How to Clean Composite Deck Tiles
Composite Deck Tiles like Weatherstone have quickly become a popular deck tile option for condo and homeowners. When looking to cover existing concrete and improving the aesthetics of their balcony, patio, and existing roofing membrane or wood decking. This will also eliminate the worry and expense of high maintenance.
Our composite is a mix of high-density polyethylene and mineral foam. This closed molecular formula is made from non – organic materials. Providing zero nutrients for mold, mildew, and insect infestation to penetrate the composite decking material.
Weatherstone Composite Deck Tiles are built to last allowing for a 50 – year warranty.
Although Weatherstone Composite Deck Tiles do not require a vast amount of maintenance, life happens, spills, grease, dirt, and debris can accumulate on deck tiles. Therefore, occasional cleaning is recommended to keep your deck tiles looking pristine.
How to Remove Dirt and Debris from Composite Decking
Dirt and debris occasionally pile up. That is why we recommend a semiannual cleaning to keep your deck tiles looking their best. Using these easy steps you can quickly remove any dirt or debris build up.
Begin by sweeping the tiles with a broom to remove any excess dirt or debris. After a good sweep is complete a simple wash with light soapy water will break up most dirt that has accumulated on the deck tiles. Rinse with water to remove the soapy remains and restore your composite deck tiles to a like new condition.
For an easier cleaning you may use a pressure washer. We recommend not exceeding 1800psi with a 20-degree nozzle. Use a light bristled brush to gently scrub any troubled areas that may remain.
For more difficult stains caused by grease you may need a commercial cleaner.
Removing Grease Stains from Composite
Grilling and outdoor dining are all part of enjoying your balcony, patio, or deck. However, spills, are bound to happen. Removing grease can sometimes be tougher than dirt and debris. If soap and water does not work, we recommend Krud Kutter Cleaner + Degreaser. Krud Kutter is available online and at most local hardware stores.
Krud Kutter will eliminate most issues caused by grease stains.
Due to the closed molecular formula of our composite, it is unlikely to encounter mold or mildew. Although airborne particles such as pollen may accumulate on the top surface of the decking. Because the pollen is biodegradable it will break down creating mildew or mold on the surface of the composite. If this occurs and soap and water are not cleaning your deck tiles, we suggest the use of vinegar for mold and mildew removal.
Cleaning Composite Decking With Vinegar
As previously mentioned light soapy water will resolve most issues. Although, rare it is possible for mold and mildew to occur. If these rare instances occur a stronger solution may be required. A white vinegar or Clorox solution may resolve this issue.
Begin by sweeping the area with a broom to remove any top layer dirt or debris.
Next, grab your bucket and mix 2 parts white vinegar with 1 part water. Apply that solution directly on the troubled area.
Once you have the vinegar solution on the desired area, sprinkle baking soda on the mold and let it sit for approximately 20 minutes.
After 20 minutes scrub the area gently with a bristled brush to remove any leftover mold or mildew.
Lastly, wash the area thoroughly with water or pressure washer (Do not exceed 1800psi with a 20-degree nozzle to ensure no film is left behind.
How to Remove Ice and Snow from Composite Deck Tiles
Winter storms will happen throughout the country. Removing snow and ice from composite deck tiles is simple but you should be advised of a few tips to ensure no damage is caused to your deck tiles.
For a light dusting of snow, use a leaf blower to remove the snow from the composite deck tiles. If a leaf blower is unavailable or not permissible, you may use the steps below for heavier snow.
For heavier snow a plastic shovel can be used. Be careful using a shovel as to not scratch the composite. It is highly recommended to avoid using a metal shovel or metal tools with sharp edges as these are more likely to cause scratches to composite material.
For Ice removal, look for calcium chloride-based ice melt or rock salt. When looking for ice melt look for advertising saying safe for concrete as these will also be safe for composite deck tile material. Below are a few ice melts that will work.
Use a broom or plastic shovel to remove an excess ice or snow. When weather becomes warmer use a hose for a rinse to remove an excess dirt or debris.
If any scratches or scars have occurred on your deck tiles, they can easily be removed by gently applying heat to the scratched surface. See how easy it is to remove scratches from Weatherstone Composite Deck Tiles.
Built to last Weatherstone Composite Deck Tiles withstands the elements. However, to keep your deck tiles in pristine condition a semiannual cleaning is recommend with light soapy water.
Moderate Stains Due to the high-quality composite material of Weatherstone Composite Deck Tiles, most stains, and spills are quick and easy to clean.
Grease Stains caused by grilling, or food, a commercial cleaner like Krud Kutter is highly recommended.
Mold or Mildew remove with homemade white vinegar solution with baking soda can resolve any issues.
Snow and Ice Mother nature is unavoidable and winter storms can happen using plastic tools can help avoid scratches to composite materials.
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