Tiles are a marvel of manufacturing technology and design. These floors are comparatively inexpensive, low-maintenance and highly versatile. However, maintenance of a tiled floor requires regular cleaning, floor-care to prevent problems, and careful usage of cleaning products.
Here are a few commercial floor care tips to keep the residential or commercial surfaces looking vibrant and crisp.
Vacuuming and Sweeping
Porcelain and ceramic tiles must be swept on a weekly basis to prevent any kind of dirt build up. This is particularly important for textured tiles, as the indentations and creases in the tile are known to capture dust over a period of time. The sweeping must be done very lightly so that the tile is not scratched. The tile must be vacuumed once it’s swept, to clear any leftover dirt.
Do not use abrasives like steel wool on porcelain and ceramic tiles, because they will end up scratching the tile and removing its shiny appearance. Scrubbing too much with an abrasive will make the tile susceptible and weak to cracks. Rent or buy a commercial floor care cleaner for marks and stains that are very hard to get rid of by hand.
Porcelain and ceramic tiles must be mopped on a regular basis, to not only keep them shiny but clean. Any kind of spills must be cleaned immediately to prevent permanent staining. Soft sponge scrubbing is a good substitute to mopping when dirt and stains get too hard to get rid of. It is also advised not to use bleach as it can lead to discoloration. Cleaners with an ammonia base can also cause discoloration.
Never drag furniture or other objects over a porcelain or ceramic tile. Although these materials are extremely strong, they are still vulnerable to cracking underweight, and a fractured tile is very hard to mend. The best way to go about it is to take an alternate route or have several people lift the item.
A scratch-free, shiny tile floor can add a lot of visual appeal. Fortunately, these commercial floor care tips are simple to follow as porcelain and ceramic tiles are quite easy to clean.