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Your brand new tile floor looks beautiful! Now how do you keep it like that? tile floor maintenance

This is the ninth installment of
9 Reasons Why You Should Consider Tile Flooring
which can also be downloaded as a free eBook at www.carpet conceptsfl.com.

When you decide to go with tile flooring, you can expect tile floor maintenance to be minimal. However, there are some things to consider regarding cleaning and maintenance of a tile floor.

Here are a few common questions:

What’s the best way to clean tile floors?

Sweeping on a regular basis is fine for basic cleaning. When you’re ready to mop, use a cleaner that has “neutral pH” on the label. Or, you can mix baking soda and water as a homemade cleaner. Pour half a cup of baking soda into two gallons of water and mix very well. Apply the liquid with a string mop or sponge mop. Avoid putting harsh chemicals on tile, such as the chemicals that are in steel wool pads. There’s always a risk that you’re affecting the color or etching the polish.

What floor tiles are the most popular and does each kind need a different cleaner?

The most popular materials are natural stone — marble, limestone, granite, as well as terra-cotta tiles. There are many different approaches professionals take for different materials. But, baking soda and neutral pH cleaners are the best for homeowners. These are suited to all materials.

What’s the best way to clean grout?

The baking soda cleaner should take most stains out of grout, too. If there is serious staining, don’t flood the grout with cleaner. For any major discoloration of your grout, you will need to call in a pro. Removing the grout is only necessary when it’s cracked and water can seep through and damage the floor underneath.

Does each kind of flooring require a different kind of grout?

In general, high grout lines are best for easy maintenance. Low grout collects dirt. If it’s a heavily trafficked areas you might ask for stain resistant grout, which is typically used in commercial applications. It won’t discolor the tiles, and it won’t react with anything else spilled on it.

If there’s only minor damage to a tile floor, can one small area be restored?

A good installer can reattach one loose tile by injecting adhesive, or putting in a single new matching tile. Attempting to chop out a broken tile may risk breaking the pieces next to it. This may result in having to cut out much more than you expected, or even damaging pipes below. If you have minor damage, call an experienced professional to repair it.

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Have additional questions regarding tile floor maintenance? Or do you need your tile flooring repaired? At Carpet Concepts, our professionals will answer all your questions. We’ll be more than happy to set up an appointment to come out and repair your tile flooring too! 

Call us today at (239)574-5099 or contact us online.

-Jay

 

 

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