There is a reason people choose tile flooring for their home. This type of flooring is one of the most durable flooring materials you can choose. Homeowners like that they don’t have to put near as much maintenance into a tile floor when compared to other flooring materials. However, just because it is a low maintenance floor; that doesn’t mean that it is a zero maintenance floor. You still need to take care of your tile flooring or you won’t get as many years out of it as you want. Carpet Care 2000 is here to share some tips that will help you maintain and enjoy your tile flooring for years to come.
What are the Most Effective Ways to Keep Tile Floors Clean?
While you don’t have to worry about tile flooring nearly as much as you would carpet or hardwood, you still need to take care of it. Here are some tips to properly maintain your tile flooring:
– Clean Spills Quickly: Like other types of flooring, the longer a spill sits on top of your tile flooring, the more difficult it will be to clean up later. While the spill might easily wipe off of a ceramic tile, if you have a more porous tile like travertine, the spill could have lasting effects. You also need to think about the grout and how it can soak up any spill that happen too.
– Use Entry Rugs: You will still want to catch any debris that could cause potential scratching on your tile floor with mats at the entrances to your home. You would be surprised at how much debris can be removed from the bottom of shoes by having a good sized rug at your entries.
– Sweep Tile Often: Another way to remove debris that could cause scratching and damage is regular sweeping. If you are using a vacuum, make sure that your vacuum beater brushes are turned off to avoid damage.
– Use the Right Tile Cleaner: It may seem like your tile floor is indestructible, but that isn’t the case. There are some cleaners that aren’t safe to use on certain types of tile flooring. For instance, if you have natural stone tile, make sure you aren’t using any acidic cleaners that can cause etching that will be permanent. You need to know what type of tile flooring you have and use the right kind of cleaner that won’t do more damage than good.
– Dry Tile Floors: You may not think that you need to dry your tile flooring after washing it, but when you do the tile floor is no longer wet and susceptible to fresh dirt sticking to it.
Tile & Grout Cleaning & Sealing & More in Tracy, Livermore, San Ramon, Dublin, Mountain House, Walnut Creek, Danville & the East Bay of California
Part of caring for your tile flooring is to have it professionally cleaned and sealed to give it the protection that it needs to be long lasting. At Carpet Care 2000, we offer tile and grout cleaning and sealing services that will help you get the most out of your tile flooring. Call us today!