Ceramic or Porcelain Floor
These are the easiest tile to maintain, the grout lines are the main thing that one needs to watch. These tiles are manmade, they are baked and painted so soils do not penetrate them like the grout lines.
- Do not use any kind of abrasive cleaner on ceramic floors as it will scratch the glaze.
- Use a damp mop and a neutral purpose floor cleaner to clean the floor. Flat mops work great for weekly maintenance, but nothing beats the good old string mops.
- Sealing the grout lines will help it stay clean longer, but you need to clean the grout lines thoroughly before sealing in order for the sealer to hold properly.