Tips for Everyday Tile Care
Just like carpet, tile floors get dirty from the daily wear and tear of life. And while regular cleanings are a must, several things should be considered when determining how often to clean your floor, from the amount of foot traffic to whether you have kids and pets. In between professional cleanings, you’ll naturally want to perform some ordinary tile maintenance to keep your floor looking its best. Here are a few tile care tips that will help:
- Avoid scratches and scrapes from things like chairs and furniture, whenever possible. Scratches and cracks provide an easy opening for dirt to enter.
- Wash tile regularly with a neutral cleaner and remove water as soon as possible.
- Vacuum regularly.
- Avoid using wax on your floors. Avoid ammonia-based cleaners and bleach that can discolor your grout.
- Clean spills quickly to avoid discoloration from possible chemicals in the liquid.
Fortunately, regular professional tile cleanings and a clear or color grout sealer make tile maintenance easy. The sealant creates an invisible barrier over your grout that resists dirt and spills before they are absorbed, which in turn makes them easier to remove.
To preserve the life of your sealant, Stanley Steemer recommends that you use a neutral cleaner on your floor. Always rinse after you mop, and avoid bleach and other harsh chemical cleaners that could wear away the sealant and cause it to break down prematurely.
Remember, Stanley Steemer can preserve the beauty to your tile floors—even when it seems like replacement is the only option. We understand that tile maintenance is a time-consuming task, and you have better ways to spend your time. From inspection to cleaning to sealing, our trained technicians provide the same exceptional service and attention to detail that we’ve used in our carpet cleanings for more than six decades. To tell the truth, we’ve got all your floors covered.