Limestone floor tiles have an old world feel that is classy but still feels natural and welcoming, these are some of the reasons why it is ideal for residential use. It also comes in a variety of finishes from honed to semi-polished as well as highly polished. This variety allows it to be used in most any type of room within as well as outside the home. As an added bonus because of its natural anti-bacterial attributes it is more hygienic than most other flooring materials in the market today.
Limestone tile cleaning is not complicated but there are several guidelines one has to follow so that the tiles retain its charming appearance. As always I am a proponent of prevention and floor mats. To reduce the dirt and dust that comes in contact with your floors position floor mats at the entryways of your home. Although beautiful and organic looking limestone is not the sturdiest of floor materials, in fact it does scratch quite easily. When we walk on dust and dirt on a limestone floor the abrasive action may scratch the surface. This means that the less dust and dirt present the lower the probability of the tiles getting scratched. Regular tile cleaning via vacuuming is also needed or you may also use a soft broom to sweep the floor. Some experts do recommend vacuuming or sweeping your limestone floor every day, it does not more than mere minutes and adds to the longevity of the material.
Another limestone tile cleaning maintenance step is mopping the floor. Do this around 3 times a week with as little water as possible. Limestone is porous and too much water may discolor or stain it so wring the mop well before mopping the floor with warm water. You may mop the floor with just warm water or you may use a cleanser that is specially made for limestone tiles. Tile cleaning with acidic or citrus cleaners will damage limestone because it reacts readily with acids. Do not using detergents because it usually leaves residue and makes the floor look dingy.