Tile Care & Maintenance

Practice Preventative Maintenance

Preventative maintenance will keep your tile flooring looking and feeling great for years to come!

 

Ask family members and guests to remove their shoes before walking across your new floors. You may also consider getting doormats to trap dirt before it can be tracked across your new floor.

 

You should sweep or vacuum regularly according to manufacturer recommendations. 

 

Damp mop once a week (or more often for heavy traffic areas) using a special cleaner we can recommend—just ask your sales associate for guidance.

 

Make sure the cleanser you use is a neutral pH compatible with grout cleaning. Never use detergent or soap, which can dull the surface or promote mildew growth. Cleaners should never contain acids, vinegar, chlorines, or ammonia, as these chemicals can damage and discolor both the grout and the stone or tile.

Tile Care & Maintenance
Tile Care & Maintenance
Tile Spills & Stains

No matter how careful you are, accidents happen, especially with kids and pets at home. If your tile or stone flooring needs more than just a surface clean, use a manufacturer-approved cleaning solution and follow their guidelines.

 

For common household spills and messes like milk, beer, soda and pet accidents, immediately wipe away or mop clean.

 

Tile and stone flooring surfaces can get very slippery when wet, so it’s important to keep your tile and stone flooring as dry as possible. After wiping away wet messes, dry the floor with a micro-cloth or towel.