To keep your tile floors looking new and damage-free, follow these care guidelines:
- Wait at least 72 hours after installation before damp mopping your tile floor to allow grout to dry.
- Sweep then wipe down tile floors with a damp mop once a week. Heavy traffic areas will need to be cleaned more often.
- Use surface cleaners that have a neutral pH level. Never use an acidic or chemical cleaner.
- Occasionally clean the grout to remove residue build up.
- Spills should be immediately blotted to avoid damage to the stone.
- Do not use detergent or soap, as it dulls the tile’s surface and leaves behind streaks.
- Do not use abrasive cleaning materials to clean your floors, such as steel wool or buffing machines.
- Use mats and rugs to collect dirt, grit, and other substances that can be tracked onto your floors.
- Use floor protectors or felt pads on your furniture to prevent scratches and indentations.
- Do not walk on newly installed tile for 72 hours.
- Allow grout to cure for at least 72 hours before applying a sealer.
- At a minimum, reseal stone and grout once a year. When your stone absorbs moisture and changes color, then it is time to reseal.