The installation of ceramic tile flooring in your home will require proper care to ensure the tile remains in excellent condition in your home. You will need to learn various methods to use in order to keep any type of tile floor clean.
Caring for Grout
Grout that is used to fill spaces between your ceramic tiles is an important part of the floor. Dirt can get into the grout for your tile and can be difficult to clean. Sealing the grout is not guarantee that is will be resistant to discoloration. To remove the buildup of residue and dust you will need to clean the grout on a regular basis. A standard cleaner can be used to wash the surface of the grout. However, heavier types of cleaners are available to remove stains, grease and other residue. You can easily do this by using any regular mop.
Ceramic tile floors will require standard or routine maintenance. You can easily remove any type of dirt or debris from the floor by using a broom or a vacuum. Dust that accumulates on your floor is removed by using a dry mop. If you choose to use a vacuum, make sure that you use a hose attachment without a beater bar that can damage the surface. Place a floor mat in high traffic areas to prevent any dirt getting into your house. Ceramic tile floors can also be routinely cleaned by using a standard mop using special cleaners. Ceramic tile floors should be cleaned with a damp mop at least once a week.
Protecting the Floor
Avoid the use of scratch pads or any type of abrasive cleaners as these often lead to scratches appearing on the surface. Furniture such as chairs and tables that you place on the floor may also cause scratching to occur. To prevent this place a felt pad onto the bottom of legs for furniture that is made of metal, iron or wood and even plastic. Make sure that tile is a wet or high moisture area can be stained by metal that begins to rust.
For more information about installing ceramic tile in your kitchen or bathroom, call Flooring by Patterson at 713.880.2882.