If you have invested in new classic quartz floor tiles, you are no doubt admiring the wonderful appearance of your floor, marvelling at the shine and reflection! Of course, the bad news is that it won’t stay looking clean and shiny if you don’t put some time and effort into keeping it that way!
The great thing about quartz is that it is so easy to clean and look after, with zero maintenance required, other than regular cleaning. Even the regular cleaning is easy however, and we’re going to talk about some useful tips to keep your new floor looking as good as new.
Remember to shop around carefully for the colour you go for, because certain colours are going to be easier to look after and keep clean than others – for instance, a darker colour won’t show up mess as quickly as a lighter colour, but that doesn’t mean that you can be lazy with your cleaning efforts!
Here are a few tips for you to check out.
- Always clean up spillages instantly – Whilst quartz is highly stain resistant, nothing is 100%, and that means you need to mop up any spillages when they happen, to avoid anything adverse from happening. This is an easy job, you simply need to mop them up with warm water, and allow the surface to dry.
- Remember that quartz is non-porous, but that means it could be slippery – This is another reason for ensuring that spillages are clean up! Quartz doesn’t absorb water, so that means that any standing water is going to do just that – stand! Such spillages could become hazardous for the people walking around your house, so simply mop up and dry as soon as they happen. Whilst you are not in a workplace, and you probably won’t have a ‘wet floor’ sign, you do need to have some kind of warning system in place, because quartz doesn’t dry as quickly as other tile materials do.
- Avoid harsh cleaning agents – You need to avoid anything chemical based or harsh from the get-go, in fact you need to avoid them like the plague! Anything with bleach in, for example, is going to erode away your tiles over time, and leave them prone to damage. Instead, go for warm water and gentle soap.
- Avoid abrasive cleaning sponges – Anything which could potentially scratch your tiles should be avoided. Yes, quartz is highly scratch resistant, but if you are constantly using things like scouring pads, some damage is going to occur, and some weakening is also going to occur. Stick to soft cloths – one for cleaning, and one for drying/buffing.
As you can see, there is nothing particularly hard or difficult about cleaning quartz floor tiles, and it’s really a case of simple common sense. Your tiles will last longer if you put time and effort into cleaning them regularly, and simply use gentle agents and cloths to do the job. You really can’t beat warm, soapy water and a soft cloth, and that is really all you need.
Remember that quartz also doesn’t need any annual sealing, unlike granite and also marble, so you have gone for the least time-consuming choice of all. Having said that, simple common sense is the way forward here!