Keep your new tile gleaming!

Loved for its durability, tile is one of the easiest types of flooring to maintain. However, it does require some specific care and maintenance to keep it looking its very best for decades to come.

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Your daily care & maintenance routine

Remove outdoor shoes

Remove outdoor shoes before walking across your tile so you don’t track dirt inside the house. Foot traffic can grind this dirt down and cause wear & tear over time.

Reseal grout

Grout, the material used to fill the spaces between individual tiles, darkens over time. Seal it regularly to preserve & protect it.

Sweep regularly

We highly recommend regular dust mopping, sweeping, or vacuuming prior to cleaning your tile with any liquid products.

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Dealing with stains and spills

Tile is highly resistant to staining, but it's still important to clean spills right away. Avoid letting acidic substances linger on grout lines. Juices, coffee, vinegar, wine, soft drinks & certain condiments can cause dull areas or marks. You should also never use bleach, ammonia, or abrasive cleaning solutions, as these can break down the sealant and make your tile even more prone to stains. Generally, a damp cloth with a mild detergent is all that you need to wipe up liquid spills.