Water can leave a chalk-like coating, and once you remove it the floor will look new. Combine ¼ cup vinegar to one-gallon hot water and mop, keeping the solution on the floor for about five minutes before you rinse. Vinegar has a slightly acidic nature that will dissolve those chalky bits. Once you rinse, wipe the floor with a towel to be sure all the water is gone so no new stains will occur. Don't use abrasive or ammonia-based products, because they can scratch and also discolor the grout. Feel free to come into our showroom if you need more advice about tile in State College, PA.
Sweep first with a soft broom, avoiding straw brooms as they can scratch. Then vacuum, removing beater bars which can dull and abrade the surface. Use attachments to get at the dirt in the grout lines.
Some other things you might do include placing mats and/or area rugs strategically at entrances. If possible, ask family members and guests to remove their shoes. You might even keep some disposable slippers on hand. If tiles are in a busy room, you might want to clean more often so there’s never much build-up, especially in the grout lines. Follow the professional’s advice on sealing and grouting.
Tile flooring blends with all decors and styles and, when properly taken care of, it can last up to 20 years or more. If you live in State College, PA, Houserville, PA, Boalsburg, PA, Pine Grove Mills, PA, or Park Forest Village, PA, visit the America's Carpet Outlet showroom
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