Tile cleaning | National Design Mart | Northeast Ohio

Routine Tile Care

Routine care and maintenance are essential to preserve the beauty and longevity of your tile flooring. Start by regularly sweeping to remove dirt, dust, and debris that can scratch the surface. For glazed tiles, damp mop with a mild detergent solution to keep them clean and shiny. Avoid using abrasive cleaners or harsh chemicals, which can damage the finish or grout. Inspect the grout lines periodically and clean them with a grout cleaner if necessary to prevent discoloration or mildew growth. Seal your tiles and grout regularly to enhance their durability and resistance to stains and moisture.

Tile Spills & Stains

No matter how careful you are, spills are inevitable. Acting quickly to address them can prevent them from causing lasting damage to your tile flooring.

Use a clean cloth or paper towel to blot up the spill, avoiding rubbing which can spread the liquid. Once the majority of the spill is absorbed, clean the area with a mild detergent solution and water, then dry thoroughly to prevent water damage or discoloration.

Gently scrape up the material being careful not to scratch the tile surface. Wipe away any remaining residue with a damp cloth or sponge, then clean the area with a mild detergent solution and water. Dry the floor thoroughly to prevent any leftover residue from sticking or staining.

When faced with stubborn stains on your tile floor, it's essential to use the appropriate cleaning method to avoid causing further damage. Consult your manufacturer's guide or recommendations to identify the best approach for removing the specific type of stain without harming the flooring or voiding your warranty. Test any cleaning products or methods in a small, inconspicuous area first to ensure compatibility and effectiveness before applying them to the stained area.