Thursday, October 28, 2010

How to Clean Tile Flooring

If you have discount tile flooring in your home, you know that keeping it clean can be a frustrating matter. You want to keep the surface looking good for years, but you don't want to use a cleaning method that will scuff, scrape or otherwise damage the surface of the tile. Luckily for you, we've compiled the top non-abrasive cleaning methods for high-quality, discount tile flooring. Enjoy!

Sweep Gently
Sweeping regularly is a must, but don't go overboard! Sweep gently and regularly to loosen dirt trapped between tiles. You can also use a vacuum on tile flooring, but make sure it doesn't have a beater bar, as they can dull and scratch the surface of the tile. If you're unsure about your vacuum, either stick with a broom or use the vacuum's handheld attachments.

Use Appropriate Cleaner
Using the manufacturer's recommended tile cleaner is the best way of mopping or washing your discount tile floor. Don't use abrasive scouring powders, steel wool, oil-based cleaners, bleach or ammonia-based cleaners. When mopping, make sure the mop is damp, not wet. If a stain or spot is stubborn, hand wash it with a sponge.

Use Mats and Runners
If you're really concerned about keeping your tile floor look good, place floor mats at all entraceways and lay down runners. This will give people places to clean their dirty shoes before stepping on your beautiful tile.

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