Tile Care (Ceramic, Porcelain, and Natural Stone)
Tile has been a long standing favorite for flooring in homes for centuries. From real stone to ceramic and porcelain people have chosen it for both its beauty and resilience. Tile is a beautiful and luxurious option in a home whether it is for floor or wall.
~Tile can be easy to maintain as long as you take precautions. As with all flooring you want to keep it clean, sweeping and vacuuming with out a beater brush will keep your floor looking beautiful.
~Cleaning spills as soon as they happen will keep your floor looking like new. You don’t what spills to have a chance to get into the grout and stain it.
~Make sure you clean your grout regularly, it may sound daunting but it will keep it from discolouring and can save a lot of hassle in the long run.
~Avoid using bleach or cleaners with acid in them as they can deteriorate your tiles.
~Harsh cleaning aids like steel wool and scouring pads should not be used as they can break down the finish on your tile.
~Do not use wax or oil based cleaners on your tile and make sure to seal your grout lines only.
~When moping, use a damp mop head or microfiber cloth, and always use a floor cleaner made for your specific tile be it ceramic, porcelain or natural stone.
~Avoid dropping heavy objects on your floor as you could risk cracking the tile.
~Around areas that are prone to water (baths, showers and sinks) make sure you use a kitchen/bath sealer to keep water from sitting. Sitting water can lead to the grout drying out and cracking.