Follow our care and maintenance guide to ensure your tile floors look their best. 

Tile Care | Sanford Carpet & Flooring


Tile is a durable and low-maintenance flooring option for your home. But low maintenance does not necessarily mean no maintenance if you want your tile to look great as the years pass. 

Sweep your tile floors to keep them looking their best. When you sweep, you help to eliminate dirt, dust, and other substances that can lead to premature aging and even damage your tile and grouting if left unattended. How often you need to sweep your tile floors will depend on the foot traffic they receive—plan on doing so every few days, at a minimum. 

You can also wet mop your tile for deeper cleaning. When mopping, work to ensure that the mop is damp and not soaking wet. Tile handles water well, but that doesn't mean that you want to leave standing water on tile or any other type of flooring. 

Broom cleaning dirt on tile flooring | Sanford Carpet & Flooring


When it comes to solid messes like dirt and debris on your tile floors, sweeping up the substances with a broom should do the trick. Whether a spill is solid or liquid, it is always encouraged that you address the mess right away to limit the possibility of future damage. 

Tile Spill | Sanford Carpet & Flooring


Tile is able to take on liquid spills and messes quite well. But that doesn't mean that liquid accidents should be allowed to sit on your tile floors for an extended period. When and if a liquid accident presents itself, wipe it up with a cloth right away. It's that simple!