How to Care for Ceramic and Porcelain Tile
Tips for Maintaining Ceramic
and Porcelain Tile
All things in the home require
maintaining so your home looks like new. If you properly maintain your
ceramic and porcelain tile it will look great for
decades without having to replace it. To keep it
fresh and new looking it must be maintained on a
regular basis. Here are some useful suggestions on
how to care for ceramic and porcelain tile.
you follow them your ceramic and porcelain tile
will look great for decades.
Clean up all spills as
quickly as possible so your grout does not get
Have your non-porous tile
extraction cleaned by a qualified tile and grout
cleaning company on an average of every twenty four
months to keep it looking bright and sparkling.
Clean tile and the tile
grout every week. A solution of white distilled
vinegar and water works great. Mix one cup of
vinegar to a gallon of water. Apply the solution
using a spray bottle and mist the tile and grout as
Keep in mind that
while tile is durable it is not indestructible.
object on the tile can chip or crack it and require
Always use felt pads
under furniture to prevent scratching the tile when
the furniture is moved.
carpets or mats should always be placed at
entryways to trap dirt, sand, or moisture to
prevent scratching the tile and prevent slipping on
Vacuum and dust
floors frequently to minimize surface scratches.
If construction is
being done in a room with tile, cover it to protect
the floor from accidental damage.
edges of new floor tile to protect the floor from
moisture penetration. This is primarily done in a
bathroom, kitchen, or similar type of area.
use scouring powders, steel wool or other abrasives
to clean tile as they could permanently scratch the
or ammonia-based cleaners should not be used on
tile. These products may discolor your grout. In
the short term, bleach can appear to improve the
color of your grout, however, in the long term it
can permanently damage the grout.
Ceramic and porcelain tile is
a durable product and only requires a minimal
amount of care. Cleaning it on a weekly basis and
prevent dropping heavy objects on the surface will
insure that it will last for decades.
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