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Ceramic Tile Care & Cleaning

  • The care and maintenance of your ceramic tile depends on the type you have chosen. Glazed tile is extremely easy to keep clean, thanks to its non-porous surface. Whatever type of ceramic tile you choose, here are some important ways to keep it looking as new as possible for as long as possible.
    Be sure that you have a good seal of mortar or grout between the tiles. This keeps water out and protects the edges.
  • Vacuum or mop your tile floor often.
  • Use a damp mop or soft cloth to remove any soil. For heavier cleaning, you may use a mild detergent. Wipe dry after rinsing.
  • You may choose to use an electric floor washer or polisher to clean your ceramic tiles. For this, use a mild, low-sudsing detergent in water. Always rinse well and dry.
  • For grout that is stained or mildewed, a solution of water and chlorine bleach is often used. Apply the solution and let it soak for about a half-hour. Then, rinse thoroughly and wipe or mop dry.
  • Be careful when cleaning that you do not scratch or scrape your glazed tile. Treat it like fine china or porcelain.
  • Never clean a ceramic tile with harsh, abrasive cleansers. Do not use steel wool or a metal scraper.

Let the experts at Greater Tennessee Flooring guide you through the purchasing and installation of your ceramic tile. Other areas they can tell you more about include the following:

  • Epoxy for ceramic tile installation. How do you avoid problems with epoxy? How can you get the best results with the best brands?
  • Ceramic tile adhesives. Which adhesives are the best? Which last the longest and are the easiest to use?
  • Ceramic tile underlayments. How can your floor be more comfortable and longer lasting?
  • Ceramic tile custom options. What accents and special pieces do we carry that will make your space truly unique?
  • Porcelain. How can you choose porcelain for an ideal look for you home?
  • Floor conditions. How do you prepare your floor for a new ceramic tile surface?
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