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Ceramic & Porcelain Tile Care and Maintenance

Ceramic & Porcelain Tile Care and Maintenance

What you need to know about keeping your ceramic floor looking new

Tile and Stone flooring is perhaps the easiest to maintain and with routine care will look beautiful for years to come. Ceramic tile care and maintenance is simple and low impact; with only a couple of minutes a day or a deep cleaning once a week to help keep your flooring looking like new!

Our Carpet Land flooring experts put together the following care and maintenance tips for your new tile and stone flooring: 

Ceramic & Porcelain Tile Care and Maintenance Tips: 

  • Keep your tile and stone flooring clean by dusting, sweeping, or vacuuming regularly to clear away dirt, sand, and grime and keep the surface looking polished.  
  • Unlike hardwood, laminate, or resilient flooring, it’s also recommended to use either steam cleaning or a wet mop at least once a week with a manufacturer-approved cleaner that is also compatible with grout. 
  • The Shaw R2X Hard Surfaces Flooring Cleaner is a great cleaning solution for stone and tile flooring and is available to purchase at our flooring store locations in Omaha, Lincoln, and Sioux Falls or online.

Tile Stain Removal:

For common household spills and messes like juice, wine, and pet accidents, immediately wipe away or mop clean to prevent staining. Tile and stone flooring surfaces can get very slippery when wet, so it’s important to keep your tile and stone flooring as dry as possible. 

When cleaning, avoid products that contain acids, vinegars, chlorine, and ammonia. Instead, stick to PH-neutral-based products. Certain cleaning chemicals can actually damage or discolor the grout or surfaces of your tile and stone flooring, so it’s important to check with your manufacturer’s guidelines to ensure you’re using an approved cleaning solution. Speak to any Carpet Land store representative for recommended tile and stone flooring cleaning supplies. 

Additional resources:

Follows is a list of additional care and maintenance tips plus stain removal resources to help keep your tile and stone surfaces looking beautiful:

Shaw Tile and Stone Flooring Care Guide

Care and Maintenance Tips

My Flooring Warranty America

Your first inclination when it comes to common household stains like spilled milk, pet accidents or makeup stains, is to just jump right in and clean up the mess. Before you tackle cleaning any spills, stains or soils on your new carpet, first establish whether it’s an oil-based stain or water based stain, then consult our common stain removal guides. Some messes will just wipe away with a cleaning cloth while others will require comprehensive stain removal directions. Our experts at Carpetland, can help you find the best ways to get any stain out of your carpets.