1. Use a garden hose with a spray nozzle attachment to wash laser engraved paving stones or tiles. Routine cleaning will keep the paving stones and tiles looking nice and will prevent dirt and grime from becoming embedded in the bricks and tiles. Fundraising Brick recommends that you clean your installation site two times per year at a minimum. This will help to prevent dirt, mold, and grime build up and will keep your installation site looking new.
2. Remove stubborn dirt or stains with a pressure washer. A pressure washer may be enough to clean the engraved brick pavers and tiles, allowing you to avoid harsh detergents or chemicals. Use hot water and a fan spray nozzle to ensure that you do not damage the surface of the paver or tile. DO NOT use the small direct nozzle, as it may damage the engraved surface, allowing more dirt and grime to become embedded into the laser engraved paver or tile. After you are finished washing the pavers, sweep the pavers or tiles with a broom.
3. If you are unable to remove dirt, grime, stains, excess mortar on the engraved brick with the two methods listed above, you may use one of these general purpose cleaners listed below. Prior to using any of these manufacturer recommended chemicals please visit beldenbrick.com to see which chemical should be used on your specific brick shade. NOTE: Each Belden brick color has a different recommended cleaner from the manufacture. For installation instructions and additional resources please visit The Brick Industry Association.
Always perform a small test area prior to using any of these cleaning chemicals.
NOTE: Fundraising Brick provides the above information in order to facilitate customers’ cleaning of engraved bricks and stones, but notes that, in any event, such bricks should always be cleaned in accordance with the specifications and instructions of the brick manufacturer (such as Belden Brick). By providing such information, Fundraising Brick in no way assumes liability for bricks improperly cleaned or for damage caused to bricks by various cleaning agents or apparatuses, whether or not in accordance with the brick manufacturer’s specifications and instructions.
Care during winter months:
Snow should be removed by mechanical means not with any type of de-icing chemicals. Power brushing is particularly good because there is little or no metal to paver contact.
If you use a snow blower make sure that the steel guide pads at the mouth of the snow blower are coated with rubber to reduce the possibility of damage when the guides hit and raised or pavers or tiles.
Shovels are fine to use for snow and ice removal. DO NOT use Ice scrapers they do damage laser engraved clay pavers and tiles.
Ice is best removed from laser engraved pavers and tiles by spreading sand on the surface of the pavement. Salts such as magnesium chloride, can be mixed with sand to speed melting. Calcium chloride causes deterioration over time.