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Let’s face it, dirty floors are one sure-fire way to keep clients, visitors and staff away. If your floors are visibly dirty then just imagine how much dirt, debris and bacteria is trapped inside just waiting – in some cases screaming – to be cleaned. This is especially true with your hard surface floors, such as ceramic and porcelain tile.
Keeping ceramic and porcelain tile flooring clean is no easy task. The level of foot traffic these floors receive will dictate how much attention and effort is needed to ensure they are kept in pristine appearance and shape.
Below are links to articles that can help in your quest to keep your ceramic and porcelain tile clean:
Assessing Hard-Surface Floor Types and Properly Identifying Floor Materials is Essential for Cleaning– Not sure what type of floor you have? Don’t fret, Services Magazine provides helpful tips to determine what type of floor you are dealing with in case you don’t have access to the manufacturing specs or company who installed the flooring.
Helpful Tips for Cleaning Ceramic Tile Floors – As mentioned earlier, cleaning tile floors can require a good amount of time and effort, especially when there is heavy foot traffic. Here is another article by Services Magazine that provides information on how to determine what type of ceramic tile flooring you have – glazed or unglazed – and a few easy methods to thoroughly clean ceramic tile without the harsh chemicals. The article also talks about the importance of cleaning the grout lines, and resealing the grout to prevent against future dirt and liquid stains.
How to Clean Different Types of Porcelain Tile –While porcelain tile is one of the easier floors to clean with a .5% or less absorption rate, it is still possible for these floor surfaces to stain. BuildDirect features an article on tips to properly clean glazed, unglazed, and textured tile, along with some prevention and safety measures.
Should I Bother Sealing My Floor? Are you unsure if you need to seal your grout or not? Enviro Clean breaks down the importance of first identifying the three (3) common types of grout that can be sanded or un-sanded. The article also provides insights on porosity – water absorption, why it’s important to have your grout sealed to help keep your tile clean and free of stains, and information on penetrating sealers.
Periodic Cleaning and Maintenance
While routine cleaning is important, you also need to ensure your tile and grout floors receive periodic maintenance to restore appearance and extract dirt, debris, and potentially harmful bacteria.
If you are unsure of how often to have your floors maintained, or need quote to restoratively clean your ceramic and porcelain tile floors then here are a couple of pages to visit on our Mister Kleen website for helpful guidance:
Mister Kleen is a leading provider of contract cleaning services to Commercial and High Security facilities since 1976. Our primary service area is the DC Metro region. We also provide a variety of interior and exterior specialty services.