Tile flooring cleaning requirements can seem daunting, but with the proper guidelines and tips, you can create habits you can live with as long as your floors are in place. It's not impossible to have pristine floors without spending a whole day getting them.

If you’re planning on a tile flooring remodel, you’ll want to learn more about your options for maintenance and care. Here’s what to know about the floors that could give you 50 years of lifespan when professionally installed.

Regular care you won’t want to overlook


As with most flooring, porcelain and ceramic tile floors require regular sweeping or vacuuming to remove particles, dust, and debris that can accumulate and scratch the floor’s surface. A soft-bristled broom or vacuum with a hard surface setting can help avoid damage or scratching for impressive results that last.

Another regular cleaning protocol is mopping. This task isn’t always a daily requirement, but it shouldn’t be put off until the last minute. Choose a mild cleaning solution with a gentle pH and avoid abrasive cleaners and tools.

Don’t overlook grout care


Over time, grout can experience a buildup of dirt and grime, requiring extensive tile flooring cleaning measures. That's why cleaning these areas regularly with baking soda and mild cleaner or water is important.

Sealants can be even more beneficial when applied periodically, offering protection from stains and making cleaning easier. If you're unsure which cleaners work best, discuss your options with a flooring specialist.

Prevention is better than a cure


Sometimes it’s better to prevent stains and damage than it is to fix them once they happen. Area rugs and doormats are a great way to catch and trap dirt and debris before it reaches your tile flooring. It’s also important to avoid harsh chemicals and abrasive cleaning tools, especially if you prefer the longest possible lifespan.

Visit our tile store to learn more about tile flooring cleaning


Tile flooring is bursting with benefits and characteristics that cater to your needs, and you can keep these surfaces cleaner for longer. Even grout lines are easier to maintain when you know how best to treat them.

When you visit CW Floors & Lighting at our San Antonio or Rockwall, TX showrooms, we’ll give you the best tips for ongoing tile care. Visit our tile store if you live in or around San Antonio, Denton, Rockwall, Dallas, or Fort Worth, tell us more about what you need to know, and we’ll give you the information you need.