While ceramic tile is an extremely durable option, it does require maintenance to keep it looking its best. To help homeowners keep their floors looking new, we wanted to share some easy maintenance tips with you. Let’s take a look!
- Use A Doormat
Keep the dirt outside by using a doormat at the entrance of your home. This will prevent dirt from being tracked onto your beautiful tile. Just a simple doormat is your first line of defense against outdoor debris and will help reduce the amount of dirt tracked onto your floor.
- Cleaning Heavy Soiled Areas
Spot-clean heavily soiled areas instead of using heavy-duty action in the entire area. You can use a clean cloth or sponge to remove dirt from those areas; however, if the whole floor requires heavy cleaning, mild scrubbing is appropriate for tile flooring. Use a mild detergent when cleaning the floors. For a deeper cleaning, you can try a neutral PH product that has a low level of volatile organic compounds. We always recommend that customers take into the consideration the manufacturer’s recommended cleaner and materials for their product. This will help guarantee the best results.
- Damp Mopping
Ceramic tiles should be cleaned regularly using just a damp mop. Always use fresh, clean water when mopping your floors. Dirty water can make the tile appear cloudy. Switch the water out often to reduce the cloudy effect.
- Removing Residue
Are your floors starting to look hazy? This is often caused by a buildup of soap residue. You can remove soap residue with a non-abrasive cleaning solution – water! Change the water frequently and make sure to buff the floor with a dry cloth.
- Perfect-Looking Grout
The key to having beautiful flooring is to keep the grout looking its best. Because grout is porous, it easily absorbs dirt, grease, and other materials. To freshen up the grout, you can mix baking soda and water into a paste. Apply the paste to your grout and leave the paste it on overnight to remove stubborn stains. After you remove the paste, apply a silicone sealer to the grout. This will serve as a repellant for future stains.
Stay tuned for next week’s post on how to maintain your hardwood floors. Thanks for reading!