Tile Floor Care

Tile Floor Care 2016-10-31T23:46:31+00:00

Maintenance
Proper maintenance is the key to a trouble-free tile & stone floor.

Damp mop weekly
Wipe down your ceramic floor with a damp mop at least once a week (or more often for heavy traffic areas) with any retail cleaner found at your local grocery or hardware store. Never use a detergent or soap, because it can dull the surface or promote the growth of mildew. Routine cleaners should never contain acids, vinegar, chlorines or ammonia, as these chemicals can damage and discolor the grout or the surface of the stone or tile.

Caution: Wait at least 72 hours after installation (to allow new ceramic tile and grout to dry) before damp mopping.

Use protective mats
Good quality entry and exit mats will help protect your ceramic tile from premature wear. They trap the dirt, sand, grit, and other substances such as oil, asphalt, or driveway sealer that would otherwise be tracked onto your floor. Mats are also suggested at heavy pivot locations, such as in front of your kitchen sink or stove.

Add protective pads to furniture
Protect your tile by affixing felt or similar pads to the legs of any metal, iron, wood, or plastic furniture that will be placed on it. Exterior metal furniture, which rests on tile floors or patios, may rust and cause staining.

Check cure time before adding grout sealer
Unless recommended by our installers, grout should cure for at least 28 days before applying a sealer.