Tiles Cleaning Tips
Tiles are thin, square, or rectangular hard-wearing materials, which is manufactured from glass, baked clay, metal, stones, and ceramic. Tiles are often used to form floor and wall covering.
Tiles floor are made of porcelain and ceramic which can last a lifetime. Comparing other types of flooring tiles floors are long-lasting, and cleaning tiles are low maintenance task. All you need is to take care of them properly. Proper cleaning of tile flooring will extend the life of floors.
What you will need for Tiles Cleaning?
- Vacuum Dry cloths
- chamois-type mop
- Broom and dustpan
- Clean water
- Dish soap
- All-purpose cleaner
- How to clean all types of tile floors?
A tile floor should be dry cleaned at least twice a week. Floors like slate, marble, granite, and limestone required more care and specific cleaning solutions. Tile floors are more durable than other types of floors. You need to care for them specially.
- How to clean porcelain and ceramic tile floors.
Porcelain and ceramic tile floor can last a lifetime. Here, are some steps that you must follow while cleaning porcelain and ceramic floors.
- Choose the right floor mop
While cleaning tile-based floors always use the chamois-type mop. Clean a tile with detergent and clean water using the chamois-type mop. The chamois-type mop is better than a sponge mop.
- Clean up loose debris
Sweeping or vacuuming regularly keeps tiles and floors clean and neat. Make sure you go with every corner of the floor.
- Combine warm water and cleaning solution.
Dip a chamois-type mop into the solution squeeze out the excessive amount of water and apply over the surface of the tiles.
- Change the water frequently
Always change the water frequently while moping. Once you rinse out the mop the collected water will naturally get cloudier. Dirty water tends to push the dirty line in the floors. Once you finished moping, create a mixture of hot water and vinegar and run over the surface to get rid of it.
- Clean the grout
Spray the grout with all types of cleaning solution, you can also mix up a bleach solution (Do not use bare hands). Let it sit for a couple of minutes, and then rinse it from the surface of the tiles floor gently.
- How to clean marble and other natural stone tile floors.
Marble, granite, and slate can be cleaned in the way as Porcelain and ceramic tile floor. Here, are some steps that you must follow while cleaning marble and other natural stone tile floors.
- Make sure you are applying the right cleaning product.
Marble and other natural stone tile floors can’t handle anything acidic. While granite tiles need PH-neutral, detergents are avoided because of discolouration.
- Always, use a soft-bristled broom.
The soft-bristled broom does not scratch the tiles.
- How to clean terra cotta tiles floors.
Terra cotta floors are also another type of tile floor that is similar to ceramic tiles. Terra cotta floors have relatively low temperatures and do not have surface glazing. Here, are some steps that you must follow while cleaning terra cotta floors.
Vacuum the floor and then apply soap and water over the surface of terra cotta floors once a week.
- Apply the mixture of oxalic acid and water
Stains on tiles and floors can be removed by applying a mixture of oxalic acid and water. Rinse the mixture from the surface by using a clean and soft cloth.
- Do not use acidic cleaners
Never use an acidic cleaner. Acidic cleaners like white vinegar can damage the surface and cause discolouration.
- Avoid using wire brushes
Wire brushes scratch the tiles. Terra cotta tiles floors are relatively soft than other types of tiles floors.
- Use water-based sealant
A water-based sealant protects the tiles floor from stains and dust.
Natural way to clean tiles.
- Minty wash
Mix the rubbing alcohol, vinegar (white), and water, and add 2-3 drops of dishwasher and drops of essential oil including lemon oil, and tea oil. Put the mixture into a spray bottle and apply it on the surface of the tiles. This results in a clean and fresh odour inside your house/ office.
- Baking soda solution
Baking soda removes stains from the tiles. Add 4 drops of vinegar, 1 tablespoon liquid dishwasher, and 3-5 drops of white vinegar on 2 gallons of warm water and apply on the surface of the tiles floor.
- Mold and mildew remover
For quick cleaning, Mix an equal part of baking soda and lemon juice and spread over the mold and mildew area of your house/ office, and leave it for 3-4 hours. This procedure gives a better result.
FAQ about tiles floor cleaning.
Will vinegar damage the ceramic tiles floor?
Vinegar is a mildly acidic solution and safe to clean ceramic tiles floors. But do not apply Vinegar on terra cotta tiles.
Can you use Swiffer wet on ceramic tiles floor?
Swiffer is a type of cloth, which is designed only for the most floor surface. This cleaning technique is applied on floors including ceramic, porcelain, and vinyl.
Do you rinse a floor after mopping?
After dipping the mop in a cleaning solution (water) rinse each section of the mop for better cleaning. Keeping your mop clean reduces the spreading of dust and dirty water.
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