Glass tile flooring offers brilliant shine and style to any living space. Typically used in bathrooms, designers also may opt for intricate mosaic glass tiles in an enclosed sunroom or patio area. As with any flooring material, general maintenance must be followed to keep the tiles looking their best. Cleaning glass tile is not a difficult process, but certain cautions should be followed. Check out a few tips from our DryServ® professionals to learn how to clean glass tiles easily and safely.
Glass Tile Care Basics
One of the biggest benefits to glass tile flooring is the beauty it adds to any space. Using mosaic glass tiles, designers can create multi-colored patterns from eye-catching geometric designs to stunning animal shapes and gorgeous abstracts. However, to maintain its beauty, glass tiling must be kept free of dirt and grit particles. A daily regimen is needed for the cleaning and care of glass tile flooring. It should be swept daily with a soft, cloth dust mop.
Any loose dirt, grit or other particles that accumulate on the floor have the potential to scratch or etch the glass tiles over time. By removing the gritty dirt daily, you can keep the stunning shine and glossy look of the tiles for a long time.
How to Clean Glass Tile: Mopping
You can clean glass tile with a non-abrasive commercial cleaner, soft mop and thorough rinse of the flooring surface. Freshly cleaned glass tiles have amazing sparkle and the room will look and feel brighter. The non-porous surface of the glass tiles renders them resistant not only to stains but to mold and mildew as well. This makes your cleaning job a bit easier. And don’t worry if soap scum does accumulate on the glass tiles, a simple cleaning solution of vinegar and water can do the trick. Clean glass tiles with 1-part distilled white vinegar to 3-parts warm water. This should remove any soap scum or film, restoring the tiles’ natural shine.
Glass Tile Maintenance Tips
Maintain glass tiles’ beauty with a few simple cleaning tips:
- Never use abrasive cleaners or chemicals
- Avoid stiff-bristle or metal bristle brushes if cleaning the tiles or grout
- After washing, dry with soft cloth for brilliant shine and zero streaks
Cleaning glass tiles is not difficult, but there may be a time when you prefer to leave the work to the professionals. Our tile and grout specialists at DryServ have expertise in cleaning and maintaining glass tiling and tiling grout. Reach out to us when the time is right and we’ll be sure to answer all of your glass tiling questions.