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How to Avoid Damaging Your Tile Floors

Tilemall Pty Ltd |

When we think about the classic additions to a home, few things spring to mind faster than tiles. As one of the most iconic aspects of kitchen and bathroom design, the tile floor has a wide range of benefits over its contemporaries and is unlikely to see competition anytime soon. Even as trends change and designs shift, tiles have stayed the go-to home essential for classic and modern designs alike.

Speaking on the topic of tile benefits, one of the main elements that draw people to tiles as bathroom tiles and kitchen tiles is how easy they are to clean. Where carpets and exposed wood can build up with dirt and grease, tiles can be easily wiped away, with their surfaces none the worse for wear. However, that doesn’t mean tiles are entirely without upkeep, and it’s vital that you ensure you are taking care of them if you want them to stay looking and feeling their best.

At Tilemall, we know our tiles. The Tilemall floor tile range offers a wide range of colours, designs, materials and more, all hand-picked by our team to provide the highest level of quality possible at a reasonable price. So, to ensure that you know how to take care of your new tiles, let’s take a quick look at a few tile maintenance, cleaning, and care tips that you can incorporate to avoid damaging your tiles.

Vacuuming & Dusting Are Surprisingly Important

When we think about our vacuuming and dusting obligations, we don’t often think about tile floors. However, when it comes to buildups of dust, dirt, and debris, tiles require care to ensure that these materials aren’t being embedded into the surface itself. In the case where dirt manages to get into the tile, this is not only visually unappealing, but it can also damage the tile surface in ways that are very difficult to deal with without simply replacing the tile entirely. So, by staying on top of your dusting and vacuuming duties, you’ll be extending the stylish lifespan of your tiles by quite a bit.

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Deal With Spills As Soon As They Appear

Although your tiles are generally going to be quite resistant to stains, at least assuming you got quality tiles that are suited to a kitchen or bathroom, that doesn’t mean they won’t discolour if left dirty for too long. Especially within a kitchen space, spills are just an inevitable part of life, and so you need to make sure that you’re being diligent when cleaning your spills to avoid damage, discolouration, or just simple dulling of the surface.

High Foot Traffic? Consider Placing Rugs

Some homes have floor tiling across the entire house, and if that’s the case, it means some areas are going to be getting a considerable amount of foot traffic. Whilst this is fine in the short term, if you have a lot of people walking around with shoes, any material is going to start to show its wear eventually. If you want to avoid scuff marks, consider placing rugs in areas that get a lot of people entering and exiting. Rugs will also get dirty over time, but when it comes to replacing them, the rug will certainly be easier than your floor.

Want to Avoid Too Many Chemicals? Consider Vinegar

With certain materials, there is a worry that overly harsh chemicals may lead to issues down the line. Not only that, but for those with pets and small children, sometimes the prospect of having a lot of toxic chemicals around can be cause for concern. If this applies to you, but you still want to ensure that you’re cleaning your floor tiles regularly, then vinegar is the key. Simply mix around 4 litres of water with half a cup of white vinegar, and you have a simple, effective solution that will be a great help in keeping your floors looking lovely.

~ Tiles are incredibly low maintenance compared to some other flooring materials, but it’s still important to take care of them. Hopefully, some of our options above have given you ideas on how to take care of your tiles at home. If you want to learn more about tiles and tile care, consider exploring the Tilemall tile blog for a wide range of new topics added every month.