Tile is a durable, classic flooring choice that many homeowners gravitate to. That’s why it’s no surprise that as the premier tile and grout cleaner in Broussard, we often get questions about the best way to protect and maintain these surfaces between our visits.
Here are a few proven tips that can help you keep your floors in good shape and get significantly more years out of your tile and grout.
#1 – Use doormats and rugs in high traffic areas.
Strategically placemats outside your front entrance and just inside the doors of your home. It also helps to place area rugs in high traffic areas like in front of bathroom vanities and underneath furniture. This can help keep dirt and other corrosive substances off your tile by adding an extra layer of protection to absorb stains and scratches.
#2 – Be aware of pets in the home.
If you have indoor pets, keep their nails trimmed to prevent scratches on your tile floors. Also, make it a habit to vacuum pet dander and hair from tile each week. When messes do happen, be sure to wipe them up quickly—especially urine as it contains acidic components that can eat away at tile surfaces.
#3 – Be gentle with furniture on your tile.
Place furniture pads on the legs of chairs, tables, couches, and other furniture to protect your tile from scratches. Also, avoid placing extremely heavy objects on your tile that can cause cracking and other damage.
#4 – Sweep and mop tile surfaces often.
Even a thin layer of dust can wear away the luster of tile surfaces. Keep up with sweeping and vacuuming at least each week and mop your tile weekly as well using a non-abrasive mop. A solution of ¼ cup white vinegar and 2 gallons of hot water is an effective option. If you decide on a store-bought cleaning solution instead, avoid bleach, ammonia, abrasive, or oil-based cleaners on your tile.
#5 – Restore the protective sealant on your tile.
While tile comes with a protective sealant, keep in mind that it isn’t permanent and will wear away over time. Restore this protective layer on your tile as part of your tile and grout cleaning service with Chem-Dry each year.
Tile And Grout Cleaning In Broussard, Louisiana
Chem-Dry of Acadiana can help keep your tile looking its best. Plus, we not only restore beauty and shine to tile flooring, but we also remove 98% of bacteria from tile and grout as part of our signature service.