Bleach and Ammonia Based Cleaners
Do not use bleach cleaners on your tile floor. There are plenty of better cleaners that are milder and will get the floor clean. Bleach and ammonia products will discolor the grout. This will happen slowly, but it will be noticeable over time. Try an all-purpose cleaner and use as suggested by the manufacturer. This is much gentler on the floor, and they will still become cleaned.
Scrubbing the Tile and the Grout
Do not scrub with steel wool, scrubbing powders, or other scrubbing materials. Your tile has a special finish on it that can be damaged by these scrubbing products. A soft scrubbing cloth, as well as mops, can do the job. They can remove the dirt without removing the finish from the tile.
Do not leave spills on the floor for a long period of time. The same stains that can affect clothing will affect your tile floor. Stains that are oil based, tomato stains, and strains from drinks can ruin the floor so be sure to clean them up quickly. Do not allow them to sit for more than a few minutes at the most.
Furniture and the Floor
Tile can withstand a lot of wear and tear, but it can crack or chip with enough force. Use furniture protectors on the bottom of the tables and chairs. When moving furniture across the tile floor be as careful as possible. Potted plants need protectors on the underside of them as well.
Vacuum Beater Bar
Do not use this on the tile floor. It can scratch the surface. Many vacuums can turn off the beater bars and have special settings for cleaning tile floors.
Sweeping and Mopping
Dirt can ruin the tile floor. Floors need to be swept and cleaned often, so they do not get damaged. A light sweeping or a light mopping daily can extend the life of the tile floor.
Tile surface that will be around water is going to have to be caulked. Inspect the caulk every so often to make sure it does not begin to peel. Proper sealing will be able to protect the floor from wear and tear. It will also help keep the tile and the grout from becoming stained. Be sure to read the instructions on the sealing products. Do some research to find the sealer that you need for your floor.
Oil Based Cleaners and Glazed Tile
If you have tile that has been glazed, you may have noticed that it can become slippery. Do not use oil-based cleaners on the tile that is glazed or tile that has a shiny appearance. This can make it even more slippery.
Many people bring dirt into their home on their feet. Be sure that there is a doormat outside of the entrance way of the home and inside each entry point of the home. This will trap most of the dirt so that it does not even reach the tile floor.
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