This article explains the steps you can take to maintain timber look tiles in your home. Read on to find out more.
Clean the tiles
If you want to maintain timber look tiles, the first thing you need to do is clean them. You can use a commercial tile cleaning solution for this step as well as a mild detergent solution or dish soap if needed. For stains from things like red wine or coffee, a pre-soaking solution might be needed in order to remove the stains. There are specialised cleaners for maintenance that help to remove mould and mildew from tiles.
Clean the grout lines
After cleaning, you should make sure that you clean all the grout lines of the tiles. You should do this soon after cleaning the tiles, as it will be easier to remove dirt and grime from between the gaps while it is still wet. A toothbrush or a specialised grout brush can be used for this. You can either dip it in water or use a damp cloth so that any dirt and grime is removed from between all the spaces.
Examine for scratches
If your timber look tiles are really old or have been installed in your home for a long time, it might be beneficial for you to examine them for scratches. You might locate some small scratches, which you can solve by using a fine-bladed steel scraper. You can also use an emery board to remove scratches from the surface of your tiles.
If you want to maintain your timber look tiles, you should use a specialised sealant on them. Make sure that your sealants are non-toxic and won't leave any residue on your tiles. Using a sealant will help you protect the tiles from scratches as well as any stains that might appear on their surface. You should use an absorbent cloth or terry cloth for cleaning purposes if they are recommended by the manufacture to avoid damaging the sealant on the surface of your tiles. As a general rule, you should try to avoid using any harsh chemicals or bleach on your tiles because they may cause the timber look of your tiles to deteriorate.
If you would like more info about the steps you can take to maintain your timber tiles, you should make contact with a local company which supplies this type of product. A member of staff will be happy to help.Share
12 April 2021
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