Yes we specialize in natural stone and tile cleaning in Boca Raton, but very often we stumble upon homeowners who continue to have the same cleaning and maintenance issues with the same tile. This is usually a problem created by the homeowner’s use of the wrong tile in the wrong place, usually after getting bad advice or by not having enough information about the tile or its application. Providing that information and educating to our clients helps to keep tile cleaning maintenance and replacement costs to a minimum.
Tile and stone in the kitchen has several different applications and can be found in several different areas. Walls, floors, countertops and even backsplashes are all areas that are served well with tile and stone. For walls and backsplashes, the materials available can be overwhelming including ceramic and porcelain, glass, mosaic and even metal and tin. Think easy maintenance and heat resistance options if using behind your cooktop.
Overwhelmingly, both ceramic and porcelain tiles are great choices for floors.. Class rated from 1 – 5 with 5 being the most resistant, these options make it easy to choose just what to use for flooring. For a kitchen application, use a class 3 or higher. Vinyl tile is also a popular option as its always easy to clean and maintain. When looking to use tile or stone on countertops, the options are practically endless but the hardiness of the stone in regards to your level of use needs to be considered fully. Granite countertops have recently dominated in kitchen design but other popular natural stones include soapstone and slate. All offer years of beauty and durability but granite and soapstone should be sealed upon installation and have regular upkeep using only stone safe cleaning solutions. Other options include marble, concrete and quartz.
Whichever tile or stone you choose for your kitchen, never ever use a wall tile for flooring. The thickness and durability of wall tile will never stand up to the wear and tear or load-bearing that a floor tile will and you will be left with maintenance and restoration issues throughout its lifetime.
At No More Dirt Inc. our techs are always available to consult with you as to your tile cleaning and restoration needs. We have almost 2 decades of experience in the industry and can always be depended on for the best in stone restoration. Call us now for your free consultation at 561-271-4000.