A tile’s longevity, depends on the tile cleaning. Tiles are by far one of the most common types of floors in the United States. Ceramic tiles alone make up about one-eighth of total American floor material sales. In 2012, they sold $18.76 billion. Tiles are popular in most areas of the house, but they tend to shine in the bathroom and the kitchen. In fact, a recent survey found that 90% of homeowners prefer either tile or hardwood in their kitchens! Of all the floor types available in the market, tiles have traditionally been a standard and solid (no pun intended) choice.
One thing to keep in mind about tiles is that if taken care of, they can last for years. Decades – or even centuries! Tile cleaning isn’t too difficult; by cleaning your tile floors consistently, you can make your tiles last practically forever. Here are a few ceramic tile cleaning tips to steer you in the right direction:
1) When it comes to tile and grout cleaning, try to avoid harsh chemicals (including some of those found over the counter). Instead, a simple mixture of two-thirds water and one-third white vinegar is perfect for routine cleaning. If you are unable to get a stain out, you can always call a professional.
2) Use topical sealants to treat the grouts. It is recommended to use sealants on your grouts at least every two years. If you are uncomfortable with doing grout sealing yourself, you can always (again) call a professional !
3) One sealant you should consider using is a 100% silicone caulk sealant. They are highly resistant to liquids, especially water.
For other services such as tile polishing and tile restoration, it’s best to see a professional no matter what (unless you have extensive experience in floor cleaning and installation). For more information about tile polishing and other services, feel free to leave a comment at the bottom.
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