A textured tile is a great option for flooring. Textured tile can give you the look of wood or natural stone while offering durability and affordability. This type of tile is also considered safer than traditional tile, as it has a textured surface and is less slippery, especially when wet. Sounds perfect, right? One downside to this excellent flooring option is; It can be hard to clean.

Textured tile offers a pleasing aesthetic; however, the texture and grout can create areas where dirt and gunk can hide. Luckily, the experts at The Floor Store have a few tips to get your textured tile flooring sparkling in no time.

Remove any loose dirt and debris: It’s important to sweep or vacuum the flooring first, to remove excess waste from the floor’s surface before cleaning with any liquids.

Use a steam mop: Steam mops are a great way to loosen up any dirt in the grooves of the tile. Because the steam gets to a hot temperature, this process also disinfects the floor. Steam mops typically come with a washable, reusable microfiber pad, which is a great way to clean your textured tile quickly.

Let the floor dry: It is crucial to let the tile dry for about 10-15 minutes following steam mopping. Walking on the floor while still wet can attract additional dirt and dust.

Deep Clean if Necessary: If your tile is especially dirty and requires a deep cleaning, you can make a baking soda paste and vinegar solution to get into the tile’s grout. When deep cleaning, make sure you rinse away all products with a mop until the mop rinses clean.

Textured tile can be a great option for your home! The team at The Floor Store in Albuquerque is here to help you choose the perfect flooring for what you are trying to achieve. Reach out to us or come by our showroom and explore our wide variety of flooring options.