Tile is one of the most popular flooring choices among homeowners for a number of different reasons. This is because it is an incredibly durable surface that is usually easy to care for and maintain. However easy it may be to maintain, it is important that you are cleaning it properly. When you don’t take some care in cleaning, you could end up damaging your floors. Carpet Care 2000 is here to share some of the mistakes that many homeowners make when cleaning their ceramic tile flooring that often leads to damage.
What Should You Not Clean Tile With?
When it comes to cleaning your tile flooring, you want to make sure you’re doing it the right way to avoid damaging it in the process.
– Waxes, Oils & Sealers: It is important to make sure your tile flooring is protected against staining and damage. However, if you aren’t sure how to use sealers, you should definitely leave the job up to professionals. When you put a new layer of sealer on top of the old one because you didn’t remove it completely, you may end up with yellowed tiles that look old and dingy. Also, uses waxes and oils on your tile flooring isn’t a wise idea because it cause a space that is more likely to be slick and a hazard.
– Harsh Cleaning Chemicals: While you may want to make sure your tile floors are getting cleaned properly, you want to avoid using harsh chemicals on your tile. Harsh chemicals like bleach, ammonia, or muriatic acid can leave your ceramic tile damaged or even discolored. Not only can the cause damage to the tiles themselves, but the grout can sustain damage as well. If you’re working with ceramic tiles, you can use baking soda to cut through heavy staining on your tile without damaging it in the process. However, you shouldn’t use baking soda when dealing with natural stone tile floors as it could cause etching.
– Mopping Without Sweeping: This may be a no-brainer, but you should always sweep the dirt and dust from the floor before you mop your tile flooring. When there is dirt and dust on the surface of your tile flooring and you start to mop, it can cause scratching and damage. You should always either sweep or vacuum your floor before you start mopping.
– Dirty Mops: Along the same lines of mopping before sweeping or vacuuming first, cleaning your tile flooring with a dirty mop can lead to damage as well. It will simply move the dirt around your flooring rather than clean your floor when you’re mopping with a mop that is filthy.
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If you have a tile floor, it is important that you have it professionally cleaned and sealed to get the most out of your tile flooring. At Carpet Care 2000, we offer tile and grout cleaning services that will leave your tile flooring like new. Call us today!