Tile is perhaps the easiest type of flooring to maintain and will look beautiful for years to come with proper upkeep. Read on to learn more about just how easy it is to maintain your new tile!
DAILY CARE & MAINTENANCE OF TILE
Keep your tile and stone flooring clean by sweeping, dusting, or vacuuming to clear away dirt, sand, and grime and to keep the surface looking polished. You should also steam clean or wet mop your tile at least once a week with a manufacturer-approved tile cleaner and tile grout cleaner. You do not necessarily need a tile cleaning machine for this, but for infrequent deep cleaning you may wish to hire a professional tile cleaner service.
DEALING WITH SPILLS ON TILE
Common household spills should be immediately wiped away or mopped clean. Tile and stone surfaces can get very slippery when wet.
When cleaning, it’s important to avoid products that contain acids, vinegars, chlorine, and ammonia. These chemicals can actually damage or discolor the grout or surfaces of your tile, so it’s important to check with your manufacturer's guidelines to ensure you’re using an approved cleaning solution. Fortunately, many manufacturers produce approved cleaning products to help keep your tile and stone floors looking their best!