One of the most common flooring options for homes is tile or natural stone. You can choose from many tiles that fit any type of décor. Tile and especially stone are used in bathrooms, kitchens, counters and backsplashes. When you make the decision to have tile or stone floors you are thinking about what it looks like in the room. One of the downsides of stone and tile is that they don’t offer the comfort that other flooring options do. The very best thing that you can do is add an area rug to the space. The rug offers some comfort that the tile and stone does not. Rugs are a great addition to a room not only for the comfort but also for the design. Rugs come in all sizes and styles and anyone can find a unique rug for their home. When you place a rug on your new stone or tile floor you need to be sure that there will not be any damage.
Silver State Floor Restoration Address Whether Rugs Will Damage Your Tile Or Stone Floors & How To Clean Them
Do Rugs Damage Your Stone Or Tile Floor: When you go out to buy a rug for your home you are looking for the best fit as well as colors and textures that you like. The second thing that most people do is also purchase a backing to lay under the rug. This will stop the rug from slipping and sliding around the area. The rug itself is not really a problem for the tile or the stone floors but the backing could be! The backing is often made from some type of rubber or latex that can be separate from the rug or combined and attached to the rug. The rubber when it is laid on the tile will be okay for the tile but the grout is a problem. You need to be sure that the grout is clean and also sealed properly before you use the rubber backing it can cause the grout to become discolored.
Cleaning Your Tile & Stone Floors: If you do have tile or stone floors in your home you need to be sure that they are cleaned properly. The interesting thing is that many people choose to use harsh chemicals to clean their floors. The chemicals in most store bought floor cleaning solutions can actually cause damage to the stone. The stone especially can be worn down by the chemicals. The other problem is that the cleaners can leave streaking on the floor making it look dirty after you have cleaned it. The best thing you can do is to clean the tile or stone with warm water and vinegar. The other option is to have the floors cleaned on a regular basis by a professional. We are able to come out and clean the floors and polish them making it easier for you to keep up in between visits.