Daily care & maintenance
While tile is extremely durable, it's not impervious to damage. Proper care and maintenance are still needed to prolong the lifespan of your flooring. Establish a routine that includes sweeping, dusting, or vacuuming on a weekly, if not daily, basis. You'll also want to wet mop your floors and address all spills properly. You may consider investing in doormats to keep dirt from entering your home and getting ground into your floors via foot traffic. Area rugs are another way to provide passive, consistent protection for your surfaces.
Dealing with spills
When it comes to common liquid spills like milk, wine, and pet accidents, you should immediately wipe them away or mop them clean. Tile can get very slippery when wet, so it’s important to address the spill before your flooring becomes a real hazard.
Use only manufacturer-approved cleaning products on your tile. These should be free of acids, vinegars, chlorine, and ammonia. Certain chemicals can damage or discolor your tile surfaces or the grout between tiles, so it's important to consult your manufacturer's specific cleaning guidelines.