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Tile floors are a gorgeous addition to any kitchen or bathroom, but keeping them sparkling clean can be a challenge. The local flooring experts here at Floor Coverings International of Vancouver, WA & Portland, OR, though, are here to help! In our decades of experience with flooring, we’ve learned more than a few tricks to keep your floors shining. Read on to find out four of our favorite secrets to glistening tile.

  1. Clean your tile brush often—If you’ve scrubbed and scrubbed your tile, but it just won’t seem to come clean, it might be time to look at your brush. A dirty tile brush won’t be able to produce the same results as a fresh tool. If your brush has build ups of dirt and grime, it’s time for a replacement.
  2. Less is more for cleaning agents—When you’re considering what cleaning product to use for your tile and grout, always remember the mantra that less is more. Start with the lightest cleaning products you can, often water with a little baking soda, and then build to heavier duty agents if the spot truly calls for it. It’s also important to remember to test any product on a less noticeable patch of grout or tile before applying it to a high traffic area of your floor. By choosing the right cleaning product, you can prevent unnecessary damage to your floors and keep their looks intact.
  3. Scrub lightly—Less is more for your cleaning agent and less is more when it comes to the brush pressure you use on your tile floors. We all want to thoroughly clean our tile’s grouting, but scrubbing too vigorously can loosen pieces of the grout and damage the look of your flooring.

We hope these tips help keep your tile floors looking like new. For more flooring advice, contact your local Vancouver Floor Coverings International team. We thrive on matching families with the right flooring and are proud to offer free, in-home, consultations and estimates to make your flooring dreams come true. Give us a call and schedule your free estimate today!

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