Tile and stone floors are perhaps the easiest type of floor to keep clean. Dusting, vacuuming & sweeping the tile floors keeps accumulation dirt or girt that can cause surface to scratch. Use protective mats at all of your entrances.
Tile setting has remained the same over the years. Preparation of the tile foundation, called the substrate, is the beginning of this process. Some tile substrates include plywood, concrete, and drywall. Each substrate is very different and is prepared consistent with industry and manufacturer standards.
Dust, sweep or vacuum the floor regularly with the hard surface attachments to prevent any buildup of dirt. Dirt or other gritty substances can cause scratches or dull the finish of the laminate. On occasion, clean the floor with a floor cleaner specifically made for laminate flooring.
Installation of laminate usually starts in the left corner of the product and leaves a ¼ inch space between the walls and flooring. This gives the laminate enough room to expand and contract. Installing laminate too close to the walls can result in buckling in the middle of the floor.
There are really no rules when choosing a floor. Just listen to your heart. Unless your heart only likes beige, and then you might want to listen to some experts, too. Layering flooring is as fashionable as layering clothing—specifically using rugs everywhere, even over carpet.
Please be sure to reference your area rug warranty for specific care requirements! Regular vacuuming will help rugs retain their beauty and will extend their useful life. In light to medium traffic areas, vacuum twice weekly. In the heavy traffic areas, vacuum daily.