Tiles are popular in residential and commercial properties because of their shiny appearance and high durability. But they demand regular care and maintenance to keep up with daily wear and stay in their original state for a long time.
This article has listed some tips and tricks from our experts at ASAP Carpet Cleaning that will help you increase the lifespan of tiles and keep them in tip-top condition.
6 Ways To Extend The Lifespan Of Your Tiles
⇒ Clean the dust and dirt regularly
Tiles are prone to accumulation of dirt, dust, and grime particles. These accumulated particles not only affect the appearance of your floors but also increases wear and tear.
While you can’t prevent it completely, but can certainly reduce it by regular cleaning. Our experts advise vacuuming and mopping your tile surfaces on a weekly or bi-weekly basis. It helps keep the dirt and grime particles away.
⇒ Address spills immediately
Spills on floors are unavoidable. But things get worse when you ignore those stains for a long time. So when something spills on your tile surface, try to clean it as early as possible.
Cleaning the spills right away prevent them from becoming a stain. Take a clean cloth and wipe off the spill without spreading it further. Then apply a suitable cleaner and clean it.
⇒ Use Non-Abrasive Cleaners.
Many tile cleaning products are available in the market. But not all of them are suitable for cleaning your tile type. Especially, the abrasive cleaners that can significantly erode your tile.
Our experts suggest preferring non-abrasive cleaners for your tile. These cleaners can effectively cleanse dirt, grime, and all types of stains without damaging your floors.
⇒ Avoid harsh cleaning
Even though tiles are hard, they are vulnerable to damage if not taken care of correctly. That’s why you must be very careful while cleaning your tiles. Scrub the tiles gently using a soft-bristled brush.
Strictly avoid using steel wool scrubbers and hard-bristled brushes, as they can severely scratch and damage your floors.
⇒ Keep your tile dry to avoid mold.
While cleaning your tiles and grout, try to use an adequate amount of water. Because the excess moisture accumulates in the grout lines and leads to mold growth. Mold damages the inner layers of the tile and hence the lifespan of your tile decreases.
So it is always recommended by the experts to not over wet the tiles while cleaning. Moreover, dry the floors thoroughly after cleaning them to avoid hard water stains.
⇒ Reseal the tile flooring.
The coating on the tile can run out over time. And that’s why it is essential to reseal the tile. Our experts recommend resealing your tile surfaces once a year to maintain their original look.
Sealing also protects it from discoloration, cracking, and warping (which is often caused due to stain moisture). And the sealant also adds a sheen layer to the tile and increases its lifespan.
Tile and grout floors are exposed to high foot traffic and daily wear. They require regular care and maintenance to preserve their original appearance for a long time. Along with these homemade remedies, you must invest in professional tile and grout cleaning to ensure thorough cleaning of your floors.
Experts use effective cleaning methods that remove the accumulated dirt, grime, and debris from your tile and grout and provide you with spotless floors.