Did you just install gleaming new tiles floors at your home? They sure do look stunning! Unfortunately, floors have this pesky little habit of becoming way too dirty and stained too soon. After all, they do receive the most traffic out of all other home fixtures.
Here are our top tips to maintain your tile floors, straight from flooring experts!
The Best Ways to Maintain Your Tile Floors
1. Keep them Clean by Vacuuming and Dusting
Your tile floors should be kept clean by vacuuming and dusting every day. While this may seem excessive to some people, you should keep in mind that dust and dirt particles are often invisible until they gather up and stain your tiles. Only when you start dusting do you realize just how much dirt was sitting on your tiles all along.
Also, keep in mind that dust and dirt particles can scratch up your tiles. They also cause friction which damages tiles in the long run. By vacuuming every day, you get rid of this dust immediately and reduce the chances of your tiles becoming faded and scratched.
2. Pay Attention to the Tile Grout
All too often, we notice that people go to great measures to keep their tiles clean but leave the grout dirty and dark as it collects dust and becomes stained. Cleaning tile grout is just as important as keeping your tiles well-maintained. So, here is an easy way to get it done.
Make a thick paste out of water and baking soda. Using a toothbrush, apply this paste to the grout and let it sit for 30 to 40 minutes. Then, scrub the paste on the grout gently using the toothbrush and rinse it off with warm water. Your grout will look fresh and clean immediately!
P.S. If your grout has become too dirty and stained to be cleaned using this technique, it may be time to call in flooring experts for re-grouting. Get it done here.
3. Regular Tile Maintenance is Important
Once you’ve cleaned up your floors well and the grout looks better too, it is time to ensure your tiles never go back to their old self. The best way to ensure your tiles stay looking brand new is by regular floor maintenance. You can do so by cleaning up any spills immediately and getting the damage fixed by experts ASAP. Another great trick is to keep a doormat for exterior entrances, as it will catch all the dirt from your shoes before you step on your tile flooring.
4. Let Experts Handle Damaged Floors
Sometimes, your floors are simply too far gone to be restored at home. Under such circumstances, it is best not to try your way through a YouTube DIY. Instead, you should call in flooring and Grout Experts to take care of it professionally. They have the right tools, equipment, and expertise needed to bring your floors back to life (or perhaps install new ones!)