Who else is ready for fall?! This year’s record-breaking heat has been killer, and we’re sure you’re feeling that too. Woo-wee!🥵
Summer is one of the busiest months in Phoenix homes. Because let’s be honest– it’s too dang hot to want to go out all the time am I right?!
With summer comes more gatherings in the home. With all of the summer BBQs, get-togethers and activities that leave you and friends coming and going in and out of your home, your tile floors are bound to take a beating.
Just as well, weather, heat, and cleaning maintenance can all add up, each taking a role on how well your tile floors will do throughout this hot, sweltering season.
Because we want your tile’s longevity to withhold, here are 3 Ways To Keep Your Tile Clean This Summers that you’ll definitely want to take advantage of:
1. Vacuuming Regularly
With the constant foot traffic (often with shoes on) see during the summer, it’s important to keep up on the regular cleaning maintenance of your floors.
Vacuuming regularly is one of the easiest ways to make sure your tile stays nice and clean through the boiling Phoenix heat. We suggest vacuuming your tile floors on a daily or bi-weekly basis.
You don’t need to be vacuuming every single room in your home, but you’ll want to take the time to vacuum up the high traffic areas, especially if you have pets sauntering about your home.
We suggest vacuuming your tile floors instead of sweeping using the bare floor attachment. Make doubly sure not to use the beater bar; the beater bar is for carpet only and can damage your tile floors. Vacuuming will help extract some of the dirt, hair, and dandruff that will make it past the broom bristles.
2. Rugs & Mats
During the summerand winter months, rugs and mats are your best friends.
Place rugs and mats at the entrance of your outside doorways. Whether you have a no-shoe policy for guests and family members or not, using mats and rugs will definitely take a load off of your tile floors and lessen the cleaning maintenance required.
Even if you do, there might be times where your guests won’t feel comfortable taking off their shoes, or you might need to run into the house for a quick grab. Regardless, you can keep your tile floors cleaner, longer this summer with high-quality mats to wipe off dirt, debris, and moisture.
3. Blinds & Curtains
As we know, Phoenix gets plenty of dry, direct sunlight, especially during the summer. Therefore, using blinds and curtains to keep your floors from being exposed to direct sunlight may be more important than we give it credit for!
Most people like natural light (we certainly do), however, when the sun is shining directly on your tile floors for part of the day, you might want to keep the blinds or curtains of that specific window closed. At least until the sun shifts a bit right?
This will protect your tile floors, and even carpets and hardwood, from fading or getting discolored from the direct summer sunlight.
Proper Yearly Cleaning Maintenance
As much as we want to keep our tile floors looking clean and fabulous on our own, there comes a time when it takes a professional to keep our tile looking the best it can.
Having the proper yearly cleaning maintenance for your floors can have a huge benefit on the status of your tile floors during the hot Phoenix summer months.
Cleaning your tile and grout with the Zerorez® Phoenix Cleaning Process results in a safe, long-lasting and effective clean. You won’t believe how dirty you tile can be, but following these 3 Ways To Keep Your Tile Clean This Summer can help you enjoy your beautiful tile flooring for many years to come.
Your Zerorez® Phoenix technician will be happy to answer your questions and provide expert advice on maintaining those tile floors. For more information click here.