How to Keep Ceramic Tiles Looking Their Best

Ceramic Tile

How To Keep Ceramic Tiles Looking Their Best

Ceramic tile is often difficult to maintain, but some relatively simple tips can help things look (and stay) like new. Let’s take a look at some of the best practices for maintaining ceramic tiles.

Taking Care of Worn or Scratched Tiles

The first thing to take into account is the age and wear of the current tiles. If you encounter worn out ceramic tiles, the right techniques may be able to turn them around. Industry consultant Mickey Crowe writes in an article for trade magazine CleanLink that “In some ways, I enjoy working with old, worn out floors since I can usually make them look much better and give them a second life.” After a basic cleaning of the tiles, Crowe says that mildew remover should be used if needed, followed by patching any damage or chips in the tile. Finally, Crowe suggests avoiding a regular floor finish and instead using a penetrating seal to cover any exposed tile.

Maintaining Clean Tiles

When you have a clean tile floor in good condition, you want to keep it that way. The key is to have a very frequent cleaning routine. Vacuuming and/or sweeping tile floors on a regular basis will eliminate recently deposited soils before they have the chance to really settle in and become a problem. Once surface level dirt is removed, mop the tile with a gentle detergent and warm water. Dry the floor with a clean cloth or a dry mop. You can also scrub grout with a mild cleaner to eliminate and prevent deeper stains. Clean up any everyday spills that happen as fast as you can to avoid liquid soaking into the grout.

Johnston is Here to Help

At Johnston, we offer a variety of detergents and equipment from the leading manufacturers in the business. Like Spartan Consume multi-purpose cleaner, which is strong enough to be used to clean drains, but gentle enough to work on tile. Or the Clarke FM40 floor scrubber, which can be outfitted for use on tile as well as other surfaces.

Our knowledgeable team of representatives will be able to help you find the right product for your unique cleaning needs. Reach out to us to learn more about how we can help! Visit our contact page today at

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