Have you ever thought about the proper way to care for your tile floors? The first step is establishing a good regimen for daily cleaning. The second step is making a yearly appointment for a professional tile cleaning. Both of these things will help keep your tile floors looking as good as new. Read on to learn more about caring for tile floors.
Tile floors are easy to maintain on a day-to-day basis. The first thing you should do is sweep up any debris. Use a broom and dustpan, or use a dry Swiffer. You can also vacuum up debris on the floor. Once the tiles are clean of debris, clean the floors with a mop, water, and mild soap. After mopping, completely dry the floor so that no water spots are left behind.
Sometimes, tile floors can get stained. Here are some of the things that cause tile floors to stain:
For most of these substances, dabbing the stain with hydrogen peroxide will do the trick. Grease can be removed using club soda and hot water. To remove ink, lay a towel with diluted bleach over the stain until it goes away. Fortunately, most stains are easy to get out, and doing so promptly will leave your tile floors looking as good as new.
In order to keep your tile floors looking their absolute best, professional cleaning is recommended every 12-18 months. At Extreme Carpet Care & Restoration, our expert technicians are trained to clean your tile floors. We will renew the color and shine of the tiles and rejuvenate the grout. We know how to clean different materials, including Saltillo, ceramic, porcelain, slate, granite, and travertine. Don’t forget to mark your calendar once a year to give us a call for a professional cleaning!
Over time, tile floors can become chipped or cracked. Tile that is badly damaged will need to be replaced. Another option for smaller damages is to buy matching paint and fill in the crack using a Q-tip. Allow the paint to dry, and the crack should be much less noticeable. You can also paint the tiles an entirely different color; that way, the scratch or crack blends into the new color.
Tile floors are a beautiful addition to any home. They are easy to care for on a day-to-day basis but do require a professional tile cleaning about once a year to help them look shiny and new. At Extreme Carpet Care & Restoration, we are committed to keeping your tile floors clean and beautiful. Contact us today to schedule a floor cleaning and learn more about the services we provide.