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Watch Your Step: 7 Reasons Why Floor Tiles Get Damaged

In building your house, you definitely put a lot of effort in making sure that you do it vitally considering high quality combined with your desired visuals. Look carefully into the durability and efficiency of every material you use as you never forget what looks you want your house to have.
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Reasons Why Floor Tiles Get Damaged
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In building your house, you definitely put a lot of effort into making sure that you do it vitally considering high quality combined with your desired visuals. Look carefully into the durability and efficiency of every material you use as you never forget what looks you want your house to have. 

One of the basic parts of the house is the floor. Some do not consider it as one of the main elements because it’s just being stepped on. While that does not sound really good, on the other hand, most people pay huge attention to making their floors very much good-looking. Floor tiles are among the top considerations and the most commonly used floor covering. Probably, they are also your prime choices in creating your house floors.

There are many kinds of floor tiles to select from, different sizes and styles, but you must always keep in mind to take care of your floor tiles because they can be damaged due to several reasons, and below are 7 of them: 


Dropping Hard And Weighty
It depends on the quality of your tiles and of how they were attached to the floor together, but one of the most usual reasons why they get damaged is hard and heavy objects, especially huge ones, falling on them. Tiles have their own breaking strength standards which determine the limits of the degrees of them getting hit by materials that drop on them. When your floor tiles exceed the boundaries, then expect that not only the material that slipped off your hand or that fell from the table will break; the floor tiles can also get fissured.


Not only those that fall from above but also those that are already placed on top of them can lead floor tiles to get damaged over time. Refrigerators, tables, pots, containers and cabinets are just some of those weighty things at home that can be a burden to your floor tiles and that can eventually cause them to age wearily until they get brittle and broken. This is likely to happen, but it’s not a very common reason. 


Floor tile damages are not limited to cracks and splits; they can also be stains caused by liquid spills. It is an essential thing to immediately wipe and clean any spillage on the floor. If ignored and if it stays there for a long time, your floor tiles can discolor or fade from its original color.

Dust and dirt that altogether piled up can cause the surfaces of the tiles to get wrecked and their grout to get penetrated. Particularly, dark-colored drinks and liquids must not stay on them for so long, or else they will sit there for a lengthy time you don’t want them to as well. 

You’ll see discoloration marks that will annoy you whenever you pass by the area where you didn’t immediately wipe away the spilled tomato sauce when you actually can. You’ll regret it, so make sure you don’t disregard even the little leaks because they can remain for a long time if you don’t clean them off your floor. 


Making sure your floor tiles are always clean is a chief goal, but you also need to see to it that you are doing it in the right way, best if in the best way. Using harsh cleaning chemicals can destroy them--not always immediately, some gradually. 

Another reason that causes grout to get blemished is the use of ammonia or bleach when tidying them up. The stains they can produce are difficult to eliminate; most of the discolored results are no longer undoable. 


Scratches on tile surfaces are due to strong rubbing and rough scrubbing, especially with the use of coarse cleaning apparatuses. They are also the reasons why as time goes by, your tiles lose their shine, aside from countless footsteps they experience on a daily basis. Since ceramic tiles are usually treated with a glaze, they can be marred by spiky cleaning materials.

Washing your tiles with steel wool is a big no-no! It will surely ruin the coating. The surface can become vulnerable to getting dents and spatters. There are tile types that can draw in the color of your cleaning products such as rags, gloves and brushes. When that happens, your floors will get unlikeable spots of irregularly colored tiles.


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When you’re too lazy to carry the table or the chairs, you choose to grab and pull them instead. You make squeaky noises on the floor as you do that, and you leave scrapes on the tiles. Even if some of them might not be visible in an instant, you will soon see the effects of not lifting up those furnitures. 


On another matter, even if you take good care of your floor tiles, and even if you are very careful when it comes to them, poor quality can lead them to snap and to get busted quite easily. This is why it is truly important to pick and purchase your tiles from trustworthy stores and reputable brands. Your custom home builder, knowledgeable of home building material brands out there, will be able to guide you to get the best selections that fit your needs and your taste for your house. 


Although it is below and is being stepped on, a floor completes a house. It actually makes a big impact on how your house looks like. Does it look clean? Does it look dirty and dusty? Your floor tiles can say a lot. It’s also important that you keep them well always so that they won’t break and get cracked. In that way, you do not just make your house look extra lovely, but you also avoid accidents caused by those floor tile damages. You can keep your house as a safe place to be in while it is nice and neat. 


Nicole Ann Pore is a writer, an events host and a voice over artist. Travel, health, shopping, lifestyle and business are among the many subjects she writes about. Through quality and well-researched writing, she informs and even entertains readers about things that matter. She is also interested in film critiquing and filmmaking. Giving all the glory to God, Nicole graduated Cum Laude from De La Salle University Manila, Philippines with a Bachelor’s Degree in Communication Arts.

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