In order to preserve the longevity, aesthetics, and overall condition of the tile, most people with tile applications know that tile requires cleaning, sealing, and in some cases, polishing. From the porous tile and grout, professional cleaning clean outs the deep-rooted soil, moisture, and debris. Make it look like new, a deep cleaning alone can make a significant difference in the vibrancy of the tile and grout. To prevent stains and other compromising elements from occurring to the tile and grout, the sealants is designed to act as a barrier. A restoration application that makes a difference in the look in the tile’s appearance is the polishing. Polishing allows the tile to reflect and shine. We at Silver State Floor Restoration would like to take the opportunity to discuss polishing your tile.
How Often Do I Polish My Tile?
Polishing your tile restores the protective layer of finish and is a simple service a professional can get done quickly. While it shines the surface, the polishing clears away the nicks, scratches, and other minor blemishes. Optimally done following a professional deep cleaning service is polishing. Depending on the foot traffic, polishing the tile should be done anywhere from once every 1-4 months. Professional deep cleaning, sealing and polishing are important maintenance steps that keep your tile glowing in correlation with your daily maintenance, including, dusting, dry mopping, spot cleaning, and washing the surface.
Do Tiles Need Polishing?
Though other tile types should avoid it, different tile materials are required to be polished on a routine basis. Generally, you can polish porcelain, ceramic, marble, travertine, and other natural stone tile. The polishing service depends on the manufactured finish. In some instances, the surface simply needs a deep cleaning, sealing, and possibly a buffing, though in many cases a polishing can restore sparkly to many different types of tiles. The technician can tell you which services your tile is need of.
Can You Polish Tiles Yourself?
Most manufacturers would advise against it and in some cases, and it can void your warranty when it comes to DYI polishing. There are many instances where people ruin their tile floor while some products can be effective. Keeping the dirt and debris removed, controlling the moisture exposure and spot cleaning any spots or residues, ultimately owners should focus on the daily maintenance.
How Do You Maintain Tile?
With a dust mop, broom, or a vacuum set to “bare floor,” daily removal of the debris can be easily done. Make sure the bar is not rotating as it could cause slight scuff marks and scratches if you opt to use the vacuum. Increase the duration between professional cleaning as you keep the dirt contained can prevent it from penetrating the into the porous grout. Keeping the tile and grout is ideal to prevent mildew and mold growth because of the porous nature. It also prevents staining as tending to the spills not only controls the moisture exposure.