Since you are considering or have already selected tile flooring, we should talk about showing it some tender loving care. Don’t worry–caring for your tile flooring is not overly imposing or cumbersome. With the right amount of TLC, your floor will last long enough to meet your grandchildren. Like anything else, the best method to stay on top of it is persevering at smaller cleaning tasks before the dirt and grime build up.
You may notice a small amount of dirt and dust on the floor, especially if your tiles are textured. This is normal in any home or business, but if left unattended, it can become abrasive toward your tile. Regularly sweeping will loosen and remove the dirt. You can also use a vacuum to loosen and remove the dust. In order to avoid scratching, scuffing, or chipping the floor tiles, be sure the vacuum you use does not have a beater bar.
It is recommended to mop with warm water and a non-abrasive cleaner once a week. Acid-based cleaners and bleach are not appropriate for tile flooring. We can help you identify manufacturer-recommended cleaning products. For heavier dirt accumulation or spills, you will want to spot clean with a gentle sponge or cloth. Do not use steel wool, abrasive powders, or other harsh materials to scrub your tile floor.
While ceramic tile flooring is durable, it is not indestructible. Pay extra attention when moving heavy objects or furniture. If tables and chairs will be kept on your tile flooring, use protectors over the parts that will be in contact with the floor. Be sure to clean up spills immediately with warm water and gentle soap to prevent staining. You may also want to put floor mats at entryways or area rugs in high-traffic areas. In the event a tile is scratched, chipped, or cracked, it will need to be replaced.
Feel free to give us a call or stop by our showroom if you have any other questions regarding caring for your tile flooring.