Tile Care & Maintenance
Cleaning and resealing
How do I keep my ceramic tile clean?
The beauty and life of your ceramic tile floors depend on how you care for it. Follow a proper cleaning routine to keep it looking great over time. A few easy steps can extend the life of your ceramic tile flooring solution.
How long will ceramic tile last?
If installed correctly and maintained, ceramic tiles can last many years. There are slight differences in the durability of different kinds of tiles. Glazed tiles will wear more quickly than unglazed tiles, and porcelain tiles will last longer than ceramic tiles.
How do I know if my grout joints need to be resealed?
If you place a few drops of water on your grout and it beads up, your sealer should be fine. If your water absorbs into the grout, you should reseal it.
How should I clean my ceramic tile?
Ceramic tile floors are incredibly easy to maintain. You should sweep or vacuum regularly and mop them according to manufacturer recommendations. Grout should also be cleaned periodically, though some build-up and fading in color is inevitable. If your grout lines are dirty or have changed color, contact a Floor Store near you to ask how to restore them to their original color.