The Importance of Maintaining Your Tiled Floors

Tile floors are a popular choice for many homes and businesses due to their durability, endless design choices and cost effectiveness. However, like all flooring surfaces, they require regular maintenance to keep them looking their best. Over time, tile floors can become stained and damaged from dirt, oils, and wear and tear, so it’s important to clean them on a regular basis. In this blog post, we’ll discuss some of the best ways to clean and maintain your tiled floors.

Obviously, we recommend having your tile and grout cleaned professionally by a reputable company like Big Ben Cleaning. But if you have to wait for a service date and would like to give the cleaning a try while you wait, here are a few tips from us.

Big Ben Cleaning Tips

Depending on the type of tile you have, there are a few different ways to clean it. For example, ceramic tile can be cleaned with a damp mop and mild detergent. You should avoid using harsh chemicals or scrubbing too vigorously, as this can damage the surface of the tile. For stains, you can use a product specifically designed for ceramic tile floors.

Porcelain tile is another popular type of flooring surface. Porcelain is less porous than ceramic, so it’s more resistant to staining. However, it’s still important to clean it regularly with a damp mop or cloth. You can use a mild detergent, if necessary, but be sure to rinse the area afterwards with clean water. For tougher stains, you may need to use a cleaner specifically designed for porcelain tile such as bona stone, tile & laminate cleaner. 

Maintaining Your Tiled Floors

In addition to regular cleaning, there are a few other things you can do to maintain your tiled floors and keep them looking their best. For example, you should sweep or vacuum your floors on a weekly basis to remove any dirt or debris that has accumulated on the surface. You should also apply a sealer to your tiles every few years to protect them from stains and damage. Finally, if you have any loose or chipped tiles, be sure to have them repaired or replaced as soon as possible so that they don’t cause any further damage to your flooring surface. 


Tile floors are a stylish and durable choice for many homes and businesses. However, they require regular cleaning and maintenance to keep them looking their best. By following our simple tips, and having your tiles cleaned and resealed annually or bi-annually will extend the lifespan of your floor and lead to a healthier living environment. This will keep your tiled floors looking beautiful for years to come!

Be sure to contact Big Ben Cleaning to request a quote. Also check out our Tile & Grout page to read more about how to maintain your floors

If you have any questions about tile and grout cleaning, please contact us today. We would be happy to assist you.

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The Team at Big Ben Cleaning Inc.