What are the important considerations for effective tiling maintenance?
When it comes to tiling maintenance there are a variety of important tasks that will need to be carried out to keep your tiling looking fresh and new. These maintenance tasks include:
- Sealing tiles
- Replacing tiles
Sealing tiles for maintenance
Some tiles are pre-sealed during the creation process, and you will not need to seal them yourself. However, other tiles including polished porcelain and natural stone tiles will need sealing to prevent damage from water and moisture as well as dirt. This is because these tiles have tiny micro-pores and holes, in which dirt and debris could become trapped, as well as being naturally porous.
If your tiles need sealing this is something you should consider implementing on an annual basis, or perhaps more frequently, depending on the location of the tiles themselves.
Grouting tiles as part of tiling maintenance
Grouting for any tiling project is essential. This is not only what bonds tiles together and seals joints, but it can have an impact on the overall visual effect of your tiles too. Making sure that your grouting is neat and equal can go a long way towards helping you create the right result. However, its not just the initial grouting that counts. Your grouting will need to be maintained, and regularly, to stay in tip top condition. This can mean re-grouting on an annual basis, especially in the bathroom or kitchen where moisture can cause damage.
Finally, to keep your tiling looking fantastic, you will need to consider replacing any cracked or broken tiles. For this you will need some additional tiles of the exact same style and colour and you will need to carefully remove the broken tile before fixing the new one in the same place and then repairing the grouting, and sealing if necessary.
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