DAILY Tile MAINTENANCE
Tile floors offer outstanding durability throughout the home, and these preventative steps are the best way to maintain them around the clock. Sweeping and dust mopping as frequently as possible will always be the key first step. Use mats at all entranceways and consider having residents and guests remove footwear by the door. You can also add area rugs throughout the home as another line of defense. With scratch resistance and moisture resistance, your tile floors can handle life with pets. Simply make sure to keep all pet nails and claws trim, brush your cats and dogs regularly to reduce pet dander, and use mats under food and water bowls.
Tile Spills & Stains
In an active home, spills and spots will eventually land on your floors but tile can handle the accidents! When they occur, simply wipe them up with paper towels or a clean cloth. You don't need harsh cleaners to remove dried stains, just use a gentle tile-specific cleaner in the area for spot treatment. Tile floors offer enough moisture resistance that allows you to wet-mop whenever you prefer! In this case, try to only use as much water as needed, use a gentle cleaning solution, and dry your floor afterward.
Tile DIRT & DEBRIS
When it comes to caring for your tile floors, it's always a good practice to remove loose dirt, dust, and debris regularly. By sweeping, dust-mopping, or vacuuming your tile floors several times a week, you are removing particles from the surface, thus preventing any abrasion or scratches. In addition to sweeping with a soft bristle broom, dust-mopping your floor with a microfiber cloth or dust mop is the best regular practice. It’s important to clean visible grout lines regularly to prevent the growth of mold and mildew, and to keep the tile floor shining like it should be!
Once you have selected the chic tile to complete your design vision, it’s time to prepare for installation! The installation experts at Gary’s Floor & Home have compiled our best tips and practices for you to complete before, during, and after the tile installation process. Learn more about what to expect here: