Here at Floor Coverings International of St. Petersburg we’ve been busier than ever with flooring projects. Recently, we’ve done several tile and stone flooring installations. While everyone is spending a little extra time at home, we think this is a great opportunity to offer some information on proper at-home stone and tile care.
There are so many tile and stone flooring options available that it can be a little overwhelming. There is porcelain, ceramic, glass, mosaic, and natural stone tiles, to name a few. We’ll be covering some basic cleaning techniques that are applicable for any tile and stone flooring.
Making an effort to prevent and protect your floors now will increase their lifespan. Adding protective mats on your floors at entry and exit points is a great way to keep dirt, grit, sand, and any other grime from getting ground into your floors.
While you’re at it, we also recommend putting protective pads on the feet of your furniture. This is a pretty easy task that will save you future headaches when it comes time to move your furniture.
Daily care of your tile and stone flooring is recommended as you’ll be able to avoid dirt and grime buildups. Daily care is as simple as dusting, vacuuming, or sweeping your floors. Once every couple of days is good too! The idea is to remove any larger particles that could scratch your flooring if stepped on.
Doing a weekly cleaning of your floors is one of the most important tasks you can do to take care of your floors. If you’re home more often than usual, this could be a great time to get into the habit of weekly floor cleaning!
There really isn’t much to make sure your tile and stone flooring is clean. A damp mop, hot water, and a cleaner that’s not too acidic are all you really need! Add in a little elbow grease and your floors will be sparkling in no time. Ideally, you’ll also choose a cleaner that cleans the grout as well.
If you have any questions please don’t hesitate to get in contact with our flooring and design experts here at Floor Coverings International of St. Petersburg.
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