Tiles are possibly the most common choice for indoor flooring and perhaps for a good reason. They provide your home or workplace with a neat and clean look and are easy to clean and maintain. But when it comes to maintaining and protecting that investment, most people don’t have the time or the knowledge to keep their tiles and grout in the best condition.
With years of experience in the cleaning business, we thought we could give you 5 simple ways you can keep your gorgeous tile floors clean.
1. Ban Shoes from entering the premise:
Believe it or not, the easiest way to keep your tiles clean is to avoid allowing too much dirt from outside into the tiled room. By having family members and guests take off their shoes before entering your tiled floor, not only will you maintain your floor’s cleanliness, but you will be forced to clean it less frequently.
2. Mop regularly:
This might seem like an obvious tip, but you would be surprised at the number of people who wait until their floor accumulates a good amount of dirt and stain before they clean it. Regularly mopping your floor is simply the most efficient tile floor maintenance step. While mopping with just water can do wonders when cleaning tile floors, using slightly soaped water will help maintain your tile floor’s natural shine and beauty. Dry your tile after mopping to prevent dust from settling on the damp floor.
3. Clean up spills immediately:
Some liquids and foods can easily stain the surface if not cleaned up as soon as possible. To clean up such spills, use an absorbent cloth and some disinfectant and wipe the surface down. By mopping up quickly, you save yourself some heartache later.
4. Take grout matters into your own hands:
Begin by preparing the area. Locate the area that needs cleaning and spray the grout with hot water. Use a stiff bristle brush (like a used toothbrush) and scrub in a circular motion as you follow the grout line. This gets rid of the surface-level dirt and grime. You can use a cleaning solution to help in this process. Simply mix together two parts baking soda to one part hydrogen peroxide or vinegar to create a paste. Remember, if your tiles are course like marble, high acidity can stain the tiles themselves, so it’s better to use water instead. You can also add a few drops of dish soap if your tiles are greasy. Now apply your solution to your tile and wait 10 to 15 minutes for it to work its magic. After 15 minutes or so, you can scrub away. When you have removed the stains and the grime, use hot water to rinse the floor. That’s it; you can now stand back and admire your work.
5. Call for Professional Help:
If your tiles or grout have become too dirty or stained, calling a professional to help is the best idea. Over the years, we have helped many customers with the maintenance and restoration of their tiles. To ensure an even and complete cleaning job, we use specialized applicators and attachments for hard-to-reach places and stubborn stains. A professional deep clean can do wonders for your tile floors and bring the shine back to your home or office. If you are curious about our tile cleaning services, click here to learn more.
In summary, while tile floors might be the easiest kind of floor to keep clean, they might be victim to stains, grease, and aging over time. Regular maintenance is the key to keeping your floors clean. By following the steps above, you can be sure you have the most spotless tiles and grout in town.