Tile Maintenance

Wear and tear is inevitable even to the most durable of flooring system. It could take years and years though before you notice the wearing off. However, keeping your tile beautiful and clean will prolong the wear and tear just a little bit longer. Properly cleaning your tile will help preserve its aesthetics. Your cleaning skills will help you out as to which ceramic tiles you should purchase. But do not forget, taking care of your flooring is a big factor to keeping your investment durable and beautiful.

  • Sweep tile floors on a regular basis
  • Place walk-off mats at every exterior entrance, shake it on a regular basis to dust off dirt
  • Regularly swab the floors with damp mop with manufacturer’s suggested tile and grout cleaners
  • All-purpose cleaners are ideal for soft water situations
  • Textured tiles may require mild scrubbing using floor polisher or soft brush
  • for heavier cleaning tasks, use products found at your local grocery
  • read the product’s cleaning manual to ensure you are using the right product for your floor
  • rinse well and wipe dry after cleaning
  • do not clean glazed tile with oil-based cleaners
  • tile can crack under extreme force or pressure
  • do not use ammonia-based cleaners or bleach
  • keep extra tiles after the installation
  • avoid using steel wool, scouring powders or other abrasives
  • try to clean up spills as quickly as possible
  • cover furniture and table legs with protectors
  • take the proper precautions when moving heavy objects across your tile floor
  • consult manufacturer’s recommendations
  • seal your grout for added protection
  • grout colorants are available for damaged, undesired colored or stained grout
  • areas exposed to water have to sealed on a regular basis