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Tile from Universal Carpet Inc.

Universal Carpet installs many different types of flooring materials in homes and commercial locations all across the region, and this includes tile flooring. Tile has quickly become one of the most popular flooring options because it is easy to have installed, and it is very affordable. Many times, this is the material of choice for commercial property managers who need to add new flooring in apartments, hotels, condos, or townhomes. There are many different styles available, including more premium varieties including ceramic and porcelain. It's practical, popular, and it comes in many different designs, shapes, colors, and patterns.

One of the main benefits of tile flooring is the fact that it is easy to care for and maintain. With both vinyl and ceramic styles, there really aren't any special cleaning solutions that need to be used as these materials are typically known for their resistance to staining. Spills can easily be cleaned up, making tile flooring an attractive option for kitchens and bathrooms. It is also fairly resistant to moisture, making it a great option for basement environments that sometimes have problems with water seepage. Routine cleaning of this flooring can be done with mild cleansing solutions and a standard mop. The floor can also be swept over with a broom or vacuum.

Installing tile floors

Installation for this kind of flooring is pretty straightforward. Vinyl tiles will typically come with an adhesive backing on them. The backing is removed, and the tile is set into place. With ceramic or porcelain tiles, the tiles will need to be set in place carefully and adhered to a subfloor below. Grout will need to be added between the tiles, and it will be stained to match the color of the tiles so that it isn't so obvious. We will clean over the surface of the floor once installation is complete.

Tile care and 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.
Ceramic tile flooring in Schaumburg, IL from Universal Carpet Inc.

Tile repair

If one of the tiles gets damaged or broken, it can easily be replaced and swapped out with a new one. This is another advantage to having this kind of flooring installed. It is a great option for people who have children or pets.

For more information about getting a tile floor installed in your home or commercial location, please feel free to give our team a call today. We are here and ready to address any questions or concerns that you may have about our wide variety of flooring options.