Expert Tips on How to Clean Pebble Tile Flooring
So, you’ve gone and done it.
You installed pebble tile flooring in your home, and now you can’t get enough of it!
I mean, it’s understandable. Smooth garden stones offer a modern, stylish look to any interior or exterior design. Plus, how amazing does it feel against feet? It’s like a foot massage!
The thing is, like any type of flooring, pebble tile surfaces need to be maintained with regular cleaning. If properly taken care of, it will last for years.
Is it time for your pebble floors to get a thorough scrubbing? In this post, I’ll give you the best tips to clean like a pro without messing up a single stone.
Did you apply a sealant?
Before you pull on those rubber gloves, consider the installation of your pebble tile. After the grout is applied, the sealant is the magical coating that helps make cleaning so much easier.
River pebbles are covered with tiny holes that absorb liquid, so they will absorb sealant that hardens like a barricade. Grime can’t fill the porous surface and therefore can be wiped off the stones with very little effort.
It’s the finishing touch for a sheen that keeps your floor looking brand new-always.
If your pebble floor looks dry or stains easily, it might be time to slather on a new coat of sealant.
Unique-looking pebble tiles might have you wondering which cleaning solutions are safe to use.
The good news is that you don’t have to splurge on pricey heavy-duty cleaners.
Opt for a PH-neutral cleaner or you can even make your own using vinegar.
The pebble tile cleaning do’s and don’ts
1. DO be gentle
The natural rocks used to make pebble tiles can be scratched or damaged with harsh, abrasive scrubbers. Instead, use a soft cloth or sponge to wipe away stains.
2. DON’T use a vacuum
Dragging a vacuum cleaner over pebble tile is just asking for scratched sealant and chipped stones.
3. DO be consistent
If you regularly wipe down your pebble tile, this will keep grime build-up from occurring and help the pebbles to maintain their fresh appearance.
4. DO deep clean
One of the best ways to keep your pebble tile flooring clean and bacteria-free is by steam cleaning 1-2 times a year.