Keeping Your Tile Clean
Tile is both a durable and easy-to-maintain flooring option. That's what has made tile a go-to flooring option for so long. However, some basic care and maintenance are required to ensure that your tile floors age well over time. By establishing a basic care routine and executing it, you can ensure that your tile floors always look their best. Learn more about the basics of tile care and how to address spills and other messes below.
The basics of tile care are as follows:
- Invest in a high-quality broom and put it to use on a regular basis. In sweeping, you are actively working to remove dirt, dust, and other debris that can scratch your tile floors and give them an overall grungy look. How often you sweep will largely depend on the amount of traffic the room receives. But in general, you should be sweeping every day or so. You will also want to pay attention to the grouting, as this can take a grungy look as well. A toothbrush and soap can be used to clean the grout as needed.
- Place walking mats at the entrances of your home.
- Encourage guests to remove their shoes before entering your home and walking on your tile floors.
- Use furniture protectors to protect your tile from scratches.
- You may wet mop your tile floors periodically, but do not use too much water when you do so.
STAINS & SPOTS
Tile is a durable and low-maintenance flooring option. With tile, spills, and messes are not cause for concern as long as you address them immediately. The key to a liquid spill on your tile is to wipe it up with a cloth before it has the opportunity to seep into the subflooring or damage the grouting. For more serious scuffs or marks, consult your manufacturer before trying a new cleaning solution. However, the likelihood of needing to do is pretty low. What makes tile, well tile, is its lack of maintenance and overall durability.