Tile is one of if not the most popular type of flooring to have installed into a home. Tile comes in all shapes, sizes, colors and hues, making it easy to match for interior decorating purposes and easy to decide when it comes to what is pleasing to the eye. Another bonus of choosing tile over other different types of flooring is the price. Tile flooring is considerably more inexpensive than other flooring and will save you money with product and installation costs. Tile is known for its water resistance and easy cleaning. With the proper maintenance, your tile floors will look great and last for years to come!
Basic Tile Maintenance
Basic tile maintenance requires you to do some work, but nothing too labor intensive. Be sure to sweep or vacuum your tile floors before using any type of cleaning product. Have a mop on hand and damp-mop your tile floor at least once a week. If there are areas in your home that receive a heavier flow of foot traffic, you may want to perform this chore more often than once a week. This will decrease the wear and abrasion from the grit and soil that gets tracked into your home.
Cleaning Glazed and Unglazed Tile
If you have installed a glazed tile into your home, clean your floor regularly with an all-purpose, non-oil based household cleaner that will be compatible with cleaning grout joints. It is also important to use an everyday multipurpose spray cleaner to remove soap scum, hard water deposits, and mildew on wall tiles in your bath or shower. If your tile is unglazed, use a concentrated tile cleaner that has a neutral pH for regular cleaning. This product will safely remove oils, grease, and normal everyday spills that occur on your tile floor. However, it is most important to be sure that the cleaner you are using is intended for the application use and traffic level. If you have glass tile, clean it with any non-abrasive cleaner recommended for either glass or tile.
Professional Tile Cleaning
To properly care for your tile flooring and prevent any potential damage that may occur, there are a few things you can do on your own like sweeping and mopping. After cleaning, make sure you rinse the area with clean water, to remove any residue that was left behind by the cleaning solution. If there are any tiles that have been chipped or broken, it is necessary to have them removed and replaced with a new tile. Getting down on your hands and knees is labor intensive and time consuming so we recommend professional tile cleaning and sealing to keep your tile looking like new. We have experienced technicians, well maintained equipment and the knowledge to expertly clean and seal your grout better than you can on your own. If your tile floor is in need of cleaning or repair, look no further than Stone & Tile Floor Cleaning & Restoration. Contact us today!