Ceramic and porcelain tiles are popular choices for flooring due to their durability, low maintenance, and aesthetic appeal. However, like any material, they are not without their challenges. To help you understand what these problems are so that you can eliminate them, Silver State Floor Restoration will go over some issues you may have with ceramic and porcelain tiles.
Tile Stains & Discoloration
Ceramic and porcelain are easy to clean, but that does not mean that stains and discoloration do not happen. Stains and discoloration can tarnish the appearance of ceramic and porcelain tile floors. Porous grout lines are especially susceptible to staining. Liquid can get down inside that grout and can have a hard time coming out. If there is textured tile, then dirt can get into the tile surfaces. Over time the tile can start to look cloudy and dirty. Regularly cleaning and sealing can help protect the grout from staining. Hiring a professional is the best option to deep clean your tile flooring
Grout problems, such as cracking and crumbling are commonly encountered in tile floors. These issues may arise due to a lack of proper care and cleaning, excessive foot traffic, or heavy impacts, such as dropping heavy objects on the floor. For minor cracks or crumbling, regrouting the affected areas can help the issue. However, extensive grout problems may need complete grout and tile removal and reapplication. If you have put new grout in you will want to apply a sealer to the grout this can help enhance its longevity and stain resistance.
Mold in Grout
A very common issue that many people have is mold in grout lines. This can happen when areas such as bathrooms and showers get wet and humid a lot. Without proper cleaning and proper ventilation, it becomes a breeding ground for bacteria and mold to start growing. It can be harmful to your health so you want to get rid of it as soon as possible. If you have any cracks in your grout, then water can get down inside that grout and mold can start to grow. If the mold gets bad, then you need to call a professional to come to help clean your grout and tile.
Dull Looking, Hard to Clean Tiles
One of the main issues when having a dull appearance on your grout and tile is because you are using the wrong cleaning product. If you have recently installed new ceramic or porcelain tile, it is important that you contact a professional and see what they recommend for the proper cleaning products. Another reason why you could have a dull appearance is because of dirt that can’t be removed from your standard cleaning products. It will then start to give your tile a dark dull appearance because it is not cleaned properly.
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Ceramic and porcelain tile floors offer numerous benefits but over time can encounter various problems. It is important that you take care of your tiles properly. If it is time for your tile to be professionally cleaned or you need help on how to properly clean it, then give Silver State Floor Restoration a call.