Tile Flooring & Grout Maintenance

  • Clean your tile floors and grout with a damp mop regularly to help sustain their appearance. Never use a detergent or soap: It can damage the surface and allow mildew to grow. Any other floor cleaner should work for your ceramic floor. We recommend Armstrong Once N’ Done® or SCI’s Tile and Grout Cleaner.
  • Seal grout regularly. An alternative is to use Accucolor XT™ grout or epoxy grout instead of regular grout. Neither of these grout types needs sealing.
  • Apply silicone caulking as needed to maintain a proper seal along all corner joints. Corner joints often crack, and many need to be re-caulked once per year.
  • Keep stiletto heels away from your tile floor. A 123-lb., 5’5” woman in stiletto heels can exert more than 2,000 lbs. per square inch of pressure when walking. This can easily dent both wood and vinyl floors and even chip ceramic tile.
  • Use protective mats to help enhance the lifetime of your floors. This is a great idea in high-traffic areas and entryways.
  • Use protective pads on furniture and heavy objects to avoid scratching and damage.
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