Cleaning Valverdi Outdoor Tiles

September 20, 2018
Valverdi

We get a lot of questions about cleaning our external porcelain tiles and while they are highly resistant to staining, that does not mean that they will not get dirty. From spilled drinks to muddy footprints, your patio is bound to get some marks on the surface so we wanted to see just how hard it would be to remove these stains. We picked some common stain-causing items (see below) and applied them to the surface of one of our lightest coloured tiles and left them for over 48 hours…

  • Tea
  • Beetroot
  • Mud
  • Red wine
  • Blackcurrant juice
  • Engine oil
  • Bleach
  • Strong acid

As you can see from the below video, the tile was unaffected by any of the items we applied – even the strong acid which instantly reacted with the marble piece in the bowl! What did we remove all these stubborn marks with? Just water and washing up liquid.

Valverdi tiles are made from vitrified porcelain which gives them an extremely low absorption rate, this means that when a liquid is left on the surface of the tile it does not soak in and leave a stain. The surface of our outdoor tiles is slightly textured for enhanced slip resistance which can occasionally make some marks harder to remove – we recommend using a pressure washer for this. If you have a mark on your Valverdi tiles that you are struggling to remove please get in touch, we can recommend specialist cleaning products for really hard to remove marks.