In our last few blogs at 2 Day Flooring, we talked about how to clean your hardwood floors and how to clean your laminate flooring. In today’s blog, we’ll be focusing on tile floors and how to give them the best clean. You may have some extra time on your hands these days, so it’s a great time to do some extra spring cleaning and organizing around the house. If your home in Tampa has tile flooring, this blog is for you!
If you’ve been thinking about replacing and updating the floors in your home in Tampa or the surrounding areas, 2 Day Flooring is your best source for flooring products and installation services. Give us a call or stop by the store today to view all of the high-quality flooring options that we have available with one of our flooring experts!
Sweep or Vacuum Daily
Sweeping your tile floors on a regular basis removes loose dirt, crumbs, and other debris that can get stuck on the tile flooring if left for too long. Crumbs and dirt accumulate naturally, so staying on top of sweeping and vacuuming can save you from extra cleaning in the future. Sweeping and vacuuming also helps keep your tile flooring from getting dull.
As with most flooring options, it’s important to clean your tile flooring with a mop. Mopping can help remove more stubborn stains and dirt or crumbs that are stuck to the surface. Before diving in, however, it’s important to do your research to make sure that the mop and cleaning solution that you are using is safe for your tile floors. Not all tile is made the same, and some can be more easily damaged if you aren’t careful.
Ceramic and Porcelain Tiles
Clean with a mild detergent, water, and a rag or chamois-type mop instead of a sponge mop.
Stone, Slate, Marble, or Granite Tile
It’s important to take extra precautions with these types of tiles. You should look for cleaners that are made specifically for natural stone. These tiles should typically be cleaned with cleaners that have low pH levels and are not very acidic, and be sure to dry them with a soft towel.
Linoleum, Vinyl, Cork, and Rubber
These resilient tile flooring options need much less maintenance than the previous tile options, however, it’s still important to make sure the cleaners that you are using are specific to your type of tile. It should also be noted that steam cleaning is not a good idea for these types of tile flooring — they are not designed to stand up to extreme heat or extra moisture.
Clean the Grout
Cleaning the grout on your tile flooring will keep it looking its best. No matter how clean the tile itself might be, if the grout is stained or dirty, the entire floor will look dirty. Grout cleaning can be a tedious chore, but it will make a huge difference. You can use a simple DIY cleaner made from baking soda and water and scrub the grout using a cleaning brush. Let your cleaning mixture sit for a while to ensure that the stains are penetrated before scrubbing.
If you want to protect your grout from future stains, you can apply a sealer. However, this typically works best if it’s done within 2 weeks of your grout being installed.
Choose 2 Day Flooring to Install Your Tile Flooring Today
When you choose 2 Day Flooring for your tile flooring installation, you can trust that you’ll get the best results in Tampa and the surrounding areas. From Westchase to Wesley Chapel, 2 Day Flooring has been providing high-quality flooring products and installation services for years. Stop by our flooring showroom to talk to an expert about your options and to schedule your installation today!