|Quarry Tile Floor
Quarry Flooring is made by the manufacturing method called extrusion, where natural clay is mixed with other materials like shay, and then heated under extreme temperatures. This production method makes this type of flooring denser than normal. They come in a wide array of tints and finishes. It’s very porous and this makes it susceptible to molds and fungi. Also, over a period of time, Quarry flooring acquires a natural patina making it very easy to pick up stains. This can be rectified with a good sealer and protectant like Rejuvenate’s Home Care Renewer System, which are perfect to use on Quarry floors.
Quarry tiles are, however, less prone to damage from chips and scratches. And because it’s porous, it gives that added grip to prevent slips and falls — making it perfect choice for kitchens, walkways and other accident-prone areas.
General Guidelines to Keep Your Quarry 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 quarry 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 tracking inside the home. The coco mat, featured on QVC, traps all types of particles such as dust, mud, snow and it 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 build-up 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 porcelain tiles without a beater bar and use a microfiber mop, which is gentle on the floor to prevent scratching.