Basic Tile Cleaning Ideas

If you think that only professionals can do tile and grout cleaning, you are wrong. Do you know that you can also do some basic cleaning tasks on your own so you don’t have to wait on the scheduled cleaning time of the professionals you hired? You only need your hand and some smart cleaning techniques which will make you tile clean and looking great like a newly installed one. Below are the some of the cleaning ideas we will be sharing with you that are proven effective.

Tile Cleaning

1. Regularly Sweep of Vacuum 

If you think your tile easily gets dull and dirty, you have to do regular cleaning on your own. Vacuuming it or sweeping it won’t hurt right? You will actually help to maintain the tile floors from getting dull. The tiles are naturally resistant to dirt, but it gets dull because of the grit and sand especially its glazed surfaces. To start, take some clean water and mild detergent out. Use a chamois-type mop or rag, and then mop the floor. Don’t forget to frequently change the water when you’re mopping because the dirt will go back to the tile floor. To avoid pushing the dirty water into the grout line and makes the dirt harder to clean, avoid using a sponge mop.

2. Get Rid of Residue 

If you have lazy-looking tiles, you’re probably dealing with soapy residue. Use a non-abrasive all-purpose cleaner to remove the film. You can opt to use mild acid too like lemon juice extract. Prepare clean water and rinse it thoroughly. Use a clean lint-free cloth to buff dry it. To dry the tiles in easy way without kneeling, put the cloth under your foot and slide it over the floor. To make this technique effective, do it once or twice per week so the residue would be removed and won’t clog the grout of the tile.

3. Clean the Grout 

You know the real secret to keep the tile floor look great and clean? It is to clean the grout. The grout is porous and absorbs stains and grease. You can use a homemade remedy to clean the grout. Make a paste of water and baking soda. Rub the paste on the grease or stain and let it sit over the night. In the morning, scrub it with a stiff nylon brush. When necessary, repeat the whole process. To avoid future grease and stains, apply a silicone-based sealer to the grout.

If you’re dealing with large tile that needs to be handled and cleaned by a professional, then its better you let them handle it. If your house is small and the cleaning can be handled by yourself, you should do some responsibility of cleaning it yourself. Simple scrubbing and vacuuming the tile floors will make a big difference if you do it every day.

Doing the techniques mentioned above will save you a lot of money from hiring tile cleaners in the future. If you will still hire tile and grout cleaners at least you will not pay a lot.

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