Daily Tile Care
Routine care is important not only to keep your tile looking beautiful but also to help extend the life of your floors. Dirt and debris can cause scratches and wear down your flooring, leaving it looking damaged and dull. By regularly sweeping and dry mopping, your flooring will remain gorgeous and last longer. You can also damp or wet mop tile flooring without worrying that the moisture will lead to damage.
It's also a good idea to place mats at entryways and remove shoes at the door to reduce the amount of dirt tracked into your home. If you have pets, be sure to keep their nails trimmed to prevent scratches.
When you see dirt has been tracked into your home or you see a dry spill, it's best to act quickly to prevent the area from becoming a stain. Begin by sweeping to remove any loose dirt or debris. You can use a damp, clean cloth to remove any residue. Use a manufacturer-approved cleaning solution on the area, if needed.
Unfortunately spills are inevitable, especially in a home with children. When a liquid is spilled, acting quickly will prevent the area from becoming a stubborn stain. Soak up the liquid with a clean, dry cloth. You can use a clean, damp cloth to remove any residue. Use a manufacturer-approved cleaning solution on the area, if needed.
Tile needs special maintenance that other flooring types don't. Check your tile routinely for cracks in the tile or grout. You will need to repair any cracks or chips, and reseal grout lines periodicaly. Proper and regular upkeep will help extend the lifespan of tile, help it look its best, and will prevent damage to your subfloor.