|Agglomerate Tile Floor
Agglomerate tile is a man-made type of floor and is made by mixing marble and granite stone chips with dust and binding these materials with epoxy or other resins. The surface of agglomerate tiles vary from smooth to polished. It is produced in sheets to be used in kitchens, counters, walls, bathrooms, fireplaces and many other places. It is durable and has a strong compression strength for high traffic areas.
Acidic acids can cause dulling of the tiles due to the presence of marble and granite chips on the surface. To prevent this effect, it needs to have a sealer protecting it. It is essential to use a cleaner specifically designed to clean stones like the Rejuvenate Floor Restorer. It gets your home feeling fresh and new.
General Guidelines to Keep Your Agglomerate Flooring in Great Shape
Keeping your floors looking great is vital since flooring is one of the most expensive and time consuming aspects of home improvement. Simple steps can prolong the life of your floor, regardless of the type you may have. Here are some tricks that will keep your Agglomerate floor looking new:
- Close curtains and blinds — UV rays from sunlight can fade colors on floor and sometimes cause discoloration
Place floor protectors under furniture
- Clean, wipe or blot spills immediately to help prevent stains.
- Place doormats at every door- this helps to trap dirt at the doorway instead of transferring it to the floor inside the home. The coco mat, featured on QVC, traps all types of particles such as dust, mud, snow and can be used for the front door, patio or even the garage.
- Take care when moving heavy objects like furniture and equipment — utilize furniture coaters to transport heavy objects across floors.
- Dust and vacuum floors regularly to maximize beauty and decrease buildup of debris.
- Exercise caution when using bleaches, tile cleaners, mildew removers, oven cleaners, drain openers and plant food as these contain strong chemicals that can discolor floors.
- Always follow your manufacturer’s guidelines on products that are safe for your flooring.
- Treat grout with a sealer to simplify cleaning.
- Never use steel wool, scouring powder or any other strong abrasive on an Agglomerate Tile. This could leave permanent scratches on the surface.