How to Protect Your Natural Stone Tile Floor
Maintained properly, ceramic and natural stone tile floors can provide years of beautiful functionality. Where installing tile floors can be a costly initial investment, that cost is mitigated by the lasting durability of tile. With routine simple cleaning, you can keep your floors looking their best for years. Here is what you DO and DON’T want to try when cleaning and maintaining your stone tile flooring:
- DO remove dust, dirt and grime from the surface on a regular basis.
- DO clean up spills as soon as possible.
- DO use non-slip mats and area rugs where applicable.
- DO use appropriate cleaning materials, made specifically for that stone material.
- DO practice routine cleaning with periodic deep cleaning to remove ground-in dirt.
- DON’T use vinegar or lemon juice to clean your natural stone floor. Acidic cleaners can damage, stain or etch your natural stone. If spilled on it, clean up with mild soap and lukewarm water immediately.
- DON’T use any abrasive cleaner on your marble, travertine, limestone or slate tile. Look for solutions made specifically for your flooring instead.
- DON’T place hot objects directly on stone surfaces, whether they are used on floors, walls or countertops. Avoid scratches by using placemats and trivets when placing items on your natural stone countertops.
At Texas Hardwood Flooring, we are experts in tile floor installation, though our name suggests otherwise. By consulting with homeowners first, we help them find the perfect flooring material for them and their needs. Whether they desire a granite kitchen floor or a travertine bathroom, or hardwood floor throughout the rest of their home, we work to find the best-fitting flooring for long-term satisfaction. Find out why we’ve quickly grown to be a preferred flooring installers in Dallas and Fort Worth by calling us at 214-614-6717.