How to Properly Clean and Maintain Your Tiles From Tile Market of Delaware

Keeping your tiles looking pristine is easier than you think! Here’s our expert guide on how to properly clean and maintain your tiles. Whether you're dealing with kitchen backsplashes, bathroom floors, or any other tiled surface, these tile cleaning and maintenance tips will help you keep them looking as good as new for years to come.

1. Regular Sweeping or Vacuuming

Dust and dirt can scratch your tiles over time, diminishing their shine and causing long-term damage. Make it a habit to sweep or vacuum your tiled floors regularly. This simple step helps to keep them free from debris that can lead to scratches.

2. Mop with Mild Detergent

For routine cleaning, use a mild detergent mixed with warm water to mop your tiles. Harsh chemicals can damage the tile surface and grout, so it’s best to avoid them. Rinse your mop frequently to avoid spreading dirty water around.

Recommended Product: Tile Cleaners are available at all Tile Market of Delaware showrooms.

3. Spot Cleaning

Stubborn stains require a bit more attention. Make a paste with baking soda and water, apply it to the stain, and let it sit for a few minutes. Gently scrub with a soft brush to remove the stain without damaging the tile.

4. Sealing Grout

Grout is porous and can absorb dirt and spills, leading to discoloration and stains. Sealing your grout every 6-12 months can prevent these issues and prolong the life of your grout.

Recommended Product: Grout Sealers are available at all Tile Market of Delaware showrooms.

5. Avoid Abrasive Cleaners

Abrasive cleaners, such as steel wool or harsh scrubbers, can scratch and damage your tiles. Instead, use a soft cloth or sponge to clean your tiles, ensuring they stay smooth and scratch-free.

6. Dry Thoroughly

After cleaning, it's important to dry your tiles thoroughly. This step prevents water spots and helps to avoid mold growth, especially in moisture-prone areas like bathrooms and kitchens.


At Tile Market of Delaware, we stock a wide range of tile cleaners and sealers at all three of our showrooms. Visit us today to find the perfect products for maintaining your beautiful tiles!