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Tile Care & Maintenance

Tile and Stone flooring is perhaps the easiest to maintain and with daily upkeep will look beautiful for years to come. Care and maintenance is also simple and low impact, with only a couple of minutes a day or a deeper clean once a week to help keep your flooring looking like new! Our flooring experts at 2nd Street Floors put together the following care and maintenance tips for your new tile and stone flooring:

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Care and Maintenance Tips:

  • Keep your tile and stone flooring clean by daily sweeping, dusting or vacuuming to clear away dirt, sand and grime and keep the surface looking polished.
  • Unlike hardwood, laminate or resilient flooring, it’s also recommended to use either steam cleaning or a wet mop at least once a week with a manufacturer approved cleaner that is also compatible with grout.

Stain Removal:

For common household spills and messes like juice, wine and pet accidents, immediately wipe away or mop clean. Tile and stone flooring surfaces can get very slippery when wet, so it’s important to keep your tile and stone flooring as dry as possible.

When cleaning, avoid products that contain acids, vinegars, chlorine and ammonia. Certain cleaning chemicals can actually damage or discolor the grout or surfaces of your tile and stone flooring, so it’s important to check with your manufacturer guidelines to ensure you’re using an approved cleaning solution. Speak to any store representatives at 2nd Street Floors for recommended tile and stone flooring cleaning supplies. 

Additional resources:

Below is a list of additional care and maintenance tips plus stain removal resources to help keep your tile and stone flooring looking beautiful:

Shaw Tile and Stone Flooring Care Guide: https://shaw.app.box.com/s/p4hyaigd07qj6r93zcxy

Care and Maintenance Tips: https://shawfloors.com/flooring/how-to/tile-and-stone/care-maintenance/tile-stone-care-and-maintenance

Shaw R2X Hard Surfaces Flooring Cleaner: https://shawfloors.com/shopping/r2x-cleaner

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