Ceramic tile is beautiful and sought-after, but it does require some maintenance. Make sure to follow these cleaning tips to keep your ceramic floor in peak condition:
Sweep Often: Dirt can easily get stuck in the crevices of your ceramic tile, but sweeping frequently can help loosen that dirt. You can also use a vacuum, but be cautious: some vacuums have beater bars that can damage your tile.
Use Doormats: Mats can help collect dirt before it even has a chance to settle on your ceramic floor. If you place a mat by every entrance to your home, you are less likely to have serious amounts of dirt tracked into your home.
Mop: Feel free to spot-clean area with a large buildup of dirt. Use a sponge or a clean cloth, and be sure to use the cleaning products recommended by the manufacturer to avoid damaging your tile. A damp mop is the best way to clean the entire ceramic tile surface.
Heavy Clean: When necessary, you may need to be prepared to do a little bit of scrubbing. Be sure to use a soft brush on any textured tiles. If you use a detergent, be sure to rinse the tile with warm water to get rid of any residue.
Tips and Tricks:
- Clean up any spills quickly to make sure the grout does not stain.
- Avoid using steel wool and other abrasives that will scratch off the finish from the tile.
- Cover furniture legs to prevent scratching.
- Avoid bleach. It can discolor the grout.
If you are interested in installing ceramic tile in your home, be sure to see the experts at Transworld Tile.