Flooring - Ceramic Tile

This durable, tough, and beautiful flooring option adds value to your home and requires only basic routine care to keep it looking great.

Care and Maintenance Tips Cleaning

  • Ceramic tile is one of the easiest floor coverings to maintain. Simply vacuum with a special bare-floor attachment when needed; beater bars from certain styles of vacuum cleaners can damage the flooring. Occasionally, a wet mopping with warm water may be appropriate. Avoid adding detergent or bleach to the water.
  • Clean the grout used between ceramic tiles with a brush and a mild cleanser. Grout cleansers and whiteners are available at most hardware stores.


  • Use protective mats at all exterior-to-interior entrances.
  • Use protective pads on your furniture bottoms to help prevent scratching the floor
  • Don’t drag heavy objects, such as furniture, across the floor.

Reduce Staining and Discoloration

  • Application of a “Seal and Finish” product immediately after you move into your new home can help reduce staining and discoloration of the grout between tiles.
  • NEVER seal ceramic or porcelain tiles. Only grout should be sealed if you have ceramic or porcelain tile.
  • If you have natural stone tiles, you should seal the grout AND the stone tile every 2 years.

* If you are in a Condo residence please refer to your Condo Association Documents to verify your responsibilities, if any, for the maintenance of these areas.