Ceramic tile is an excellent choice as flooring for kitchens, bathrooms, mudrooms, entryways and other areas that might get wet and dirty. Ceramic tile is made of clay and other natural products that are shaped and pressed before being glazed and fired in a kiln at very high temperatures. This process makes ceramic tile durable and resistant as a flooring material. The glaze on the ceramic tile provides a protective barrier from water, dirt and stains.
It is very important to learn what type of tile you have. Cleaning products for natural stones such as marble or travertine are very different from those for ceramic tile. Inquire at your tile store about what products to use for natural stones. This article focuses on ceramic tile.
While ceramic tile is a low-maintenance product, there is upkeep required to keep your tile floors in the best condition:
Grout joints are susceptible to picking up dirt and debris. In addition, grout is porous and can become discolored from absorbing grease and spills. To clean the grout, follow these steps:
After cleaning your ceramic tile floors, cut down on future maintenance by installing mats inside and outside each exterior door to wipe shoes on before entering onto the tile floor. Also, a house policy to remove shoes at the mats can prevent extra maintenance work as well.
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