Ceramic Tile Maintenance

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Sweep or vacuum floors to remove any dust or debris before using any cleaning products. Damp-mop your tile floor at least once each week (more frequently for heavy traffic areas) to decrease wear and abrasion from grit and soil. 

Clean regularly with an all-purpose, non-oil-based household cleaner that’s compatible with cleaning grout joints. Use an everyday multipurpose spray cleaner to remove soap scum, hard water deposits, and mildew on wall tiles in your bath or shower. Do not use harsh powders or scouring powders on high glaze or shiny wall tiles. This may cause permanent scratching

Use concentrated tile cleaners that have a neutral pH for regular cleaning. These will safely remove grease, oils, and normal spills—just check to be sure the cleaner is intended for the application, use, and traffic level. Clean glass tile with any nonabrasive cleaner recommended for either glass or tile. 


  • Test scouring powders and sealants on a small area before cleaning the full area. 
  • Use a sealer on grout joints shortly after installation and use products compatible with cleaning grout joints. 
  • After cleaning, rinse the entire area with clear water to remove any cleaning solution residue. 
  • Have any damaged or broken tile removed and replaced only by Tom Adams Service Department.
  • Never Flood Floors under any circumstance

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