Tile - Care & Maintenance
You can protect your tile floor by following these easy guidelines.
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Wipe down your ceramic floor with a damp mop at least once a week (or more often for heavy traffic areas) using a cleanser that is compatible with grout cleaning, (neutral pH), and will not stain the grout. Never use a detergent or soap, because it can dull the surface or promote the growth of mildew. Routine cleaners should never contain acids, vinegar, chlorines or ammonia, as these chemicals can damage and discolor the grout or the surface of the stone or tile.
Caution: Wait at least 72 hours after installation (to allow new ceramic tile and grout to dry) before damp mopping.
Damp mop weekly
Good quality entry and exit mats will help protect your ceramic tile from premature wear. They trap the dirt, sand, grit, and other substances such as oil, asphalt, or driveway sealer that would otherwise be tracked onto your floor. Mats are also suggested at heavy pivot locations, such as in front of your kitchen sink or stove.
Use protective mats
Protect your tile by affixing felt or similar pads to the legs of any metal, iron, wood, or plastic furniture that will be placed on it. Exterior metal furniture, which rests on tile floors or patios, may rust and cause staining.
Add protective pads to furniture
Unless noted otherwise on its packaging, grout should cure for at least 28 days before applying a sealer.
Check cure time before adding grout sealer