it has many advantages, retiling should not be your first and only option to
rejuvenate your floor – sometimes, all your tiles need is a professional
restoration to shine as they once did. By cleaning and sealing them, you will
save both time and money without the need to rip up the entire floor. With that
in mind, this article goes into the cleaning and sealing processes to detail
how they can help you.
1. Clean The Tiles
If you live on the Sunshine Coast, it would be best to have your tiles professionally
serviced every two years or so. Tile cleaning
is at the core of this and can be a highly efficient way of
recovering your fading tiles without the expense of replacing them wholesale.
Professionals do more than just scrub at the tiles and grouting to make sure
that they are clean – they use a wide array of special solutions for a deep
clean. Their routine includes:
- - Vacuuming
- - Mopping
- - Polishing
- - Degreasing
- - High-pressure cleaning
- - Deep steam cleaning
- - and more to keep your tiles looking their best.
2. Seal The Tiles
It is often not enough to just clean your tiles, you must seal them too
. This makes use of a special sealant that is formulated to
enhance a tile’s resistance to stains and mess.
This is a technique applied primarily to porous tiles such as marble, slate,
and travertine tiles. Porous tiles stain easily, while non-porous tiles such as
porcelain do not – so the latter usually do not require sealing. You should not
DIY a sealing solution – if done improperly, it will just be a waste of money.
This is why a professional tile specialist must be the one to perform the tile sealing
3. Outdoors And Indoors
Whether your tiled floors are outdoors or indoors, they can still benefit from
rejuvenation. If people will see your outside tiles before the inside ones,
then it's important to ensure both sets look great. First impressions can mean
everything, so all of your tiles must be as beautiful as possible.
Outside, these tiles are exposed to the elements – this means cleaning them
regularly is even more vital. If you do not keep on top of cleaning your
outdoor tiles just as vigorously as your indoor ones, this could lead to an
even greater risk of bacterial build-up.
It is important that you look after your tiles and understand how you can do
that without a full overhaul – cleaning and sealing your tiles can help them
thrive for many years to come. At The Tile & Stone Specialists
, we have
decades of experience in helping floors look their best. For more on how we can
keep your tiled flooring in top shape, get in touch with us right away