Ceramic tile flooring is a go to choice for kitchens, bathrooms, and entryways because of durability and variety of colors. Ceramic flooring can also last for years by following these recommended maintenance steps to keep it looking the best it can.
Ceramic tile is stain resistant, but it is still important to wipe up any spills when they occur. It is also important to wipe up any mud that can get dragged in on the bottom of shoes that can stain or scratch the tile.
The type of cleaning you do and how often it is done is dependent on your household. Typically, sweeping or vacuuming will happen a couple times a week. It is most likely you will only need to mop once a week though. When mopping, avoid using a sponge mop. These tend to push the dirt into the grout which becomes harder to clean. Instead use a string mop. Using a cleanser recommended by the tile manufacturer is great but you can also use a mild dish detergent mixed with hot water.
It is important to properly clean the grout on an as needed basis. If you are having new ceramic floors installed, consider opting for a darker grout. This helps to hide dirt and grime well and provides a modern look. When cleaning your grout use a stiff-bristle brush and hot water. If your grout is deeply stained, you can apply a baking soda and vinegar mixture allowing it time to sit before scrubbing.
One of the benefits to grout sealers is that it can help reduce the risk of stains on the ceramic tile. It is recommended to seal grout after installation, but it should also be resealed once or twice per year for routine maintenance.
If you have any questions about ceramic tile flooring or are ready to update the flooring in your home or office, contact your Spartanburg flooring professionals today. You can call us at 864-595-3850 or email using our online contact form.