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Taking Care of Ceramic Tile

March 25, 2016

Taking Care of Ceramic Tile

Your floors take a beating every day, standing up to foot traffic from adults, kids, and even the animal members of your family. If your flooring is starting to look dirty or worn, you may want to consider replacing it. New flooring gives your home a fresh, rejuvenated look, and can even make your space feel brighter and more open. Ceramic tile is a great choice for flooring in kitchens, bathrooms, laundry rooms, and more. In order to keep your ceramic tile floors looking great for years to come, it’s important to know how to care for them. Read on to learn about maintaining your ceramic tile floors.

Know the Basics

One of the most attractive features of ceramic tile flooring that it is resistant to dirt. Mud can be wiped up easily, but it’s still essential to remove dirt and grit that can scratch ceramic tile, leaving it looking dull. Glazed tile will lose its luster if it is constantly exposed to sand and grit. To prevent this, sweep and vacuum your tile on a regular basis to pick up dirt. After you do this, you can use a rag or chamois mop to clean your tile floors more thoroughly. Be sure to use a clean rag or mop and change the water frequently, as otherwise you’ll just be moving dirt around and your floors will appear cloudy.

Remove Residue

If your floors are starting to look dull and hazy, it could be because of residue left on them from cleaning. Soapy residue can alter the way your floors look, and that buildup will detract from their appearance over time. You can use a nonabrasive cleaner to remove this residue, taking care to then use clean warm water after the cleanser. Buff your tile to a shine using a clean lint-free cloth, and your home will be looking sparkling clean in no time.

Source: Broadway Carpet & Flooring Company

More Living in Arizona Tips

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How the American Home Has Evolved
Learn What to Look for When Choosing a Moving Company
Prepare Your Pool for Summer Fun
Time to Change Those Air Filters!
How to Keep Your Plants Cozy this Winter
Considering the Tucson Valley's Many Climate Zones
Taking Care of Ceramic Tile
What To Do When Your Washer Won’t Drain
Security/Protection Systems for Homeowners
Cozy Home - Safe Home… Heating Season Tips
Sprucing Up Your Landscape for Fall
Benefits of Induction Cooking
Itching for Summer Vacation?
Maintaining Your Carpets
Getting Your Pool Ready for Summer
Spring Cleaning Tips for Your Home
Home Weatherizing Tips
Caring For Your Carpets
Three Easy Washer Maintenance Tips
Keep Cool for Less
Give the heart of your home a fresh new look in just 2-3 days!
Getting Your Pool Ready for Summer
Spring Cleaning Tips
Keep your drains running smoothly and smelling great!
What To Look For In A Moving Company
Caring for your Arizona landscape in Winter
Managing Winter Pests
Don't Forget About Your Pool This Winter
Choosing Home Accessories
It's Hot Out There
Ants Everywhere
Prepare Your Home for Monsoon Season Now
Tips for a Great Staycation
Dont Let Your A/C Break The Bank
How to Prevent Mold after Water Damage
Create a New Look in Your Home for Spring
Improving your Wireless Internet Experience
Families of the Sonoran Desert
Holiday Shopping Safety Tips
Preparing for Fall
Is Your Home Under Attack?
Becoming Green Clean Minded
Protect your recreational vehicles from extreme desert heat
Until there’s a cure… Cleaning for a Reason
Arizona Lightning and Lightning Safety
Monsoon Season and Your Home
Keep Cool This Summer with Air Conditioning Maintenance
Be on the Lookout for Bees As Temperatures Rise

The information contained in these articles are provided by local area businesses. We believe this information to be accurate and reliable, but it is not guaranteed.