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Tile Care & Maintenance

How to clean and care for tile floors

If you’re looking for the easiest type of flooring to maintain, then tile and stone are the right choice for your home! Minimal daily care and maintenance along with a deeper clean once a week is really all it takes to keep your flooring looking like new.

But you still have to incorporate some care and maintenance into your daily and weekly cleaning routine. Our flooring specialist at Bowling’s Carpet put together the following care and maintenance tips for your tile and stone flooring:

 

Tile Care and Maintenance Tips:

  • Keep your tile and stone flooring clean by daily sweeping, dusting or vacuuming to clear away dirt, sand and grime and keep the surface looking polished.
  • Unlike hard surface flooring, it’s also recommended to use either steam cleaning or a wet mop at least once a week with a manufacturer approved cleaner that is also compatible with grout.
  • For common household spills and messes like wine, juice and pet accidents, immediately wipe away or mop clean.

Tile and stone flooring surfaces can also get very slippery when wet, so it’s important to keep your tile and stone flooring as dry as possible. After wiping away wet messes, dry the flooring with a micro-cloth or towel.

 

Tile Cleaning Solutions:

Avoid products that contain acids, vinegars, chlorine and ammonia when cleaning your tile and stone flooring.  Did you know that certain cleaning chemicals could actually damage or discolor the grout or surfaces of your tile and stone flooring? It’s important to check with your manufacturer guidelines to ensure you’re using an approved cleaning solution.

Fortunately, many manufacturers produce approved cleaning products to help keep your tile and stone floors looking their best!  Speak to any of our store representatives for recommended tile and stone flooring cleaning supplies.

 

Additional resources:

Below is a list of additional care and maintenance tips plus stain removal resources to help keep your tile and stone flooring looking beautiful:

Shaw Tile and Stone Flooring Care Guide:
https://shaw.app.box.com/s/p4hyaigd07qj6r93zcxy

Care and Maintenance Tips:
https://shawfloors.com/flooring/how-to/tile-and-stone/care-maintenance/tile-stone-care-and-maintenance

Shaw R2X Hard Surfaces Flooring Cleaner:
https://shawfloors.com/shopping/r2x-cleaner