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Preventative maintenance

Keep your tile and stone flooring clean by daily sweeping, dusting, and vacuuming to clear away dirt, sand, and grime and keep the surface looking polished. You should also wet mop at least once a week with a manufacturer-approved cleaner that is also compatible with grout. 

For common household spills and messes like milk, beer, soda, and pet accidents, immediately wipe away or mop clean. Tile and stone flooring surfaces can also get very slippery when wet, so it’s important to keep your tile and stone flooring as dry as possible. To do this, dry the floor with a cloth or towel after wiping away wet messes.

Proper tile cleaning solutions

Avoid products that contain acids, vinegar, chlorine, and ammonia when cleaning your tile and stone flooring. Certain cleaning chemicals could damage or discolor the grout or surfaces of your tile. It’s important to check with your tile manufacturer’s guidelines to ensure you’re using a safe cleaning solution.

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Additional Resources

Browse these additional care and maintenance tips, plus our recommended stain removal resources, to help keep your tile and stone flooring looking beautiful.

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