Your tiled flooring may be a real showpiece for your home when they are gleaming and clean. Tiled flooring is a practical option that, if properly maintained, can last a lifetime. Neglected tile floors begin to look filthy and are difficult to maintain.
Here are the most common blunders people make when cleaning their tiles.
01 Sweeping Incorrectly
Every tile mopping job should start with a thorough sweep. If you don’t sweep before mopping, the dirt left behind will either make a slushy mess or scrape your floors. Make sure to get into the corners, where dirt might accumulate. To effortlessly take up dust and hair, we recommend using a microfiber duster.
02 Using A Dirty Mop and Dirty Water
This should go without saying, but you might be splattering dirty water all over your floors and causing even more havoc!
Keep an eye on the water throughout your clean; it’s possible that you need to replace your water more frequently, or that the mop itself is the problem. After each clean, a frequently used mop should be thoroughly cleaned and replaced every few months.
03 Too Much Water
When washing tiles, one of the most common mistakes is to use too much water. Because the grout between the tiles is incredibly porous, it absorbs the unclean water when you wash with too much water. Grout lines become dark and dirty with time, making them difficult to clean.
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04 Cleaning is not done on a regular basis
To keep your kitchen and bathroom floors in good condition, you should wet clean them every 2 weeks. Tile floors should be swept or cleaned every few days to remove the gritty particles that can dull the finish of the tile.
05 Cleaning Marble Tiles with Vinegar
Vinegar’s acid can dissolve protective sealant off stone tiles, such as marble, over time, dulling them and making them vulnerable to etching. Do your homework and choose a cleaning product that is suitable for your tiles.
How to Clean Tiles the Right Way
Are you perplexed by all of these rules? Here’s a quick way to do it.
Mix the cleaning product with warm water. Use a cleaning product with a pH of 7.0 or higher (close to 7). Grout can be damaged by strong alkaline cleaning agents over time. Use a chamois or rag mop to clean the floor (a sponge mop often holds too much dirt and water if not squeezed properly). You want your mop to be moist but not dripping. Mop the floor in an even and gentle manner, being sure to follow a pattern to reach all areas.
The Best Method for Cleaning Grout
Grout is used between our tiles to protect them and provide a water-tight seal.
Grout acts as a drain for your floors, absorbing debris, soap residue, and a lot of the grime and oils found in places like the bathroom and kitchen.
Our do-it-yourself grout cleaning procedure may be found here, but here’s a quick guide.
- Mix a couple of teaspoons of Bi-Carb Soda powder with a little water to make a paste.
- Apply it to the grout and let it dry for a few hours.
- Scrub it with an old toothbrush and then rinse it.