Benefits of Tile:
Messes are a part of everyday life, and your floors better be able to handle them. Most times, tile only needs water for easy cleanup!
Whether you’re looking for a weather-resistant option for your outdoor space, installing an eye-catching kitchen countertop, or want to balance style and functionality in any space, ceramic tile has options to help you.
Easy to clean and durable, tile stands up to everyday life.
Ceramic tile is low-maintenance, moisture-resistant, scratch-resistant, and stain-resistant, so whatever life throws on your surfaces, you’re ready for it.
Simmering spaghetti sauce in the kitchen, spilled drinks in the dining room, and muddy pawprints in the mudroom stand no chance against ceramic and porcelain tile. Regardless of application, tile provides a low-maintenance solution for your home.
Step one in caring for your tile is to sweep it! Get in there and get all the mess that’s in dry form off your surface the old fashioned way. You may also wish to invest in an electrostatic cleaning tool (one brand name is “Swiffer”) to remove minute debris, giving you the cleanest start possible.
From there, clear, clean water is often all that’s needed to clean your tile. If you find you must use something stronger, turn to a neutral cleaner made specifically for grout or tile, or a mildly alkaline detergent (i.e., Mr. Clean, Spic and Span).
Stay away from using harsh cleaners on a regular basis. The effect of using cleaners with a high pH (bleach – alkaline) or low pH (vinegar – acidic) over and over is that they may break down some sealers which are there to help prevent soap scum, oils, and dirt from penetrating into the grout
Always rinse with clean, clear water after cleaning to remove any residue. Any residual cleaner, soap, or detergent must be removed to prevent it from leaving the tile dull and susceptible to more rapid soiling.
Nylon or plastic scrubbers are handy and generally won’t scratch. These are great tools for helping care for your tile and grout.