Tile Care & Maintenance
Learn more about top tips and best practices in maintaining your tile floors.
Daily Tile Care
Tile floors are durable and offer a low level of required maintenance for homeowners.
Tile must be swept to continue to look its best. By investing in a broom and putting it to use on a regular basis, you can help to remove dirt and other debris that will cause your tile floors to age. How often you sweep will depend on the foot traffic the tile receives.
You should mop your tile floors as needed as well. Aim for a damp mop as opposed to a wet one. While tile floors are tough on water, it's always good to limit standing water on any flooring.
You can clean your grouting as needed with a homemade substance of peroxide, baking soda, and dish soap. Scrub the grout with this mixture using an old toothbrush.
Dirt & Debris
Tile floors can handle dirt fairly well. All you need to do when dirt or other solid messes occur on your tile floors is to sweep them up. The longer you wait, the more likely the dirt is to make its way into the grouting and cause your tile to take on a dirty and weathered appearance. When messes occur, act fast.
If you spill something on your tile, don't panic! Tile floors are tough on liquid messes, so long as you address the mess in a timely manner. The longer a substance sits on your tile, the more likely it is to cause lingering damage. When you spill something, wipe it up with a cloth. It's really that simple. For my complex messes, consult your manufacturer.