The increasing innovative power in the ceramics industry allows new designs and surface structures from year to year. Slabs that at first glance look amazingly similar to natural stones such as slate, quartzite, etc. or wood optics whose grain is realistically imitated on the surface.
Porcelain stoneware is characterized by high robustness and very dense material structure. Therefore, impregnation or protective treatments are not necessary or useful.
Despite the outstanding technical characteristics, cleaning measures are nevertheless necessary:
To meet the requirements for anti-slip protection, the surfaces are sometimes extremely rough and therefore function like dirt traps.
While green deposits tend to appear in late autumn and in the winter months, pollen and seeds in their turn settle on the surface in spring due to their sticky nature. But also barbecues, fertilisers containing iron can cause stains that have to be removed with a cleaner.