|Ceramic Tile Floor
Ceramic Tile Floors are one of the most commonly used floor types today. It’s produced from natural ingredients. It comes in a variety of sizes, colors and textures. Benefits of this floor type include its fire resistance and long-lasting nature. It’s also very easy to maintain while having the added benefit of being stain and odor resistant.
Even though ceramic tile floors are easy to clean, the grout in-between tiles is a different story. Rejuvenate® is also great for sealing grout and adds up to 50% more traction for added safety. Many people will use acidic products to clean between the grout and forget to clean in out. This practice deteriorates the grout. Rejuvenate products provide a safe option for cleaning grout and keeping the dirt out. Things to avoid when cleaning ceramic tile flooring are the use of steel wool, scouring powders, or other abrasives that can scratch the finish of the tile.
When scratches appear in your ceramic tile, a very quick and affordable solution includes using Rejuvenate’s Cabinet & Furniture Restorer and Protectant. It fills in scratches, restores shine and protects against water and UV damage.
General Guidelines to Keep Your Ceramic 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 ceramic flooring looking new:
- Close curtains and blinds — UV rays from sunlight can fade colors on floor and 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 and snow. It can also 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.
- Vacuum ceramic tiles without a beater bar and use a microfiber mop which is gentle on the floor to prevent scratching.
- Never use steel wool, scouring powder or any other strong abrasive on a ceramic tile. This could leave permanent scratches on the surface.