Regular care and maintenance will keep your tiles looking new for years to come.
- Sweep or vacuum tiles frequently to remove dirt
- Use floor mats at entrances to prevent dirt being walked across the floor. Shake or clean the mats frequently.
- Mop the tiles on a regular using the tile and grout cleaner which is recommended by the tile manufacturer. Rinse well with clean, warm water to help remove any leftover residue and dry wipe for added shine.
- Textured tiles may require mild scrubbing with a soft brush or electric polisher/scrubber.
- Always consult the cleaning product’s instructions to ensure it is compatible with your type of tile.
- Try to clean up spills as quickly as possible so that the grout or tile doesn’t become stained.
- Take care not to crack tiles when moving heavy objects.
- Cover furniture and table legs with protectors to guard your floor against damage.
- Caulk and consider sealing - Caulking will prevent expensive subsurface damage, as well as keep the tiled areas looking their best.
- Don't "beat" tiles when sweeping them
- Don't use a beater bar attachment on your vacuum cleaner - this will scratch and dull the tiles.
- Don't use steel wool, scouring powders, or other abrasives that can scratch the finish of the tile.
- Don’t use bleach or ammonia based cleaners, as these products can discolour your grout if used too often.
- Don't clean glazed tile with oil-based cleaners.