Maintenance tips for tile flooring

Maintenance tips for tile flooring

Ceramic is a tile material that is waterproof only when glazed, but porcelain tiles, which are usually glazed, are naturally waterproof. Cleaning a tile floor is simple because both clay-based materials have smooth, non-porous surfaces.

In addition to a large selection of tile flooring, Home Improvement Outlet in Lebanon, PA, offers tile cleaning products and much more.


Porcelain and ceramic tile are easy to clean by damp-mopping with warm water and a liquid tile cleaner solution. Your floor will look its best if you follow up with a hot water rinse that is dried thoroughly with a microfiber cloth.

Since dirt and debris can mar the tile flooring over time, keep a dustpan and house broom nearby, or sweep or vacuum once or twice weekly.


The cement-based grout that fills joints between tiles must be sealed periodically to guard against stains and mildew. Porous grout can become stained by spills, dust, mud, and soap scum, so preventive measures like doormats and a specialized tile cleaner are prudent.

It's a good idea, too, to add grout cleaning with a commercial grout cleaner to your deep cleaning routine. 

Large format tiles

Consider large-format tiles if a new floor is in your plans and you prefer a material requiring the least work. Whether porcelain or ceramic tile, this flooring has few seams and tends to make a room look more spacious. Wood-look or stone-look porcelain tile flooring, which has at least one edge greater than 15 inches, might be what you're looking for!

Visit us for your tile flooring and more

Family-owned Home Improvement Outlet sells and installs tile floors and offers customer-appreciated services like in-home consultations and a sample check-out service.

We invite folks in Lebanon, Hershey, Manheim, Reading, Jonestown, and Harrisburg, PA, regions to visit our showroom in Lebanon today. And if you need further information about tile flooring maintenance, don't hesitate to call us.