Tile is durable and easy to care for. However, it's still a good idea to establish a care routine. Doing so will prolong the beauty of your flooring for many years to come.
Daily care and maintenance
Start by investing in doormats and encourage guests to remove shoes before walking across your flooring. You may also consider using furniture protectors and area rugs to further protect your tile from scratches and normal wear from heavy traffic.
For regular care. be sure to vacuum and mop your tile. Use hard-surface cleaning products as needed, too, but first make sure that they are manufacturer-approved and will not dull your tile's surface.
Dealing with stains and spills
For common liquid spills like milk, wine, and pet accidents, immediately wipe away or mop clean. Tile can get very slippery when wet, so it’s important to address the spill before your flooring becomes a hazard!
As we mentioned above, use only manufacturer-approved cleaning products on your tile! Products should be free of acids, vinegars, chlorine, and ammonia. Certain chemicals can actually damage or discolor your tile's grout or its actual surface, so it's important to consult your manufacturer's cleaning guidelines. Fortunately, there's no shortage of cleaning products, and we're proud to stock many of them in our showroom!
For care tips, stain removal tips, vacuum guidelines, and more, take a look at this list of useful information from the experts at Shaw!