Especially in bathrooms, kitchens, and laundry rooms where moisture is a factor, being that it is one of the more durable options, tile and grout flooring is typically found in every home. There are many who make some mistakes doing the task when it comes to the cleaning of tile and grout. While cleaning tile floors in an effort to help you avoid them, we at Silver State Floor Restoration would like to share some of the mistakes made.
Don’t Scrub Tile & Great with Abrasive Tools
Stay away from abrasive tools, like steel wool, and powders. In addition to the sealants and polish will be removed, tile processed with a finish that will be damage. The only thing you use to clean your tile and grout floors are soft cleaning mops, cloths and nonabrasive chemicals.
Neglecting Spills on Tile Flooring Should Be Avoided
Tile and grout can be just as impacted by substances spills just like other surfaces. When the seep in, stains and discoloration manifest. It is vital to wipe any spills.
Using Bleach & Ammonia Based Tile Cleaners is a Mistake
Products such as these need to be avoided at all costs. They will discolor the grout over time. Use a tile and grout cleaner specific to the type of tile you have.
Not Using Furniture Protectors on Tile
Tile can be chipped or crack with enough exerted, despite the seemingly hard, durable surface. You can better protect your tile from potential damage, use furniture protectors on the bottom of the legs of chairs and tables. Be very careful and note the potted plants as well when moving the furniture around as you clean.
Don’t Activate Vacuum Beater Bar on Tile Floors
When using the vacuum to clear the dust and debris, the beater bar of the vacuum should not be spinning. It scratches or dulls the finish when it spins. When cleaning tile floors ensure the beater, bar is not spinning.
Don’t Neglect Sweeping Tile
The grout and finish are damaged from the dirt, being a natural abrasive, and walking creating the friction, the deterioration of the sealant is expedited. To keep the tile and grout looking amazing and stay in optimal condition, daily sweeping light weekly mopping and professional deep cleaning 1-2 times a year.
Neglecting Sealing Maintenance is a Mistake
In order to protect the tile and grout from wear and tear, sealants should be periodically applied. New caulk should be administered to seal the seams if the caulk should be inspected routinely and if it is peeling.
Avoid Using Oil Based Cleaners to Treat Glazed Tile
Being slippery on their own, glazed tile floors with an oil-based cleaner will increase the risk of falling. Avoid oil-based cleaner on glazed tile.
Not Using Floor Mats
Under our feet, most of the filth that comes inside, is tracked in on the floors. To help avoid tracking in excess particulates, having an outdoor mat and indoor mat placed on both sides of the door can help knock the majority of the dirt and debris off the shoes.
Don’t Oversaturate Tile
During the mopping process can damage and discolor the tile, over saturation and not drying the moisture off the surface. Making the grout lines look dull and dingy, mineral deposits in the water left behind cause staining and excess moisture promotes mildew and mold growth. Be sure to dry them as it will also buff and shine the tile as well after the mopping.
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Consider every 6 months, tile and grout floors should be professionally cleaned at least once a year, and in high traffic area. Call Silver State Floor Restoration to ensure they are efficiently deep cleaned when they are due for a cleaning.