Ceramic tiles have quickly become one of the most popular types of materials used in a home but often times home owners don’t understand exactly what they are. Ceramic tiles are made up of sand, natural products, and clays and once it has been moulded into shape they are then fired in a kiln. On today’s market, there are hundreds of different designs of ceramic tiles with either mat or shiny finishes.
If you are considering changing your floors to ceramic tiles, it is important to consider the following advantages…
The Benefits of Ceramic Tile
- When choosing a flooring type for your home, it is important to consider whether it will be durable or not, especially if you have a kids or pets. Ceramic tiles have a much longer lifespan in comparison to other materials. Another benefit associated with the durability of ceramic tiles is that they are completely waterproof. If you are looking for flooring in wet areas, you may want to consider using ceramics as they are impervious.
- Alongside general durability, ceramic tiles are also known because of their ample amount of resistances. If you have been to a variety of different commercial areas, you know that ceramic tile is generally placed in high-traffic areas. With that being said, ceramics are far more resistant to tread wear in comparison to other flooring materials. Also, ceramics are virtually slip resistant once an abrasive glaze is added to the tiles.
- Flooring can be exposed to a numerous amount of materials ranging from chemicals to sunlight. With that being said, ceramic tiles that are constantly exposed to sunlight will not lose their color or begin to fade. Having color permanence in your flooring helps to ensure that they will remain in pristine condition for their entire lifetime.
In comparison to other flooring such as hardwood and carpet, cleaning ceramics is simple and can be completed by using an array of different cleaning products. With that being said, your floors will be able to be kept clean on a regular basis.
Taking Care of Your Porcelan & Ceramic Tile
Help keep your new laminate looking great by following all manufacturer recommendations. Cleaning and maintaining laminate flooring can be simple:
- Clean up loose debris: Sweep or vacuum your tile floors regularly to keep them from getting dull. Ceramic tiles may be resistant to dirt, but sand and grit can dull the glazed surfaces.
- Choose the right floor mop: Clean tile with mild detergent and clean water using a rag or chamois-type mop rather than a sponge mop. Rag and chamois-style mops are best for cleaning tile because sponge mops tend to push dirty water into the grout lines, making them harder to clean. Be sure to change the water frequently while mopping; dirty water equals a cloudy floor.
- Be on the look for tile stains: If you find a discoloration, try to determine what type substance made the stain and use the right cleaner to remove it; we can help with our guide to removing tile stains.
- Watch for soap residue: If your tiles look hazy even after cleaning, you might be dealing with soapy residue. Remove the film with a nonabrasive all-purpose cleaner. You could also try a homemade cleaner with mild acid—such as fresh lemon juice—on ceramic or porcelain tiles (but never on stone tiles).
- Dry tiles too: Don’t let your glazed tile floors air-dry—the sitting water will form water spots. Take care of that by drying the floor with a clean, lint-free cloth immediately after washing
Get it All Done in One Easy Appointment
Simple Flooring Company makes it easy to shop for porcelain and ceramic tiles. During our free estimates, our flooring professionals bring a wide selection of tile samples, so you have the flexibility to shop from home.
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