In order to protect the overall condition and health along with aesthetics and longevity, there are quite a few natural stone as well as manufactured tile that requires specific maintenance. Once or twice a year, these applications generally include deep cleaning and sealings and some will need to be polished. From the porous-absorbing grout and tile, professional cleaning can get the deep-rooted dirt and debris as well as the moisture. Allowing them to resist staining and other imperfections, sealants provide a barrier to keep the grout and tile safeguarded while a deep cleaning can also make a big difference on your tile and grout. On applicable tile, polishing is what gives the vibrantly cleaned tile a shine. Today, we at Silver State Floor Restoration would like to elaborate on polishing.
How Do I Get My Tile to Shine Again?
A professional can quickly get the polishing done to restore the protective layer of finish for your tile. The polishing will clear out the nicks, light scratches, and other minor blemishes while shining the surface. It should be done after a deep professional cleaning in order to maximize the polishing effects. Polishing should be scheduled every 1-4 months depending on the foot traffic. Professional cleaning, sealing, and polishing are all important if you want to keep your polished tile glowing in addition to the daily maintenance such as dusting, dry mopping, spot cleaning, and washing the surface. These tiles include ceramic, porcelain, marble, travertine, and other natural stone tile, some tiles should not be polished, where others, it is necessary to polish them as a part of maintenance. Dependent on the manufactured finish, the polishing service is dictated. The deep cleaning and sealing are enough to restore the sparkle on the tile, but in others, polishing is required in some cases. If polishing is necessary, a professional can let you know if you are unsure.
Is Professional Tile Polishing Worth It?
It is important to know that most manufacturers advise against it and it can potentially invalidate your warranty where there are options for DIY polishing. In an effort to polish the tile themselves, too many people have ruined their tile. It is in the best interest of homeowners simply stick to the routine maintenance such as removing the surface particles and washing any spots or residues. To remove the dirt and debris from the surface, use a broom, dust mop, or a vacuum set to “bare floor.” You can cause scratches and scuff marks on the tile if you do not deactivate the beater bar. To keep your polished tile looking marvelous, reduce as much of the dirt and granules from penetrating the ground on building up on the surface. For an ideal ground for mold and mildew, be certain to continue to wipe up any spills and avoid allowing moisture to linger as grout makes.