If you’ve come to love your stone floor tiles, then it could be said in a figurative way that you too have ‘a heart of stone’ as it were. But to prove your fondness for it, and to maintain that aesthetic beauty, care is necessary.
When it comes to caring for your stone floor tiles, prevention is better than a cure. Something as simple as using area-rugs or mats at entrances from the outside, on either side of the door, can catch dirt and grit before it is trudged onto your flooring.
However, some dust and dirt will still invade the premises. This can damage the stone floor tiles because it is abrasive. Its movement across the tiles will have the effect of sandpaper which spells disaster for your tiles. A safe option for textured tiles is to use a vacuum—minus the beater bar. The brush bristles in the beater bar, although meant to clean, could actually scratch your floor. A broom or an old-fashioned dust mop may also do the trick.
When wet mopping your floor, make sure you use a good quality string mop and wring it out well to get out the excess water. Also, be sure not to use too much detergent, as this can leave ugly streaks on your flooring.
Another minor point that can save a major hassle with your stone floor tiles is to pad the feet of your furniture so it doesn’t scratch the surface. If you need to move the furniture, no need to be a show off by pushing it by yourself. Get some friends to help you lift it so as to reduce the wear and tear on your flooring.
Knowledge is power, care for your flooring.