Answering A Couple Of Questions About Maintaining A Tile Floor

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Tile flooring is a popular choice for many homeowners due to its beautiful appearance and durability. Unfortunately, these floors will eventually need to be cleaned to remove a variety of substances that can accumulate on them. Yet many new homeowners may not be sure of how to clean this type of flooring, and if you are one of these people, having the following questions about this task answered should help you to keep your tile flooring in excellent condition for years to come. 

How Can You Remove Mildew From Your Tile Floor?

Mildew is a common problem that can cause severe discoloration and foul odors if left unchecked. Luckily, removing mildew from your tile flooring is a relatively simple task, and you will likely be able to do this without needing to purchase special cleaning supplies.

Vinegar is an excellent option for cleaning and sanitizing mildew. However, you should avoid applying the vinegar directly to the floor. If you apply the vinegar directly to the floor, it can cause small holes to form in the surface of the tile, which can allow moisture to seep into the tiles and cause cracking. You should mix the vinegar with water, and make sure that you thoroughly rinse and dry the floor. 

What Can You Do To Remove Black Streaks From Shoes?

Black streaks from shoes are another common problem that can strike your home, and these scuff marks can seem extremely difficult to remove. While they will not cause structural harm to your floor, they can severely degrade its appearance. Some homeowners will attempt to remove these marks through mopping, but this is unlikely to prove effective. 

You can use a pencil eraser to remove these black streaks from your floor. You will need to rub the eraser along the entire length and width of the streaks. Unfortunately, if your floor has many of these scuff marks, this task will take a considerable amount of time to complete. To expedite this process, you can use a larger eraser. And due to the amount of labor required to remove these marks, you should always remove them as they happen to avoid having to spend an afternoon removing these marks. 

If your home has tile flooring, it is important for you to know how to handle some of the more routine problems it will encounter. By knowing how to remove mildew and scuff marks, you will be in a better position to keep your floors looking beautiful, which can help improve the comfort inside your home as well as its resale value. 

If your tile flooring needs extensive cleaning, contact a professional company, like All American Stone & Tile Care Inc., to come out and do the job for you.


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