Tile Care & Maintenance

Daily care & preventative maintenance

Caring for your new tile floors couldn't be easier! You can sweep, wet mop, dry mop, and vacuum as often as needed. You should also incorporate some preventative maintenance, starting by investing in mats for the entryways around your home. Additionally, consider placing furniture on floor protectors and take great care when moving any heavy items across your flooring. While tile is tough and durable, it's not impervious to scratching.

Tile - daltile consulate | Gilman Floors
cleaning spill off of tile flooring | Gilman Floors

Dealing with spills

When you find a spill or stain on your tile, promptly wipe it away with a clean, dry or slightly dampened cloth. Make sure your tile is dry afterwards, as ceramic and porcelain tile can be extremely slippery when wet! If you need to use any cleaning products, make sure they are approved by your tile’s manufacturer and are compatible with grout. Never use a product that contains acids, vinegar, chlorine, or ammonia, as these chemicals can damage or discolor grout or the surface of the tile itself.

Additional Resources

Need additional care tips? Check out the links below!