Tile care methods vary depending on the type of tile you have installed on your floor. Glass tiles will be cared for in a very different way than stone or porcelain tiles. Here are some tips to get the most out of your tiles are keep them looking beautiful for as long as you own your home.
The most gruesome part of cleaning your tile floor is cleaning the grout. It is usually a job noted for its hard labor. Surely, prisoners are given this task when they are done busting rocks all day, right? Well, it doesn’t have to be that bad.
Cleaning your tile can be easiest when you hire a steam cleaning company to do it for you a few times per year. But that can be expensive. The affordable way is to make it a part of your workout routine. Put aside a couple of hours each week to do a section of the tile floor. Mix 1 cup of Borax (The 20 Mule Team stuff from the grocery store) with 2 cups of boiling water and stir well until it is dissolved.
Pour the Borax mixture on the tile grout and wait at least 15 minutes. You’ll see that black dirt is disappearing and the grout is already looking lighter. Scrub the grout with a small scrub brush and rinse the grout. It is a great workout for the arms and all over blood flow. It is best that you use knee pads so that you don’t injure your knees.
Borax is the magic substance that does most of the work. It is a natural product from the earth that dissolves any natural stain or dirt build up. It won’t remove ink, but it’ll get your grout beautiful in minutes. You’ll save all kinds of money in gym memberships!
Depending on which of the flooring manufacturers you choose, you’ll have a huge selection of tiles, carpet, wood flooring and vinyl in rolled sheets or tiles. You’ll need to discuss your flooring expectations with your salesperson to figure out which of those types of products are going to work best in your home. Here is a primer on what you need to know about flooring.
Flooring is expensive, there is no argument there. Many consumers, in an effort to save money, will choose a discount flooring company for their floors. Then they’ll hire a handyman to install it. As everyone found out when Lumber Liquidators hit the evening news, discount is not usually better. In the Lumber Liquidators scandal, it was discovered their manufacturer in China was removing the product labeling that stated it contained toxic chemicals. Many people became seriously ill from their flooring. Good flooring manufacturers will cost more, but it will vary somewhat from company to company. Find the company with the best service and is trusted to sell safe products.
US Hardwood and Carpets offers a wide range of safe, durable and beautiful products for the new flooring for your home. You have a lot of choices:
Solid Wood Hardwood
Cost of Flooring
Of course, the overall cost of installing flooring when using flooring manufacturers with safe, durable products will run between $2 and $15 per square foot. The exact price for replacing the flooring in your home will be quoted when our representative arrives for your consultation. You have a wide array of choices, so it is best that you do a great deal of consideration on all of your options before speaking with our rep.