Your Guide to Phoenix Ceramic Tile Floor Restoration

 Guest Blog Written By:

Desert Tile and Grout Care – Owner Dan Milne

Ceramic tile is a great choice for your Phoenix floors because it is durable and resistant to scratching and temperature changes. You can buy it in a wide variety of colors and sizes, allowing you to create the look you want for your kitchen, bathroom, outdoor patio, or any other room of your home. You can tile your entire Phoenix home if you have the budget and the inclination.

Yet ceramic floors are not indestructible. They can scratch, and they can stain. The grout, in particular, can become stained from dirt, liquids and mildew, bringing down the look of your whole floor. But in general the upkeep is slightly easier than major types of rugs. Regular Phoenix tile and grout cleaning is essential to keep your floors looking good.

your-guide-to-phoenix-tile-floor-restorationShould your floors become stained or damaged despite your best efforts at keeping them clean and maintaining them, you can hire the professionals for ceramic tile floor restoration. Here are a few things that you or a professional may be able to do to restore your ceramic tile floors:

Strip the Floor

Many ceramic tile floors are coated with a sealer or wax that is meant to protect the floor and sometimes to give it shine. Before the floor can be restored, this old coating has to be completely removed.

If you are trying to do this step yourself, you need to be careful that you don't use any products or tools that actually damage the floor or remove some of the color or other beneficial elements of the floor. This is just one of the reasons why it's often better to hire a professional for your Phoenix ceramic tile and grout cleaning .

Remove Mineral Deposits

Over time, minerals from rain or even just the dirt that you track in with your shoes can deposit on the floor and create discoloration. You may not actually have dirt on your floors -- just layers of mineral buildup.

You can't remove these minerals with regular floor cleaners. You need special cleaners that are designed to cut through the buildup and remove those hardened minerals. Again, you must be careful to choose the right mineral cleaner for your floors or else you risk damaging the ceramic tile.

Clean the Grout

Dirty grout can make your floors look old and dirty even if the tile itself is in great shape. You need to clean the grout thoroughly with a professional-strength cleaner that is specifically designed for grout. When you are done cleaning, you need to seal the grout to reduce the amount of dirt buildup you will get going forward.

importance-phoenix-tile-grout-cleaningPreventing Floor Damage

Don't wait until your floors are stained or damaged to try to restore them. Instead, take good care of them and prevent the need for professional restorative services.

Here are a few things you can do:

  • Sweep and vacuum regularly. Otherwise, debris will build up and stain the floors. Dirt and other debris can also scratch the floors when you walk on it.
  • Use only mild cleansers. Check manufacturer instructions to know what products are safe for the floor.
  • Clean spills immediately. Failing to do so could allow stains to set or mildew to form.
  • Use doormats to minimize the dirt and other debris that is tracked onto the floors.
  • Put pads or other protectors under all furniture. This will minimize scratching to the floor.
  • Close the curtains and blinds during the day to minimize fading from UV rays.
  • Seal floors regularly to protect against damage. Also seal the grout.
  • Be careful when moving furniture or other heavy objects. Never drag items across floors, which could scratch or gouge them.

The better you can care for your ceramic tile floors, the longer they will last and the more beautiful they will be.

If you do need ceramic tile floor restoration in Phoenix, Desert Tile and Grout Care can help. We offer professional tile and grout cleaning, as well as restoration services. We work with ceramic tile, stone, brick and other types of flooring popular in the Phoenix area. See what others have to say about our results, and then call us today to schedule a consultation or to learn more about our services.

Guest Blog Written By:

Desert Tile and Grout Care – Owner Dan Milne

2917 E. Park Avenue

Gilbert, Arizona 85234

Office: 480-288-4475


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