Best Practices For Cleaning Tile Floors

Nov 20, 2020 | Tile and Grout Cleaning

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Now is the perfect season for deep cleaning your tile floors. But before you default to a standard routine, remember that different types of tile require different care. 

Elite Green Team Chem-Dry can help maintain your tile and grout so it looks its best for years to come. Keep these tips in mind for your specific type of tile from the Chem-Dry tile cleaning professionals in Friendswood, Texas.


Porcelain And Ceramic Tile 

Vacuum or sweep your tile first. Avoid the use of chemicals like bleach, ammonia, or acid as these can erode porcelain and ceramic tile. Steer clear of corrosive chemical cleaners as these can damage grout and tile, too. 

A good standard practice is to clean your tile using warm water, a little mild detergent, and a mop. After you’re finished, go over your tile floors again using warm water only to remove any remaining residue. You can also follow the same procedure for wall tiles using a soft, microfiber cloth. 

If your tiles look foggy afterwards, use a non-abrasive all-purpose cleaner to remove any residue left behind. 


Polished Tile

Start by sweeping, mopping, or wiping down polished tile with a microfiber cloth. Next, use a mop like a chamois style that won’t leave behind streaks. Mop using warm water and a gentle cleaning detergent. Just keep in mind that glossy tiles dry quickly, so they may need to be polished afterward using a microfiber towel. 


Natural Stone Tile 

Natural stone like granite, marble, or slate can be damaged easily, so it’s important to use the right products when cleaning chem. Avoid abrasive tools or harsh chemicals like vinegar or lemon. Use a specialty cleaning solution made for use on natural stone tile. Some mild detergents work as well as long as they’re PH-neutral and don’t contain acidic properties. In many cases, it’s best to leave natural stone to a professional tile cleaner in Friendswood, Texas.  


Cleaning Grout

Porous grout surfaces soak up dirt and moisture and can become breeding grounds for mold and dirt. Be sure to reseal your grout often and clean it using a paste made from one part water and two parts baking soda. 


Tile Cleaning In Friendswood, Texas

Stay up with routine tile and grout cleaning on a daily and weekly basis. And keep in mind that enlisting the help of a tile cleaner in Friendswood, Texas is a wise investment for your tile. 

Learn more about the Chem-Dry tile cleaning process for your home or business in Friendswood, Texas. 

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