Tiles are low maintenance and are easy to take care of in the long-term run. Keep debris such as sand and dirt off the floor as they can be abrasive to tile floor surface. On a weekly basis, regularly vacuum, sweep and mop. This will allow to reduce from surface scratching over time. With occasional spills, it is advised to wipe them up immediately using a sponge, with soap and a water mixture. They can also be mopped. It is important to understand qualities of different tiles, in which cleaning a glazed tile is different to unglazed surfaces.
We have summarized these simple tips for you.
Tile Maintenance & Care
Tiles require minimal maintenance with regular sweeping and mopping. In a busy household with children and pets and general commercial areas may require daily maintenance. Processes of cleaning glazed ceramic or porcelain tiles will vary accordingly to the amount of foot traffic on these surfaces.
Sweep floors with a soft broom.
Vacuum when needed.
Immediately wipe up spills or containments.
Mop floors with solution of warm water and neutral cleanser.
Frequent combination of light sweeping and microfiber mop.
User gliders under moving furniture.
Avoid dropping heavy objects onto tiles.
The overuse of acidic cleaning materials can diminish the polish of the surface or produce a haze on the top. It is recommended that the appropriate solution is highly diluted with warm water to prevent from this happening. Research and check the back of your cleaning detergents if they are suitable for floor tiles.
In high-traffic and wet areas, place walk-off mats and area mats at entryway. Both will collect dirt and dust from shoes that would otherwise reach the floor. Regularly, both should be shaken out to remove excess debris. Moving furniture onto a tiled surface should be handled with care, as dragging across the floor may result in permanent surface scratches. You may want to consider installation feet protectors to ensure the longevity of tiles.
Tiles are durable but these tips above should extend its longevity. As a general guide, further research on maintenance and care should be taken on suitability of each cleaning products in order to ensure the longevity of tiles.
Tiles are generally low maintenance and are easy to take care of in the long-term run.