Tile is a great flooring material. It is affordable, durable, easily cleaned and can last decades. However, one minor drawback is maintaining a clean tile floor. Tile is a solid surface where dirt, pet hair and debris can quickly accumulate. As tile can be difficult to maintain, there are a few ways you can have cleaner tile floors longer with a few simple tricks. Carpet Care 2000 will share how you can keep your tile floors cleaner longer.
Dirt Trapping Door Mats
Dirt and debris is often brought inside the home by household members and pets. As they enter in the home, dirt comes in with them, sprinkling it all over your tile floor. To help reduce the amount of dirt and debris that falls on your home’s tile floors, consider investing in a few door mats. For best results, have a mat on both sides of exterior doors. This way shoes can be wiped off before entering inside the home. You will find less dirt on your tile simply by adding mats in front of your doors.
Ask Family & Guests to Remove Shoes Inside
Shoes drag in a quite a bit of dirt and of debris. One way to reduce tracking in less dirt onto your tile is by implementing a “no shoes” rule. Have every household member take their shoes off as they enter into the home. You can have a shoes rack with a door mat at the front, garage, and back door to encourage the “no shoes” rule.
Weekly Tile & Grout Cleaning
To maintain clean tile floors, it is recommended to sweep or vacuum, and mop your tile floors once a week. Even when floors may not look spotted or have much dirt, you can have spotless floors with regular cleaning. Tile floors that have been sealed are also better maintained with weekly cleanings. The dirt can rub the sealer away. Additionally if a spill occurs, clean it as soon as it happens. Don’t leave it sit for too long. Not only do spills make for a dirty floor, it also can have an effect on tile sealer.
Most tiles do not come sealed and is therefore an option. However, it is strongly recommended to have your tile sealed. A sealer often makes your tile floor look shinier and cleaner. A sealer can also help protect the tile from moisture and small organisms from entering into the small pores in the tile such as mold and mildew. Additionally, a sealer also helps to protect grout. Grout is super grainy and will hold in dirt, grease and other contaminates. This is why grout often looks dirtier than the tile. A sealer puts a layer between the surface and the grout which prevents the grout from getting so dirty.
Keep House Pets Clean
Easier said than done, right? However, by keeping your pets clean you can help reduce the amount of dirt they track inside the home. Brush out your pet once a week and bathe them at least monthly. This will help reduce dirt and removes the hair they will shed from accumulating inside your home.
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With these basic tips you can have cleaner tile floors in your home. For quality carpet cleaning, upholstery cleaning, tile/natural stone cleaning and more, contact Carpet Care 2000 and schedule our services today.