cleaning tile floors
Cleaning tile floors is easy - by design.
To make glazed tile, manufacturers fuse liquid glass to ceramic tile at high temperatures.
That creates a hard, nonporous surface.
There are many advantages to glazed tile as a result: It doesn't stain, scratch, or burn easily; and it's easy to clean.
Here's what you need to know about cleaning tile floors to keep them looking their best.
Cleaning Tile Floors Safely
Regularly vacuum and damp-mop tile floors, and clean up spills as they happen.
When deep cleaning tile floors, use a neutral-pH cleaner without surfactants (which can leave a residue on tile floors) such as Armstrong Once 'N Done Concentrated floor cleaner,
for tough grease-cutting action.
Make sure your cleaner has a built-in reinforcing sealer.
The Dos and Don'ts of Tile Cleaning
- Vacuum and/or sweep regularly.
- Avoid abrasive powders that can scratch the tile.
- Avoid ammonia-based cleaners.
- Clean with a nylon scrub sponge using nonabrasive cleaner and water, and then rinse.
- Never use wax or a sealant on tile floors.
- Clean tile grout by scrubbing with detergent, and then apply a diluted solution of chlorine bleach and let sit for five minutes. Then wash again and rinse.
If you make sure to keep tile floors clean without causing scratches, this flooring in your kitchen or bathroom can last you and the family for decades - and still look shiny and new.