• Purchase a good quality dust mop and sweep your ceramic tile
floors daily. This is especially important in new installations where
the grout has not fully cured. Dirt, mud, and sand tend to ground into
the grout mortar from heavy foot traffic.
• Dirt collecting carpet mats should be placed in frequently used
entrances and shaken out weekly.
• We do not recommend the use of floor waxes as they can be
difficult to remove from ceramic tile floors. As long as your floor is
properly sealed and maintained, you should fine there is no need
for these products.
• Shower stall and tub enclosures should have proper ventilation.
Stagnant water breeds stain causing mildew as well as other fungi.
• Many tile cleaners are acid based and their use should be
limited. Always read the manufacturers label to find out. All acids,
no matter how weak, will etch marble surfaces. Natural marble is
commonly installed as thresholds in doorways and is also installed in
window sills and shower curbs. In addition, avoid any cleaner that
contains harsh abrasives.
• Mop your tile down 2 to 3 times weekly. Mix 1 capful of
dishwasher (used in dishwasher) liquid per gallon of hot water. Mop
up excess water and allow to dry. Buffing with a dry towel will help
to reduce spotting.