When it comes to quality flooring materials, quartz tiles have a lot going for them. They have several design options and are durable and easy to maintain. We often tout the fact that Rikett Quartz Tiles will last as long as your building if they are well-maintained. But what do we mean by well-maintained? While the answer to that question is more complex than you might think, actually maintaining your quartz tiles is quite simple.
Here are some maintenance tips to ensure that your quartz tiles last as long as you need them to, or maybe even longer!
Use a Neutral Cleaner Regularly
In any building that sees a lot of traffic, scuffs, spills, and dirt are a daily occurrence. The most reliable way to extend the life of your quartz tile floors is to have a regular cleaning schedule. High-traffic areas especially should be cleaned often. Quartz is a naturally occurring and non-porous substance, so a neutral cleaner is all that is necessary to keep your floors clean. A combination cleaner/maintainer will give you the added benefit of sealing small scratches and maintaining a uniform luster across your floor.
Avoid Harsh and Abrasive Cleaners
For the same reasons that neutral cleaners are sufficient to clean quartz tiles, you should stay away from any cleaners that are harsh or abrasive. Chemical cleaning agents can erode your floors over time and leave them prone to damage. You should also avoid using abrasive scrubbers such as scouring pads that can scratch the tiles. Although quartz does score a 7 on the Mohs hardness scale, the consistent use of abrasive scrubbers can cause accelerated damage over time.
Mop Up Spills Right Away
Quartz tiles are famously hard to stain, but that doesn’t mean it’s impossible. Anything that sits on the floor for an extended period of time will work its way into the surface of your flooring and cause discoloration and even damage. Mop up spills with warm water as soon as they happen and allow the floor to dry. The easiest way to get stains out is to keep them from happening in the first place. Prompt and conscientious maintenance plus the benefits of Rikettseal™ UV cured polyurethane coating will keep your floors looking as clean as the day you installed them.
Save on Maintenance with Rikett Quartz Tiles
Maintenance and upkeep are easy when you choose Rikett Quartz Tiles for your commercial flooring. Contact our team today for more information on RQT and all our flooring products.