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9 Reasons to cause tile odor

- Aug 23, 2018 -

Every time you drag the floor, the floor tiles will emit an unpleasant smell. What is the reason?

Behind all this is the distortion of the quality of the tile, or the performance of the mop, or the master craftsmanship?

Reason 1:

Algae death on mop rag

Excess nutrients such as nitrogen, phosphorus and organic carbon in the water can induce algae growth. After using the mop rag, it will breed algae without drying in time, and the hydrogen sulfide, sulfur and ammonia produced by algae death and water hypoxia will cause odor.


Change the mop rag of the new material, put the mop in a ventilated place to dry, and the taste will disappear after a few times.

Reason 2:

Poor water quality

Some people are used to mopping the floor with overnight washing water. In fact, the water that fails the water quality contains various organic substances such as colloidal impurities. The components such as trimethylamine, trimethylamine oxide and dimethyl sulfide which are metabolized and corrupted by these organic substances have a special smell. The organic matter is spoiled in the mop, and the microorganisms and other metabolites of the mop remain on the ground when the mopping is carried out, resulting in an odor.


Clean water should be precipitated in the bucket for half an hour as much as possible. Add detergent or disinfectant every time.

Reason 3:

Tile firing process is not up to standard

The temperature of the kiln and the length of the firing during the production process of the tile do not affect the degree of magnetization of the tile. When the degree of magnetization of the tile is not high, the compactness of the tile may be insufficient. If the density of the floor tiles is too low, it will easily infiltrate more water, dilute the dust in the original floor tiles, and evaporate the odor. This odor will generally disappear after drying.

Reason 4:

Sulfide of the tile itself

A series of chemical reactions will occur during the firing process. In addition to ordinary water evaporation and salt decomposition, the degree of oxidation of organic matter, sulfides and carbides will have an important effect on the final appearance of the tiles. The black and yellow hearts of the tiles are the reaction. The phenomenon caused by insufficient gas accumulates in the micropores of the tile, and the gas will release the odor after being dragged by the wet mop, and the odor is harmful.

Reason 5:

Unqualified tile material

The two situations in which the inferior tiles may appear are: first, the tile itself is doped with magnesium silicide; second, the shell powder is used to fill the tile hardness.

Reason 6:

Adhesive operation is not standardized

In order to improve the bonding strength when paving tiles, some mortars are added with a polymer binder, and these binders emit a trace of hydrogen sulfide and an odor is generated.


Minimize the use of antifreeze during construction and follow the instructions.

Reason 7:

Injecting unclean mortar into the embryo body during paving tiles

When the tile body is laid, the mortar mixed with the dirty water is inhaled, and after the mopping, the residual moisture is in contact with the tile body and the base mortar, and then the water volatilizes and the odor is also emitted.

Reason 8:

Improper handling of tile joints

After the tile is laid, it is necessary to do the processing of the tile joint. If the tile joint is not treated properly, it will be blackened or even moldy. The moldy tile seam contains a lot of bacteria, and some of the tile joints are produced because of the quality. Cracks also provide a place for bacterial growth, and these may also be the source of odors.


The caulking agent at the gap of the tile is cleaned off, and the caulking agent is re-sealed by the beautiful grouting agent. Because the beautiful grouting agent has strong waterproof performance, the mopping water does not flow through the brick joint to the underground.

Reason 9:

Tiles and drums

The phenomenon of empty drums appearing on tile paving will cause water seepage after mopping the floor. The water remaining in the tile joint will emit odor over the years. This kind of problem is particularly serious in the kitchen and bathroom. Because the ground is wet for a long time, the tiles are also waterproofed under the tiles. The water hidden in the cracks is more likely to breed bacteria and emit odor.

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