Tile and stone are the right choices for your home if you’re looking for the easiest maintenance! Minimal daily care and maintenance, along with a deeper clean once a week, is really all it takes to keep this flooring looking like new.
We still recommend you incorporate some care and maintenance into your daily and weekly cleaning routine. Our flooring specialists at Gregory’s Paint & Flooring have put together the following care and maintenance tips for your tile and stone flooring.
- Keep your tile and stone flooring clean by daily sweeping, dusting ,or vacuuming to clear away dirt, sand, and grime and keep the surface looking polished.
- Unlike hard surface flooring, it’s also recommended to use either steam cleaning or a wet mop at least once a week with a manufacturer-approved cleaner that is also compatible with grout.
- For common household spills and messes like milk, beer, soda, and pet accidents, immediately wipe away or mop clean.
Tile and stone flooring surfaces can also get very slippery when wet, so it’s important to keep your tile and stone flooring as dry as possible. After wiping away wet messes, dry the floor with a microfiber cloth or towel.
Tile & Stone Cleaning Solutions
Avoid products that contain acids, vinegars, chlorine, and ammonia when cleaning your tile and stone flooring. Certain cleaning chemicals could actually damage or discolor the grout or surfaces of your tile and stone flooring! It’s important to check with your manufacturer's guidelines to ensure you’re using an approved cleaning solution.
Fortunately, many manufacturers produce approved cleaning products to help keep your tile and stone floors looking their best! Speak to any of our Gregory’s Paint & Flooring store representatives for recommended tile and stone flooring cleaning supplies.
Below is a list of additional care and maintenance tips, plus stain removal resources, to help keep your tile and stone flooring looking extravagant!