cleaning process easier and the floor will be slightly shiny. Such a product is Clinex Floral for hand washing, available in four very pleasant scents. Each of them can be selected to suit the user’s individual tastes. For large surfaces washed by machine, we recommend Clinex M6 containing an allergen-free fragrance. It does not cause any irritation to the mucous membranes and is safe even for people who are particularly sensitive to chemical cleaning substances. This low-foaming preparation is perfect for everyday use. It is ideal for mops, scrubbers and single-disc machines.


Regular use of Clinex products will allow us to keep the floor surface in good condition for a long time and enjoy its appearance. The CLINEX offer includes products for all types of surfaces, suitable for floors with various chemical resistance and various degrees of dirt, small and large surfaces, as well as for daily and thorough cleaning. It is important to know that porous surfaces are not created equal. Therefore, they require the use of various cleaning products designed specifically for specific materials. This way we guarantee that we will not damage the surface and will effectively remove accumulated dirt.

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