After weeks of searching for the perfect flooring for your home, you have finally settled on beautiful porcelain tile. Your brand new porcelain flooring matches your home perfectly, and it is the look that you have always envisioned.
Now imagine, that perfect image being marred by mud being tracked on your precious floors. Unfortunately, this will inevitably happen. It is only a matter of time before you will have to deal with cleaning your porcelain tile floors.
- Remove loose dirt and dust from your porcelain floors with a soft bristle broom or a vacuum cleaner; however, if the soil is caked onto the tiles, you can use a gentle brush to softly scrub the floor and help easily remove the layered dirt.
- You do not necessarily need expensive cleaning solutions to keep your porcelain floors looking brand new. In fact, you can use a simple vinegar and water solution. Whatever cleaning solution you decide to use be sure to let it sit on the floor for five to ten minutes before you mop it up. Again, you can use a soft bristle nylon brush to remove stains that do not come up as easily.
- For polished porcelain tile floors, you should make sure that the cleaning solution you use is mild and the cleaning detergent is half concentrated with water. Use only warm water on a textured tile.
- Rinse thoroughly and buff dry to prevent water spots and to maintain a shiny surface.
- Avoid using products that contain bleach, acid, and ammonia on porcelain tile. Such materials are harsh and can damage the surface of the porcelain tile. Acid washing can cause discoloration and make the surface difficult to clean.