How to Care for Your Tile
Even if you don’t have a lot of spare time to devote to your new tile's care, some quick and easy tasks will do wonders to protect the look and longevity of your tile.
Some good preventative maintenance will go a long way to keep your new tile looking as good as new for years to come!
Preventative Maintenance For Your Tile
Preventative maintenance steps can be as easy as removing shoes before walking across your new tile. Doormats will also help trap dirt in advance.
Keep your tile flooring clean by daily sweeping, dusting, or vacuuming to clear away dirt, sand, and grime and keep the surface looking polished.
Unlike hard surface flooring, it’s also recommended to use either steam cleaning or a wet mop at least once a week with a manufacturer-approved cleaner that is also compatible with grout.
Dealing with Spills & Stains
Even if you're extra careful, common household spills and messes will still happen. For milk, beer, soda, and pet accidents, immediately wipe away or mop clean.
Tile surfaces can get very slippery when wet, so it’s important to keep your tile flooring as dry as possible.
Avoid products that contain acids, vinegar, chlorine, and ammonia when cleaning your tile and stone flooring. Certain cleaning chemicals could actually damage or discolor the grout or surfaces of your tile and stone flooring.
It’s important to check with your manufacturer guidelines to ensure you’re using an approved cleaning solution.