It is always handy to have a quick refresher to remind us on how to and to maintain and clean our floor spaces.
It is no secret that tiles have a huge lifespan which can be further extended if the tiles are cared for properly.
Homeowners can do their part to ensure a tiled floor or wall can keep their technical characteristics and continue to look brand new.
Porcelain and ceramic tile fitted homes are one of the most hard wearing and durable surfaces that exist today, especially compared to other floor materials that are commonly softer, inflammable or stain or scratch easily.
Nerang Tiles recommends taking some precautions when using certain chemicals and cleaning agents and methods for cleaning and maintaining your floor tiles or wall tiles.
Below is a list of top tips from Nerang Tiles for homeowners to be aware of and to consider when cleaning or maintaining your floor tiles or wall tiles.
Nerang Tiles recommends using safe and environmentally friendly appropriate detergents, such as standard commercial tile care products. In particular, avoid using acid based detergents that are very harsh and corrosive. Even if they do not damage the tiles, acids of this type could damage cement based grouting which can in turn crack the grout or discolour it. Also remember that only grouts made of epoxy materials have good resistance to chemical corrosion. Nerang Tiles has a range of tile cleaning products and can recommend professional tile cleaners to assist you with this process.
When cleaning your tiles or tile grout try to avoid using highly abrasive materials such as metal pads or aluminium scrub brushes. If they must be used, exercise extreme caution. Please make sure you consider the type of material you use when scrubbing your tiles, particularly when you have a glazed or shiny wall tiles. Rough materials can score or scratch the surface and you can loose the aesthetics of a gloss finish more easily.
Precautions and protection
Although tiled floors are one of the most durable and hard wearing flooring products when laid, tiled floors are not completely resilient to damage. In other words, your floor tiles are only moderately shock proof. Please be careful when handling heavy objects, particularly heavy objects that are also hard wearing or have sharp corners. Every effort should be made to prevent heavy objects from dropping on your floor tiles. Areas on which objects are more likely to be dropped or on which they drop more frequently should be protected with mats. For example, in the kitchen, the area in front of the oven and sink should be protected.
Nerang Tiles is an award winning tile showroom with thousands of quality floor tiles and wall tiles on display at its Gold Coast Tile Showroom. With the largest range of floor tiles and wall tiles in Queensland you are sure to find the perfect floor tiles or wall tiles at Nerang Tiles.
Tile types on offer include tiles suitable as kitchen tiles, bathroom tiles, outdoor tiles, pool tiles, floor tiles, wall tiles and much more. You will find floor tiles and wall tiles as a porcelain or ceramic that look like timber tiles, marble tiles, stone tiles and tiles that are subway tiles, mosaic tiles, feature tiles and much more.
Visit the Nerang Tiles Gold Coast Tile Showroom to see the full range of porcelain and ceramic floor tiles and wall tiles today.