Ceramic Tile Care in New Homes

Ceramic tile in new homes adds a a beautiful touch. Plus, it is easy to maintain and keep it looking new with the right steps!

Care and Maintenance
Ceramic tile is generally easy to maintain. Follow these care and maintenance suggestions to help keep it looking new.

General Maintenance
Before giving the tile a good cleaning, be sure to sweep or vacuum the floor. However, never use a vacuum with a beater bar or power rotary brush head as these can damage the surface. Protective mats at all exterior-to-interior entrances to tile floors helps prevent dirt from getting in the home. Finally, putting protective pads on your furniture bottoms to help prevent scratching the tile.

Grout Care
Grout between ceramic tiles can be cleaned with a brush and a mild cleanser. Also, a grout sealer can be used to make the grout more resistant to stains. But be aware that some can discolor the grout.

To Care for the Tile
After sweeping or vacuuming, wipe the tile with a moist cloth and wet mop it occasionally. Be sure to use a non-oil-based household cleaner that’s compatible with cement grouts. And be sure to never use cleaners contain acids or ammonia. Cleaners with acid will damage the grout and tile glazing, and ammonia cleaners might discolor the grout.

At Pointe Homes, we make sure to use the top quality materials in your new home and we strive to provide you with the best workmanship. But after we have built your home, it's important to take good care of it and maintain it so it will last you a long time!