If you are thinking of renovating your home with tiles in floor, wall or ceiling, you have several options to consider.  Natural stone, mosaic, accents, marble inlay, porcelain and ceramic are some worth considering options to decorate wall or floor of your home. When it comes to the matter of tilling job, most people like to go with ceramic tile. You can also think about Porcelain Tile Floors alternatively. This type of tile is suitable for both indoor and outdoor decoration. What is more it is relatively durable and available in a range of designs, colors, shapes, textures and patterns. Thus, you have wide options to select to decorate your home’s wall or floor.

Besides designs and so on, this type of tile offers several advantages. This is waterproof kind tile and comes with perfect finishing with clean and straight edges. Due to its straight edges, porcelain tile fits on wall easily and flawlessly. This type of tile is available in two types in terms of glossiness – unglazed and glazed. However, though this tile comes with waterproof feature, it is non-slip. Thus, it is safe from fear of slipping. However, cleaning procedure of this tile is relatively easy. Dust, dirt and stains are common things that are responsible to reduce glossiness of this tile.

Regular maintenance and cleaning is necessary to keep tiles shiny and retain its beauty. A little knowledge and habit of cleaning can assure you shining tiles in long run. Cleaning floor or wall tile involves several ways depending on type of dirt.  Sweeping, moping and vacuuming are some ways to clean tiles. Simple sweeping is okay if tiles get dust. Regular sweeping will prevent dust to pile on the surface and inside the pattern of tiles. If you have child in your home, you need to be careful about getting stains or dirt on the surface of tile.  Mopping with a damp towel is helpful to wipe out soft stains and dust properly, and it is advised to do this at least twice a week. To rub out stubborn stains like coffee mark from porcelain tile, you can apply ceramic cleaner. This cleaning solution is generally available in grocery stores.  

To ensure complete cleaning of the tiles you can use vacuum cleaner to bring out the dust and particles that is hard to take away with hand, especially that pile inside the textured patterns. You can do this once a month. Proper and regular care of your tile will let you to keep the tiles glossy and shiny for longer. Just installation of tiles is not enough to decorate a home, proper maintenance is necessary to keep beauty of the tiles and your home as well.

Steve Johns
07/09/2012 11:33pm

There are actually too many designs of porcelain tiles to choose from. All you need is an imagination and a budget so you can create the feel you want when you're at home.


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