Tile and Stone Flooring Care and Maintenance

Care and maintenance tips are also simple and low maintenance, only a couple of minutes a day with a deeper clean once a week is all it takes to keep your flooring looking like new!

The following information from our team here at Carpet Advantage aims to provide you with helpful maintenance tips. 

Care and Maintenance Tips:  
Keep your tile and stone flooring clean by daily sweeping, dusting or vacuuming to clear away dirt, sand and grime and keep the surface looking polished.  Unlike hardwood, laminate or resilient flooring, it’s also recommended to use either steam cleaning or a wet mop at least once a week with a manufacturer approved cleaner that is also compatible with grout. 

Stain Removal: 
For common household spills and messes like water, wine and pet accidents, immediately wipe away or mop clean. Tile and stone flooring surfaces can get very slippery when wet, so it’s important to keep your tile and stone flooring as dry as possible.  

When cleaning, it’s important to avoid products that contain acids, vinegars, chlorine and ammonia. Certain cleaning chemicals can actually damage or discolor the grout or surfaces of your tile and stone flooring, so it’s important to check with your manufacturer guidelines to ensure you’re using an approved cleaning solution. Fortunately, many manufacturers produce approved cleaning products to help keep your tile and stone floors looking their best!  For further info on the best tile and stone cleaning supplies, speak to any of our store representatives.  

Additional resources: 
Below is a list of additional care and maintenance tips plus stain removal resources to help keep your tile and stone flooring looking beautiful: 

 

 Shaw Tile and Stone Flooring Care Guide:
https://shaw.app.box.com/s/p4hyaigd07qj6r93zcxy  

Care and Maintenance Tips:
https://shawfloors.com/flooring/how-to/tile-and-stone/care-maintenance/tile-stone-care-and-maintenance  

Shaw R2X Hard Surfaces Flooring Cleaner:
https://shawfloors.com/shopping/r2x-cleaner