More and more people are opting for hard surfaced flooring in their offices and businesses. In many cases that means some form of tile. Tile is long lasting and provides a durable, hard surface. It is often easier to care for than other floors, especially in high traffic areas or spaces containing equipment. The range of tile types is great, offering high-end artisan colors and quality, or more practical anti-slip varieties that are economical and utilitarian. Whatever the type of tile in your office or facility, ServiceMaster of Mankato and Waseca is your best cleaning service option for keeping it and the surrounding grout bright and impressive.
Ceramic tile is most common. Made of different types of clay, it provides a good, sturdy and colorful surface that resists slips, especially when wet. It’s usually finished with a protective sealant, as its rougher surface is more porous and more likely to collect dirt. Sometimes unglazed ceramic tile is called quarry tile.
Porcelain tile contains clay plus finely ground minerals, making for a smoother, less porous surface and one that can be highly polished. It’s what you see on many bathroom walls.
Then there are mosaic tiles, made of hand-laid pieces of polished stone or tile bits, as well as the trend toward quarried mineral tiles. These range from granite or marble, which can be highly polished, to slate or sandstone, which are rougher and often used for entryways.
It’s not uncommon for several types of tile to be utilized in any one business or facility. ServiceMaster of Mankato and Waseca is trained, equipped and ready to deal with any and all types of tile. We can also resurface some types of tile to keep it looking like new.
Grout is a critical element in making your flooring function properly and look its best, and often the first to show dirt and grime. Grout comes in varying compositions to work best with the tile it’s holding together. That means that some are more porous than others and will darken, as dirt becomes ground into the small openings in the material.
For the best cleaning solutions for your tile and grout surfaces in Mankato, Waseca, St. Peter or the surrounding area, call us today.