5 Ways To Clean Your Tiles

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Nothing can beat the beauty, durability and versatility that ceramic tiles give to your home. Nowadays you can beautify your home with tiles of different colors and shape. For you to maintain their beauty, you should regularly clean the tile floor. You can use tiles for kitchen, bathroom, porch, backsplashes, entry floors, countertops and more. 

Ceramic tiles enhance your home appearance and are generally easy care. But it does require some upkeep to maintain its look. Using normal water to clean them may not completely deal with piling dirt. With time you’ll start seeing grout build-up as it absorbs dirt. And to avoid your beautiful tiles from suffering permanent damage, make sure you wash them thoroughly and professionally.

Below are ways you can clean your tiles professionally to avoid future damage or replacement.

Pick up Spills Promptly 

You will never prevent messes like tracked mud, tea, spilled milk from happening and when it does, clean up as soon as you spot them to avoid tile stains. You can use a mop with warm water and a little bit of mild dish detergent to swipe it up. The problem is leaving them for so long, which, with time, keep building up.

Mold and Mildew 

Bathroom tiles are after using it for a while absorbs mold and mildew. But you can prevent or get rid of them by mixing equal parts of baking powder and lemon juice. Spread the mixture on the mildewed or mold area and leave it for a couple of hours before you rinse.

Wash the Tiles Weekly 

Adopt a routine of cleaning the tiles at least once per week after sweeping and vacuuming. Use mild dish detergent mixed in hot water to make sure no dot is left. If you wash them weekly, there is no need of using strong stuff unless you spot the unobtrusive spot that may harm the finish. When cleaning the tiles, avoid the use of sponge mop, which may push the dirt off tiles and into grout; preferably use strip or string mop head instead. 

After you are done, replace water as soon as it gets dirty, or you will end up with cloudy results.

Kill the Germs

You can use a capful of mouthwash mixed with a gallon of warm water can offer a simple, and fresh way to kill germs on your tile floor while getting them clean. 

How to Get the Grime out of the Grout

If you see the grout require some cleaning, often a good going over with hot water and a stiff brush will do the job. But for tougher jobs, you need to use baking soda paste, vinegar, or a hydrogen peroxide solution. Before you scrub, allow some couple of minutes for it to take effect and start the cleaning.  The process is very easy, and after you are done, you can rinse. For those stubborn stains, you may require to use bleach or steam cleaning to restore their normal appearance. 

After the grout is clean, regularly spray-down using water and vinegar solution as it prevents new stains from setting in.

Conclusion

Following the above-given steps, your tiles are guaranteed to stay for long looking original, and shiny. Also, if you find the process hard or some stains fails to clear even after washing them with the right detergents, call professional cleaners to help you.  

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