If something is dropped on ceramic flooring, will the tile break?
If something fragile like a glass or dish is dropped, it will most likely break when it hits the tile floor, and there is a possibility that the tile may crack or chip because it is also made from ceramic or porcelain. Your best approach is to be cautious and recognize this risk while still enjoying the beauty of your tile floor.
What is involved in replacing a single tile?
Since there are three elements involved in removing the old tile and replacing it with a new, matching tile, this is best left to a Carpet One Floor & Home® professional installer. Using the right technique and tool is critical. At a nominal cost, the grout must be removed, the tile chipped away, and the floor adhesive thoroughly removed before the replacement tile can be installed.
Is it necessary to use a sealant on the new tile?
Since ceramic tile is a natural, environmentally friendly product that resists water, it is not necessary to seal glazed or unglazed tiles. During grouting, your installer may use a temporary sealer to protect the tile from the grout but this is removed after that process is completed. Natural stone products are porous, however, and will need to be protected. Talk to your Carpet One Floor & Home® retailer to discuss the particular needs of the tile you have selected.
How much time will it take to maintain my ceramic tile?
It's not much different than cleaning any other type of surface. Wipe up spills promptly with water and a clean, white cloth and frequently sweep or dust mop. Wash your floor tiles with manufacturer's suggested cleaning products and then rinse with clean water. Don't use detergents, abrasive cleaners, or "mop and shine" products. Don't use a beater bar when vacuuming. Your Carpet One Floor & Home® retailer can give you more information on maintaining the specific tile you are purchasing.