South Elgin, IL
phone (847) 697-4566
Universal Carpet Inc. in Chicago-land


Blog and PDP Views Code


Tile care & maintenance

There are many different types of tile flooring that Universal Carpet can provide for your home or business. We offer ceramic tiles, vinyl tiles, and many other options to meet your home or commercial location's unique needs. Installation can be finished fairly quickly for this kind of flooring, and after it's in place, it will be up to you to clean and maintain the materials so that they don't age prematurely or experience noticeable signs of wear and tear.

Cleaning tile floors

Regardless of what kind of tile flooring you have installed, it is important that you make sure that you are cleaning up any spills immediately when you notice them. Failure to do so can result in ugly and permanent staining to the floor. While it may be easier to replace a single tile than doing replacement work for any kind of other flooring material, it is still something you are going to want to avoid - especially if you have ceramic tiles installed and the spill could end up staining the grout.

You can vacuum over the floor or use a broom to remove built-up dirt and debris. It is not recommended that you use a really wet mop because sopping water all over the floor could damage the subfloor down below, and it could also get stuck between the tile and the subfloor, causing your floor to feel "squishy" in certain spots. You can avoid using abrasive commercial chemicals and cleaners by simply using a mix of baking soda and water. This can also be used to remove stubborn stains. Lemon juice can also be used to clean the surface of the floor and remove any film that may have built-up from using very soapy cleaners in the past.

It is also a good idea to place mats next to entryways into your home or commercial location. Family, employees, and customers will easily be able to wipe their feet off at the door, and this can prevent a lot of dirt, dust, and grime from ever reaching the surface of your floor. Be sure to use a mat that doesn't have a rubber backing as this could potentially cause moisture to get stuck between the mat and floor, and this can cause a lot of damage.

To learn more about caring and maintenance for your tile floors, please feel free to give us a call today. We look forward to hearing from you soon.