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  • Tile flooring adds an elegant, sophisticated look to any home. If not cared for properly, however, it can easily be ruined. Many types of tile flooring are available today. Not all types are to be cleaned and cared for in the same way. The most common types of tile flooring are ceramic, porcelain, terra cotta and marble. It is important to know what kind of tile you have before you clean it or else you run the risk of permanently damaging your tile floor.

    Ceramic and Porcelain Tile

    Sweep the floor with either a traditional broom or vacuum to remove any loose dirt or debris. If you use a vacuum, put it at its lowest setting. Use the hose to pick up dirt along baseboards. Use a Swiffer over the surface of the floor to pick up dust left over from sweeping. Combine 1 cup white vinegar and 1 gallon of water together. You may also use a cleaner, such as Ceraminclean Tile and Grout Cleaner. However, cleaning with vinegar and water is a natural option and is highly recommended as other cleaners are not always compatible with all tile floors. Mop the entire floor and allow it to dry. Repeat once more if needed.

    Marble Tile

    Sweep the floor with either a traditional broom or vacuum to remove any loose dirt or debris. If you use a vacuum, put it at its lowest setting. Use the hose to pick up dirt along the baseboards. Use a Swiffer over the surface of the floor to pick up dust left over from sweeping. Fill your bucket with lukewarm water only. If you have tough stains, visit a flooring company that specializes in marble to find out how to clean it or to be referred to a professional who can. Mop the floor in small increments such as a 3-by-3 foot space. Dry the freshly mopped area immediately with a chamois to avoid water spots and streaking. Never allow marble tile to air dry. Repeat until the entire floor is clean and dry.

    Terra Cotta Tile

    Sweep the floor with either a traditional broom or vacuum to remove any loose dirt or debris. If you use a vacuum, put it at its lowest setting. Use the hose to pick up dirt along baseboards. Use a Swiffer over the surface of the floor to pick up dust left over from sweeping. Fill your bucket with water and add 1 teaspoon of Castile soap. Mop the entire floor. It is also recommended to dry the floor with a sponge to avoid water spots rather than allowing it to air dry.

    Source:

    World Floor Covering Association

    StoneCare

    Marble Floor Polishing

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