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Protecting and Caring for Natural Stone Surfaces

Renovations involve making so many decisions – let FILA take care of the cleaning and sealing! Natural Stone Surfaces Whether you’re gutting the kitchen or just focusing on floors, backsplashes and countertops… the materials you choose are key in determining the look and feel of the space. Natural stone surfaces (granite, marble, quartzite, limestone, travertine, slate, sandstone) […]

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Clean Grout Joints in Record Time!

Normal cementitious grout, by nature, contains micropores that absorb water, oil and dirt. On the surface, you may see a change in color as the grout gets stained, but you’d be surprised to see what’s visible under a microscope. The small holes in the grout are actually the perfect habitat for future germ growth: they […]

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Don’t just disinfect – get to the root of the problem!

FILA CLEAN, Fila’s Full House Cleaning Program, follows CDC guidelines. The CDC defines cleaning and disinfecting: Cleaning: the removal of germs, dirt and impurities from surfaces. It does not kill germs, but by removing them, it lowers their numbers and the risk of spreading infection. Disinfecting: using chemicals to kill germs on surfaces. This process does not […]

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How to clean terracotta outdoors: 3 tips for quick and easy cleaning

Summer is just around the corner and with it comes a desire to spend time in the garden. Terracotta is definitely one of the most beautiful materials used outdoors, but we have to admit that it is not simple to keep clean! It gets dirty easily due to exposure to the elements, fading its characteristic warm […]

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How to clean wood effect porcelain tile

In this article we want to explain how to clean your wood-effect porcelain tile, one of today’s most popular flooring materials, which over the last ten years has seen an increasingly more refined evolution in the reproduction of the natural grain of wood. However, it is in the grain that dirt tends to collect, becoming […]

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How should porcelain tiles be cleaned? Answers to all your questions

We often receive questions about cleaning porcelain tile floors. Tiles are used more and more frequently in our homes, as they are considered very resistant and easy to care for. However, tile floors may stain even after very frequent washing. In this article, we have put together the most frequent questions and answers about cleaning porcelain […]

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Countertops and hygiene

Sealing stone countertops is a fundamental part of full daily hygiene. Dirt can penetrate the surface of untreated materials, such as granite countertops, making them difficult to clean. Stains in natural stone crevices can then become a nesting ground for germs and bacteria. Kitchen countertops are especially subject to dirt and stains, as they are one of the most frequently touched and used surfaces […]

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