Keeping Your Floor Tiles Looking Like New
So, you just got some new floor tiles in Pompano, and you think they look great. You might even think they look so good that you’re considering getting more for another room in your house. Will they stay that way, though? Our tiles are durable and well-crafted, but your tile will get dirty as time goes on if you don’t keep up with cleaning and preventative measures. Follow these tips to keep your tile looking incredible for years to come!
Use a Sealer
The best way to deal with dirty and stained tile is to prevent it from getting that way in the first place! An efficient way to do this is by using a sealer. Sealers can help protect your tile from the elements, so you don’t have to continually worry about your floor.
If your tile is porous, sealing is a must. An easy way to check if your tile flooring absorbs water is by placing a wet sponge on it, letting it sit for a minute or two, and removing it. If there’s a dark spot, you have a porous tile.
If you’ve applied sealer before, it’s always a great idea to try this same testing method every now and again to make sure it’s holding up. If you see the dark spot, it’s time to reapply.
The Penetrating Sealer from Omni is a fantastic product for stain protection. It will preserve your tile’s original look for up to three years and is perfect for those who don’t want a film on the surface.
High vs. Low Gloss Sealer
High and low gloss sealers are very similar, but the main difference is light reflection. Low gloss sealers have some light reflection, but it’s very subtle. High gloss has much more light reflection and gives off more of a wet look for your floor. These water-based sealers provide stain protection from water and oil for up to three years.
If you want your tile to shine for years to come, make sure you are consistently cleaning it! Typically, bathroom tiles should be washed once per week, while kitchen tiles should be washed every other week.
Before you get started with that, begin by using a soft bristle broom to remove the dirt resting on the surface. Follow that up with a vacuum to pick up what was left over.
Once you’ve completed those preliminary steps, it’s time to move on to washing. Dish soap and water are viable options, but we recommend a commercial tile cleaner if you think you need something more substantial.
Sulfamic Acid Cleaner
This cleaner comes as acid crystals that dissolve in water. It’s effortless to use and highly effective for removing dried mortar and grout and pesky hard water spots.
Elite Cleaner from Omni is perfect for excellent all-around cleaning. It acts as both a cleaner and stain remover, plus it leaves a lasting scent of fresh rosemary.
Epoxy Grout Haze Remover
This product will quickly remove epoxy grout haze and residue. It works fast, and since it’s water-based, there is little odor.
Poultice Stain Remover
If you’re specifically looking to remove stains from your tile, this stain remover is exceptionally versatile. It can remove deep-set stains from tile, stone, concrete, and masonry. The absorptive stain-pulling clay formula makes it extremely useful.
Visit D&B Tile for Cleaner Floor Tiles in Pompano!
When you get new floor tiles in Pompano, you’ll want them to retain their brand-new appearance for a long time. At D&B Tile Distributors, we have everything you’ll need to keep that beautiful shine. Contact us today for all your tile cleaning needs!