One of the biggest concerns when installing any new material is how easy it will be to maintain. Luckily, specialty tile is fairly easy to care for. Depending on the material, maintaining your specialty tile can be as easy as wiping it down with a damp cloth.
One of the most important steps in keeping your specialty tiles damage free is to properly seal them. Ask your tile manufacturer/distributor to recommend a sealer that is appropriate for your specific type of tile and seal according to the instructions to lock out moisture.
To maintain your specialty tiles, inspect them regularly. Make sure there are no cracks, chips, or breaks in the tiles. You also want to make sure the grout is intact and not damaged.
Marble – marble specialty tile can stain and scratch, so don’t install specialty tiles made of marble in high traffic areas.
Limestone/Slate/Travertine – These materials are porous, and can absorb water if not properly sealed. Seal your specialty tile to protect from unnecessary damage.
Granite – Granite is the toughest natural stone tile available, so granite specialty tiles are great additions for kitchens and bathrooms.
Install the best material for the space you are remodeling and enjoy gorgeous specialty tile throughout your home.