Tile flooring Myrtle Beach

    More and more homeowners are opting to install ceramic tile floors. This is primarily because of their appeal, high versatility, and low maintenance. Ceramics also have unparalleled durability and flexibility as a result of the unique way they are processed and manufactured.

    Ceramic tiles are made by shaping and kilning natural particles at very high temperatures. They are then glazed to create a barrier that protects the tiles from chemicals, water, dirt and stains which makes them easy to clean and maintain.

    What you can do to maintain and extend the lifespan of your ceramic tile floors.

    • Clean up dirt and spills as soon as you see it. This will make it easier for you to clean your tiles. If you let dirt and spills sit for a long time on your tiles, they might get sticky and become difficult to remove. They may even leave a stain on your tile and, depending on the chemical composition of the liquid that spilled, discolor or damage the glazed protective covering of your tiles.

    The best and most effective way to clean stubborn dirt and spills from your tiles is by mixing a mild detergent with hot water. Dip your mop or cloth in the solution and wipe on the dirt or spill. Be sure to test the water and detergent mixture first on a hidden part of the tiles before using it for cleaning. This will help you ensure that the detergent you are using is safe for tiles and will not damage or discolor your ceramic tiles.

    • Do regular cleaning. This includes regular sweeping, vacuuming and mopping your ceramic tiles at least once a day. This will help maintain the shine on your tiles and prevent dirt, dust, and mildew from sticking on the tiles and grout. Remember to always use warm water when mopping your tiles so as not to damage them, particularly their glossy finish.
    • Seek professional advice on what the most appropriate cleaning product for your tiles. Flooring Myrtle Beach can provide you with the best cleaning product to use with your ceramic tile floors. Aside from effectively removing dirt, dust, and mildew from your tiles, these cleaning products also help maintain your tiles’ glossy finish, shine, and color.

    If possible, only use cleaning products that are recommended by the manufacturer of your tiles or by a professional like Flooring Myrtle Beach. This way, you can be sure that the cleaning solutions you are using are safe and tested for ceramic tiles and you do not have to worry about damaging your tiles.

    • Always use warm water. If you rather not use cleaning products – as some of them may contain harmful chemicals that can put you and your family’s health at risk, you can always use warm water to mop and wipe down your ceramic tiles. Warm water has been proven effective in easily removing dirt, dust, and mildew from ceramic tiles, especially if applied as soon as the spill happens.
    • Consider organic and natural cleaning products as an alternative. For those homeowners who are looking for an organic alternative to chemical-based cleaning products, you can use a mixture of one cup of white vinegar and one gallon of water. This specific type of organic cleaning solution is truly efficient in removing stubborn dirt and sticky mildew from your ceramic tile floors. Plus, it effectively removes odors left by the dirt and mildew on your tiles.

    Moreover, you do not need to go out to a specialty shop and spend money on a certain cleaning product. All you have to do is take a peek in your pantry and you can easily mix up an organic and highly effective cleaning solution. This is indeed a great alternative, particularly if you are living with children and pets.

    • Seal your grout after installing your tiles. This is an effective way to preserve the color of your grout which can fade or become dingy through time as it will be exposed to various elements. Generally, Myrtle Beach ceramic tile floors experts suggest sealing your grout at least twice a year. Before doing so, however, it is best to inquire first with the manufacturer of your tiles as they may have a different and more appropriate schedule for sealing your grout.
    • Clean dirty grout with hydrogen peroxide and water. If you failed to seal your grout after installing your tiles, you can clean them by using a mixture of hydrogen peroxide and water. Note that hydrogen peroxide and water should be in equal parts for the solution to be highly effective. Apply the solution to the stained or dirty grout using an old toothbrush.

    Need help in maintaining your ceramic tile floors? Call Flooring Myrtle Beach now.


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