Tile is a durable, stylish flooring choice in homes throughout California. And as the leading tile cleaners in Castaic, we’re often asked about best practices for keeping tile and grout maintained between our visits.
Here are a few proven methods that can help you add years to the lifespan of your tile and grout, plus keep these surfaces looking their best on a daily basis.
#1 – Use doormats and rugs on tile.
Place rugs over high traffic areas like front entrances, in front of the stove or bathroom mirror, and in walkways. This helps catch dirt and other corrosive particles that wear down tile and grout, plus provides an added layer of protection against scratches and scuffs.
#2 – Take measures to protect tile from pets.
To prevent scratching on tile floors, keep your pet’s nails trimmed regularly. Vacuum hair and dander from tile at least on a weekly basis, and also remember to clean up pet stains quickly as the acid in urine can wear down tiles protective finish.
#3 – Be cautious with furniture placed on tile.
Use furniture protectors on the legs of any furniture that touches your tile, like couches, cabinets, chairs, or tables. Also avoid placing extremely heavy furniture on tile to prevent cracks.
#4 – Sweep and mop tile surfaces regularly.
Even a thin layer of dust can dull the luster of tile surfaces. To prevent this, sweep or vacuum tile at least on a daily basis. Use a non-abrasive mop with a mixture of ¼ cup white vinegar and 2 gallons of hot water to keep tile looking its best. If you opt for a store bought cleaning solution, avoid bleach, ammonia, oil-based, or abrasive cleaning solutions.
#5 Restore tile sealant often.
It’s inevitable—the protective seal on your tile and grout is bound to wear down over time. That’s why it’s essential to restore the protective finish to block stains and discoloration. As part of the tile cleaning process, Chem-Dry adds a new layer of sealant to fortify your tile and grout.
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Chem-Dry is here to help keep your tile looking its best. Make Chem-Dry of Santa Clarita Valley part of your regularly tile cleaning routine. We not only clean, seal, and protect your tile, but also remove 98.6% of bacteria from tile, stone, and grout in the process.