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Ceramic Tile floors are durable and can stand up to lots of traffic.  When it comes to cleaning ceramic tile floors, a good rule of thumb is to keep it simple.

Vacuum or sweep your ceramic tile floors frequently to cut down on sand, dirt and grime. Sand and dirt can dull ceramic tile floors; therefore taking a few minutes to vacuum highly trafficked areas or sweep them a few times a week is worth it.

When mopping, consider a chamois-style mop or rag mop instead of a sponge mop.  Sponge mops can push dirty water down into the tile grout and that makes your grout look dirty. It also makes the grout harder to clean. Make sure to change your water frequently when mopping as dirty water can make your tiles look dull.

After mopping dry your floors to prevent water stains.  You can even use your foot and a towel to dry the floors; you don’t have to get down on your hands and knees to dry them!

When it comes to cleaning the grout in your floors, consider a 50/50 solution of vinegar and water.  After wiping down the grout lines with hot water to remove loose debris and dirt, spray the grout with your vinegar and water solution. Scrub with a soft brush or, for more scrubbing power, consider using an old electric toothbrush.  For very stubborn stains you can make a baking soda paste and spread that on the grout stains. Leave it for up to 24 hours and then scrub the area to remove the stain.

Silicone-based grout sealers can help you avoid stains in your grout. You do have to replace it every 2 years or so, but having a preventative like this can save on the amount of scrubbing you’ll have to do too! We hope our tips on cleaning ceramic tile floors help you!

If you need help choosing a ceramic tile or installing it, give us a call! We’d love to help.