Tips for Protecting Tile Flooring

Tile flooring adds a touch of elegance to any home, but it's crucial to implement proper protection and care to protect them over time.
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Tile flooring adds a touch of elegance to any home, but it’s crucial to implement proper protection and care to protect them over time. At Creighton Floor Covering, we know that preserving your floors is an ongoing process, and you’ll have to come at it from multiple angles.


Here are some effective strategies to safeguard your tile floors and keep them looking pristine.


Clean Regularly

Start with the basics: establish a routine for sweeping or vacuuming to remove dirt and debris that can scratch the surface of your tile. Regular mopping with a mild detergent or a tile-friendly cleaner will also help maintain a clean and polished look. Avoid harsh chemicals that could damage the tiles or grout.


Use Doormats

Prevention is key, and one simple way to dirt off your floors is to strategically place doormats at entrances. Mats are the first line of defense against dirt and moisture, preventing them from reaching and damaging your beautiful tile floors.


Watch Your Furniture

Furniture can inadvertently cause scratches and scuffs. Protect your tile flooring by attaching felt or rubber pads to the legs of chairs, tables, and other furniture. Use furniture sliders to minimize the risk of unsightly marks when moving heavy items. You can also carefully place your furniture in places where you won’t have to move it.


Place Area Rugs

Strategic placement of area rugs or carpets in high-traffic areas and under furniture provides additional protection for your tile floors. They guard against potential scratches and add a stylish touch to your living spaces. Area rugs also keep your feet warm in the winter.


Seal the Grout

If your tile floor includes grout lines, apply a sealer to protect against stains and discoloration. Tile floors are more common in kitchens and bathrooms, which also happen to be the rooms where spills are likely to happen.


Wipe Up Spills

Accidents happen, and when you spill something, you have to act fast. Promptly wiping up spills helps prevent stains and stops the grout from absorbing liquids, ensuring the longevity of your tile floors.


Tile Flooring from Creighton Floor Covering

Keeping floors beautiful and in good condition is a project that never ends. However, if you keep up with the maintenance, it becomes simple and relatively easy. By following these tips, you can keep your floors looking great for years to come.


Contact us to learn more about installing and maintaining tile flooring in your home.

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