Bronze Tile Care
To maintain the shine of your tiles or if your tiles are merely dusty, use Pledge furniture polish sprayed on a soft cloth or toothbrush. If necessary, clean with a soft cloth and mild soap. DO NOT use grout cleaners on bronze tiles. Grout cleaners contain strong acids which will change the color and finish. A slight variation in patina color is a natural result of the chemical patina process. Silicon (golden) bronze will develop a deeper bronze color with time, and when used outdoors, will darken faster, as would a bronze sculpture. If your tiles become darker than you would like, polish with a mild Scotchbrite pad – 3M only, from any grocery or hardware store (not the kind with a sponge on one side). After achieving the desired finish, apply a coat of Johnson’s Paste Wax and buff with a soft dry cloth to seal it. Silvertone (Nickel Bronze) will not darken unless exposed to harsh chemicals.