Saltillo Tile Cleaning Services
Saltillo tile is a beautiful terracotta tile that can only be produced in Saltillo, which is the capital of Coahuila in northwestern Mexico. The terracotta—a naturally occurring red clay—gives Saltillo tile its characteristic reddish-orange hue. And since Saltillo tile is produced using a unique low-firing technique, the finished tiles contain pleasing color variations that give residential and commercial floors an attractive look. However, Saltillo tile can be difficult to care for, as it is highly porous. That’s why Sparkle Cleaners is proud to offer our professional Saltillo tile cleaning services.
Why Schedule Professional Saltillo Tile Cleaning Services?
As beautiful as Saltillo tile is, it tends to require an inconvenient amount of cleaning. We recommend that homeowners sweep and mop at least once or twice per week (more often for households with kids and pets). It’s also best to change the mop water multiple times during mopping to keep the tile looking at its best.
However, even if you meticulously clean your Saltillo tile floors on a regular basis, you will notice that they gradually become dingy. This is due to the accumulation of ground-in dirt that can be virtually impossible to remove with a mop alone. Another consideration is the grout lines. Because Saltillo tile is low-fired in the kiln over an extended period of time, it naturally develops irregularities in both color and shape. This gives it that pleasing rustic look, but it also means that the installers need to leave wider grout lines than they would for other types of tile. As every homeowner knows all too well, those grout lines can quickly turn dark with accumulated grime, and no amount of mopping is enough to fix the situation.
This is why homeowners and commercial property owners with Saltillo tile floors are advised to schedule professional Saltillo tile cleaning regularly. Depending on the amount of foot traffic your floor receives, you should expect to need professional cleaning on an annual basis.
Our Saltillo Tile Cleaning Process
The Saltillo tile cleaning team at Sparkle Cleaners only uses methods and equipment approved for use on this specialty tile. Because the tile is highly porous, it must be treated gently. We apply neutral pH cleansers and degreaser ingredients with gentle, yet thorough pads and brushes to effectively loosen and lift ground-in dirt from both the tiles and the grout lines. Each team member pays careful attention to the smallest detail, and ensures that all adjacent surfaces (including baseboards) are free from damage.
Are you ready to schedule professional Saltillo tile cleaning for your home or business in the Tucson area? Call your nearest Sparkle Cleaners location today!