Tips for Caring For & Maintaining Stone Tile Flooring
Stone tile flooring is a beautiful and durable option that can add eye-catching style to any room. To keep your stone looking its best, it’s important to clean, protect, and maintain it properly. Here are some simple tips you can follow to ensure that your stone tile flooring stays in great shape for years to come!
Develop a regular cleaning and maintenance routine
Developing a regular cleaning and maintenance routine for your stone tile flooring is key to keeping it looking new. Clean regularly with an appropriate cleaning solution that’s safe for stone, and use mats or rugs at exterior entrances to reduce dirt and grit tracked into the house. Regularly check for spills and clean them up quickly, being mindful of staining agents like red wine or oil-based products. Additionally, once a year have your floor professionally deep cleaned and sealed to help protect against water damage, stains, discoloration, and mold growth.
Be sure to use the proper cleaning solutions when necessary
When it comes to cleaning and maintaining your stone tile flooring, it’s important to use the proper cleaning solutions. For everyday cleaning, a combination of warm water and a PH neutral detergent like Stone soap is advised. However, for tougher stains like rust or oil, you may need to use a stronger stain remover specifically designed for stone. Additionally, acidic cleaners should be avoided as they can damage the finish on the tile.
Have your floor professionally sealed every few years to ensure longevity and protect from stains & spills
Professional floor sealing is an important step in protecting your stone tile flooring and ensuring its longevity. Sealing helps prevent stains from setting into the tile, so spills should easily wipe up without leaving a mark. Depending on the type of stone and its location, it’s recommended to have your floor professionally sealed every 1-3 years to help protect against staining, discoloration, and damage from dirt or other particles.
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